Matrox Endea

Matrox Endea multi-channel encode/decode platform for developers. Matrox Endea OEM reference platform supplied with HDMI 1.4 input and DisplayPort 1.1 output boards.

Comprehensive OEM reference platform offers strategic H.264 encode/decode and video processing capabilities—including support for multiple formats up to 4K


Matrox Endea™ (Encoder and Decoder Appliance) is a highly customizable OEM reference platform that greatly facilitates the development of purpose-built encoders, decoders, and transcoders dramatically reducing R&D investment for designers of H.264 encoding and decoding and video switching/processing applications.

The Endea platform offers custom I/O options and flexible streaming and recording capabilities manipulating a mix of SD, HD, 4K (UHD & Digital Cinema), capture, display, switching, encoding, decoding, scaling, de-interlacing, compositing, framelock, genlock, mix of chroma sampling (4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4), support for 8- and 10-bit color in RGB and YUV, and more.

Matrox provides basic input/output options to ingest and/or display video, but also gives OEMs reference designs, engineering schematics, FPGA source code, low-level hardware and software development libraries, best practices implementations for building encoders and decoders, reference materials for designing zero-latency pass-through, and individualized support as needed. Contact us for more information.

Encoding & Decoding

  • Multiple simultaneous encoding/decoding support:
    • 2x UHD (60Hz)
    • 4x UHD (30Hz)
    • 8x Full HD (60Hz)
    • 16x Full HD (30Hz)
    • 100x SD (30Hz)
  • 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 chroma sampling
  • 8- and 10-bit YUV and/or RGB color modes
  • Panasonic® AVC-Ultra and Sony® XAVC support
  • Variable, user-defined programmable bit rates (CBR and VBR)
  • Fully-programmable codec engine including GOP structure and frame management
  • Low latency encode and decode modes

Streaming, Network and Recording

  • Dual, independent 1GbE and MAC addressing offers managed, partitioned streaming and control links
  • Multicast, Unicast and Multi-Unicast support
  • Storage & Recording: Local, NAS or shared network drives
  • Varied streaming protocol support:
    • RTSP/RTP/RTCP
    • RTP
    • RTMP
    • MPEG-TS
  • Framelock based on IEEE1588 v2
  • Rack mountable – dual-density 2U platform

General I/O

  • Embedded Linux OS
  • Main baseboard supports I/O such as:
    • Up to 8x USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports
    • 2x 1GbE ports
    • 2x SATA 2.0 ports
    • 2x RS-232 ports
    • Multiple GPIOs, Genlock
    • 2x DisplayPort 1.1 local console outputs
    • LINE IN/OUT, MIC IN and variety of audio formats
    • Flexible video I/O (e.g. HD/3G/6G-SDI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and more; optional zero-latency pass through)
  • Supplied with HDMI input and DisplayPort 1.1 output boards

Video Processing

  • Multi-tap, multichannel up and down scaling
  • Content adaptive de-interlacing with antialiasing
  • Multi-layer, single/multi-pass compositing, keying, blending

Software & Management

  • Matrox SDK for OEM development
  • Develop and run application(s) locally
  • Optional, high-quality, programmable touchscreen
  • Built-in multi-viewer from local console outputs