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Unleash image sensor dataflows

Engineered at intoPIX, TICO-RAW is an innovative, lossless quality, low-power, low-memory and line-based image processing and compression technology created to unleash image sensor dataflows.

TICO-RAW is the new RAW. 

TICO-RAW is a perfect solution for augmented reality, automotive (ADAS), machine vision, professional and consumer cameras, drones or mobiles devices. 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.

Thanks to its innovative processing and coding, the full power of the image sensor is preserved while reducing the bandwidth and storage needs. It offers high image quality and the capability to manage high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. TICO-RAW is the world’s first codec that can offer compression efficiency with such low complexity on Bayer or Bayer-like Color Filter Arrays (CFA) patterns.

One of the CFA patterns supported by TICO-RAW
High quality RAW:
​Perfect for human and machine vision

Microsecond late​ncy

Line-based processing

Less than 1 millisecond


Perfect RAW image quality

Compresses RAW-Bayer down to 1 bit per pixel

Supports image sensors up to 16 bit

HDR-capability

Low power & complexity

Extremely low resource usage

Extremely low memory (SRAMs) usage

(no external DRAM usage)

Any resolution

From 1 to 100 megapixels

Includes embedded proxy 

decoding mode

Where can TICO-RAW be implemented?

LENS      
IMAGE       
SENSOR       
CAMERA       
MODULE       
PROCESSOR       
& MEMORY        
NETWORK       
PROCESSING      
& STORAGE       

The best of RAW at LOWER BANDWIDTH & FASTER SPEED

More flexible in any workflow:
      • Ultra-Low-Power consumption: process and manage more pixels from the sensor.
      • Support higher resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range easily in the camera RAW workflows
      • Reduce the bandwidth of memory in the image processing pipeline between RAW data and display data.
      • Get the lowest latency  ("pixel-line")  transmission over network infrastructures.
      • Efficiently decrease the stored RAW image data on the storage media (or get the same size as JPEG but with the full flexibility of RAW).
      • Increase the editing, rendering, analytics speed and while retaining the sensor data needed for a complete control of the RAW processing pipeline.

Designed and adopted by the industry to always deliver the most beautiful pixels and most perfect colors, with the most brilliant brights and the deepest darks.

Examples of typical operating bitrates

 SENSOR FORMATS  TICO-RAW @ 2 BPP TICO-RAW @  1 BPP
Width x height @ frames per secondMbit/sMbit/s
 1920 x 1080 RAW @ 60fps 250 Mbps 125 Mbps
 4096 x 2160 RAW @ 60fps 1 Gbps 500 Mbps
 3840 x 2160 RAW @ 120fps 2 Gbps 1 Gbps
 7680 x 4320 RAW @ 60fps 4 Gbps 2 Gbps

Compression ratios

 BIT DEPTH 2 BPP 1 BPP
10 5:1 10:1
12 6:1 12:1
14 7:1 14:1
16 8:1 16:1

 Specifications

IMAGEColor format
 CFA RAW Bayer (RGGB, RCCB, ...)
(optional monochrome and 4:2:2 mode)
Bit depth 8 / 10 / 12 /16 bits per component
 Resolution Any up to 10.240 x 10.240 pixels
 Frame rates Any (depending on ASIC / FPGA IP-cores or Developer SDKs configuration)
PROCESSINGQuality Mathematically lossless / Near-lossless / visually lossless / lossy down to 1 bit per pixel (bpp)
Rate control Constant bitrate (CBR) operation (or capped VBR) , adjustable down to 0,5bpp (~10:1)
Latency (Sub-) intra-frame: down to 0.1 millisecond
Proxy option  Downscaler in  decoder for fast analysis, proxy viewing, and editing

Evaluation & implementations

A large range of IP-cores & SDKs are available. 
Reference software is also available for all products enabling user to assess the most advanced encoding quality of TICO-RAW)  Contact us.
Based on all the features that we are supporting, it is possible to provide custom versions to address your specific needs. 

Follow the links hereunder to discover our solutions:

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TICO-RAW IP-cores

- small footprint / low memory

- low power (no external DDR)

- various encoder & decoder versions 


Platforms:

- Xilinx & Intel FPGA (all families)

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

FastTICO-RAW SDKs

- highly parallelized 
- low latency
real-time or faster than real-time 

Platforms:
- GPU: Nvidia
- CPU: x86-64 Intel or AMD
MORE SDK INFO

Best of show Award 2019

intoPIX TICO-RAW codec won the IBC 2019 Best of Show Award

More information on TICO-RAW

Read the latest news about TICO-RAW on our blog, download press images and flyers, 

or contact our compression experts for detailed product information.

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