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Adaptive Computing Powering Cutting-edge AV and Broadcast Solutions at ISE 2022

April 6, 2022

Bringing Retro Gaming
  • Demonstrations present high-quality content streaming and the latest in intelligent AV
  • Solutions from Alliance Program Members showcase IPMX, NDI®, and machine-learning 

AMD-Xilinx is showcasing advanced and powerful 4K, 8K, AV-over-IP, and ML-based solutions for the professional AV, broadcast and smart home markets, on booth 5Q650 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022, Barcelona, May 10-13. The team will present a variety of demonstrations that take advantage of adaptive computing platforms, including innovative applications for AV over IP, natural language processing, and face/object recognition.

The compelling demonstrations are showing AMD-Xilinx’s adaptive computing platforms powering progress across the board, from professional broadcast studios and live events, to smart retail and collaboration, and to smart homes that demand more processing power for multi-user game streaming, biometric security, natural language interfaces, and ultra-short-throw projectors.

Ready for 8K and Video Warping
The professional AV markets are looking for new technologies that maximise image quality and enable sharp, immersive video. Our demonstration of multi-channel 8K through HDMI® 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.4 interfaces at ISE provides the confidence the market needs to move forward as 8K emerges. Our new Xilinx LogiCORE™ IP Video Warp Processor shows the way forward for pro AV applications that are prone to image distortion. Wide-angle cameras, 360-degree cameras, and short-throw projectors can present perfect images, corrected in real-time. Support for effects like rotation allow creative video in applications such as retail signage.

Streaming HDR & 4:4:4 Full Chroma
As high-dynamic range (HDR) video goes mainstream, bringing better, brighter, richer colours to consumer viewing experiences, the professional AV sector is looking for solutions to integrate HDR easily in their workflows. The hardened H.264/H.265 codec of the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC is proven and the platform is still unique in the marketplace, and we now demonstrate that it is capable of handling HDR streaming. The Zynq MPSoC hosts the complete processing subsystem and interfaces, as well as maintaining HDR metadata from end to end.

Wherever there is a need to combine desktop graphics and video content, such as in control rooms and general KVM expansion, conventional 4:2:2 video codecs can prevent graphics content being displayed properly. Xilinx’s new full-chroma 4:4:4 VCU mode demonstrates live encoding and decoding of the compressed stream, to deliver a seamless experience at up to 4kp30.

Enabling AV-over-IP
Companies are adopting AV over IP infrastructures to gain advantages such as easy scalability, long transmission distances, and interoperability. Various different approaches are emerging and advocates of open standards are excited about the arrival of IPMX (Internet Protocol for Media Experience), built on SMPTE ST 2110 standards used in broadcast and the first truly open standard that offers freedom from vendor lock-in and scalability to support virtually any formats. Alliance Program Members Adeas and Nextera Video are showing fully integrated hardware and software IP cores for 4K HDMI over 1Gb Ethernet using IPMX.

The hugely popular Network Device Interface (NDI®) offers an alternative approach. Highlighting convenience of using existing IP networks and reliability, NDI is proven, and easy to start using immediately. We are showing NDI solutions from various partners built on AMD-Xilinx adaptive compute platforms, all connected over standard IP in a simple end-to-end AV network to deliver real time, ultra-low latency video. The demo brings together cameras, converters and monitors from BirdDog, Magewell, Kiloview and SWIT as well as the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 Evaluation Kit.

Intelligent AV using Machine Learning
The infusion of AI and machine-learning technologies into AV applications brings the chance to upgrade user interactions with simple and intuitive voice control, and to use facial recognition for various purposes. The Xilinx Kria™ System on Module (SOM) is the ideal platform. Natural language processing (NLP) entirely at the edge simplifies setting up and controlling equipment directly using basic keywords, avoiding the complexity and privacy concerns associated with well-known cloud-based alternatives. Makarena Labs’ MuseBox ML system leverages the Kria SOM for face, person and object analysis and can be targeted at different AV applications. With help from an animatronic figure, we are demonstrating secure access for smart homes and motor control for AV robotics applications. Makarena’s machine learning can also boost retail digital signage by analysing advertising effectiveness and targeting using metadata such as gender and age.

Representatives from the AMD Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group and partner companies will be at booth 5Q650 throughout the show to talk visitors through the demonstrations and discuss how they can deliver tangible benefits in next-generation equipment for professional AV and broadcast applications. For more info: https://www.xilinx.com/about/events/2022/ise-2022.html