System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies develops semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for video-based electronic systems.
SOC specializes in high-performance video CODEC IP Cores such as MPEG2, H.264, and H.265 encoders, decoders, and transcoders. SOC's MPEG CODECs are implemented using its proprietary single-clock driven, all-hardware parallel architecture (without processors and embedded software), which feature a tiny silicon footprint, ultra-low latency, and ultra-low power consumption.
SOC MPEG video/audio CODECs are available as IP Cores for FPGA-level integration and as standalone plug-and-play modules for PCB-level integration. SOC offers great flexibility, customizing product specifications and hardware interfaces to suit the needs of its clients. SOC also manufactures FPGA prototyping boards and provides additional IP Cores such as Ethernet, UDP/IP, video scaling, to enable faster video-based product development.
SOC started as a research effort in 1995 led by Dr. Shaowen Song out of Wilfird Laurier University, to develop the most high-performance CODEC engines using all-hardware architecture without any embedded processors or software. In 2005, SOC succesfully brought MPEG-2 CODECs to market, followed by H.264 CODECs soon after.
Today, SOC continues to innovate in the hardware CODEC IP marketplace, investing in new standards while supporting its customers and portfolio of current CODEC products. SOC's products are designed future-proof so that customers can easily upgrade to SOC's next-generation products when they choose to.