Apical, a UK-based imaging technology provider for displays and cameras, has announced that Hisilicon Technologies, headquartered in Shenzhen of China, has integrated the Apical ISP core into the latest processors for surveillance cameras.
The Hi3516 full HD System-on-Chip (SOC) has been developed by Hisilicon by combining a video encoder subsystem, an ARM core and an imaging subsystem based on the Image Signal Processor (ISP) core developed by Apical. The Hi3516 supports 16 MP resolution sensors and provides a full HD video output of 30 fps. The video interface of the Hi3516 is compatible with mainstream CMOS, HD CCD and with 960H CCD sensor. With efficient encoding of H.264 streams combined with high quality of the encoded videos, ISP core and the intelligent acceleration engine integrated in the SoC, the Hi3516 supports the requirement of high picture quality and performance of the IP camera at a significantly reduced cost.
The Chief Executive Officer of Apical, Michael Tusch expressed his delight at partnering with Hisilicon by stating that the best results are obtained when the Apical ISP is combined with advanced color management, noise reduction and several other elements, as that provided by Hisilicon, for the best imaging output in various light conditions. At low power, the Apical ISP cores are capable of combine HDR capture technology with efficient and high- performance image processing, thereby addressing the requirements of state-of-the-art surveillance based IP cameras.
The Director of surveillance and security product line of Hisilicon, Yangfengguo explained that the Apical ISP core was recognized as the best solution for Hisilicon’s advanced surveillance camera processors.