High Definition TV Technologies Applied Research Platform

High Definition TV Technologies Applied Research Platform

  • High Definition TV Technologies Applied Research Platform
    ART/005CP
    20061121 - 20081120
    12473

    Dr Shen-chang Chao
    1. HD Audio and Video Algorithms  State of art Applied Research Platform for HD A/V applications – Mechanism and platform to collaborate with Hong Kong Universities – System/Software platform to implement, validate, published and commercialize the Applied Research algorithms  Break-through and marketable algorithms/IPs – Patentable & Standard impact with measurable performance: A/V quality enhancement, Computation efficiency, Bit rate reduction – Suitable for SoC IP Block 2. HD Audio and Video Software Decoder with Enhanced Post-processing –  Optimized Performance on PC/Intel platform – Up to1080p real time H.264 High Profile, MPEG2 and AAC-HE 5:1 decoding on general P4 2.4G PC – AVS decoding – Audio and video post process.  Generalized Architecture and Design on embedded CPU – Portable/reusable architecture and design on common used embedded CPU platform: MIPS, and ARM – Suitable for SW/HW partition for ASTRI MMP platform, and SoC design 3. HD A/V Software Encoder with Enhanced Preprocessing  End-to-end encoding and transcoding (High Profile HD to SD) SW on PC/Intel platform  Off-line encoding H.264 High Profile 1080p encode on P4 CPU at 2.8 G, 1 GB with target encoding/transcoding rate: 5-7 fps  Real time encoding/transcoding H.264 High Profile 720p/ 30fps on Dual Intel processor with hyper-threading technology CPU at 3.4 G, 1 GB  Video pre-processing  Break-through performance and marketable algorithms – Patentable & Standard impact – Industrial recognizable and measurable performance enhancement o Audio & Video quality o Computation efficiency o Bit rate reduction  Suitable for SoC IP Block
    Changhong FocalTech System Mobilesoft Peking University TCL Tsinghua University VeriSilicon

    The objective of this project is to develop a high efficiency HDTV Applied Research Platform in collaboration with Hong Kong Universities (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) for the fast growing of HDTV consumer electronics market and high demanding of IP (Intel lecture Property) for SoC (System-On-a-Chip) industry. This platform delivers powerful algorithm emulated by software implementation to support most advanced video and audio compression standard and pre/post processes to deliver the HDTV quality video and audio within limited bit rate constraint. The software architecture and system design of the HDTV software implementation aims to run the HDTV multimedia applications that are: – Optimized enough to run on the general home/office used Intel processor PC – Generic enough to run on commonly used embedded processors, such as MIPS and ARM to support the needs of SoC design. This HDTV project will address the technology challenges in the multimedia and Digital TV spaces, and consist of the following major components: • HD Software Decoding with Advanced Post-processing The decoding is standard compliant, high efficiency of multimedia decoding algorithm on a general entry-level Intel PC and embedded processor ARMS and MIPS platform for Hardware IP of SoC design. The algorithms include the support for High Definition, 1080p, of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC for Baseline/Main Profile and High Profile and China AVS for video; and multi-channel (both 5:1 and 7:1) of AAC-HE for audio. In addition to the decoding algorithms, this project also aims to develop the advanced post –processing technologies which are commonly used in the receiving CE device to deliver the high visual and acoustic quality. • HD Audio and Video Applied Research with Advanced Pre-processing This project will collaborate with Hong Kong Universities to set up a state of art Applied Research Platform and deliver break-through and marketable algorithms in the area of HD A/V encoding, transcoding and post/pre-process applications. These algorithms will be: • Patentable & Standard impact • Suitable for SoC IP Block The project will allow Hong Kong to be a central place for intellectual property creation and accumulation in the multimedia consumer electronics space, enhance the competitiveness of local industries, and help them to capture the huge emerging market opportunities for multimedia devices, applications and services