Altera, Arrow Electronics, and MathWorks are hosting the DSP Forum. The event will discuss application-specific digital signal processing design methodologies targeted for Altera FPGAs. DSP Forum will also explain how the combination of DSP Builder’s model-based design flow and MathWorks tools helps implement high-performance floating-point DSP. The one-day event will take place in multiple cities from May 1st to June 7th.
At the National Association of Broadcasters Show, Xilinx will showcase programmable platforms for building the next generation of broadcast video production equipment. NAB will take place April 14-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NAB Show is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Xilinx will be exhibiting in booth #N4319.
Lattice Semiconductor launched their HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit, which is a production-ready High Definition (HD) video camera development system based on the LatticeECP3 FPGA family. The HDR-60 kit helps camera manufacturers jump start their FPGA-based high definition camera programs. The kit features Aptina 720p HDR sensor, on-board DDR2 memory, two USB ports, RJ45 Ethernet port, Broadcom Broadreach PHY, and built-in BNC connector. The Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit is available for $399.
Lattice Semiconductor introduced five new Intellectual Property (IP) suites: PCI Express, Ethernet Networking, Digital Signal Processing, Video & Display, and Value. The IP suites are economical packages of IP cores that allow designers easily obtain critical functions for their applications. Lattice IP Suites will help accelerate the design of electronic systems with the LatticeECP3 FPGA devices. The suites offer ready-made building blocks for solving problems like high-speed data transfer, Ethernet networking, high speed memory interfaces, digital signal processing and video pixel processing.
Eutecus introduced the Bi-i V401X-FP5500 Fusion-Analytics Module Reference Design. The Eutecus’ Multi-core Video Analytics Engine (MVE) is implemented on a single low-cost FPGA — the Spartan 3A DSP. The Bi-i V401X-FP5500 is ideal for image processing applications in the military, aerospace and homeland security. The video analytics is performed in real time on a fused video stream by Eutecus’ Multi-core Video Analytics Engine embedded in the Bi-i V401X Video Analytics subsystem.
Tokyo Electron Device (TED) introduced the V-by-One HS IP Core for Xilinx FPGA Spartan-6. V-by-One HS is an open standard for allowing transmission of large amounts of video and control data to support the higher frame rates and the higher resolutions required by next-generation flat-panel displays. It enables high-speed serial data transfer technology capable of variable transfer speeds beyond 3Gbps, thus requiring far fewer channels for transferring data. The V-by-One HS video interface standard was developed by THine Electronics.
Altera and Apical introduced the first high-definition wide dynamic range (WDR) CMOS image-sensor-processing solution for video-surveillance cameras. Altera and Apical’s reference design delivers excellent video-image quality regardless of varying lighting conditions, a major stumbling block for previous generations of surveillance cameras. The HD WDR CMOS image sensor features Altera’s Cyclone III and Cyclone IV FPGAs, and Apical’s intellectual property (IP). The reference design supports Aptina’s new MT9M033 High-Definition WDR CMOS image sensor.
Xilinx announced the Spartan-6 FPGA Industrial Video Processing Kit. The Industrial Imaging Targeted Design Platform accelerates development of high-performance video processing applications for low-cost, low-power industrial imaging systems. Industrial equipment OEMs can now rapidly build and evaluate reprogrammable imaging solutions with high-definition image resolutions, specialized image sensor interfaces, and intelligent video and advanced image processing algorithms. The Spartan-6 FPGA Industrial Video Processing Kit is available for order from Avnet with shipments later this month. General availability with production-grade silicon is targeted for next month. The kit is priced at $2,695 (US).
Xilinx announced the Spartan-6 FPGA Consumer Video Kit. The Xilinx Consumer DTV Targeted Design Platform streamlines development of advanced video algorithms with the latest video interface standards, including DisplayPort, V-by-OneHS, HDMI, and LVDS. The kit is optimized for creating digital television (DTV) solutions with the low-cost, low-power Xilinx Spartan-6 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family.
Silicon Image introduced the cineramIC 4K and 3D H.264 digital video decoder IP core. With its high performance, low cost and high-quality video imaging, the cineramIC IP core can be integrated into System-on-Chips (SoCs) for next-generation digital TV (DTV), set-top-box (STB) and camcorder applications, as well as professional video editing, broadcast, medical, and surveillance FPGA applications.