TICO IP-cores for FPGA & ASIC

​HD,4K,8K mezzanine compression - at the speed of light ​

intoPIX has developed various TICO architectures running a different pixel per clock to target a wide range of resolutions and a wide range of FPGA devices & ASIC technology nodes. 

TICO is a revolutionary compression technology, extremely tiny in FPGAs & ASICs. 

It fits into the smallest Xilinx & Intel devices, robust for real-time operation with no latency. It offers a very low gate count & SRAM consumption in ASICs.

Features

 Image/Video Features
  •  Color space: Any (RGB, YCbCr, YUV, XYZ, RAW bayer)
  • Color Sampling: 4:0:0, 4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 
  • Bit Depth: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
  • Interlaced & Progressive frame
  • Resolutions: Any (SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 8K...up to 10240x10240 pixels)
  • Frame Rates: Any (depending on intoPIX IP-core configuration & targeted device)
TICO  Compression
(Latency, Quality, Rate Control)
  • (Sub) intra-frame
  • Real-time operation guaranteed (no overflow or underflow) 
  • Fixed latency - Selectable from 3 lines up to 11 at decoder, from 6 lines up to 18 at encoder, lowest latency with Profile 1
  • Adjustable rate for lossy / visually lossless / math. lossless (1.2:1 to 1.8:1)
  • CBR (constant bit rate) operation (optional capped VBR mode) 
  • TICO profile 1 & 2 support 
  • SMPTE RDD35 compliant and beyond
  • Embedded x2 downscaler / proxy option in decoder
FPGA/ASIC Implementation
  •  Low cost implementation in any FPGAs: very low FPGA logic and internal RAM usage 
    • Fit in the smallest Xilinx Spartan-6, Artix-7, Kintex-7 and Kintex Ultrascale 
    • Fit in the smallest Intlel Cyclone V, Arria V, Stratix V, Cylclone 10, Arria 10 
  • Low Gate Area (low gate count / low memory) for ASIC
  • Encoder and decoder have approximately the same complexity 
  • IP-core customizable per application, delivered within an HDK to speed up the integration
  • Various pixel per clock implementations

HD, 4K, 8K Configurations 

intoPIX offers a large range of customizable TICO encoder/decoder IP-cores. 

Based on all the features we are supporting, it is possible to provide custom versions to address your specific needs. 

Contact us for your own configuration. See hereunder a list of typical configurations:

 HD/2K
(Profile 1 or 2, -Enc or -Dec)
 Max Resolution
 Max FPS
 Color Sampling
(4:2:0,4:2:2,4:4:4,..)
Bit Depth
(8,10,12,14,16)
Low frequency
Low end FPGAs
 High Frequency (>=300Mhz)
IPX-TICO-HD-60-422 1920x1080 604:2:0 /  4:2:28, 10
IPX-TICO-HD-120-422 1920x1080 1204:2:0 /  4:2:2 8, 10
 IPX-TICO-HD-180-422 1920x1080 1804:2:0 /  4:2:2 8, 10
 IPX-TICO-HD-240-422 1920x1080 2404:2:0 /  4:2:2 8, 10
 IPX-TICO-HD-360-422 1920x1080 3604:2:0 /  4:2:28,  10 /
 IPX-TICO-HD-60-444 2048x1200 604:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10, 12
 IPX-TICO-HD-120-444 2048x1200 120 4:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10, 12
 IPX-TICO-HD-240-444 2048x1200 240 4:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10, 12
4K UHDTV 
(Profile 1 or 2, -Enc or -Dec)
 Max Resolution Max FPS Color Sampling
(4:2:0,4:2:2,4:4:4,..)
Bit Depth
(8,10,12,14,16)
Low frequency
Low end FPGAs
 High Frequency (>=300Mhz)
IPX-TICO-UHD4K-60-422 4096x2160 604:2:0 /  4:2:28,  10
IPX-TICO-UHD4K-120-4224096x2160 1204:2:0 /  4:2:2 8,  10
 IPX-TICO-UHD4K-180-4224096x2160 1804:2:0 /  4:2:22 8,  10 /
 IPX-TICO-UHD4K-60-444 4096x2160 60 4:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10, 12
 IPX-TICO-UHD4K-120-444 4096x2160 1204:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4
 8,  10, 12 /
8K UHDTV
(Profile 1 or 2, -Enc or -Dec)
 Max Resolution Max FPS Color Sampling
(4:2:0,4:2:2,4:4:4,..)
Bit Depth
(8,10,12,14,16)
 High Frequency (>=300Mhz)
IPX-TICO-UHD8K-60-422 4096x2160 6044:2:0 /  4:2:28,  10
IPX-TICO-UHD8K-60-4444096x2160 604:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10  (*)
 IPX-TICO-UHD8K-120-444 4096x2160 120 4:2:0 /  4:2:2 / 4:4:4 8,  10  (*)

(*) Available for ASIC. Available for FPGA in pre-order only.

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