Just Released! Intel® Media SDK for Embedded Linux*

Deliver Fast Video Processing in Smart Camera and Connected Car Applications

We enthusiastically announce the launch of Intel® Media SDK for Embedded Linux*!

Smart camera and connected car developers can now deliver fast and efficient video processing in media applications with the Intel® Media SDK for Embedded Linux*. This opens the door for optimizing video streaming to and from smart camera usages across a host of devices: drones, phones, robotics, videocams, cars, players and editors, and more.

Just released, the Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux supports the latest Intel Atom, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® processors as well as Yocto Project* (a comprehensive embedded Linux development environment). Together, this SDK along with Intel processor-based platforms bring real-time computing in digital surveillance and new in-vehicle experiences.

Video embedded usages

Get Fast Media Performance with Hardware-Accelerated Codecs

The Media SDK provides access to Intel® Quick Sync Video (hardware-accelerated video codecs in the Intel graphics processor), which helps developers achieve outstanding encoding, decoding and processing performance. The SDK supports many widely-adopted codecs such as HEVC, AVC, MPEG-2 and more. Its APIs deliver rich capabilities to tune the video encoding pipeline for the best visual quality. Ensure reliability in long-term production deployments (the Media SDK libraries were tested for enhanced stress and error robustness).

Intel Media SDK siteVisit the Intel Media SDK site to learn more (a Windows* version is also available).

Download the Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux now

The Media SDK library inputs and outputs the elementary video stream to process the data; it works with the mux/demux component from the software in the market to manage the video stream in the standard container.

In this Release

  • Access to Intel Media SDK features for embedded processors (List at ark.intel.com.)
    • Encoders: AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MJPEG
    • Decoders: AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MJPEG, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8
    • VPP functions like crop, rotate, resize, color conversion and more.
  • Instructions to build Yocto images enabled to access processor graphics acceleration.

Supported Processors

The Media SDK for Embedded Linux supports the following processors:
  • Intel Celeron Processor: N3350
  • Intel Pentium Processor: N4200
  • Intel Atom Processors: E3930, E3940, E3950

Note: Please refer to the latest Yocto Project BKC for the detailed support information, and the latest Getting Started Guide.

Learn More, Support Resources

Intel® Media SDK

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.

1 comment


Excellent post. Much looked forward to. I noticed a minor problem with the link in the note below referring to the latest 'Yocto Project BKC'. Seems to be missing a few characters in the protocol prefix. Here is the corrected link:

NotePlease refer to the latest Yocto Project BKC for the detailed support information, and the latest Getting Started Guide.

 - Jesper 

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