Altera Showcases 4K Video Processing and Multichannel Video-over-IP at 2013 NAB Show

 Altera Showcases 4K Video Processing and Multichannel Video-over-IP at 2013
                                   NAB Show

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) is showcasing its latest roadcast solutions for 4K video processing and
multichannel video-over-IP at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) Show in Las Vegas from April 8 to 11. Additionally, the company is
demonstrating its Stratix® V Advanced Systems Development Kit (ASDK), a PCI
Express® (PCIe®) Gen3x16 plug-in card architected for 4K ultra high-definition
(Ultra HD), equivalent to 16-channel 1080p60 video processing.


Joining Altera's engineers in the booth are technical experts from Macnica
Americas with guest exhibitor Jack Douglass, chairman of SMPTE, demonstrating
video-over-IP solutions; and engineers from intoPIX are demonstrating video
compression solutions, all of which leverage Altera® 28 nm Stratix V and
Cyclone® V FPGAs.

What: Altera demonstrations at  2013 National Association of Broadcasters Show
When: Monday, April 8, to Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where: NAB  booth SU12011, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Altera's In-Booth Demonstrations 

  o4K Video Processing—Altera is demonstrating its 4K reference designs that
    address the immediate needs of broadcast equipment developers, including
    downscaling from 4K to fit into existing SD/HD workflows and upscaling
    from SD/HD to feed 4K displays. These designs leverage Altera's
    patent-pending edge-adaptive sharpening algorithm, which sharpens the
    scaled image without distorting details.
  oOpenCL—This demo features live video streaming using OpenCL™, and
    real-time video processing such as Sobel edge-detection and image
    manipulation, all coded in OpenCL software and running on Altera FPGAs. In
    addition, this demo uses an Altera's Nios® II soft processor, and enables
    the power of OpenCL in embedded applications by removing the need for
    external processor or host server machine.
  oStratix V ASDK—This hardware platform well exceeds the technical
    requirements of typical professional video end products. With its PCIe
    Gen3x16 connectivity and on-board resources architected to handle 16
    channels of 1080p60 video processing, the platform can be used to derive a
    myriad of end products, enabling broadcast engineers to rapidly design
    future-proof solutions to address emerging market needs such as Ultra HD,
    high-density transcoding for multiscreen, high frame-rate applications,
  oVideo-over-IP from Macnica Americas—Macnica Americas' SMPTE 2022-1/2/5/6
    solution is a complete design for transporting video over an IP network
    exclusively on Altera FPGAs. The solution lowers the cost of video
    transport by leveraging Ethernet, so multiple video channels (up to 256)
    can be moved over a single cable reliably, and over long distances.This
    demonstration replicates the setup of the VidTrans 2013 official
    interoperability tests, and features guest exhibitor Jack Douglass,
    chairman of the SMPTE 2022 interoperability tests.
  oVideo Compression with intoPIX—This intoPIX JPEG2000 design demonstrates a
    compact CODEC solution for a full chain of video-over-IP transmission,
    running on Altera's Cyclone V FPGAs. It features 1080p60 full HD operation
    with visually lossless compression, low latency, and small IP footprint.
    The IP cores from intoPIX also feature standard interfaces that integrate
    with Altera IP cores such as serial digital interface (SDI) and the Video
    and Image Processing (VIP) suite, making it easy to prototype and
    customize in the user design.

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