November 3, 2009 -- Techwell, Inc. today announced two multi-channel video capture products, the TW6864 and the TW6868. These devices feature Techwell's 4-in-1 video decoder technology, four high-performance audio ADCs, and an integrated PCI Express interface.
The TW6864 and TW6868 support both real-time and non-real-time video and can output multiple video resolutions including D1, half D1, and CIF, providing maximum application flexibility. Techwell's proprietary video locking technology enables a non-real time switching speed that is faster than competitive products, allowing for the highest possible frame rate per channel. In addition, both ICs contain a high-performance proprietary DMA controller that fully utilizes the PCIe x1 bandwidth, enabling video and audio data transfer at an optimal throughput rate.
The TW6864 can decode and transfer four channels of real-time D1 video (up to 16 channels of non-real-time video) and four channels of audio. In comparison, the TW6868 can be cascaded with an external Techwell 4-in-1 decoder such as the TW2865 to achieve eight channels of real-time D1 video and 9 channels of audio. In non-real-time mode, the TW6868 (when combined with TW2865) can support up to 24 channels of video.
"The PCIe bus is becoming the dominant interface on the PC motherboard. The TW6864 and TW6868 provide a versatile and scalable solution for the software compression PC DVR card market," commented David Nam, Techwell's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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