Xilinx Attends International Broadcasting Convention 2007

Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) made several announcements at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam:

Xilinx, MindWay Announce Digital Television Modulation IP Cores
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable logic solutions, and MindWay S.r.l., an IP core and design services company, announced availability of new digital television modulation IP cores based on Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs and Spartan(TM)-3E FPGAs for digital video broadcast (DVB) technology. This is an integral part of global broadcasting standards for satellite, cable, and terrestrial transmission equipment. The new IP cores support DVB-T/H, DVB-C, DVB-S and ATSC 8-VSB transmission standards, enabling design engineers to quickly adopt DVB technology in their design while drastically reducing overall system cost. The programmable solution offers ultimate flexibility to adapt to user requirements and emerging next generation modulation schemes.

Xilinx Introduces HD Real-Time MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Encoder Solution
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced availability of a high definition real-time MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoder solution leveraging the high-performance features of Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs. The solution is based on ATEME’s high definition H.264 encoding platform, ideal for markets such as IPTV and satellite broadcast which require the best video quality at the lowest possible bit rates. The Virtex-5 FPGA based solution delivers the programmability and computing power required to deliver high definition video quality.

intoPIX to Port IP Portfolio to Xilinx Virtex-5 Platform
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable logic solutions, announced that intoPIX, a leading provider of JPEG2000 solutions, will port its wide intellectual property (IP) portfolio to Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 high-performance platform FPGAs. Additional information on the first successful implementation, a JPEG2000 encoder and codec is available to IBC attendees, intoPIX Stand 9.520, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam.

Xilinx, Screen Service Debut Multichannel Video-Over-IP, IPTV Solutions
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic supplier, and MBITL, an R&D subsidiary fully owned by Screen Service Broadcasting Technologies S.p.A. (Milan: SSB), demonstrated a jointly developed reference design for video-over-IP and IPTV. IBC attendees can view a live demonstration of the highly integrated and cost effective reference design, based on Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 and Spartan(TM)-3 FPGAs, at Xilinx Stand 10.421, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam. The solution will benefit designers targeting a wide variety of video based applications such as broadcast, video conferencing, CCTV, surveillance, wired and wireless IPTV applications.

Xilinx FPGAs Power Echolab’s Ovation Multi-Definition Video Switcher
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its high-performance Virtex(TM)-5 LXT and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs enabled the latest Ovation(TM) multi-definition video switcher from Echolab, a leading provider of video production equipment. Echolab relied on the embedded features provided in Virtex devices, such as PowerPC(TM) processors, RocketIO(TM) multi-gigabit transceivers and DSP(TM) slices to develop the industry’s most flexible multi-definition switching solution. The Ovation MD 4416, designed for fast-paced video production, provides 2D and 3D DVE functionality, resulting in stunning picture-in-picture perspectives and transition effects. Echolab is demonstrating the Ovation series at this week’s IBC, Stand 11.645, while Xilinx demonstrates its latest Virtex-5 FPGA-based solutions at Stand 10.421.

Xilinx, Barco Develop Single-Chip JPEG2000 Encoder, Decoder
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, and Barco Silex, a leading micro-electronics design house, announced joint development of single chip JPEG2000 encoder and decoder solutions. Based on successful implementation of Barco Silex JPEG2000 cores on Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs, the solutions significantly reduce the cost of broadcast and digital cinema initiative (DCI) archiving, post-production, distribution, and server systems. The new JPEG2000 solutions will be demonstrated at this week’s IBC, Xilinx Stand 10.421 and Barco Silex Stand 10.620, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam.

Xilinx XtremeDSP Powers Canopus High Definition Digital Recording System
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its XtremeDSP(TM) solutions enabled the latest high definition digital recording system (PEGASUS), designed and manufactured by Thomson, a leading provider of award-winning digital video and graphics solutions for professionals and enthusiasts. Leveraging Xilinx(R) DSP-optimized Virtex(TM)-4 SX platform and development tools, the Canopus engineering team for Thomson developed and implemented the complicated algorithms required to deliver intra frame image compression.