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MPEG4 SP/ASP Encoder
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Features

  • Profiles: Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile.
  • Level: Up to L3 inclusive for SP, Up to L5 inclusive for ASP.
  • Frame types supported: I & P.
  • Input Resolution: Up to 5 Mega Pixel, D1 inclusive.
  • Entropy Encoder: VLC.
  • Number of Reference Frames: 1.
  • Pre-Processing: A simple 2:1 and 4:1 downscaling and de-interlacing for YUV420 and YUV422 formats. Pre-processing API to enable applications to plug-in own pre-processing blocks into encoder.
  • Scene Change Detection: Supported.
  • Scalability: Scalable Search Engine for MIPS and Quality trade-off.
  • Cache: Different configurations; No Cache, I-Cache and D-Cache.
  • Macroblock level quantization: Enabled for better rate control.
  • Bitrate control: VBR and CBR. Flexibility of switching between VBR and CBR during encoding.
  • Both NTSC & PAL format supported.
  • Max Output Resolution:
  • - ADSP-BF561: Up to D1 at 30fps; 5MPixel at lower fps - ADSP-BF533: up to 1/2 D1 at 30fps; D1 at 15fps; 5Mpixel at lower fp
  • Conformance Standard: INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC14496-2:2004, Second edition 2004-06-01.
  • Target Processor: ADSP-BF533, ADSP-BF561, code compatible across the Blackfin processor family ADSP-BF5xx.
  • Release format: Object code module with C source wrapper.
  • Input format: ITU-R BT.656 format or YUV420 planar format or YUV422 progressive format from CMOS sensors.
  • Output format: Byte stream of elementary MPEG4.
  • Frame Rate: 2-30 frames per second.
  • Bit Rates: All bit rates specified by standard (VBR and CBR mode configurable for desired bit rates).

Product Details

This implementation of the MPEG-4 Encoder has been highly optimized to run on the Analog Devices ADSP-BF5xx Blackfin processor. It is a self-contained software module that is fully compliant with ISO/IEC14496-2, , Information technology — Coding of audio-visual objects — Part 2: Visual, Third edition 2004-06-01, specification.


The code has been implemented using Instruction and Data cache. To optimize video encoding performance, internal SRAMs for Program and Data memory and Memory DMA are also utilized effectively.

Licensing

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Each module supports the Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Blackfin or SHARC Processor family and is a licensed product that is available in object code format. Recipients must sign or accept a license agreement with ADI prior to being shipped or downloading the modules identified in the license agreement.


Performance Metrics

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MIPS/Memory summary table: Advanced Simple Profile:
Code Memory (KB)  Data RAM (KB)  Frame Buffer (MB)
Output Buffer (MB)
Input Buffer (MB)
 MIPs
Test Case Description 
          SP Average  SP Moving Average Peak   
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 231
 237
 CIF, 1.0 Mbps, 30 fps
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 405
 412
 ½ D1, 2.0 Mbps, 30 fps
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 829
 891
 D1, 4.0 Mbps, 30 fps


MIPS/Memory summary table: Advanced Simple Profile:
Code Memory (KB)  Data RAM (KB)  Frame Buffer (MB)
Output Buffer (MB)
Input Buffer (MB)
 MIPs
Test Case Description 
          SP Average  SP Moving Average Peak   
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 283
 292
 CIF, 1.0 Mbps, 30 fps
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 497
 512
 ½ D1, 2.0 Mbps, 30 fps
 60.54
 36.46
 1.41
 1.00
 1.08
 995
 1036
 CIF, 1.0 Mbps, 30 fps

  • MIPS measured using a bit rate of 4.0Mbps, 30 fps, 720x480 (NTSC D1) image size, ITU-R BT.656 input, NTSC format, optimal memory layout, ADSP-BF561 rev 0.5 processor, for Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile.
  • Measurements done with CAS 1 =3 for SDRAM, CCLK 2=600, SCLK 3=120 for ADSP-BF561.
  • Data cache and instruction cache are enabled. The cache is set in "write back" and "small cache" (DCBS=0) mode.
  • Memory DMA is used with 32 bit DMA.
  • "Data RAM" for one instance includes Stack, Scratch, Encoder Instance Memory, for D1 PAL resolution.
  • Frame Buffer for one instance of encoder and D1 PAL resolution.
  • Minimum Input and Output Single Buffers, for ITU-R BT656 D1 PAL input.
  • 1 MB = 1024 KB; 1 KB = 1024 Bytes.
  • MIPS number is quite similar for ADSP-BF609 processor.
  • NOTE: In deriving the "Moving Avg Peak" value, an 8 consecutive frame sliding window was used. An average cycle count was measured for each window of frames, and the worst case average cycle from all the sliding window measurements was determined to be the "Moving Avg Peak" value.


1CAS – Column Address Strobe Latency. Please refer BF5xx Hardware Reference Manual for more details on CAS.
2CCLK – Core clock
3SCLK – System Clock


Systems Requirements

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  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit only).
  • Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate SP2 (32-bit only). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (32 and 64-bit). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Minimum of 2 GHz single core processor, 3.3 GHz dual core is recommended.
  • Minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM), 4 GB is recommended.
  • Minimum of 2 GB hard disk (HDD) space is required.

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