Video Security and Surveillance IP-Camera Solutions

Video surveillance is moving away from grainy, analog CCTV technology in favor of high-resolution, networked digital video cameras with on-board analytics. These next-generation IP cameras are capable of analyzing content in real-time, as well as streaming secure, high-resolution video over a standard network -- which allows for viewing, recording and management from virtually anywhere. Leveraging our professional broadcasting technology and consumer silicon know-how, Ambarella products provide an unmatched combination of pristine image quality and low system power for IP cameras and video encoders, offering key differentiators such as ultra-low-light imaging, 180/360-degree dewarping, high dynamic range imaging, and powerful ARM® CPUs supported by a flexible Linux-based SDK.

The solutions detailed below describe our current product offerings in this space.


Ambarella S2 - 4K Ultra HD SoC for IP Cameras

The Ambarella S2 IP Camera Processor integrates a professional 4K Ultra HD H.264 encoder, an advanced image sensor pipeline, a Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU, and fully featured I/O peripherals to simplify system design.

Designed with low-power 32nm technology, the S2 chip supports features such as improved MCTF with advanced sharpening, high dynamic range processing, dewarping, image stabilization, and video analytics.

The open dual-core processor platform combined with a robust Linux-based IP-Camera SDK provides the flexibility to allow developers to differentiate in areas such as custom image-tuning and video content analysis.

Download S2 - 4K Ultra HD IP Camera SoC Product Brief

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella S2L - IP Camera SoC

Designed for both consumer and professional IP-camera applications, the S2L and S2Lm families of SoCs enables a new generation of intelligent security cameras, bringing advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, wide-angle viewing, high resolution video up to 5Mp30, and on-board analytics into the mainstream. The S2L targets professional HD IP cameras up to 5Mp30, and the S2Lm is designed for small form factor, ultra-low power consumer cloud cameras.

The S2L and S2Lm include hardware lens correction to enable cameras that cover a wide viewing area. Smart-AVC H.264 low bitrate streaming technology significantly reduces network bandwidth requirements, lowers cloud storage costs, and supports the use of multiple cameras in home environments. A flexible ARM Cortex-A9 CPU allows the implementation of cloud services and intelligent video analytics such as intrusion detection, or audio analytics such as the detection of breaking glass.

S2L - Professional IP Camera SoC Product Brief

S2Lm - Consumer IP Camera SoC Product Brief

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella S3 - Ultra HD 4Kp30 H.265/HEVC and 4Kp60 H.264/AVC
IP Camera SoC

S3's implementation of H.265 delivers up to twice the compression efficiency of Ambarella’s current H.264 IP camera SoCs, providing outstanding video quality at very low bit rates to optimize network utilization and reduce storage costs.

S3 can encode H.265 video at up to 4Kp30 resolution, or H.264 up to 4Kp60 to provide compatibility with existing video decoder systems. Its latest generation of ISP (Image Sensor Pipeline) provides advanced noise reduction to maximize the benefits of H.265, while High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing resolves detail in challenging high contrast scenes. S3 also includes flexible de-warping hardware for cameras with 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic viewing with dynamic windows and digital pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ).

The S3 family comprises software-compatible SoCs that range in performance from 1080p60 to 4Kp60 video with support for multiple streams and transcoding between H.264 and H.265 formats.

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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Ambarella S3L - H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC
IP Camera SoC

FEATURING THE H.265 VIDEO COMPRESSION STANDARD, the S3L and S3Lm SoCs enable smart security IP cameras that use very little network bandwidth to stream and store high quality video. The S3L targets professional HD IP cameras up to 5M, and the S3Lm family is designed for small form factor consumer H.265 cloud cameras up to 3M. Advanced image processing is supported including High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, motion compensated 3D noise reduction, 180 degree fisheye lens correction, and on-board analytics.

The advanced H.265 (HEVC) encoder in S3L and S3Lm provides a 2X compression improvement over H.264, enabling significant cost savings in storage and network infrastructure. Furthermore, S3L and S3Lm can provide simultaneous streaming of H.264 and H.265 for environments where not all clients yet support the H.265 standard.

A flexible ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU with up to 1 GHz performance allows the implementation of cloud services and intelligent video analytics such as intrusion detection, or audio analytics such as the detection of breaking glass.

S3L - Professional IP Camera SoC Product Brief

S3LM - Consumer IP Camera SoC Product Brief

For more detailed technical information, including data sheets, please contact your local Ambarella representative or submit your inquiry here: General Inquiries

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