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Codensity G5 Chip

2nd Generation ASIC Video Processing Unit

The Codensity G5 architecture uniquely combines on-chip AV1, HEVC, and H.264 video encoding and built-in Al processing engines.

ASIC VPUs are designed for high-volume live streaming, interactive applications, and the metaverse. The Codensity G5 architecture uniquely combines on-chip AV1, HEVC, and H.264 video encoding and built-in AI processing engines. They’re inexpensive, capable, flexible, exceptionally efficient, and deliver scalability for drop-in replacement into enterprise-class NVMe servers.

Artificial Intelligence

All Quadra Smart VPUs are AI powered

With two embedded Deep Neural Network (DNN) Inference Engines, Quadra VPUs are ideal for applications requiring massive real-time data sorting like facial recognition and object detection. 

  • ROI-Encoding
  • Scene Detection
  • Background Removal
  • Video Enhancement
  • Facial Recognition
  • Object Detection

Quadra VPU Modules

Performance
ASIC Codensity chip
G5
G5
G5 (2x)
Price
$1,500
$1,500
$2,750
Form Factor
U.2
AIC, HHHL
AIC, HHHL
Power Consumption
17W
20W
40W
Real-time Throughput Up to:
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
64x 1080p30
16x 4Kp30
4x 8Kp30
Latency
8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
Encode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, AV1, JPEG, YUV
Decode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, VP9, JPEG, YUV
Audio Engines
MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC
Hardware Features
Artificial Intelligence
15 TOPS
18 TOPS
36 TOPS
New Capped CRF
Peer-to-peer DMA
Cropping and Padding
Scaling
Video Overlay
Audio decode / encode
YUV / RGB Conversion
Configurable tuning of quality / throughput

Feature supported on VPU

Feature runs on host CPU

Configurable Features
HDR10/10+, HLG
HRD, VBR, FIXQP, CBR, CRF, ROI
SEI/Meta Data Insertion
Region of Interest (ROI)
Closed Captions
AI Assisted Encoding
Look Ahead
SEI/Meta Data Extraction
Error Concealment

Feature supported on VPU

Feature runs on host CPU

Physical Attributes
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x4
PCIe 4.0 x4
PCIe 4.0 x4
Protocol
NVMe
NVMe
NVMe
Dimensions
100x70x15mm
168x80x19mm
168x80x19mm
Weight
190 grams
297 grams
307 grams
Power (typ under full load)
17W
20W
40W
Usage
24/7 Operation
24/7 Operation
24/7 Operation
Temperature
Operation Ambient Temperature: 0 to 50° C
Non-Operation Ambient Temperature: -55 to 95° C
Temperature monitoring (In-band and out of band)
Thermal Throttling Activation: 70° C composite temperature
Thermal Shutdown: 80° C composite temperature
Compliance/Certifications/Integration
Compliance
NVM Express 1.3
Electro-Mechanical
Spec. V4.0 Enterprise
SSD Form Factor V1.a
NVM Express 1.3
Electro-Mechanical
Spec. V4.0
NVM Express 1.3
Electro-Mechanical
Spec. V4.0
PCI-Express
PCI-Express CEM 4.0
Protocol and Physical
Layer testing
PCI-Express Gen 4
Interface, 4 lanes
PCI-Express CEM
4.0 Standard
PCI-Express Gen 4
Interface, 4 lanes
PCI-Express CEM
4.0 Standard
PCI-Express Gen 4
Interface, 4 lanes
CE Compliant
European Economic Area (EEA): Compliance with essential requirements of Multimedia Equipment (MME)
EN 55032:2015+A11:2020
EN 55035:2017+A11:2020
FCC Compliant
USA: Compliant with following standard: 47 CFR FCC part 15 subpart B, 10-1-2021 ANSI C63.4:2014 Class B
UL Recognized
Certified Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Bi-National Component Recognition; IEC 62368-1:2014
Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements)
EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017, AS/NZS 62368.1:2018, J62368-1 (2020). CSA/UL 62368-1:2014
RoHS Compliant
Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive. Directive 2011/65/EU Meets requirements of European Union (EU) ROHS Compliance Directives
Product Health Monitoring
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands Temperature Monitoring and Logging
Software Integration
Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android OS Support
Virtual machine and container virtualization support
Single Root I/O Virtualization [SRIOV]
libxcoder API for encoding, decoding, 2D and AI support
Libavcodec, a library of codecs, for video and audio
FFmpeg Versions 3.4.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.4 and 5.0
GStreamer integration

Quadra T1U VPU Module

Quadra T1A VPU Module

Quadra T2A VPU Module

Quadra Video Server

Performance
Architecture
x86
ARM
CPU
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64 core options
Ampere Altra Max
M96-28, 96-core
Server – 1RU
Supermicro
1114S-WN10RT
Supermicro Mega
DC ARS-110M-NR
ASIC Codensity chip
G5, T1Us (10x)
Price
starting at $19,000
Form Factor
1RU Server
Power Consumption
~500W
Real-time Throughput Up to:
320x 1080p30
80x 4Kp30
20x 8Kp30
Latency
8 ms
Encode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, AV1, JPEG, YUV
Decode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, VP9, JPEG, YUV
Audio Engines
MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC
Hardware Features
Physical Dimensions
W: 17.2” (437mm), H: 1.7” (43mm), D: 23.5” (597mm)
Rack Size
1RU
Weight
39 lbs (17.69 kg) (includes 10 processors)
Environmental
50 degrees F to 95 degrees F Operating Temperature, 8% to 90% Operating Relative Humidity
Power Inputs
100 – 140Vac / 8 – 6V / 50-60Hz
200 – 240Vac / 4.5 – 3.8A / 50-60Hz
200 – 240Vdc / 4.5 – 3.8A (CCC Only)
Certifications
RoHS Compliant, UL Approved

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