Xilinx demonstrated several key broadcast elements at NAB 2011 including:
• Xilinx’s Video and Image Processing IP pack and Real-Time Video Engine supporting 1080p60, 2K and 4K video processing, and providing the capability to do scaling, deinterlacing, on-screen display, noise reduction and more at broadcast quality.
• Implementation of SMPTE2022 video over IP showing full bandwidth, low-jitter 3x 3G-SDI (or 6x HD-SDI) over 10Gb Ethernet in full duplex running on the Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit. This enables the delivery of up to six HD camera feeds uncompressed over a single link over virtually any distance!
• The Inrevium Spartan-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit from Tokyo Electron Devices supporting brand new low cost FMCs for SD/HD/3G-SDI and AES3 audio and optional FMCs for various display interfaces like HDMI, DisplayPort, and V-by-One.
• Virtex-7 HT FPGA 28Gbps demo highlighting the excellent jitter performance of Xilinx’s next generation transceivers and supporting huge amounts of aggregate bandwidth for communications and broadcast backhaul links, such as for EdgeQAM / CMTS applications in cable, also perfect for supporting the 10G-SDI standard and emerging standards to handle 4Kx2K Digital Cinema, as well as Super Hi-Vision/Ultra HDTV and 8Kx4K bandwidths.
• Xilinx partner Vanguard Software Solutions’ H.264/AVC-I Video Encoder implementation showing how designers can reduce bandwidth and storage requirements without sacrificing video quality. Designers can quickly and easily integrate the AllianceCORE IP into contribution, acquisition and archival systems and support SMPTE AVC-I Class50 & Class100, with High10 and High422 intra profiles.
• Brand new Kintex-7 family, the industry’s first 28nm FPGA is ideally suited for broadcast applications with transceivers capable of supporting up to 12.5Gbps and offering 2x the performance at less than 50 percent the power of previous generation FPGAs.
With Moshe, Vin and Harvey’s support we had high quality meetings with the senior levels of 37 major customers, held 12 partner meetings and 14 press briefings, with at least a dozen brand new, large opportunities uncovered at the show.
Many thanks to everyone who supported Xilinx at NAB, and all those who worked prior to the show setting up meetings and helping with logistics. It really did result in a huge success for Xilinx and showed us as a leader in the broadcast industry.
In Booth Broadcast Studio Used To Power All Demos
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