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The NETINT T408 is a real-time, low-latency video transcoder for x86 and Arm-based servers. Available in U.2 and PCIe card form factors, the T408 enables hyper-scale video platforms to easily transition from software to hardware encoding and benefit from a 10x TCO reduction, 10x increase in encoding density and 20x carbon footprint reduction compared to CPU-based software video encoding.

The T408 is based on the NETINT Codensity G4 ASIC that supports H.264 and HEVC video encoding at up to 4K resolution with 10-bit HDR. The NETINT T408 Video Transcoder plugs into x86 or Arm enterprise-class servers offering an easy upgrade path from software to hardware-based encoding. The high throughput of the T408 enables ultra-low latency encoding of 40 broadcast quality 1080p60 streams in a 1RU server.

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Applications

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Codensity G4

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At the heart of all Codensity storage and transcoding products is the Codensity G4 SSD Controller System on Chip (SoC). 

Its computational storage architecture uniquely combines on-chip H.264/H.265 video processing accelerators with a multi-channel NAND Flash storage controller, which together deliver scalability for video-intensive storage and processing applications.

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On-chip H.264/H.265 encoders and decoders deliver video application scalability

Video is often generated using the ubiquitous H.264 AVC video encoding standard. The newer H.265 HEVC video encoding standard delivers equivalent video quality with up to a 50% reduction in file size and bandwidth requirements.

However, H.265 requires up to 10x the processing power of comparable H.264 video quality, limiting the scalability of software or even GPU-based video processing solutions.

The Codensity G4’s hyperefficient on-chip UHD video processing engine delivers scalable H.265 video compression for Codensity D400 Series SSD video storage applications or high-density H.264/H.265 transcoding for Codensity T400 Series video transcoder deployments.

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Multiprocessor architecture supports optimizations for unique data access and storage requirements

Many high-performance applications with I/O-intensive requirements could take advantage of different trade-offs in terms of read/write performance, endurance, capacity, security, and data integrity than manufacturers commonly provide.

The Codensity G4 SSD controller SoC is based on programmable microprocessor architecture, allowing NETINT engineers to work with our customers to optimize the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) and pipeline processing to your application and system priorities, often leading to large performance increases.

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Programmable Flash Controllers - Up to 16 channels with independent optimization

NAND Flash devices can vary between technologies, vendors, and instruction sets. The Codensity G4 supports up to 16 independent NAND Flash control channels that can be optimized for different Flash devices, data integrity, or reliability requirements.

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NAND Flash Device Options - Supports a variety of 3D TLC or QLC NAND Flash components

The flexibility of the Codensity G4 Flash controllers allows NETINT to support 3D TLC NAND Flash for applications requiring higher reliability with raw storage capacities up to 16 TB using 512 Gb TLC. It can also support newer QLC NAND for higher capacities.

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Delivers PCIe 4.0 x4 throughput between host and Codensity PCIe modules

Today’s peripheral I/O performance is often limited by the PCIe bus interface between enterprise servers and connected SSD storage modules.

Codensity G4 is one of the first SSD controllers in the market supporting the latest PCIe 4.0 standard, delivering 2X the throughput compared to the slower PCI 3.0 offered by the majority of SSD offerings today.

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Unleash the speed of solid state non-volatile memory access

Legacy data access protocols, including SATA and SAS, were designed during the hard disk drive era to overcome the large discrepancies in performance between computing and data access.

NVMe was designed from the ground up to unleash the speed potential of solid state non-volatile memory (NVM) technology. Its streamlined queuing protocol, combined with an optimized command set interface, enables low latency and high performance.

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High Reliability - Comprehensive error correction designed for NAND Flash technology

A comprehensive Error Correction Code (ECC) implementation, based on Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) algorithms, overcomes some of the inherent bit storage reliability challenges with NAND Flash technology, supporting a high-reliability SSD solution with the mean time to failure (MTBF) of 2 million device hours.


Designed for cloud transcoding architectures

High-Density Real-time UHD Video Transcoding

T408 modules take full advantage of ASIC-based video processors inside the Codensity G4 SoC technology to support an H.264/HEVC transcoding throughput of 60 fps of 4K UHD video, or 4x 1080p60 streams per T408 module. At lower resolutions, even more simultaneous streams can be supported.

By offloading complex encode/decode processing to the ASIC, the T408 video transcoders minimize host CPU utilization. The result is a significant improvement in real-time transcoding density compared to any software or GPU-based transcoding solution.

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Integrates into Enterprise-Class NVMe Servers

The T408 video transcoding solution offers an elegant, simple, yet effective hardware architecture for transcoding scalability. SSD storage products are increasingly available based on PCIe 2.5" U.2 form factor. Similarly, NVMe was designed as a high-performance, low latency, and extensible interface protocol for fast storage I/O.

Enterprise-class server vendors have embraced these trends with an increasing variety of storage server products designed to host multiple U.2 NVMe bays. But rather than adding storage capacity, instead transcoding capacity can be added by plugging in Codensity T408 modules into the NVMe bays.

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T408 Video Transcoder
The T408 is based on the NETINT Codensity G4 ASIC that supports H.264 and HEVC video encoding at up to 4K resolution with 10-bit HDR. T408 Video Transcoder plugs into x86 or Arm servers offering an easy upgrade path to hardware-based encoding.

Any configuration to meet Your Exact Needs

Experience the density and operational cost advantage of NETINT Codensity-powered video transcoders to confidently switch from CPU and GPU to ASIC-based video encoding.

With the Easy Access Program, you can buy individual Codensity T408 video transcoders in the quantities necessary for your application.

1 x U.2 T408

Use this option if you need less than ten U.2 T408 Video Transcoders.

US$ 349 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

10 x U.2 T408

The most optimal solution. Test in your specific application at a reasonable cost.

US$ 2,997 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

100 x U.2 T408

For those who are determined to implement, we offer a fantastic price incentive.

US$ 25,975 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

1 x PCIe T408

Use this option if you need less than ten U.2 T408 Video Transcoders.

US$ 349 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

10 x PCIe T408

The most optimal solution. Test in your specific application at a reasonable cost.

US$ 2,997 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

100 x PCIe T408

For those who are determined to implement, we offer a fantastic price incentive.

US$ 25,975 + shipping

  • Europe and Americas ONLY

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