Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) launched a new 3G/HD/SD universal audio/video processor that incorporates Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) Virtex(R)-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to lower system costs and accelerate time to market. The processor features dual triple-rate serializer and deserializer functions for real-time audio and video processing with automatic frame accurate Aspect Ratio Conversion (ARC), enabled by the ultra high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities of the Virtex-5 SXT platform. The new offering is targeted for high-end broadcast and television applications with the Miranda Technologies Densite Series of signal processing and distribution products.
Miranda Technologies is among the growing number of broadcast manufacturers to benefit from the inherent flexibility and time-to-market advantages of Xilinx programmable logic solutions. With a dedicated team focused on the broadcast market, Xilinx offers a range of silicon platforms, design software, reference designs and intellectual property (IP) cores that provide broadcast equipment designers with a cost-effective, comprehensive development environment.
The Xilinx silicon portfolio includes the DSP-optimized Virtex-5 SXT platform, which integrates triple-rate SDI (3G/SD/HD) capabilities with a single multi-gigabit transceiver. The high-speed serial design supports dynamic switching, without reconfiguring the FPGA, between standards for transmit or receive with automatic standard detection. As in the case of Miranda Technologies, with the ability to implement multiple channels in a single Virtex-5 SXT device, product developers save board real estate and reduce overall system costs.
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