Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) and OmniTek announced the successful deployment and broad adoption of the Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP). The AVDP is based on the Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 LXT and SXT platforms with integrated Endpoints for PCI Express(R) technology and is now in full production for all Virtex-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
The AVDP is a complete system development environment that also includes: source code for scaling, deinterlacing, combining, PCI Express direct memory access (DMA) and memory control, software drivers and graphical user interface, and user documentation. The platform has gained traction among broadcast and digital cinema equipment designers because it supports SDI, HD-SDI, Dual Link SDI, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI connectivity protocols via a daughter card option. This enables streaming of broadcast and digital cinema quality video to and from a standard personal computer through a PCIe 1x/4x interface.
The Advanced Video Development Platform is now available for purchase from OmniTek and Xilinx distributors, Avnet, and Nu Horizons Electronics. The list price ranges from US$3,900 to US$7,400 depending on the Virtex-5 FPGA and daughter card required.