Xilinx SMPTE 2022-5/-6 IP Core for VoIP Broadcasting

Xilinx rolled out their SMPTE 2022-5/-6 intellectual property core. The core is ideal for developing internet protocol based systems needed to reduce the cost of transporting raw, high-bit video from remote events, to studios, to post editing houses, and other points along the production process. The Xilinx SMPTE 2022-5/-6 intellectual property core is available now through early access. The core will be available as a Xilinx LogiCORE IP core in the first quarter of 2012.

The SMPTE 2022-5/-6 IP core is Xilinx’s newest building block for broadcast equipment developers. The new core brings Forward Error Correction (FEC) for video over IP to Xilinx’s Broadcast Real-Time Video Engine Targeted Design Platform. It helps developers quickly build flexible, high-bandwidth systems capable of recovering IP packets lost to network transmission errors and ensure the picture-perfect quality of uncompressed, full bandwidth professional video.

The SMPTE 2022-5/-6 video networking standard defines a transport protocol for the carriage of real-time, non-piecewise constant, variable bit rate (VBR) MPEG-2 Transport Streams over IP networks. The capability to robustly support multiple, uncompressed High-Definition (HD) and 3D high-resolution video streams encapsulated in SMPTE 2022-5/-6 Ethernet IP packet format is critical to the deployment of a new generation of broadcast equipment that will eventually replace many of the portable infrastructures that support outside live broadcast and remote production.

The inherent flexibility of FPGAs [compared to Applications Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs)] means that equipment can quickly be adapted to changing standards and have longer life in the field after installation. FPGA devices also reduce costs for SMPTE 2022-5/-6 systems through single-chip integration of other real-time video, audio and data processing functions. They enable the quick adoption and deployment of 10 GbE video over IP for city-to-city or stadium-to-studio wide area networks (WANs).

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