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