Samsung Electronics selected the Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) Spartan[TM]-3E FPGA and MicroBlaze[TM] soft processor for their latest digital video surveillance system. Xilinx low-cost Spartan-3E FPGA and MicroBlaze soft processor play an integral role in both the digital video recorder (DVR) and dome camera, providing Samsung with the competitive edge by increasing functionality, reducing development costs and improving time-to-market.
The Samsung DVR processes four channels simultaneously on a single Spartan-3E device embedded with a MicroBlaze soft processor. A second Spartan-3E device with MicroBlaze processor is used by the dome camera to calculate multiple coordinates and interface with the digital video recorder.
Samsung is among a growing number of video surveillance manufacturers to rely on Xilinx embedded solutions to gain the competitive edge. Video surveillance systems are a key component in ensuring security at train stations, airports, banks, casinos, malls, even our homes. As security risks increase, the need to visually monitor and record events has escalated in diverse use models. As a result, new architectures must provide scalability for cost-effective solutions across an increasingly diverse set of video surveillance system requirements. According to the research firm Semicast, the market for video surveillance cameras and equipment is forecasted to grow from $919 million to $1.7 billion over the next five years, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in excess of 13%.