System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies is a Waterloo based technology company, specializing in video/audio codecs of MPEG-2, MPEG4/H.264, and MPEG5/H.265. SOC’s MPEG codecs are implemented using its proprietary technology of single-clock driven, all-hardware architecture (without processors and embedded software), which has a small silicon footprint, low power consumption, high speed, and low latency.
SOC MPEG video/audio codecs are in the form of IP cores or FPGA based discrete modules (similar to an ASIC). SOC customizes the designs, especially on the interfaces, to suit the needs of its customers.
The key technology of SOC is its all-hardware design/implementation of MPEG codecs, which include MPEG2, MPEG4/H.264, and MPEG5/H.265. The SOC MPEG codecs are implemented on FPGAs using SOC’s proprietary technology of single-clock driven, all-hardware architecture (ASIC on FPGA). The SOC MPEG codecs cover the entire spectrum of resolutions, including QVGA, SD, HD (720i/p, 1080i/p), UHD(4k), all with color sampling of either 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 and frame rate up to 60 fps.
SOC also manufactures FPGA prototyping boards and provides IP cores other than video/audio codes, such as Ethernet, UDP/IP, video scalar, and others.
Product Categories from SOC Technologies:
- H.264 video/audio encoder IP core
- H.264 video/audio decoder IP core
- MPEG2 video/audio encoder IP core
- MPEG2 video/audio decoder IP core
- MPEG2-to-H.284 transcoder IP core
- H.264-to-MPEG2 transcoder IP core
- Multi-channel encoder and decoders
- H.265 cores are under development