ABOUT TICO-RAW
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Unleash image se​nsor 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 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.

High quality raw:
​Perfect for human and machine vision

Microsecond late​ncy

Line-based processing

Perfect RAW image quality

Compresses 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

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       
      • Reduce the power. 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.
      • Reduce the bandwidth during real-time transmission over network infrastructures without affecting the latency.
      • 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 decoding speed while retaining the sensor data needed for a complete control of the RAW processing pipeline.

Examples of typical operating bitrates

 SENSOR FORMATS  2 BITS PER PIXEL  1 BIT PER PIXEL
Width x height @ frames per second Compressed stream (Mbit/s) Compressed stream (Mbit/s)
 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps 250 Mbps 125 Mbps
 4096 x 2160 @ 60fps 1 Gbps 500 Mbps
 3840 x 2160 @ 120fps 2 Gbps 1 Gbps
 7680 x 4320 @ 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 RGGB RAW (optional grayscale 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-core or Developer SDK configuration)
PROCESSINGQuality 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 TICO-RAW decoder for fast analysis, proxy viewing, and editing

Evaluation & implementation

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.


IP-cores 
From Q2 2019

- low complexity 
- small footprint
- ultra-low memory
- low power (no external DDR)
- various configurations
Platforms:
- Intel or Xilinx FPGA
- ASIC like TSMC 12, 16, 28, 40nm

Software development kits 
From Q4 2019

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

Platforms:
- GPU: Nvidia, AMD, Intel
- CPU: x86 Intel


IP-core releases

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.  


REFERENCE IP-CORES
ENCODER - DECODER
Max. widthMax. fpsColor samplingBit depth
ASIC
IPX-TICO-RAW-UHD4K-Enc or -Dec 4096120 CFA - RAW8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16
IPX-TICO-RAW-UHD8K-Enc or -Dec 8192 60 CFA - RAW 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16

Want to get the exact IP-core resource details? Your preference is not (exactly) here? Want to perform an evaluation?  Want a custom SDK configuration?  ->  Contact us!

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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