C&M Adds Extraordinary Features in the Next-Generation Video Codec IPs, introducing the WAVE6 Series


Chips&Media, a global leading semiconductor HW IP provider that specializes in video codec, image signal processing, and computer vision, today shared its rolled-out product list for the next-generation video codec IPs, the WAVE6 series. Chips&Media is supposedly planning to boost supported architecture and features by changing from frame pipeline to more advanced on-the-fly architecture to deliver ultra-low latency while providing maximum efficiencies through the product lines from the WAVE6 series. Chips&Media's proprietary buffer compression technology, cFrame, is embedded within the WAVE6 series; therefore, it saves up to 50% of the bandwidth access to memory. The WAVE6 series is suitable for applications including ultra-high-definition televisions(UHDTVs), set-top boxes(STBs), and VR·ARs, smartphones, tablets, camcorders, cameras, and others with super-high resolution across various applications.


The new WAVE6 series provides: 

  • Ultra-low latency 

  • Saving bandwidth and memory footprint by preserving external memory bandwidth for write and read and low external memory buffer required for storing.

  • Area saving with improved HW Engine architecture.

  • Simple architecture with reduced firmware complexity and easy to debug and implement customized features.

The new WAVE6 series consists of the following IPs: The below IPs' availabilities are differ based on the release schedule.  

  • WAVE627: Encoder IP, supporting HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, AV1; targeting 4Kp60 @500MHz

  • WAVE637: Codec IP, supporting HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, AV1; targeting 4Kp60 @500MHz

  • WAVE618: Decoder IP, supporting VVC; targeting 4Kp60 @500MHz

  • WAVE638: Codec IP, supporting VVC; targeting 4Kp60 @500MHz

  • WAVE617: Decoder IP, supporting HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, AV1; targeting 4Kp60 @500MHz

  • WAVE677: Codec IP, supporting HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, AV1; targeting dual-CORE 8Kp60@1GHz for HEVC/H.265 and AV1, and single-CORE 4Kp120 @1GHz for AVC/H.264

  • WAVE658: Decoder IP, supporting VVC; targeting dual-CORE 8Kp60 @1GHz for VVC

  • WAVE678: Codec IP, supporting VVC; targeting dual-CORE 8Kp60 @1GHz for VVC


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