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Quadra T1A

Video Processing Unit - Module

The Quadra T1A is an AIC form-factor video processing unit with one Codensity G5 ASIC. Operating in x86 and Arm-based servers, it enables video operators to move from software to hardware-based encoding to power real-time video, cloud gaming, and metaverse applications at a 40x less TCO than CPU-based solutions.

Codensity G5 2nd Gen chip 1 inside

T1A Specs

Form Factor
1x Codensity G5
PCIe 4.0 x4
Power Consumption (Typ)
24/7 Operation
Operation Temperature
0 – 50°C
RoHS Compliance
European Union (EU) ROHS Compliance Directives
Product Health Monitoring
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands Temperature Monitoring & Logging
Video Encoding Standards/Formats
AVC/H.264 Baseline, Main, High, High 10
HEVC/H.265 Main, Main 10
AV1 Main
YUV 420 8 bit/10 bit decoding
Video Decoding Standards/Formats
AVC/H.264 Baseline, Main, High, High 10
HEVC/H.265 Main, Main 10
VP9 Profile 0, 2
YUV 420 8 bit/10 bit decoding
Throughput Capacity
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
Audio Standards/Formats
1 to 6.2 Main Tier
Min/Max Resolution
32 x 32 to 8192 x 5120
Scan Type
64kbit/s to 700Mbit/s
Software Integration
FFmpeg SDKs, LibXcoder API integration
AI Deep Neural Network Engine
AI Assisted Encoding
Region of Interest (ROI)
ROI enables the quality of some regions to be improved at the expense of other regions
Closed Captioning
EIA CEA-708 for H.264 and HEVC encode/decode
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG for H.264 and HEVC encode/decode
Low Latency
Sub-frame latency
IDR Insert
Forced IDR frame inserts at any location
Flexible GOP Structure
8 presets plus customizable GOP structure
Video 2D Processing Engine
Crop & Padding/Scaling/Overlay/YUV & RGB Conversion

Work Flow

High-Density Solution

Quadra T1A uses the Codensity G5 ASIC to support AV1, HEVC, and H.264 real-time video encoding up to 8K resolution with 10-bit HDR.


Quadra has been integrated into transcoding infrastructures serving these industries and applications. 

Live Streaming Platforms

Get real-time, broadcast quality, high-density transcoding at 20X the capacity of CPU-software encoding, while decreasing carbon emissions.

  • Real Time Interactive
  • Video Conference

Cloud Gaming Platforms

An architecture of ASIC-based video encoding plus GPU video rendering enables a financially viable platform that supports more players at the lowest cost per session.

  • 360 / VR / AR
  • Virtual Worlds

Surveillance Platforms

Quadra’s AI functionality enables advanced object detection and classification with near-lossless compression ideal for security providers.

  • NVR Monitoring Surveillance
  • Control Center Video Wall

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