Princeton, NJ-based Sarnoff Corporation has made its vision-based video processing technology available to System-on-Chip (SoC) designers and manufacturers as intellectual property (IP) cores.
The newly available IP can add a number of real-time video manipulation capabilities to ICs for camcorders and other digital video products. These include video stabilisation to sub-pixel precision, up to 4X digital zoom, motion detection and tracking, image sharpening and multi-frame noise reduction, mosaicing to build panoramic images from successive frames, and depth estimation.
The cores can handle parallel video data paths of 100M pixels/sec, to enable such operations as real-time, perfectly registered fusion of infrared and visible-light images. They can also deliver extended depth of field through focus fusion across multiple frames, as well as extended dynamic range within a video.
The cores are available under non-exclusive licensing agreements.
Sarnoff can also assist its customers in implementing the IP within a specific architecture, and in moving the finished designs to a foundry.