Digitization of content and converging technologies has in the recent years radically changed the way content is managed and distributed among consumers, particularly in the media and entertainment space. Users expect portability of video across devices: from mobiles to in-vehicle gadgets to broadcast and interactive internet applications.
Mistral has extensive video expertise and experience in designing devices that support video processing for a wide variety of applications in the consumer, industrial and medical segments. These devices have been built across platforms like Android, Embedded Linux, Windows Embedded based on high-end multicore SoCs designed for video applications.
Mistral is the preferred contracting partner of leading companies for software and hardware development in the portable video and high-end professional video applications. Both these technologies require diverse handling.
High-end Professional Video
High-end professional multimedia systems are power hungry and the emphasis is on quality of video with legacy support and managing multiple high resolution video streams. These systems are primarily used in defense and industrial applications. The SoCs made for such applications (PNX Series from NXP and the Texas Instruments DaVinci series) are designed for HD video transcode, encode & decode. The focus while building such systems would be on achieving quality output and performance.
Portable Video is most commonly used in consumer electronics applications. Most of these products are battery-powered, and involves other features like WiFi, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth etc. The processor resource available here are limited and the emphasis is on good quality video with low power consumption requiring video optimization during encoding and transmission.
Mistral’s team has extensive experience on these technologies, specializing in video distribution encompassing capture, encode and transmission of video. Mistral provides a cost-effective solution, that involves design trade-offs for required system performance, hardware complexity, and power consumption. Mistral’s experience in the video domain includes designing of products like: Network Video Recorder, Surveillance Cameras, Portable Media Player, In-vehicle infotainment, In-flight Entertainment systems and Internet enabled devices.
Mistral’s expertise in digital video designs include:
Some of the recent video based products designed by us are listed below: