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Chips&Media is the industry’s leading provider of video cores offering high performance video encode and decode acceleration to a wide range of key consumer electronics markets.
Next Generation HEVC Codec Solution

Chips&Media’s WAVE5 series is one of the most advanced hardware video decoder and Codec IP core which supports the next generation HEVC standard known as H.265, Google's VP9, and Chinese AVS2 with optimized size.

The WAVE5 series is the 2nd generation video IP which is enhanced performance for high-end UHD SoC. It requires only about 500MHz clock frequency to decode 3840x2160 60fps video or 3840x2160 30fps two channel videos with different video standards.

In addition to its superior 4K 60fps performance, the WAVE5 series also provides maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptional low power consumption, which are today’s most demanding requirements across all connected devices. It employs frame buffer compression technology named CFrameTM which can save on average 50~70% bandwidth access to memory.

The WAVE5 series is suitable for applications across various industry segments including ultra high-definition televisions(UHDTVs), set-top boxes(STBs), VR·ARs, smartphones, tablets, camcorders, cameras, and any others with super- high resolution.

  • Fully compatible with ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC(H.265)
  • Fully compatible with VP9 Profile0/Profile2 (HBD)
  • Fully Compatible with AVS2 Main/Main-10bit Profile

     HEVC decode

  • Fully compatible with ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC(H.265)
  • Main/Main10 Profile L5.1
  • Up to 8192x4096 pixel resolution
  • I/P/B picture decoding
  • 4:2:0 8-bit/10-bit
  • Coding Unit(CU) sizes from 8x8 to 64x64
  • Prediction Unit(PU) sizes from 4x4 to 64x64
  • Transform Unit(TU) sizes from 4x4 to 32x32
  • Supports all intra prediction sizes and modes
  • Supports all inter Prediction sizes and modes
  • Advanced motion vector prediction
  • High performance CABAC engine
  • De-blocking filter
  • Sample Adaptive Offset(SAO) filter

     VP9 decoder

  • Fully compatible with VP9 Profile0/Profile2 (HBD)
  • 4:2:0 8-bit /10-bit
  • Up to 8192x4096 pixel resolution
  • Boolean Entropy Decoding, Tree decoding
  • Probability table update
  • All kinds of quadtree coding structures
  • with superblocks
  • All Inverse transform sizes and modes
  • All Intra prediction sizes and modes
  • All Inter prediction sizes and modes
  • De-blocking filter
  • Tiles
  • Segments 

     AVS2 Decoder

  • Fully Compatible with AVS2 Main/Main-10bit Profile 
  • Max Resolution is 8192x4096
  • 4:2:0 8-bit / 10-bit 
  • All picture type - I,P,B,F,G,GB,S
  • AVS2 Smart Scene Video Coding
  • CBAC
  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus
  • Dual 128-bit AMBA3 AXI bus - a primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface


  • 3840x2160p 60fps @ 500MHz
  • 1920x1080p 4ch. 60fps @ 500MHz
  • 3840x2160p x 2ch. 30fps @ 500MHz
  • Smartphones
  • Media tablet PCs
  • Portable multimedia players
  • Desktop & laptop PCs
  • Digital TVs
  • Digital set-top boxes(STBs)
  • Video game consoles
  • Blu-ray players
  • Automotive infotainment
  • VR·AR devices
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