Multimedia and Image Processing
Renesas Mobile is enabling high performance mobile multimedia through its powerful applications processors, unique systems design and world leading graphics acceleration technology. Our platforms support:
- Top-class audio and video performance.
- Full 1080p HD video encoding/decoding.
- Optimized for mobile power budget.
- Mature and world-proven technology.
Multimedia features are a must in today's mobile, infotainment and many consumer applications. Renesas Mobile has enormous experience and background in designing and delivering multimedia on- and off-chip solutions. Proven in thousands of customer products, Renesas Mobile offers a broad range of products and platforms featuring the latest multimedia features for consumer, mobile, automotive and industrial applications.
Renesas Mobile's product range has been proven in consumer, mobile phone and infotainment products. Integrated into chipsets for navigation systems or platforms for smartphone, Renesas Mobile are well proven having been supplied to this market for many years.
Many chipsets offered by Renesas Mobile offer full HD video encoding and decoding covering high performance chipsets as well as highly optimized systems.
Long audio playback times for mobile phones are available as well as solutions for applications with stringent power consumption limitations.
In today’s cars, we see an increasing need for applications that use actively camera-enabled systems. Renesas Mobile is developing leading edge devices to support natively these new and emerging applications. Focusing on security and comfort, these applications require a deep knowledge of image processing and its implementation in the highest-quality semiconductor devices. With a mixture of sophisticated hardware and software technologies, Renesas Mobile is realizing chipsets and platforms for Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Assist, and many others.
These applications, using camera data and algorithms, for image recognition and image distortion correction are getting increasingly popular. They require high level computing power for image manipulation as well as complex control algorithms. The trade-off between hardware and software is difficult to estimate and depends heavily on the application. To meet this challenge, Renesas Mobile developed an innovative platform combining dedicated hardware accelerator for image data handling and general purpose high performance processor for control and communication functions.
Renesas Mobile has key technology elements addressing this market including:
- Image Recognition Engine with parallelized execution engines: searching patterns in the image using transformation, convolution, labelling, filtering in parallel.
- Image Render Engine: correct distortion utilizing flexible triangle mesh.
- Image Signal Processing: manipulate Luminance Distribution pixel by pixel to correct darkened image.
- High-performance RISc CPU: enable high performance computing power up to 600MHz operation.
Renesas Mobile platform technology, combining dedicated hardware accelerators and high performance CPU processing units are used in the areas shown below.