TICO-XS, the JPEG XS solution by intoPIX
"We invented the ultimate codec to manage and transmit more pixels with lower power, low bandwidth and lossless quality at the speed of light"
Co-created by intoPIX, the new JPEG XS standard delivers the world smallest latency, best quality and lowest complexity in software and hardware.
intoPIX has made significant intellectual property development in lightweight low latency video compression, from inventing and standardizing the world’s smallest and fastest mezzanine compression technology TICO (SMPTE RDD35) supported by the TICO Alliance, to being the proponent and co-developer of creating the world first international ISO standard technology "JPEG XS", addressing this matter.
The technology and associated products are covered by one or more claims of patent, awarding intoPIX's hard work and innovation. Embrace the future of image and video comrpession with JPEG XS.
Due to increasing resolutions (4K/8K), higher frame rates, 360° capture and higher quality pixels (e.g. HDR), all devices and infrastructures have to handle ever increasing data volumes. Whether AV over IP, virtual reality, gaming, live production, automotive or digital cinema workflows, the JPEG XS mezzanine codec standard can be applied wherever uncompressed video is currently used.
As a lightweight image coding system, it also offers line based latency with compression ratios from 2:1 to 12:1 (or even more) while maintaining lossless quality.
XS stands for "eXtra Small" and "eXtra Speed"JPEG XS is the first ISO standard (ISO/IEC 21122) designed for latency-critical applications offering lossless quality at low complexity
... WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN REQUIRED BANDWIDTH & COST
Low power consumption (through reasonable bandwidth interfaces)
Longer cable runs
Perfect fit for existing and new infrastructures
More pixels at a reduced cost (higher resolutions, higher frame rates, higher bit depth)
When uncompressed is not realistic
XS is the solution
Live IP production
Studio over IP
WAN / LAN / Cloud
AV over IP
Pro-AV over IP
Video wall management
Displays & devices
Connectivity & interfaces
VR / AR
Wearables / HMDs
Wired / wireless
5G & IoT
Cloud processing & storage
Interfaces & connectivity
Support higher data streams (HD, 4K, 8K, …) in existing systems and infrastructures using the available pipeline bandwidth.
Enable the use of a lower link rate for applications where high link rates is not possible.
Increase the number of streams or the stream resolution that could be supported in a multi-stream configuration.
Reduce the number of lanes in a display or sensor interface needed to transport a stream in order to save power, cost, or both.
Significantly reduce the internal video bandwidth (and power consumption) in systems such as mobile devices, cameras, video servers and displays.
Increase the storage, video buffer or frame buffer capacity with cost-effectiveness for applications where high link rates may not be possible.
Typical operating bitrates
|Formats||Bitrates||IP network & SDI mapping|
|HD 720p60 / HD 1080i60||70 - 200 Mbps||1 to X streams over 1GbE|
|HD 1080p60||125 - 395 Mbps||1 to X streams over 1GbE|
|4K 2160p30||250 Mbps - 800 Mbps||1 to X streams over 1GbE|
|4K 2160p60||500 Mbps - 1,4 Gbps||1 stream over 1GbE|
1 to X streams over 10GbE
Single 3G-SDI / single HD-SDI
|8K 4320p60||2 Gbps - 5 Gbps|| 1 to 4 streams over 10GbE|
Single 3G-SDI / single 6G-SDI / single 12G-SDI
|8K 4320p120||4 Gbps - 10 Gbps|| 1 to 2 streams over 10GbE|
single 6G-SDI / single 12G-SDI
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- Small footprint
- Low power (no external DDR)
- Various encoder & decoder versions
- Xilinx & Intel FPGA (all families)
- ASIC like TSMC 12, 16, 28, 40nm
Unique Addon: Flawless Processing (TICO-XS²)
- IPX-MPEG2-TS-XS IP-cores : Transport Stream encap/decapsulation of JPEG XS, audio, anc
- IPX-RTP-XS IP-cores: RTP Packetization/Depacketization of JPEG XS video
- IPX-SDI-MAP-XS IP-cores: Formatting of JPEG-XS for transport over Active area of HD-SDI/3G-SDI
JPEG XS Plugin for Adobe
TICO-XS Specification overview
(depending IP-core or SDK configuration)
|Color format||RGB, YCbCr,|
|Color subsampling||4:0:0, 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4|
|Bit depth||8 / 10 / 12 / 16 bits per component|
Part 2 Profiles defined up to 10244 pixels of image width
|Compliance & Profiles support|
JPEG XS standard (ISO/IEC 21122-1)
High, Main, Lossless profiles depending on SDK & IP-cores)
& intoPIX "Feature" Release profile
Full transparency to uncompressed down to 3 bits per pixel (bpp)*
Visually lossless down to 1.5 bpp**
HDR (&SDR) support
|Rate control||Constant bit rate operation (CBR) - adjustable down to 36:1 (1 bpp)|
|Latency||(Sub-) intra frame: line-based latency (microseconds) in software & hardware|
|Options|| Embedded downscaler in decoder available (decode 1/4 or 1/16 proxies)|
for progressive decoding or sub-resolution decoding
Optional intoPIX Flawless processing Addon
|*According to ISO flicker test. |
**Depending on type of content and resolutions.
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