Compact H.265 4K video encoder is made for embedded, medical, and military applications

US-based Z3 Technology has announced the Z3-Q603-RPS, a compact H.265 video encoder system capable of supporting 4K and HD resolutions for embedded, medical, and even military camera applications through NDAA (National Defense Authorisation Act) compliance.

The board runs Linux on Qualcomm QCS603 IoT processor for AI and computer vision applications, which we previously found in Microsoft’s Vision AI Developer Kit, supports Ethernet and WiFI 5 connectivity, as well as features such as PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom).

h.265 video encoder boardZ3-Q603-RPS H.264 & H.265 video encoder system is comprised of an application board and a module with the following specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm QCS603 (aka Qualcomm Vision
    Intelligence 300 Platform) with four Armv8 cores (2x 1.6GHz Kryo 300 Gold cores, 2x 1.7GHz Qualcomm Kryo 300 Silver cores ), Snapdragon neural processing engine, Adreno 615 GPU at 780 MHz
  • System Memory – TBD
  • Storage – NAND flash (capacity TBD) , MicroSD card socket
  • Video Output –  HDMI 1.4 on Micro HDMI up to 4Kp30
  • Video Inputs
    • HDMI 1.4 from Micro HDMI jack at up to 4Kp30
    • Composite video Input
    • KEL connector for LVDS
    • KEL connector for Sony 4K cameras including FCB-EW9500H and FCB-EV9500M devices, offering up to 50x enhanced optical zoom with multi-axis image stabilization
    • Codecs – H.265, H.264, MJPEG encoder
  • Audio
    • Embedded from HDMI
    • HE-AAC, HEv2-AAC, AAC-LC codecs support
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Wi-Fi 5 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MU-MIMO up to 433 Mbps
    • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Serial – RS-232 and  RS-485
  • Debugging – Micro USB console ports
  • Power Supply
    • 12V DC
    • USB-C port
    • 1-cell LiPo battery with on-board charger
  • Dimensions – 50 x 40 x 38 mm
  • Power Consumption – 5.5W typical
  • Weight – 43 grams (heat pipe for cooling adds an extra 38g)

Z3-Q603-RPS Qualcomm QCS603 video encoder boardZ3 technology provides an embedded Linux SDK with a root file system, NAND boot, a toolchain, and flash programming tools. The solution supports multiple networking protocols including RTP, RTSP, MPEG-2 TS over UDP, RTMP, RTP, MPTS, and TS File, and complies with ONVIF Profiles S & T. The company also highlights low-latency, an “easy-to-use HTTP-based control interface” with fully controllable parameters, including resolution, max
bitrate, GOP, and on-the-fly bitrate control, as well as support for Zixi Feeder software.

A starter kit is offered with Q603-RPS encoder board, a KEL ribbon cable, u.FL to BNC and u.FL to RP-SMA cables, a serial cable and NULL modem adapter, a power supply, as well as the documentation and SDK. The system is designed for video streaming & recording for a variety of applications including UAV and drones, inspection, remote monitoring, security and surveillance, video conferencing, and embedded systems with camera capabilities.

Z3 Technology did not provide information about availability and price. More information may be found in the press release and product page.

Via LinuxGizmos

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pbrobinson
pbrobinson
1 year ago

The description lists “4 armv8 cores” and then lists 8 cores (cluster of 2 and cluster of 6 big/little)

Jon Smirl
1 year ago

If you have to ask the price, then you can’t afford it.

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