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INDUSTRY: Video

Video Demonstration for tradeshows showing the benefits of FPGAs in multi-image processing and picture-in-picture display. This technology translates to video broadcast and pro-sumer applications

DESCRIPTION: We took a Xilinx® ML605 development kit, an Avnet® HDMI FMC card, and a Panasonic® 1080p60 streaming camera, and made a video demo. The demo is set-up by recording four independent hi-def feeds into the onboard DDR3 memory. We then placed all four videos on the screen at one time, so before we store them into memory, we scale the feeds, and then dump them into memory. Next, we start the camera streaming live video. This live video is scaled, and overlayed onto the four simultaneous video playbacks. Building on this, we also decided to smoothly move the live video feed around the screen, rebounding as it comes to the edge of the display; all at full high definition 1080p60 rates.

This system consists of a Xilinx® MicroBlaze® soft core, a DDR3 memory controller, and a whole bunch of custom scaling, overlay, video processing, and movement code.

This solution has since been ported to the Xilinx® KC705 development kit.

TECHNOLOGIES: Xilinx® Virtex®-6, Xilinx® Vivado®, Xilinx® Kintex®-7, Xilinx® MicroBlaze®, ML605, KC705, HD, 1080p60, DDR3, SODIMM, I2C, HDMI, DVI, video camera

INDUSTRY: Video

Proof-of-Concept desktop device that enables gamers to play in the newest, highest video resolutions and at the fastest frame rates

DESCRIPTION: The design utilized a DVI-D connector as well as a DVI-I connector. The DVI connectors were the connections to the outside world and directed data into and out of an FPGA. Both sides relied on a TMDS transceiver, and the analog portion of the DVI-I was accomplished using a Dual DAC. The FPGA was responsible for processing both the high-speed video data as well as the DDC (I2C) bus.

TECHNOLOGIES: Xilinx® FPGA, DVI, DVI-D, DVI-I, DDC, RGB, DAC, TMDS, PTC

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