Cradle Multiprocessor DSP Chip Enables Jaxstream's Standard-Definition Version MPEG4 Encoder
Posted Nov 9, 2004

Jaxstream and Cradle Technologies announced Jaxstream's standard definition encoder has been ported to the Cradle CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP (MDSP). The Jaxstream MPEG4 encoder incorporates an integrated multi-level motion detection algorithm and reportedly uses less than 80% of the available MDSP processing power. This leaves room for additional customer defined functionality, such as audio codecs, an IDE hard disk interface, image enhancement, object tracking, encryption, or other proprietary tasks, that might normally require an additional chip.

The MPEG4 encoder implements the MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile at Level 5. The encoder creates MPEG4-compliant digital video streams and supports one D1 (720 x 480) channel or four SIF (352 x 240) channels resolution at real-time frame rates.

The Jaxstream Standard-Definition Version MPEG4 Encoder is available now.

Cradle's CT3400 is a C-programmable multiprocessor DSP (MDSP) comprising eight 32-bit DSP cores, six 32-bit RISC cores, and a flexible 128-pin programmable I/O subsystem. The platform provides a flexible and integrated multi-media processor that can support the newest H.264 and MPEG4 codecs. The CT3400's programmable I/O and RISC subsystem provides single-chip integration and support for many I/O interfaces and protocols including Ethernet, PCI, Hard Disk, Wireless, Video/Audio Ports, Image Sensor Interfaces, and other general purpose I/O. The loosely coupled MDSP gives the customer reduced system cost, faster time-to-market, and higher product differentiation. Applications for the CT3400 include IP cameras and video streamers, digital video recorders, video gateways, advanced set-top boxes, multifunction color printers, and high-end scanners.