Ambarella A6 Chip Platform Deployed by
Ambarella A6 Supports Multiple-Screen Delivery and Adaptive Streaming in Adobe, Apple, Microsoft
Formats with HD/SD MPEG-2/H.264 Transcoding and Transrating
September 07, 2010 09:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ambarella, Inc., a leader in low-power, high-definition
video compression and image processing semiconductors, has announced that Harmonic Inc. is utilizing Ambarella’s
A6 semiconductor platform. First introduced last year, the A6’s small footprint, low power and flexible multi-
streaming architecture enable a new class of high-density high-quality systems that use a fraction of the power and
space compared to traditional solutions.
"Harmonic is a leading provider of video delivery solutions to any device, and our strong relationship with Ambarella
facilitates development of best-in-class video processing technologies," said Jean-Christophe Morizur, Senior
Director of Broadcast Headend Products at Harmonic Inc.
“Operators are searching for solutions to keep up with an increasing number of formats and new stream delivery into
mobile and IP but without compromising video quality,“ said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella, Inc. “The A6
platform is a scalable and flexible platform to meet these evolving requirements.“
Ambarella A6 Features
The A6 supports 1080p60 encode and full HD MPEG-2 and H.264 BL/MP/HP transcoding using full decode and
re-encode with rate-distortion-optimization (RDO) and 3D motion compensated temporal filter (MCTF) noise
reduction to ensure highest compression efficiency. A6 requires 32-bit DDR for the full feature set allowing for up to
24 HD channels of H.264 encode in 1RU. The software architecture supports multiple input and output streams with
on-the-fly configuration of resolution, frame rate, and quality for 3-screen/many-screen delivery and adaptive/smooth
streaming with support for the Adobe, Apple and Microsoft formats.
The A6 SDK offers a rich feature set and