Ambarella A12S – Sports Camera SoC
The Ambarella A12S Sports Camera SoC is a system-on-chip solution that integrates an advanced image sensor pipeline (ISP), an H.264 encoder, and a powerful ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU for advanced analytics and user applications.
Targeting the next generation of connected sports cameras and 360º (VR) cameras, the A12S delivers up to 4K-video recording at 30fps or equivalent performance while streaming a second, live, mobile-resolution video over a WiFi network for preview or sharing. A unique architecture and 28-nm process technology minimize power consumption while maximizing performance.
The Ambarella A9 Camera SOC enables development of the next generation of HD and Ultra-HD video cameras with leading-edge video features and exceptional still-image quality.
In addition to 4K Ultra HD video resolution at 30 frames per second, the A9 supports high frame-rate video for capturing fast-action sports with 1080p video at 120 frames per second or 720p video at 240 frames per second.
The A9 includes dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPUs providing the performance required for advanced applications including wireless connectivity to smartphones for video-streaming or image sharing.
Targeting high-end camera models with 4K Ultra HD H.265/HEVC video at 60 fps and 4K AVC video at 120 fps, the H2 SoC delivers pristine video during fast action shots as well as smooth slow-motion playback. H2 includes 10-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) video processing to handle high-contrast and wider-color-range scenes, offers high-ISO DSLR-quality photography even in challenging conditions, and features advanced 3D electronic image stabilization, significantly reducing the negative effects of camera movement during filming. In addition, the H2 chip is fabricated at 14nm and offers extremely low power consumption, allowing for small-form-factor camera development.
The integration of a 1.2-GHz quad-core ARM® Cortex® -A53 CPU with floating point and NEON™ provides significant processing power for customer applications including video analytics and wireless networking. The H2 hardware de-warp engine supports wide-angle panoramic camera designs, while USB 3.0 connectivity provides fast upload of high-resolution video. H2 also supports live streaming of a second, low-delay, full-HD video stream for wireless monitoring and camera control.
Targeting a new generation of 4K sports cameras with leading-edge video features, the H22 SoC is capable of encoding 4K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per second using the H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC) video formats, and supports advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) up to 4K resolution.
The on-board 1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM® Cortex®-A53 CPU provides significant processing power for customer applications including advanced analytics, video stitching, and wireless networking. Fabricated in 14nm process technology, the H22 offers very low power consumption, enabling 4K cameras with small form factors and extended battery life.
The H22 includes a highly optimized image processing pipeline with excellent imaging and advanced noise reduction, and a hardware de-warp engine to support wide-angle panoramic designs with minimal distortion. The ability to encode at high frame rates, including 4Kp60 and 1080p120, delivers smooth slow-motion, high-definition video even during fast action shots.