Xilinx Targets 3D and 4K2K Displays with Reference Designs and ACDC Baseboard

Xilinx introduced reference designs and a development baseboard for speeding the development of next-generation, 3D and 4K2K display technologies. The 4K2K Mosaic and HDTV-to-4K2K up-converter targeted reference designs are based on the new 28nm Kintex-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The new ACDC (Acquisition, Contribution, Distribution and Consumption) 1.0 Baseboard also uses Kintex-7 FPGA devices. The targeted reference designs and ACDC 1.0 Baseboard with the Kintex-7 FPGA will be available in Q2 2012.

4K2K Mosaic and HDTV-to-4K2K up-converter targeted reference designs ~ Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA

The 4K2K Mosaic and HDTV-to-4K2K up-converter targeted reference designs and the ACDC 1.0 Baseboard were jointly developed with Tokyo Electron Device Ltd. (TED). The combination of hardware, IP cores, and targeted reference designs from Xilinx and TED helps display makers who have 1080i systems (HD) or 1080P (Full HD) and designs in their labs to quickly develop systems so they can be ready with the new displays with little additional engineering investment before 4K2K content becomes widely available. The 4K2K up-converter reference design enables 1080i or 1080P content to be displayed on 4K2K systems.

The ACDC 1.0 Base Board forms the heart of Xilinx’s system integration tools for developing consumer displays. Designers who are already working with 1080i or 1080P technologies can quickly migrate to 4K2K by using the Mosaic reference design and HDTV-to-4K2K up-converter included as part of the platform. The HDTV-to-4K2K up-converter also solves the content dilemma by providing a necessary tool to be able to use any standard 1080i (HD) or 1080P (Full HD) content on a rich immersive 4K2K display. The base board and optional FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC) can also support:

  • Video in connectivity via DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI standards
  • Video processing with de-interlacer, video scaler, color space converter, gamma correction, edge enhancement, motion adaptive noise reduction, frame rate converter, color grading, and on-screen-display features that come with the Xilinx Video and Image Processing Pack (VIPP)
  • Video-out connectivity to the display panel through V-by-One HS, DisplayPort, and LVDS
inrevium Kintex-7 FPGA ACDC 1.0 Base Board

Kintex-7 FPGA ACDC 1.0 Base Board Features

  • XC7K325T-3FFG900E FPGA
  • Quad SPI Flash (128 Mbit)
  • FMC Connectors: 2 high pin count and 2 low pin count
  • 16 ch x 12.5 Gbps GTX transceiver
  • 4 x DDR3 2 Gbit memory
  • Clocking
    • 74.25MHz (via socket)
    • 135MHz OSC
    • 200MHz OSC
    • PLL (user programmable)
  • MMCX connectors for input and output
  • JTAG configuration port
  • XADC independent, 1 MSPS, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter

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