On the morning of May 18, 2015, University of Technology (Hanoi National University) announced information about the microchip product VNU-UET VENGME H.264 / AVC @ 2014 (hereinafter referred to as VENGME H.264 / AVC). This is Vietnam’s first dedicated video coding IC.
The project, chaired by Assoc. Prof. Tran Xuan Tu, has designed and built a hardware architecture to implement video encoding function compatible with H.264 / AVC standard for mobile devices. After the design was successful, the blueprint was sent for production at Global Foundry with 130 nm CMOS semiconductor technology.
VENGME H.264 / AVC is the most widely used specialized generation IC in the world today and has a very high complexity, integrating over two million logic ports (equivalent to 8 million transistors). ). In addition to approaching and mastering the design technology to meet the standard coding function of the IC, the team also has some development of its own optimal solutions, such as 4-stage pipeline treatment techniques, methods data reuse, computation techniques in the process of data transmission between basic blocks, low power design techniques.
Video encoding chip VNU-UET VENGME H.264 / AVC @ 2014 was designed and manufactured by the research team of Assoc. Prof. Tran Xuan Tu. (Photo: Bui Tuan).
Microchips have some outstanding features compared to other technology products in the application field being researched and deployed in the world in terms of performance, energy consumption and design cost. It can handle real-time videos of up to HD 720p resolution at 100MHz, with a relatively small power consumption (53 mW). These creative contents are the basis for the author group to publish 10 articles in the ISI / Scopus system and be interested by the international scientific community, cited up to 26 times.
Through research, the University of Technology has built a relatively strong scientific staff, mastered integrated circuit design technology and is capable of solving modern technology issues, allowing deployment. design important circuits for the field of national defense and security with internal resources.
The VENGME H.264 / AVC video signal chip is designed to target applications such as security cameras, traffic cameras, field surveillance cameras or simply buildings, schools, and surveillance cameras. public places … and mobile devices like smartphones, video cameras. At the ceremony, the University of Technology and Saigon Smart Solutions Co., Ltd. signed an agreement on technology transfer and application development cooperation for VENGME H.264 / AVC.
The technology products of the project have also been partly shared with the Institute of Electronics and Informatics under the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-LETI) of the Republic of France to continue developing in the direction of reducing the power consumption. – one of the increasingly demanding requirements of green technology-driven mobile devices.
Nguyen Thanh Binh, Director of the Department of Science and Technology (Government Cipher Department), said that Cipher Committee also set a target to design an IC for its use soon. “We have had a meeting with Associate Professor Tu and found that the ability to cooperate after the announcement was very good. Although the road to the product is still long, this is the first step of the technology development orientation. High quality technology gradually replaces the outsourced labor, “Mr. Binh said.
“The national product development program is oriented towards microchip development, the Technology Innovation Fund also aims to develop electronic circuits as one of the key directions. The Ministry of Science and Technology will therefore facilitate so that research and training units can participate in the programs of the Ministry of Science and Technology together “, said Mr. Nguyen Van Tang, representative of the National Product Development Program Office (Ministry of Science and Technology). ), affirmative.
Microchips are a key part of all industrial products, especially electronics, and can be likened to “industrial rice.” Proactively producing diversified electronic circuit boards and updating the world’s most modern technology will enhance the value of electronic products made in Vietnam with a profit of up to 30%. The successful research and manufacturing of ICs also contributes to the training of high quality human resources for the knowledge economy, reducing the import of electronic components and technological solutions, creating photo products. and greatly affect the development of the country’s economy.
With this product, Vietnam can also master electronic technology for national security and defense, design and manufacture important electronic circuits in weapons systems, military equipment, and navigation systems. pepper; information security. These are issues that cannot be ordered or hired by foreign designers and manufacturers.
Mr. Nguyen Huu Duc, Vice President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, assessed that the research team of Associate Professor Tran Xuan Tu has incorporated the perspectives on practical research and international integration (derived from practical requirements). of the country, but should be implemented in an international standard approach); basic research and technological development with high level (ensuring the discovery of new knowledge, new solutions of publication value in international journals, or registration of inventions and inventions) and Applied research sites with high scientific content.
“Along with the development program of IC industry in Ho Chi Minh City, VENGME H.264 / AVC video chip product of Hanoi National University contributes to empowering Vietnam on the real map. chip production of the world, consolidating the 3rd position in the ASEAN region, Hanoi National University will continue to support and invest for the IC’s research and application development group to manufacture and develop the New generation of ICs can compete globally, “said Professor Nguyen Huu Duc.