At Electronica 2008, Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) and Eutecus will demonstrate the first full video analytics suite on a single field programmable gate array (FPGA). The analytics suite leverages the digital signal processing capabilities of the Xilinx(R) Spartan(R)-3A DSP FPGA platform and a Multi-core Video Analytics Engine (MVE(TM)) from Eutecus. Combined with the Xilinx XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition, the Eutecus MVE is an easily configurable, compact and high-performance processing architecture for embedding a cost-effective, complete video analytics solution in a single FPGA into video surveillance cameras and related network devices.
The Eutecus video analytics processor targets applications such as video surveillance cameras and video encoders which reside at the edge of the network to help reduce the bandwidth requirements of the data network. The Eutecus video analytics processor provides a complete set of metadata to drive a wide range of video analytics functions and as well as automated system control. It is also more efficient from a processing standpoint to analyze video data before compression of the video stream.
Designers and providers of video surveillance network devices such as cameras and DVRs, will benefit from implementing this fully functional video analytics capability to support real-time analysis and response. Past approaches precluded a single-chip solution from being commercially or technically viable due to processing, cost and power constraints. By leveraging the price/performance benefits of the Spartan-3A DSP FPGA, multiple detection functions such as camera tampering, virtual barrier, object left behind, and people counting can be cost-effectively integrated into a camera.
MVE is capable of handling high-definition resolution at video frame rates, consuming less than one watt, while fully executing multiple event- detection and classification algorithms in parallel. Combining an inherently parallel multi-core processing architecture and embedded complex video analytics algorithms in a single configurable building block, MVE reduces hardware design and programming effort, resulting in lower development cost and quicker time to market.
The Xilinx Spartan-3 DSP FPGA and ISE(R) Design Suite give analytics design teams more flexibility in customizing solutions for end customers. MVE-based video analytics applications and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions are tailored quickly, meeting customers’ specific needs with improved functionality. The implementation of MVE on the XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition simplifies testing and evaluation for the designer.