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About TICO-XS
Key features
Applications
Typical bitrates
Specifications
evaluation & implementations

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. 

JPEG XS is the first ISO standard (ISO/IEC 21122) 
designed for latency-critical applications
offering lossless quality atlow complexity

SAFEGUARDING ALL ADVANTAGES OF AN UNCOMPRESSED STREAM
  • 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) 


Key features

Lossless quality

 Near-Lossless up to 6:1 

Visually Lossless up to 10:1 

Smooth lossy compression beyond 

 Robust over multiple coding 

Low power / small

For FPGA or ASIC 

Low logic & low memory usage (no external DDR)

Easy to integrate

JPEG XS - interoperable and built for many use cases

  IP-cores and software libraries are licensable from intoPIX

Parallelizable

Highly parallelizable, real-time or faster than real-time in CPU and GPU

Mobile to 4K/8K

Compatible with different resolutions, via multiple usual transport schemes

Zero latency

Few lines of latency
(less than 1 millisecond)

When uncompressed is not realistic
​TICO-XS is the solution

Live IP production

Studio over IP

Video editing

ST2110 workflows


AV over IP

Pro-AV over IP

KVM

Video wall management


Displays & devices

Mobile devices

Connectivity & interfaces


Vision

Industrial cameras

Live monitoring

Medical applications

Frame grabbers

Automotive

ADAS systems

Vehicle network

Car displays


VR / AR

Wearables / HMDs

Wireless connectivity

360° capture


Wired / wireless

5G & IoT

Cloud processing & storage

IP networks


Chip-to-chip /
​Chip-to-memory

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 may not be 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 Mbps1 to X streams over 1GbE 
 HD 1080p60 125 - 400 Mbps 1 to X streams over 1GbE 
 4K 2160p60 500 Mbps - 1,6 Gbps1 stream over 1GbE
 1 to X streams over 10GbE
Single 3G-SDI / single HD-SDI
8K 4320p60 2 - 6.4 Gbps 1 to 4 streams over 10GbE
Single 3G-SDI / single 6G-SDI / single 12G-SDI

 Specifications

IMAGE Color formatRGB, YCbCr
 Color subsampling4:0:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4
 Bit depth
8 / 10 / 12 / 16 bits per component
Resolution  Any up to 8192 x 4096 pixels
 Frame ratesAny (depending in IP-core or FastTICO-XS SDK configuration)
PROCESSING ComplianceJPEG XS standard (ISO/IEC 21122-1 - coming profiles)  for TICO-XS
 Quality

Full transparency to uncompressed down to 3 bits per pixel (bpp)
Visually lossless down to 1bpp*
 Rate controlConstant 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 and depending on type of content

Evaluation & implementations

The technology is extremely low-power and tiny in ASIC or FPGA, fast and powerful in CPU or GPU, and suitable for latency-critical environments.

Reference software for all products available. Contact us.


TICO-XS IP-cores

- low complexity 

- small footprint

- ultra-low memory

- low power (no external DDR)

- various configurations


Platforms:

- Xilinx & Intel FPGA

- ASIC like TSMC 12, 16, 28, 40nm

FastTICO-XS SDKs

- highly parallelized Nvidia GPU SDK
- Intel compatible CPU SDK
  (SSE 4.1 or newer)
real-time or faster than real-time 


Platforms:

- GPU: Nvidia
- CPU: x86 Intel
MORE SDK INFO

Discover our TICO XS IP-core and SDK implementations

intoPIX offers already a large range of TICO-XS Encoder / Decoder optimized for various applications and platforms (software & hardware), including the new ISO/IEC 21112 JPEG-XS profiles, and new performance capabilities for FPGA, ASIC, CPU & GPU. Based on all the features that we are supporting, it is possible to provide custom versions to address your specific needs. Contact us with your own project requirements and see hereunder a list of typical configurations:


TICO-XS IP-cores (for FPGA or ASIC)
Fast TICO-XS SDKs (for CPU & GPU)
CUSTOM ASIC

ASIC IPs

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Xilinx FPGA & SoCs IPs

Spartan, Artix, Zynq, Kintex & Virtex

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Intel FPGA & SoCs IPs

Cyclone, Arria & Stratix 

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SDK

FastTICO-XS

Intel x86 CPU

Nvidia GPU

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Related IPs & SDKs

More information on TICO-XS

Read the latest news about TICO-XS on our blog, download press images and flyers, check out the official JPEG page,
or contact our compression experts for detailed product information.
TICO XS NEWS
PRESS IMAGES
DOWNLOAD FLYER
JPEG WEBSITE