The Intel® Atom™ Processor E6xx Series for the embedded devices market includes the POWERVR* VXE core that provides video encoding capabilities, allowing to encode high definition video streams in the highly compressed H.264 format with a very low main CPU utilization, releasing the general purpose processor for other parallel workloads. This processor feature is available to application developers by means of the open Video Acceleration API (VAAPI ). This paper explains how the VAAPI can be applied to a real time video encoding task, explaining the VAAPI function calls flow, and the corresponding parameters.
Time to market, cost, board size constraints, reliability and design capabilities are among the motivating factors in choosing Power Management IC versus a discrete solution. However, a discrete solution allows design optimization, offers higher power efficiency, flexibility and is easy to debug. Often, it is not possible to determine which choice will be better without understanding the details of design requirement. This paper aims to discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of using Power Management IC versus a discrete solution on the Intel® AtomTM Processor E6xx series platform.
In this Chalk TalkHD Amelia talks to David Schmidt of Arrow about the new Intel Atom™ processor with an Altera Arria FPGA built right into the package.