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Design platform for high-res 4K2K displays

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:design platform? high resolution display? FPGA?

Xilinx Inc. has revealed the Display Targeted Design Platform (TDP) based on the acquisition, contribution, distribution and consumption (ACDC) 1.0 hardware platform from Premier Xilinx Alliance Program member Tokyo Electron Device Ltd (TED). According to the company, the Display TDP speeds development of 4K2K monitors and high resolution projection systems. This is done by stitching together existing 1080i or 1080p video sources into virtually seamless 4K displays.

As the latest addition to Xilinx's growing library of TDPs, the solution allows broadcast equipment designers and manufacturers to quickly implement solutions targeting the ACDC areas of the video production value chain. The Display TDP is built around Xilinx's Kintex-7 family of FPGA devices built on 28nm technology. The equipment designs will be able to reduce power consumption, increase system performance to 4K2K resolution and accelerate design productivity to rapidly implement a working display or projector system, noted Xilinx.

Display TDP

The Display TDP is based on Xilinx's Kintex-7 FPGAs.

The Kintex-7 FPGA-based Display TDP offers integrated productivity improvements for developers of super high-resolution visual display systems, stated the company. It allows them to seamlessly stitch together four 1920x1080 interlaced or progressive video input channels to develop 4K2K displays, digital cinema/home theater projectors or broadcast studio monitors. The TDP includes three reference designs: HD-to-4K2K scalar/upconverter, four HD input mosaic and 4K2K frame rate converter (FRC) 60-120Hz.

Kintex-7 FPGAs features Agile Mixed Signal (AMS) blocks that allow user to monitor and test the internal block in the design, and also integrate analog functions such as ADCs and DACs on the FPGA. This improves performance, saves board space and reduces BOM in the final product, added Xilinx.

The ACDC 1.0 baseboard with the Kintex-7 FPGA as well as the targeted reference designs will be available in 2Q12.

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