Multimedia on Embedded Systems

As technology seeps into every aspect of our lives and content becomes ubiquitous, consumers are demanding seamless experiences at home and on-the-go. Feature-rich multimedia solutions are driving this trend, and device manufacturers across the smartphone, automotive, broadcast, video surveillance, and video-conferencing industries are adopting the same. However, challenges pertaining to quality, power efficiency, performance and latency are paramount and need to be addressed intelligently. PathPartner, with its proven expertise in audio, video, image and speech processing coupled with re-usable IP components, delivers solutions to the most complex multimedia technology challenges in a cost-efficient manner. With experience in all major standards as well as heterogeneous platform architectures, including ARM/x86 cores, DSPs, GPUs, accelerators, and FPGAs, PathPartner offers a spectrum of multimedia services across the content creation, transmission and consumption lifecycle.

Comprehensive Offerings to Accelerate Multimedia Systems Development

Multimedia Components
  • Development, optimization and integration of audio/video/image/speech codecs
  • Development and integration of multimedia components such as file parsers, container formats, streaming protocols and security standards
Multimedia Frameworks
  • Porting, optimization and customization of media frameworks supported on target platforms
  • Audio/video pipeline management and optimizations for features such as frame stitching, frame rate control, data buffering, video playback smoothness
Multimedia Systems
  • Development of complete multimedia systems using custom frameworks
  • Integration of wireless streaming and optimization for latency, A/V sync
  • Development of Android Multimedia systems on various SoCs

Ready-to-integrate multimedia components for faster development

CarPlay SDK

Embedded Multimedia : Technical Expertise

Audio and Speech
  • Audio Codecs: AAC, Dolby, DTS, MP3, WMA
  • Speech Codecs: AMR-NB/WB, QCELP, EVRC
  • Advanced features: Echo cancellation, surround sound
  • Certifications: Dolby, DTS
  • Architectures: DSP, ARM
Video and Images
  • Video Codecs: HEVC, H.264, VP8/9, MPEG
  • Image Codecs: JPEG, JPEG2000, GIF, PNG
  • Advanced features: Error concealment, deblocking, deinterlacing
  • Architectures: Multi-core ARM, DSP, GPUs
Frameworks and Sub-systems
  • File containers and protocol stacks such as SIP, RTP, HLS, MPEG-DASH, DLNA, MirrorLink
  • Sub-systems: Stagefright, AudioFlinger, GStreamer, DirectShow, MFT
  • Camera/Audio/ display framework
  • Android and Linux based media systems
Streaming and Screen-casting
  • Streaming: RTP, SRTP, Adaptive Streaming technologies, MPEG2 TS
  • Miracast source and sink
  • In-vehicle multimedia solutions: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

PathPartner Embedded Multimedia Offerings Across Smart Devices

  • In-vehicle infotainment
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Smart TV
  • Setup box
  • Live streaming Solutions
Consumer video
  • OTT solutions
  • Video conferencing
  • CE devices
Consumer audio
  • Voice-controlled speakers
  • Home theatre
  • Headphones
  • Drone/Action cameras
  • Surgical cameras
  • Surveillance cameras

Our success stories in embedded multimedia

Developed a high-performance digital audio SDK targeted toward the consumer audio market by providing one-stop product engineering services for a leading semiconductor major.

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Created a wireless surveillance camera with two-way radio communication, low power consumption and Amazon Alexa support for a North American security systems manufacturer.

Implemented slice-based video processing to reduce the end-to-end latency in the video conferencing system for a tier-1 personal computer and mobile peripherals provider.

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Implemented SIP phone video solution by using driver integration, firmware update, video pipeline management & optimizations for a tier-1 home appliances organization.

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Enhanced features such as addition of 4G connectivity, new sensors and resolved issues related to audio/video capture, and night vision for a leading camera manufacturer.

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Ported Android TV Input Framework (TIF) and enabled Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity modules on SOC for an American SOC chip manufacturer for digital media products.

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Ported, optimized, integrated and tuned speaker protection algorithms to achieve real-time performance and quality enhancements for various tier-1 speaker manufacturers.

Provided firmware development support for a range of connected action cameras that support quick boot-up, shorter lag and shutter speeds, and low power consumption.

Delivered firmware for a streaming device to enable low-latency streaming over Wi-Fi and perform post-processing to enable enhanced video quality.

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Expansive Platform Experience

Expansive platform experience on chipsets from leading semiconductor majors such as ADI, Altera, ARM, Broadcom, Intel, NXP, Qualcomm, Realtek, Sigma design, STMicro, Texas Instruments, Xilinx, and more

Existing Building Blocks

Next-gen Audio Systems

Video-Centric Solutions

Next-gen Broadcast Solutions

Alliances and Partnerships

Extensive experience in integration and pre-certification support of Dolby and DTS technologies

Formal partnership with leading chipset vendors majors

Member of leading industry alliances such as the embedded vision alliance

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