Hardware product cycles are very long, especially from the software developer’s perspective. However, in just under two years after the launch of the WebM Project, the leading chip vendors are bringing to the market full hardware support for VP8 real time and streaming video decoding and encoding at 1080p resolution.
In addition to the K3V2 application processor from Huawei and the RK30xx application processor from Rockchip announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012, ST-Ericsson has also finished developing a new platform with full VP8 support. “Working with the WebM team, ST-Ericsson is proud to demonstrate the first prototype devices using the NovaThor L9540™, a complete LTE platform for smartphones and tablets equipped with a high-performance application processor,” said Itai Dadon, Smartphone Business Development at ST-Ericsson. “The NovaThor L9540 incorporates a dual-core CPU, a powerful graphics engine and optimized multimedia accelerators in a high-performance, low-power solution which is fully geared for 1080p 30fps video playback of WebM on HTML5”.
In addition, Smart TVs with full HD WebM support are coming to the market from LG Electronics this spring, with other OEMs following soon after that. These will demonstrate in their big screens the HD quality of WebM videos by sites such as YouTube, which has been broadly supporting WebM in its html5 player since the launch of WebM in May 2010.
The overall goals of the WebM Project are broader than just getting hardware support for VP8. We’ve worked hard to make the usability of VP8 hardware accelerators in devices as straightforward as possible by leveraging widely adopted industry standard interfaces. Software developers can now easily take advantage of this extra horsepower, as we’ve achieved our goal of getting VP8 included in the recently released OpenMAX IL 1.2 specification. OpenMAX IL is used to access the video accelerators in some of the most popular operating systems today.
WebM hardware acceleration is now quickly emerging on chipsets and we expect to achieve rapid adoption of WebM acceleration on new devices in the coming year.
Aki Kuusela is Engineering Manager for the WebM Hardware Team.
Tags: application processor, Smartphone Business Development, hardware support
American the intersection of market and research company Gartner release report, claim global the intersection of terminal user and IT it serves the expenses to be 793 billion dollars 2010 today, increase by 3% than 769 billion dollars in 2009.
“The influence of global economic recession in 2008 and 2009 still exists, this basically has no doubt, but after the trade income of 2009 glides 5.1%, the global income in 2010 of IT service market still rebounds. ” Gartner studies executive vice president Catherine and Hill Kathryn Hale Say.
IBM ranks the first place of IT service industries in the world, the income in 2010 reaches 56,400 million dollars, share is 7.1%. In ranking the enterprises of the first 5, it is the worst that No. two Hewlett-Packard behaves, only increase by 100 million dollars, amplification is 0.3%.
No. three IT service income in 2010 of Fujitsu increases by 3.5%, reaches 24,100 million dollars. Essen is wise to display and rob the eyes, 1,300 million dollars of growth in earnings in 2010 most in ranking the enterprises of the first 10, reach 22,200 million dollars, amplification is 6.1%. CSC has presented growth too, but the range is only 0.6%.
So far as trade, the income speedup in 2010 of software support is the quickest, up to 6.6%. Secondly it is procedure management and hardware support, speedup is all up to 1%, but is lower than expectancy. Consult and develop / higher than anticipated slightly by the intersection of IntServ and speedup, reason every big enterprise and organization restart making the investment last year, especially in the second half of 2010.
According to each vertical field, the speedup of government and educational field is the slowest, it is 1.6%, the reason is that global governments of various countries are cutting down the expenses, reduce the budget.
Tags: global governments, terminal user, educational field, vertical field