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Radvision selects Freescale MSC8144 DSP for high-definition multiparty video conference server design


Freescale multicore DSP performs high-definition video compression processing for Radvision’s next-generation SCOPIA Elite 5000 Series

TEL-AVIV, Israel - Designing with Freescale Conference - Freescale Semiconductor’s high-performance MSC8144 multicore digital signal processor (DSP) has been selected by Radvision for use in its latest high-definition SCOPIA Elite 5000 Unified Communications Video Infrastructure Multiparty Conferencing Unit.

Radvision is an industry leading provider of products for unified visual communications over IP and 3G networks, offering a comprehensive set of standards-based video networking infrastructure technologies.

The new SCOPIA Elite 5000 Series is Radvision’s next-generation solution for high-definition multiparty conferencing. The SCOPIA Elite platform utilizes Freescale’s MSC8144 DSP to deliver multi-channel 1080p processing, telepresence connectivity, dynamic resource allocation and individual video layouts per participant, yielding uncompromised high-definition support.

Tuned for a myriad of wireline and wireless applications, Freescale’s MSC8144 DSP is the workhorse behind SCOPIA Elite high-definition video compression processing, enabling it with high channel density, energy efficiency and form factor advantages. The MSC8144 combines four high-performance 1 GHz DSP cores based on SC3400 StarCore™ technology with 10 MB internal memory and high-speed interconnects such as Serial RapidIO® and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

“Freescale’s MSC8144 significantly improves our overall SCOPIA product-line efficiency by providing support for the latest video standards and resolutions, very high channel densities, throughput and increased system flexibility,“ said Orly Nicklass, vice president of R&D for Radvision. ”As a leading supplier in the video infrastructure market, Radvision is pleased to offer our customers products that leverage the performance and programmability of Freescale’s industry-leading DSP technology"

Once considered only an alternative to travel, videoconferencing is now a conventional method for conducting live meetings and has become a core business tool for both large and small enterprises. The increasingly rapid deployment of videoconferencing systems is the result of improved reliability, quality of service, lower equipment and bandwidth costs and the migration to IP networks. Other contributing factors to this growth include the availability of scheduling tools, as well as improved centralized management and ease-of-use.

“Radvision is recognized as a worldwide leader in video conferencing technology and has helped make possible a never-before-achievable level of reliability and consistency within the videoconferencing environment,” said Scott Aylor, director and general manager of DSP products for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group. “Video conferencing technology is rapidly becoming more mainstream, and Freescale’s investment in highly advanced DSP technologies is helping drive new levels of performance for video infrastructure applications.”

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations around the world.


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