Xilinx Introduces Version 2.1 of Real-Time Video Engine

Xilinx released version 2.1 of their Real-Time Video Engine. RTVE runs on the OZ745 Zynq-7045 All Programmable system-on-a-chip (SoC) baseboard from OmniTek. RTVE 2.1 is a key component of the Xilinx All Programmable Smarter Vision solutions, which combines the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC, Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) with IP integrator software tools, OpenCV libraries, SmartCORE IP and hardware development kits

RTVE v2.1 is a comprehensive video system reference design. It enables OEMs to develop new professional monitors, digital cinema projectors, routers, switchers, multiviewers, cameras and other key broadcast equipment that require high-performance video processing, particularly with multiple video streams.

The RTVE 2.1 reference design allows for multiple video processing pipelines, running at 10-bit color depth and full 4:4:4 color subsampling. It now includes a web-based GUI for easier control of the reference design.

The latest Real-Time Video Engine is architected using the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC for a scalable solution that integrates up to eight simultaneous 1080p60 video channels in a single device with additional functionality running on the ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and is the optimal platform to address the growing ASIC and ASSP gaps in video-based applications.

The Real-Time Video Engine accelerates the development of applications requiring rich video analytics and exceptional real-time performance. The RTVE 2.0 lounge is available now. The RTVE 2.1 lounge will be available in Q2 2013.

RTVE 2.1 Highlights

  • Supports up to eight channels of video for increased system performance in the same area of silicon
  • OmniTek’s Scalable Video Processor (OSVP) with an integrated deinterlacer/scaler
  • Robust multi-port video direct memory access (VDMA) technology to minimize resources used while maintaining this high performance

More info: Xilinx Real-Time Video Engine Targeted Reference Design