Xilinx introduced the Display Targeted Design Platform. The Display TDP is based on the Tokyo Electron Device ACDC (acquisition, contribution, distribution and consumption) 1.0 hardware platform. The solution will enables engineers to quickly develop systems for 4K2K video. According to Xilinx, the TDP will make 4K2K displays as ubiquitous as 1080p flat screen monitors. The ACDC 1.0 baseboard with the Kintex-7 FPGA as well as the targeted reference designs will be available this quarter.
The Display TDP is built around Xilinx’s Kintex-7 family of field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices. Broadcast equipment designers who base new equipment designs on the Kintex-7 FPGA-based Display TDP will be able to reduce power consumption, increase system performance to 4K2K resolution and accelerate design productivity to rapidly implement a working display or projector system. The inherent programmability of FPGAs enables flexible adaptation throughout design and into production to meet ever evolving industry content delivery and display standards. By using the Display TDP, designers can focus on features that will differentiate their products and get to market ahead of competitors.
The Display TDP accelerates development of 4K2K monitors and high resolution projection systems by stitching together existing 1080i or 1080p video sources into virtually seamless 4K displays. It’s the latest addition to Xilinx’s growing library of TDPs that allow broadcast equipment designers and manufacturers to quickly implement solutions targeting the acquisition, contribution, distribution and consumption (ACDC) areas of the video production value chain.
The new Kintex-7 FPGA-based Display TDP offers integrated productivity improvements for developers of super high-resolution visual display systems that enables them to seamlessly stitch together four 1920×1080 interlaced or progressive video input channels to develop 4K2K displays, digital cinema / home theatre projectors and broadcast studio monitors.
The TDP includes three reference designs:
- HD-to-4K2K scalar/upconverter
- Four HD input mosaic
- 4K2K frame rate converter (FRC) 60Hz to 120Hz