IntoPix has added to its family of Tico-Raw IP cores, supporting additional pixel per clock architectures to target more devices and more sensor types.
This release completes the range with IP cores using a smaller gate area and reduced memory needs. This is particularly interesting for cameras and workflows focusing on optimising both connectivity and storage. Integrated on ASIC or in small FPGAs, these IP cores cover the most popular CFA Bayer patterns, sensor bit-depths from 10 up to 16 bits and resolutions from 1MP up to 100MP.
Tico-Raw preserves access to control over white balance, exposure and colour grading. “The continued use of regular Raw files means that the ultimate image quality can’t be maintained without creating monster-size files or using too much bandwidth,” explained Jean-Baptiste Lorent, marketing and sales director at IntoPix.
With 10 times less bandwidth required and 10 times less storage needed compared with those of regular Raw, Tico-Raw offers both speed and low complexity.