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Low-Power, High-Quality HD and Ultra HD Video

Ambarella tapes out multiple chips every year at the most advanced process node available, allowing the delivery of products that are both high performance and extremely low power.

  • Exceptionally efficient multi-core processor architecture
  • Innovative algorithms achieve a level of video quality that has become the industry’s performance benchmark
  • Low power consumption enables the development of small form-factor cameras
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High-Performance Image Processing

In any digital camera, the raw video data originating from the imaging sensor requires intelligent pre-processing prior to video encoding. Ambarella’s groundbreaking imaging algorithms — combined with ultra-high-speed pixel processing — enhance dynamic range, eliminate noise and deliver outstanding color fidelity under the most challenging lighting conditions.

  • MCTF filtering
  • High-ISO video processing
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) functionality resolves detail in high-contrast environments
  • Increased compression efficiency — bandwidth isn't wasted on encoding unwanted noise
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State-of-the-Art Encoding

Ambarella has become an established leader in HD and Ultra-HD video encoding solutions. As our next generation of high-performance chips are released, we are continuing to define new standards of H.264 and H.265 encoding excellence to enable the HD and Ultra-HD cameras of the future.

  • Highly efficient encoding provides outstanding video quality with lowest bitrates for HD and Ultra HD applications
  • “Smart AVC” streaming architecture enables extremely low bit rates to optimize network utilization and reduce storage costs in video security applications
  • High frame rate encoding – Ultra HD at 60 frames per second for sports and flying camera applications
  • H.265 solutions delivering up to twice the compression efficiency of current H.264 camera SoCs
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Intelligent Video Analytics

Ambarella systems do more than provide unrivaled video quality. We enable advanced analytics — motion sensing, shape recognition and object detection — that make video data more useful.

  • Automotive applications, such as lane departure or front collision warning systems
  • Retail applications, including customer identification and segmentation
  • Security applications; including intrusion detection, person detection and camera tampering detection
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Highly Programmable Multi-Core Architecture

Our customers demand a flexible, programmable architecture that can be tailored for custom camera applications. Ambarella’s multi-core DSP architecture is highly scalable and strikes a perfect balance between software programmability, hardware-accelerated performance and low-power.

  • HD and Ultra-HD encoding with extremely low power operation for battery powered devices
  • Complete SoC solutions – embedded high-speed ARM CPUs and a complete set of on-chip peripherals
  • Multi-stream encoding for simultaneous recording and live streaming
  • Software programmability enables fast time to market with highly differentiated products