WAVE627

Introducing WAVE627
Multi-standard Video Encoder 4K60fps @500MHz
WAVE627 is the first runner-up from the new next-generation video codec IP series, WAVE6. This encoder IP supports HEVC, AVC, and AV1 standards and is optimally architected to support real-time encoding up to 4K60fps @500MHz. The architecture is upgraded to support higher bandwidth efficiency, minimum area size, reduced power consumption, and low encoding latency. The Video Coding Engine (VCE) incorporates an on-the-fly entropy engine for simpler architecture and minimum control. The architecture takes full advantage of VCE for the entire encoding process from block-level processing to stream generation. Thus, it is easy to implement software functions based on the simple architectural design, and a specialized hardware block called CFrame is integrated into the video IP. With compression of reference frames, this IP core can significantly reduce bus transactions while accessing extensive frame data effectively in the external memory.

Supported Standard Profiles 

  • AV1 Main Profile, Level 5.1

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main10 Profile, Level 5.1

  • AVC Baseline/Main/High and High 10 Profile, Level 5.2

Target Performance

  • AV1 4K60fps @500MHz 

    • Max resolution: 8192x8192​

    • Min resolution: 256x128

  • HEVC/H.265: 4K60fps @500MHz 

    • Max resolution: ​8192x8192​

    • Min resolution: 256x128

  • AVC/H.264: 4K60fps @500MHz

    • Max resolution: 8192x8192​

    • Min resolution: 256x128

Value Added

  • Frame Buffer Compression (FBC)

  • Low delay encoding

  • Configurable IP

  • Low power consumption

  • Multi-instances

  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion

    • 8-bit to 10-bit conversion and vice versa of the source picture​

Deliverables

  • Fully verified synthesizable RTL source code

  • RTL test bench

  • S/W user guide

  • Datasheet

  • Integration guide

  • Verification guide

  • Evaluation platform