Conexant, Maxim develop reference design for video surveillance applications

Joint solution features multi-port video decoders, H.264 compression technology


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conexant Systems and Maxim Integrated Products today announced the availability of a jointly developed reference design for PC-based video surveillance products with digital video recording (DVR) capabilities. Conexant is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, video, and Internet connectivity applications. Maxim designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products for use in a wide variety of microprocessor-based equipment including video surveillance and security products. The new reference design is based on Conexant’s CX25853 multi-port video decoders and CX258521 media bridge, which comprise a complete, industry-standard “D1” video capture solution for real-time video surveillance DVR applications. It also includes Maxim’s MG3500 H.264 video compression solution, which increases recording capacity on DVRs and supports multiple channels of low-latency, full D1 video. The reference design supports up to 16 channels of real-time capture and compression.

“Integrating Maxim’s industry-leading H.264 compression solution and our leading-edge video decoders and media bridge into a comprehensive hardware and software design platform allows video surveillance product manufacturers to reduce development costs and significantly shorten design cycles,” said René Hartner, vice president of marketing for Conexant’s Imaging and PC Media business. “This is especially important for the growing video surveillance market segment, where the ability to deliver cost-effective products more quickly can provide our customers with a competitive edge.”

“We’re pleased to team with Conexant to offer the security industry a high-performance reference design for recording-enabled video surveillance applications,” said Christopher Peters, director of Business Management for Maxim’s Multimedia business unit. “Strengthening our product offering with our jointly developed reference design reconfirms Maxim’s commitment to the video security market, and provides our customers with a superior design solution.”

The reference design also features Lattice Semiconductor’s ECP2 FPGAs, which are used to perform key video format conversions.

“Video surveillance is an important market for Lattice and we are happy to have worked with Conexant and Maxim on this reference design,” said Sean Riley, corporate vice president and general manager of High Density Solutions for Lattice. “The LatticeECP2 FPGA family provides high-value capabilities for video format conversion, as well as pre- and post-processing to bridge different digital codec and analog decoder devices. These capabilities, and the inherent flexibility of FPGAs, enable the rapid development of differentiated security and surveillance solutions.”