Fraunhofer IIS and IHSE partner

  • 14 September, 2023


Partnership announced for new JPEG XS implementations at IBC2023.

GER: Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and IHSE GmbH, the leading developer of KVM systems, are cooperating to bring JPEG XS functionality to software and hardware-based devices which enable ultra-low latency and high-quality video transmissions. By using Fraunhofer’s JPEG XS SDK and IHSE’s JPEG XS IP core for FPGAs, innovative and ultra-low latency broadcast, in-house and gaming video routes can be realized with predictive and precise rate control.

JPEG XS is the new ISO/IEC codec for all video over IP workflows in studio environments, for local video networks and for VR/AR applications. JPEG XS allows transferring high-resolution and high-quality video data over standard Ethernet or other wired connections. The codec is designed to work with limited computing resources. The video coding experts of Fraunhofer IIS developed a high-performant software library for CPU and GPU that is available as SDK (Software Development Kit) for implementing the core JPEG XS functionality in software and hardware products. Especially the ultra-low latency feature for encoding and decoding of images makes JPEG XS an ideal candidate for KVM and gaming applications.

Stronger together
“Since many years, IHSE and Fraunhofer IIS are working together to develop the best low-latency codec
for demanding transport streams of high-resolution images in real-time. With JPEG XS a new step in this
partnership evolved,” explains Prof. Dr. Siegfried Foessel, Head of the Moving Picture Department
at Fraunhofer IIS

As one of the most relevant drivers of the JPEG XS standard, the Fraunhofer IIS experts optimized
a JPEG XS software library for CPU and GPU. A first result of the partnership is the integration of the library into IHSE’s Draco Con App. With this app a new dimension of flexibility is introduced to KVM systems.
The software based KVM solution enables users to access an IHSE KVM network via IP protocol from
a standard, network connected PC.

Cooperation for bringing JPEG XS into FPGAs
The JPEG XS software codec from Fraunhofer IIS was transferred in an IP core for FPGA.
“This IP core will not only be used for in-house products but will be also available as a licensing product
to other KVM vendors or Pro-AV manufacturers,” says Dr. Enno Littmann, CEO at IHSE. “With different implementations available, either as software or FPGA IP core, manufacturers can choose the best solution for their products.”

For product demonstrations at IBC2023, visit the Fraunhofer booth in Hall 8.B80 and IHSE in Hall 7.A25.

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