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Video is driving demand for drones in both consumer and commercial markets.  
 
No longer satisfied with simply flying drones for fun, consumers want to record high-quality imagery and share it with their friends, or—in the commercial world—with their customers.  Advanced camera features such as live video streaming, UHD video capability, electronic image stabilization technologies, HDR processing, and wide viewing angle dewarping have become a reality in the fields of aerial photography and videography, transforming traditional “drones” into a new generation of true “flying cameras.”  These same video technologies have the potential to one day enable autonomous navigation, allowing flying cameras to operate independently.
 
Ambarella has emerged as a recognized leader in the commercialization of flying cameras, with our solutions on-board the majority of high-quality devices shipping today.

The solutions detailed below describe our current product offerings in this space.


Ambarella A12S - Flying Camera SoC

A12S Flying Camera SoC

The Ambarella A12S Flying Camera SoC targets mainstream 1080p to 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) flying cameras.

The A12S 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. Targeting the next generation of connected flying cameras, the A12S chip delivers up to 4K video recording at 30 frames per second while streaming a second, live, mobile-resolution video over a WiFi network for preview or sharing. A hardware-accelerated 3-dimensional image stabilization engine with rolling shutter correction enables stable recording during windy or high-motion conditions.

The A12S 800-MHz Cortex ARM A9 CPU provides ample performance for advanced camera, flight control, and streaming applications. A unique architecture and 28nm process technology minimize power consumption while maximizing performance.

Download A12S Flying Camera SoC Product Brief

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella A9SE - Ultra HD 4K Flying Camera SoC

A9SE Flying Camera

The Ambarella A9SE Camera SoC targets high-performance 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) flying cameras.
 
The A9SE SoC family is a new, enhanced, higher-performance 28nm version of the successful 32nm A9 SoC. It enables 4K Ultra-HD recording with hardware-accelerated 3-dimensional image stabilization with rolling shutter correction, potentially eliminating the need for mechanical gimbals in mid-range flying cameras.

The A9SE chip simultaneously records 4K video while streaming a second, low-delay, HD video stream.   Its advanced hardware-accelerated image de-warping capability allows the use of wide-angle lenses with minimal image distortion.  1-GHz Dual Cortex ARM A9 CPUs provide the required performance for advanced camera, flight control, streaming and analytics applications.

Download A9SE Sports and Flying Camera SoC Product Brief

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella H1 - 4K 60fps H.264/AVC and 30fps H.265/HEVC
Flying Camera SoC

H1 Flying Camera

The Ambarella H1 Flying Camera SoC supports 4K Ultra HD H.264 video encoding at 60 frames per second for high-­speed live-action recording with smooth slow-motion capabilities. The H1 also supports the new H.265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard for 4K Ultra HD encoding at up to 30 frames per second, providing higher image quality at lower bitrates as well as faster video uploads and higher resolution video streaming.

A new generation of Image Sensor Pipeline (ISP) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing delivers high quality video and high megapixel photos even under extreme lighting conditions. The SoC also includes advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable video recording during windy or high-motion conditions.

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella H2 - 4K 120fps H.264/AVC and 4K 60fps H.265/HEVC
Flying Camera SoC

H2 Flying Camera

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 scenes, offers DSLR-quality photography even in challenging conditions, and features advanced 3D electronic image stabilization, reducing the need for mechanical gimbals. In addition, the H2 chip is fabricated at 14nm and offers extremely low power consumption, allowing for small-form-factor camera design and 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 flying camera flight control, 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.

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella H22 - a 4K Ultra HD SoC for Next-Generation Drone Cameras

H22 Flying Camera

Targeting a new generation of 4K drone 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 drone flight control, 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 device’s 4K EIS can augment or potentially eliminate the need for a mechanical gimbal in a drone. The ability to encode at high frame rates, including 4Kp60 and 1080p120, delivers smooth slow-motion, high-definition video even during fast action shots.

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella H3 - 8K Ultra HD SoC for High-End Drone Cameras

H3 Flying Camera

The H3 video SoC enables 8K Ultra HD H.264/AVC video at 30 frames per second, as well as multiple video streams with equivalent performance, including dual 4Kp60 sensor video capture.

8K videos played on large 8K displays provide a superior viewing experience to the end user, as pixels at this resolution are indistinguishable to the human eye at any reasonable distance. The combination of 8K video capture together with Ambarella’s advanced oversampling and image stabilization also enables higher video quality 4K video recording.

H3 includes a powerful multi-channel ISP for multi-sensor drone applications. Its 10-bit HEVC High Dynamic Range (HDR) video processing handles high-contrast and wide color range scenes. It also features Ambarella’s advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), capable of generating a smooth 4Kp60 video output under challenging conditions, including during high winds and with high degrees of rotation. The H3’s hardware de-warping engine supports wide-angle panoramic camera designs and fish-eye lenses.

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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