The Mini-IP camera design targets surveillance and other types of monitoring applications. It is said to accept audio and video input from attached sensors, compress it in real time, and send it out using single- or multi-cast Internet protocols such as RTSP.
The Mini-IP camera is based on Micronas’s Cypher 7108A SoC, which is powered by an unspecified 32-bit MIPS application processor core. The SoC integrates a streaming media encoder said to support MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, H.263, and MJPEG video encoding, together with an audio codec, external memory controller, cryptographic accelerator for VPN (virtual private network) functions. Other interfaces include a 10-bit camera/audio interface, standard PC hard drive and USB interfaces, and an HPI (host port interface) for attachment to a Texas Instruments DSP.
Sweet! I want one of these for Christmas! :)