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Delivering smart cameras to the masses.

Ambarella has a rich history of turning cutting-edge processors into best-selling, mass-market products. As consumer trends have shifted over time, our commitment to quality has never wavered, starting with HD and UHD video resolutions, low-power architectural designs, industry-leading AVC/HEVC encoding, and must-have video features such as electronic image stabilization (EIS), and continuing with the latest in computer vision processing. Our chips enable the development of affordable consumer devices—drones, wearables, aftermarket dash-cams, and more—with high-resolution video capabilities, efficient compression, low-power operation, and onboard smart features such as intelligent editing and person-of-interest tracking.

CV2

The CV2 chip delivers industry-leading image processing, 4Kp60+ video encoding, and our optimized CVflow® computer vision architecture for high-performance consumer camera systems.

Key features

  • CNN / DNN-based processing: detection, classification, tracking, and more
  • Dedicated CVflow computer vision processor
  • Tools for high and low-level algorithm development
  • Dedicated hardware for stereo processing
  • CNN toolkit for easy porting with Caffe, TensorFlow, and ONNX
  • Advanced image processing, including HDR, dewarping, EIS, MCTF, and more
  • High-efficiency video encoding up to 4Kp60+ performance

CV22

The CV22 chip combines advanced image processing, 4Kp60+ video encoding, and CVflow® computer vision performance to enable the next generation of intelligent sports, drone, wearable, and 360° (VR) cameras.

Key features

  • 64-bit ARM® quad-core Cortex®-A53 CPU up to 1.0 GHz
  • ThreadX and Linux OS support
  • CNN / DNN-based processing: detection, classification, tracking, and more
  • Dedicated computer vision processor
  • Tools for high- and low-level algorithm development
  • CNN toolkit for easy porting with Caffe, TensorFlow, and ONNX
  • Advanced image/video processing, including HDR, dewarping, EIS, MCTF, low-light imaging, and more
  • Multi-sensor and video processing support for 360° (VR) cameras, stereo cameras, and optical flow for drones
  • H.265 and H.264 video compression up to 4Kp60+ performance

CV25

Designed for wearable, sports, drone, and 360° (VR) cameras with onboard intelligence, the CV25 chip combines state-of-the-art computer vision technology with advanced image processing in a single, low-power design.

Key features

  • 64-bit ARM® Quad Core Cortex®-A53 CPU up to 1.0 GHz
  • CNN / DNN-based processing: detection, classification, tracking, and more
  • Dedicated computer vision processor
  • Tools for high- and low-level algorithm development
  • CNN toolkit for easy porting with Caffe, TensorFlow, and ONNX
  • Advanced image/video processing, including HDR, dewarping, EIS, MCTF, and more
  • H.265 and H.264 video compression up to 4Kp30 performance

H2

The H2 SoC is engineered to deliver pristine video during fast action shots as well as smooth slow-motion playback, offering 10-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) video processing, high-ISO DSLR-quality photography, and advanced 3D electronic image stabilization, significantly reducing the negative effects of movement during filming.

Key features

  • Quad-core ARM ® Cortex™ -A53 CPU up to 1 GHz
  • Fast-boot ThreadX / Linux dual OS
  • 4Kp90 video encoding (AVC)
  • 4Kp60 10-bit video encoding (HEVC-10)
  • High Dynamic Range multi-exposure capture up to 4Kp60
  • Simultaneous second stream
  • 3D Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis correction (translational, pitch, yaw, and roll) and shutter correction up to 4Kp60
  • Dual processing pipe for Drone Optical Flow, 360° cameras, and other multi-sensor applications

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H22

Targeting a new generation of connected drones, sports, and 360° (VR) cameras, the H22 delivers up to 4K video recording at 60fps (or equivalent) while streaming a second, live, mobile-resolution video over a WiFi network for preview or sharing.

Key features

  • Quad-core ARM ® Cortex™ -A53 CPU up to 1 GHz
  • Fast-boot ThreadX / Linux dual OS
  • 4Kp60 video encoding (HEVC / AVC)
  • High Dynamic Range multi-exposure capture up to 4Kp30
  • Simultaneous second stream
  • 3D Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis correction (translational, pitch, yaw, and roll) and shutter correction
  • Dual processing pipe for Drone Optical Flow, 360° cameras, and other multi-sensor applications
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H32

Ambarella’s H32 SoC is ideal for aftermarket dash cameras, wearable applications, and high-performance action cameras, offering advanced image/video processing, 6Mp30 video encoding, and a quad-core processor for the implementation of application code and lightweight computer vision algorithms.

Key features

  • Quad-core ARM ® Cortex™ -A53 CPU up to 1 GHz
  • Fast-boot ThreadX / Linux dual OS
  • 6Mp30 video encoding (HEVC / AVC)
  • Multi-exposure line-interleaved HDR sensors
  • Electronic image stabilization (EIS)

A12S

The A12S sports camera SoC delivers an advanced image sensor pipeline, an H.264/AVC encoder, and a powerful ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU for advanced analytics and user applications, enabling the development of high-performance 360° (VR) and action cameras.

Key features

  • ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU up to 792 MHz
  • Fast-boot ThreadX / Linux dual OS
  • Up to 32-Mpixel still picture capture
  • 4Kp30, 1920x1080p120 and 1280x720p240 encoding (or equivalent)
  • Simultaneous second stream
  • Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and tilt correction
  • Dual processing pipe (for 360° cameras)
  • Wireless Connectivity and Video Streaming Options

A12W

Ambarella’s A12W processor is ideal for social and professional wearable camera designs, offering an advanced image sensor pipeline (ISP), an H.264 encoder, and a powerful ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU for advanced analytics and user applications.

Key features

  • ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU @ 504 MHz
  • Fast-boot ThreadX / Linux dual OS
  • Up to 32-Mpixel still picture capture
  • 1080p60, 2560x1440p15 and WVGAp240 encoding
  • Simultaneous 1080p30 + 720p30 encoding
  • Ultra-Low-power performance for long operation
  • Police on-body camera reference kit available