4i2i Communications


4i2i Communications

Infobox_Company
company_name = 4i2i Communications
company_
company_type = Limited company
foundation = 1995
location =
industry = Semiconductor IP cores, Computer software
products = Semiconductor IP cores, Computer software
homepage = [http://www.4i2i.com/ www.4i2i.com]

4i2i Communications Ltd. is a supplier of semiconductor IP cores, software and board level solutions for video coding, error correction [ [http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/columns/core_competency/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17408484 IP cores from 4i2i fit Actel ASICs] ] coding and broad-band modems. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, it also has offices in Edinburgh, Scotland and San Jose, California, USA. The company specializes in video compression technology and sells a range of video IP cores. 4i2i video cores include High Profile H.264 decode and encode supporting HDTV resolution video [cite web | url=http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/xcell_56/xc_pdf/p070-073_56-alpha.pdf | title=High Definition, Low Bandwidth. Implementing a high-definition H.264 codec solution with a single Xilinx FPGA. | author=4i2i and Alpha Data | date=2006-01-01 | publisher=Xilinx | accessdate=2007-02-06] .

4i2i customers include NASA [ [http://business.scotsman.com/technology.cfm?id=1086292004 4i2i deal out of this world] ] [ [http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/sedotcom_home/news-se/news-fullarticle.htm?articleid=79878 Aberdeen company takes leap into space after securing deal with NASA] ] whose Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses 4i2i video codec IP to help astronauts transmit digital video pictures back to Earth from space.

4i2i sponsors a research engineer at the Institute for System Level Integration [ [http://www.sli-institute.ac.uk/research/engd/4i2i.htm ISLI EngD research - 4i2i Communications (2003-07)] ] .

Company timeline

*1995: Company founded.
*2005: Xilinx and 4i2i demonstrate industry's first high definition H.264/AVC encoder available in a single FPGA [ [http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/products/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=170701141 Xilinx and 4i2i demonstrate industry's first high definition H.264/AVC encoder available in a single FPGA.] ] .

References

External links

* [http://www.4i2i.com/ www.4i2i.com] — the company's website
* 4i2i Company Profile at [http://www.talentscotland.com/view_item.aspx?item_id=166 talentscotland.com] (part of Scottish Enterprise)


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