Image and Video Codec IP Cores

Barco Silex provides high-end image and video compression IP cores for professional applications. Our IP cores are available on FPGA (Xilinx/Altera) and ASIC and include JPEG, JPEG 2000, VC-2 HQ and MPEG-2.
These codecs are used in many different applications including broadcast, Pro AV, digital cinema, industrial, printing, military and aerospace.

High performance codecs

Our codecs are scalable and flexible to match the specific constraints of each application (latency, image format, performance).

They support various image resolution, frame rate and latency constraints. They are also suitable for very complex systems with very high image resolution (4K/8K or more) or ultra-low latency.

Ultra-low latency codecs

For some applications, it is important to keep the latency of the encoding and decoding operations as low as possible. Barco Silex has sub-frame latency image encoding solutions including JPEG, JPEG 2000 and VC-2. The latency can be as low as a few video lines with our codecs.

Video transmission over IP network

Next to the image and video compression IP cores, Barco Silex also provides the encapsulation layer for IP network for various applications such as broadcast and professional AV (VSF TR-01, TR-03, SMPTE 2022, IP/UDP/RTP).