Xilinx at IBC 2007

Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) will showcase its programmable logic solutions for enabling broadcast applications at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), September 7-11, 2007 in Amsterdam. Xilinx will conduct live demonstrations of its solutions including video and audio connectivity, video over IP, an advanced video development platform, and JPEG2000 CODECs:

Video and Audio Connectivity
Demonstration of daisy chain boards highlighting the flexibility and interoperability of Xilinx broadcast solutions for Dual Link HD-SDI and 3G-SDI SMPTE emerging standards, as well as embedding, de-embedding and sample rate conversion of AES3 audio transported in HD-SDI streams Implementation on Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGAs enables transfer of uncompressed 1080p 50/60 video into and out of a variety of broadcast applications and translation and bridging between various standards.

Video over IP
Demonstration of bridging between multiple DVB-ASI input streams and Gigabit Ethernet IP packets, as well as forward error correction to ProMPEG CoP3 based on Xilinx Virtex-5 family of FPGAs. The reprogrammable platform can bridge between IP networks and traditional broadcast connectivity standards, ultimately lowering the risks involved in rolling out triple and quad-play capabilities.

Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP)
Demonstration of PCI Express(R) compliant cards based on Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT FPGAs, developed by OmniTek Ltd. The platform enables a standard PC to support professional broadcast quality video processing and is capable of streaming uncompressed video via 3G-SDI, Dual Link HD-SDI, HD-SDI, SDI and DVB-ASI connectivity to and from the PC. Broadcast quality scaling and deinterlacing IP (bundled with the board) will also be demonstrated.

Demonstration of JPEG2000 encoding and decoding solutions developed by Barco Silex, using the Xilinx Virtex-5 family of FPGAs. The codec solutions support DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) formats including 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 resolutions with up to 48 frames per second, and broadcast formats including 1080i and 1080p. Both the encoder and decoder are capable of replacing multiple ASSP devices or PC farms and offer the flexibility to tailor to exact requirements, including integration of security and watermarking features.

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Xilinx to Showcase Solutions at International Broadcasting Convention
Xilinx Broadcast Solutions
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