SharpStreamer PCIE-7207  High-Density Video Accelerator



SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 accelerates video processing

Next Day OTT Video Use Case


The Changing Broadcast Landscape


SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 Block Diagram


SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 Software Block Diagram

High H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC transcoding density
The ARTESYN Embedded Technologies SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 high-density video accelerator enables service provider networks to offer video transcoding services quickly and dynamically. As an add-on card, the SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 offers quick scalable integration with existing and standard server architectures to meet the demands of ISPs and MSOs who want to use existing servers and cloud infrastructure to support new video transcoding services. The SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 board is also available in 1U rack server SharpStreamer 1U platform with Host Server or Video on Demand & Real-Time Streaming software.

The Artesyn Embedded Technologies SharpStreamer platform accelerates video processing for service providers and equipment providers in the broadcast, OTT, MSO, ISP, CDN and cloud service provider market. Within those markets, there are multiple applications that can benefit from increased density for video streaming and transcoding. By taking advantage of x86 GPU-accelerated technology in a small and versatile PCI Express footprint, Artesyn's SharpStreamer platform offers application developers a scalable and flexible solution that fits into standard server architectures and cloud-based deployments. So it's now possible to multiply density without changing or adding servers. With many application developers already innovating around x86 technology and standard servers, Artesyn's SharpStreamer platform offers the possibility of realizing dramatically increased density with low development effort.

With a focus on the high-density and low power demands of video streaming applications such as OTT streaming servers, mobile network optimization, video conferencing and broadcast equipment, Artesyn employs multiple Intel Core i7 and GPU accelerated devices in a small and scalable PCI Express card footprint that is easily deployable in off-the-shelf platforms. Each SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 is capable of up to 44 streams of 1080p H.264 transcodes, or 4 streams of 1080p H.265/HEVC transcodes.

Compared to dedicated appliances the SharpStreamer solution is more easy deployable, portable, and does not constrain operators to only one type of equipment to monetize OTT streaming content. It also offers network scalability for increased subscribers to pay as you go adding more cards and density from small to large servers as needed. Compared to software-only solutions, the SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 requires far fewer servers and much less operational cost to power video transcoding services.

The SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 is equipped with a Software Development Kit comprised of the Intel Media SDK runtime files with Intel HD graphics fixed function hardware acceleration, monitoring and processor subsystem O/S and management tools for easy integration with server host processing environments.

Product Specification

PCI-SOG PCIe Base Spec. Rev. 2.0 compliant

4 Quad Core 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-5650U

32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM, 8 GB per processor subsystem

Intel Iris graphics (GT3)/ HD graphics 6000:
300 MHz graphics base frequency
1.0 GHz max. dyn. graphics frequency

4 MicroSD slots

PCIe x4 Gen. 2.0

Intel i350 quad Gigabit Ethernet controller

12V DC auxiliary power

6-pin Molex connector

120W power requirement

Operating temperature range 0C .. +40C

NEBS operating temperature range 0C .. +55C

Hardware accelerated codecs:
H.264, H.265 (partial acceleration), MPEG-2, MJPEG (partial acceleration, only decode), VC-1 (only decode), VP8 (partial acceleration)

Video processing APIS:
Composition, scaling, color space conversion, interpolated frame rate conversion

2 years warranty



Ordering Information


PCIe card with 4x dual-core 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-5650U




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