Multi-channel Dolby Digital professional encoding is now available on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The functionality has been implemented on Xilinx Virtex-5 devices. The Xilinx solution helps broadcast equipment developers to adapt to rapidly evolving design requirements for higher performance, lower power systems, and a simplified bill of materials to reduce costs. Xilinx and Coreworks ported and certified the Dolby Digital 5.1 channel professional encoder in Virtex-5 FPGAs. This solution will also be provided on the latest generation of high performance Virtex-6 and low-power, low-cost Spartan-6 FPGAs. The Dolby Digital Professional Encoder on Xilinx FPGAs will be available from Coreworks for early engagements starting in October 2009.
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