The Power and Bandwidth Advantage of an H.264 IP Core with 8-16:1 Compressed Reference Frame Store
Ocean Logic is introducing an H.264 Baseline encoder and limited decoder based on a new Compressed Frame Store (CFS) technology whose main features are:
•High compression 8-16:1, depending on the desired quality
•The bitstream is fully compatible with existing decoders with no error/drift
•The technology is not restricted to the H.264 standard and it could be potentially applied to other video compression algorithms
This technology makes a highly compressed reference frame store practical that can result in the integration of the CFS in a SoC and the elimination of the external DRAM. This paper analyzes the benefits and shows some potential applications.