Ambarella Unveils HD 360° View Automotive Camera Solution
New MotorVu™ 360 reference design enables four-channel HD surround view and recording
SANTA CLARA, CALIF — January 6, 2014— Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD video compression and image processing semiconductors, today introduced the MotorVu™ 360 automotive surround view and recording reference design. The new MotorVu™ 360 reference design features four full 1080p30 HD camera modules that can be embedded at the front, rear and side mirrors of the vehicle, providing 360° surround view for driving or parking assistance as well as simultaneous four-channel “black box” recording of road incidents. MotorVu™ 360 will be demonstrated during CES 2014 in Las Vegas from Jan. 7-10th.
“The MotorVu™ 360 reference design combines 360° video surround viewing with full HD recording for the next generation of automotive camera systems,” said Fermi Wang, president & CEO of Ambarella. “It further expands Ambarella’s automotive product offering providing exciting new capabilities for the growing automotive camera market.”
MotorVu™ 360 is enabled by the new Ambarella B5 family of receiver/transmitter companion chips that supports transmission of video data across low-cost, flexible cables with low latency. The B5 chips can also be used in dual channel configurations for front and rear view automotive camera applications. MotorVu™ 360’s main processor is the Ambarella A9 SoC that performs image processing, surround view generation and H.264 compression with exceptional quality. The reference design includes a full Software Development Kit (SDK) with complete camera recording applications and support for a wide range of CMOS sensors.
MotorVu™ 360 Feature Summary
- Based on Ambarella A9 camera SoC and B5 receiver/transmitter companion chips
- Four-channel full 1080p30 HD video recording with “black box” feature set
- Independent exposure, white balance and image processing parameters for each camera
- High quality surround view generated by dedicated hardware inside A9 SoC for optimal real time performance
- Dual core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPUs provide the performance required for advanced applications, including Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and wireless connectivity
- A rich set of interfaces allows for compact designs with support for USB 2.0, HDMI®, and SDXC SD™ card
The MotorVu™ 360 reference design will be available for qualified customers during Q1, 2014. Pricing information, A9 and B5 specifications may be obtained directly from Ambarella at www.ambarella.com.
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Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) video compression and image processing solutions. The company’s products are used in a variety of HD cameras including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras and automotive video camera recorders. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide. For more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.
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