TICO-XS 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"
Engineered by intoPIX, TICO-XS is an evolution of TICO RDD35 offering more compression capabilities
with an extremely small footprint in ASIC and FPGA and fast performances on CPU & GPU
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. The new TICO-XS will gather momentum during this year.
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 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 applicationsoffering lossless quality atlow complexity
- Low power consumption (through lightweight processing)
- Ultra low latency in coding and decoding
- Lossless picture quality
- Small size on chip
- Fast on software (CPU with the use of SIMD and GPU)
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
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 - 5.6 Gbps|| 1 to 4 streams over 10GbE|
Single 3G-SDI / single 6G-SDI / single 12G-SDI
|8K 4320p120||4 Gbps - 11,2 Gbps|| 1 to 2 streams over 10GbE|
single 6G-SDI / single 12G-SDI
|IMAGE||Color format||RGB, YCbCr|
|Color subsampling||4:0:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4|
| Bit depth||8 / 10 / 12 / 16 bits per component|
|Resolution||Any up to 8192 x 4096 pixels|
|Frame rates||Any (depending in IP-core or FastTICO-XS SDK configuration)|
|PROCESSING||Compliance||TICO-XS Feature Releases|
JPEG XS standard (ISO/IEC 21122-1 - Main or High profiles depending on SDKs & selected IP-cores)
| Quality|| Full transparency to uncompressed down to 3 bits per pixel (bpp)*|
Visually lossless down to 1bpp**
|Rate control||Constant bit rate operation (CBR) - adjustable down to 36:1 (1bpp)|
|Latency||(Sub-) intra frame: line-based latency (microseconds)|
|Proxy mode option||Embedded downscaler in decoder available (decode 1/4 or 1/16 proxies)|
*according to ISO flicker test. **depending on type of content and resolutions
Evaluation & implementations
- small footprint
- low power (no external DDR)
- various encoder & decoder versions
- Xilinx & Intel FPGA (all families)
- ASIC like TSMC 12, 16, 28, 40nm