Miranda Selects Xilinx for Kaleido-X Multi-Image Processor

Miranda Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance hardware/software for the television broadcast industry, has successfully deployed its Kaleido-X multi-room, multi-image display processor and router based on Xilinx Virtex(TM)-4 FX FPGAs. Leveraging this family’s unique RocketIO(TM) multi-gigabit serial transceivers and high-performance DSP capabilities, Miranda Technologies developed an integrated monitoring and routing solution in a single, expandable chassis. Miranda Technologies will demonstrate the Kaleido-X at this week’s NAB, April 16-19, Booth #SU5220, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Miranda Technologies is among a growing number of broadcast manufacturers to realize the inherent flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic. With a dedicated team focused on the broadcast market, Xilinx offers a range of silicon, software, reference designs and IP cores, providing broadcast equipment designers with a flexible, cost-effective and high performance platform. Xilinx is also conducting live demonstrations of its solutions for broadcast including connectivity, video over IP, and advanced video development platform, at this week’s NAB, Booth #SU14609.

“The high speed I/Os capability in the Virtex-4 family was a critical factor to successfully completing such a high-end product,” said Jean-Marc d’Anjou, Senior Vice-President, R&D at Miranda Technologies. “We leveraged a suite of Xilinx products to efficiently bring our product to market – including software tools and IP.”

“We are pleased to offer broadcast technology building blocks for our customers that enable rapid development of systems solutions,” said Paolo Masini, senior manager of Broadcast Vertical Marketing at Xilinx. “The Xilinx high-performance Rocket I/O transceivers and digital signal processing blocks enable a high degree of integration for digital processing and digital video effects for the broadcast industry.”

About the Kaleido-X Multi-Image Processor
As a multi-image processor, Kaleido-X offers the highest level of signal flexibility. Each chassis can display 96 HD, SD or analog inputs any number of times, in any size, across eight displays of any resolution and orientation. As a router, it offers switching of 96 unprocessed inputs to 48 HD/SD outputs for feeding monitors, test equipment and master control or production switchers.

About Xilinx Virtex Series FPGAs
The Xilinx Virtex-4 family of domain optimized FPGAs delivers more options, higher performance and lower power than any other FPGA family available today. The Virtex-4 FX platform features the industry’s only dual 32-bit embedded PowerPC(R) processors running at up to 450MHz and delivering over 700 Dhrystone MIPs each, while providing a three-fold performance advantage over processors in competing FPGAs.

Delivering the benefits of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs since May 2006, the company is now shipping 12 devices across three of the family’s four platforms (LX, LXT, and SXT). Built on the industry’s most advanced 65nm triple-oxide technology, breakthrough new ExpressFabric(TM) technology and proven ASMBL(TM) architecture, the Virtex-5 family represents the fifth generation in the award-winning Virtex product line.

About Miranda Technologies
Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HDTV broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through the more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs over 400 people at its Montréal headquarters and in its offices located in Wallingford (UK), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong, Beijing (China) and Springfield (New Jersey). Miranda became a public company on December 8, 2005 and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.