Image compression - CMOS Imager|
Frame rate of streaming image compression is limited only by the clocking speed of the particular CMOS Imager used. According to John Music, President, Showlei is known for proprietary Time Domain Video Codecs which lower chip transistor count by more than 10:1 compared to various MPEG designs. Coupling CamCoder directly to the CMOS Imager reduces system chip count while at the same time eliminates sources of noise and distortion. Eliminating external memory further reduces system cost and power consumption. CamCoder can be interfaced to a variety of external MPUs through a generic interrupt driven interface and has internal FIFO buffering of compressed data streams.
Showlei - Video compression chip
Showlei's business is selling proprietary semiconductor video compression chips and licensing Intellectual Property (chip design and/or software). Showlei's predecessor company was founded in 1985 and Showlei Associates was founded in 1993, and has a history of the development of proprietary Video Codecs spanning more than 20 years. CamCoder High Definition Encoder is the 5th generation for Showlei and the 7th for Showlei's founder who holds many US and foreign patents for video compression. His US patents are cited as prior art in 245 US patents. Showlei maintains technical staff in Tokyo, Japan, Beijing, China and Temecula, CA, USA.