WebM has opened its WebM/VP8 hardware codec. The WebM video hardware IP designs support encoding and decoding WebM/VP8 video up to 1080p resolution. The codec was implemented as RTL source code (VHDL or Verilog). Intended for chipsets and ASICs targeting multimedia devices (HD set-top boxes, mobile devices, netbooks, webcams, etc.), the WebM encoder and decoder hardware IP is built on technology developed by Google's Oulu, Finland office. This group has developed silicon-proven designs deployed in millions of chips worldwide, and provides semiconductor manufacturers with a minimal-risk solution for integrating WebM video capability with their chipsets.
The designs have not been optimized for FPGA, and can typically reach only SD resolution performance due to maximum clock frequency limitation.