Xilinx Showcases Broadcast Solutions at Inter BEE 2007

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for enabling broadcast applications, will be showcased at the International Broadcasting Equipment Exhibition 2007 (Inter BEE 2007), sponsored by JEITA (the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), to be held at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, November 11 -20, Hall 5, Booth #5105. Xilinx will conduct live demonstrations of its high-performance programmable solutions including connectivity, video over IP, and advanced video development platform.

Xilinx Booth Demonstrations:

  • 3G-SDI & Dual Link HD-SDI: Demonstration of daisy chain boards highlighting the flexibility and interoperability of Xilinx broadcast solutions for Dual Link HD-SDI and 3G-SDI SMPTE emerging standards. Implementation on Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGAs enables transfer of uncompressed 1080p50/60 video into and out of a variety of broadcast applications and translation and bridging between various standards.
  • Video over IP with Forward Error Correction: Demonstration of bridging between multiple DVB-ASI input streams and Gigabit Ethernet IP packets, as well as forward error correction to ProMPEG CoP3 based on the Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM) family of FPGAs. This reprogrammable platform can bridge between IP networks and traditional broadcast connectivity standards, ultimately lowering the risks involved in rolling out triple and quad-play capabilities.
  • Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP): Demonstration of PCI Express(R) compliant cards based on Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT/SXT FPGAs, developed by Image Processing Techniques, Ltd. The platform enables a standard PC to support professional broadcast quality video processing. The platform is capable of streaming uncompressed video via 3G-SDI, Dual Link HD-SDI, HD-SDI, SDI and DVB-ASI connectivity to and from the PC. Broadcast quality scaling and deinterlacing IP (bundled with the board) will also be demonstrated.
  • JPEG2000 Encoding and Decoding Solutions: Demonstration of JPEG2000 encoding and decoding solutions developed by Barco Silex, using the Xilinx Virtex-5 family of FPGAs. The codec solutions support DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) formats including 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 resolutions with up to 48 frames per second, and broadcast formats including 1080i and 1080p. Both the encoder and decoder are capable of replacing multiple ASSP devices or PC farms and offer the flexibility to tailor to exact requirements, including integration of security and watermarking features.

Xilinx FPGA-based solutions for the broadcast industry recently received tremendous attention at IBC 2007 (International Broadcasting Conference) held in Amsterdam in September 2007. At this event, a high definition real-time MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoder solution leveraging the high-performance features of Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs was unveiled. Leading broadcast providers such as Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd) and Japan Victor Co., Ltd have adopted Xilinx solutions for their latest high definition (HD) camera- recorder, designed for television broadcasting.

About Xilinx in Broadcast
Xilinx offers a wide array of solutions for the broadcast industry, ranging from video, audio and network connectivity, real-time HD video processing and high speed DSP for transmission and modulation. Xilinx offers reference designs and IP cores as building blocks for complete broadcast systems.