XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition

Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) introduced the XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA Edition. The kit is a complete development platform for video applications that require low-cost and high-performance video processing. The new kit gives designers of video applications everything they need to accelerate their development including robust video specific intellectual property (IP), reference designs, XtremeDSP and Xilinx Embedded Processing development tools, and a Spartan-3A DSP FPGA development board with video daughter card. The XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition is available now for $1,595.

Key Features

  • Xilinx Devices
    • XC3SD3400A-4FGG676C
  • Carrier Board
    • Spartan-3A DSP 3400A Development Platform
  • FMC-Video Daughter Card: (FMC-Video)
    • DVI Input
    • Single Channel In and Out Composite
    • S-Video In and Out
    • Two Independent Camera Interfaces
  • CMOS Image Sensor Camera
    • 742 x 480 x 60 Hz RGB progressive Scan
    • Micron MT9V022 CMOS color image sensor

Designers can use the new kit to accelerate their development of high-speed video systems for cost sensitive applications including machine vision, multimedia set top box, endoscope, portable ultrasound, automotive driver assistance and other systems that require low-cost and high-DSP performance. The video development kit is part of the Xilinx XtremeDSP solution that also includes the XtremeDSP Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition also announced today.

The XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition includes video specific IP including a new Video Frame Buffer Controller (VFBC), three reference designs to help accelerate development, software drivers, and hardware interface support for the various I/O interfaces. This IP coupled with Spartan-3A DSP 3400A FPGA development board, cables, VGA camera and FMC-video I/O module that supports DVI input, single channel in and out composite, S-video in and out, and dual camera interfaces. The kit also comes complete with System Generator for DSP and the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK). System Generator for DSP enables the use of The Mathworks Simulink(R) and MATLAB(R) modeling environment for FPGA design. The EDK is an all-encompassing solution for designing embedded programmable systems. EDK includes the Platform Studio tools suite, embedded IP cores and the Xilinx(R) MicroBlaze(TM) embedded processor.

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