SingMai Electronics Co. Ltd. was founded by Daniel Ogilvie and Phuttachad Thiencharoenwong in September 2007.
Standard Definition can be Higher Definition
Rumours of standard definition video’s demise may be premature:
A large proportion of the population including Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and parts of Asia will not see the analogue broadcasting switch off for another decade.
Legacy requirements will be with us for some time to come.
95% of the installed base for security applications in China is for standard definition.
Transcription of analogue sources such as VCRs are usually lacking in quality yet more can be done to recover lost information, such as with SingMai’s PT30 video decoder IP core.
There are new markets for standard definition such as mobile TV reception, which requires very resilient sync detection and recovery, placing new demands on old components.
Video compression and large size progressive displays put additional demands on standard definition processing that existing solutions were not designed to meet.
SD can offer high quality, less power hungry and much less expensive options to HD in a range of applications. If you don't believe us, look at Sony's initiative with 960H video sensors.
Transmission of uncompressed HD over long cable distances is difficult without the use of fibre (expensive). SingMai’s proprietary aCVi interface allows the broadcast of uncompressed analogue HD over long distances with existing cable runs (RG-59).
HD video compression is expensive and very power hungry and may only yield results comparable to non-compressed SD.
It is not that SingMai are stuck in the Dark Ages, we make HD products too, but we also offer exemplary quality standard definition products ‘with a twist’ that might allow you to make a more affordable and higher quality product without resorting to HD.
SingMai has customers throughout the world, including:
Rhode and Schwarz. (Germany)
L3. (USA and Canada)
NewPort Media. (USA)
Tangram Technologies. (latterly Synergi, Hong Kong)
Vision on Chip. (South Korea)
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