|[March 05, 2014]
Argon Design Through its Partner ChipStart Licenses HEVC/H.265 Streams Technology to Advanced Micro Devices
MARKHAM, Ontario & CAMBRIDGE, England --(Business Wire)--
Design, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced video verification
solutions, has announced the licensing of their Streams and Coverage
Tool to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD (News - Alert)"), a leading global
semiconductor company. AMD will use Argon's technology to validate its
video decoder design and ensure that its designs are fully compatible
with the latest HEVC video compression specification.
Argon Streams is a comprehensive set of test bit-streams that are
generated directly from the HEVC specification. This technique avoids
duplicating any subtle errors or ambiguities that are present in the
HEVC reference code.
The companion Coverage Tool provides a detailed view of which equations,
values, symbols and parameters of HEVC have been tested by Argon
Streams. By measuring the coverage of the specification, Argon Streams
has been optimized to reduce the size and number of test bit-streams,
which in turn drastically reduces simulation time, while still providing
full and demonstrable coverage of all aspects of the specification.
"Using Argon Streams as an element of our HEVC decoder verification
strategy has helped AMD to build a high confidence that our decoder
design is fully compatible with the HEVC specifications," said Gordon
Kerr, Director of Multimedia IP at AMD. "Argon's novel approach helps to
provide comprehensive verification coverage in an efficient manner,
accelerating time-to-market for our next generation high performance
ultra-low power decoder designs."
Alan Scott, CEO of Argon Design says, "AMD has been n ideal customer
for us. At their suggestion, we have been able to add several additional
features in to Argon Streams to enhance their effectiveness."
Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology
that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal
computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new
era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to
realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to
push the boundaries of what is possible.
For more information, visit www.amd.com.
About Argon Design
Design Ltd. is a leading provider of HEVC/H.265 design
solutions and are based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. As a design
services company specializing in video and multimedia systems, Argon
Design have developed industry standard compliance test suites, Argon
Streams and Coverage Tool to meet the demanding needs of many major IC
providers and OEMs.
For more information, visit http://www.argondesign.com/.
is a semiconductor intellectual property and design services company
based in Palo Alto (News - Alert), California. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and
design support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third
party semiconductor intellectual property, high quality pre-verified
subsystem solutions, and support design services for ASIC and fabless
semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical
components of communications, consumer and computing products including
switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD
players and PCs. For more information, see www.chip-start.com.
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