Vanguard Software Solutions Becomes Member of Xilinx Alliance Program

Vanguard Software Solutions, Inc. (VSOFTS), a recognized leader in development of video coding products and technologies, has joined the Xilinx Alliance Program as a supplier of AVC Encoder IP Core solutions. As of the date of this press release, VSOFTS has made available its highly flexible AVC-Intra Encoders and CABAC Encoder/Decoder IP Cores for Xilinx® Virtex® FPGA and Spartan® FPGA-based solutions to Xilinx FPGA customers. These IP Cores are optimized for the Virtex architecture, and designed to provide the highest level Broadcast quality compression in a compact, low power design.

“The AVC-Intra format is quickly gaining ground with broadcasters and major OEMs like Apple FinalCut Pro, Thomson Grass Valley and AVID, among many others. The latest VSOFTS offering, AVC-I Encoder IP Core, is highly flexible. It complies with AVC-Intra class50 and class100 specifications and can be tuned for customer I-frames only encoding,” said VSOFTS VP of Marketing, Felix Nemirovsky. “We offer our IP Cores for licensing or as a ready solution through our H/W partners. Various target usages include: Broadcast applications of Ingest, Archival and ENG (Electronic News Gathering).”

“Xilinx Welcomes Vanguard Software Solutions to the Xilinx Alliance Program,” said Sr. Manager of Xilinx Partner and Ecosystem Alliances, Mark Bowlby. “Xilinx customers will benefit from the addition of professional quality AVC video solutions offered by VSOFTS on Xilinx FPGAs. Digital Video is a high growth application and AVC is a must-have for our customers.”

VSOFTS is currently shipping its AVC-Intra Encoder solutions for customer evaluation. Data sheets are available online. Information and evaluation inquiries can be submitted on the web site by clicking on the “Information Request” button and filling out a request form.

Founded in 1995 in Silicon Valley, Vanguard Software Solutions, Inc. (VSOFTS) provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), integrators and platform providers, with video H.264 encode/decode solutions. VSOFTS serves a diverse customer base including Device and Handset Manufacturers, Mobile Platform Providers, Manufacturers of Professional Broadcast Equipment, Application Service Providers, Software and Services Integrators, and Original Equipment Manufacturers.