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Empia Video Grabber Overview
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eMPIA is a world leading provider of integrated circuit & IC design for embedded multifunction peripheral imaging appliances. The company is  focused on creating semiconductor solutions to power leading edge embedded imaging devices and  imaging internet appliances. eMPIA enjoys access to the majority of companies needing advanced IC designs and  committed to building long-term value through continuous innovation, strategic partnership.

eMPIA Technology Inc., the USB Video Solution provider. The eMPIA components are used in industrial applications as well as in medical applications.


Expert in USB Video and Audio solutions, eMPIA proposes EM2838x, the hard wired H.264 encoder which takes the high-definition video raw data, encodes into H264 format, and transfers through USB in transport stream format. EM2838x is targeted for consumer equipment, digital recording, playback and transmission of HD video/audio products.

eMPIA Core Technologies

- EM27 Series USB2.0 Web Cam

- EM28 Series USB2.0 TV/PVR (H.264)










eMPIA EM27xxx and EM28xxx Overview

Video resolution 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Frame(field) rate 24, 25, 30, 50, 60


- Conforms to ITU-T H.264 standard, also named MPEG-4 Part-10 AVC

- Supports Base-Line profile

- Encode up to 1080p 30 frame per second

- Firmware-based bit rate control is flexible and upgradeable

- Compute target QP based on bit rate goal and past bit consumption

- Reservoir management for steady bit rate

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eMPIA EM2838x family : USB2.0 H.264 Grabber

1 HDMI input port and 1 USB 2.0 output port

- Supports 1 HDMI input port to 1 USB2.0 output port

- Supports 1 HDMI input port, 1 HDMI and 1 USB2.0 output ports

- Hardware One DDR1 DRAM, resolution 1080P Max

- Support Window, Mac OS(Optional), Linux (Optional), android (Optional) platform

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Empia USB 2.0

1 HDMI input port and 1 USB 2.0 + 1 HDMI output port​

Empia-USB 2.0 - 1HDMI

1 HDMI input port and 1 PCI Express output port​

Empia PCI Express


eMPIA EM2828x family
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- WHYL Certified

- HDMI only preview function

- EM28283 / EM28284 support Mac 10.6 -> 7 OS (Optional) and Linux (Optional)

- Support Window32/64 bit platform


USB 2.0 Grabber EM28281/283/84

Empia USB Grabber