LYYN AB has developed a hardware and software video processing platform enabled by the Actel (Nasdaq: ACTL) ProASIC3 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The solution “cleans” video footage to provide better visibility in the presence of such things as snow, fog, underwater silt and darkness. LYYN’s products are targeted for use in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and aircrafts (UAVs) as well as portable devices, such as underwater cameras and advanced surveillance systems.
LYYN’s Visibility Enhancement Technology (VET) leverages a patent-pending algorithm, which is safely stored on an Actel ProASIC3 FPGA using inherently secure flash memory and 128-bit AES decryption. In addition to speed and advanced security, ProASIC3 FPGAs deliver market-leading typical stand-by power consumption of only 8 mA, enabling three times longer battery life on average when compared to alternative solutions. ProASIC3 FPGAs also integrate flash memory on-chip and can therefore meet the Level-0 live at power-up (LAPU) specification. This means they are operational between power-on and power-up and can offer up to 4,000 times better power-on response time than competing SRAM-based FPGAs.
LYYN offers the T38, a stand-alone visibility enhancement technology unit for analog video, for $5,195. The A3P1000 and the ARM7-ready M7A3P1000 are offered in FG144, FG256, FG484 and PQ208 packages. The A3P1000 and M7A3P1000 are currently sampling. The A3P1000 is priced at less than $9.95 in 250K-unit quantities.