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Broadcast Routers and Switchers

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for routers and switchers support many channels of audio and video enabling system developers to build ultra dense solutions that save rack and floor space over older systems.  Delivering the highest quality real time video processing is a must and latency needs to be kept to a minimum, particularly in live events. Pressure to continually drive down BOM cost is becoming more acute as lower-end solutions encroach on this application space. Power is always a concern, but particularly in large scale multi-rack systems where heat management is becoming a more salient feature and can be a major deciding factor for eco-conscious broadcasters.  This is particularly true in the confined space of a HD mobile truck unit.

Xilinx Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoCs and FPGAs enable Broadcast router and switcher vendors to develop the highest quality real-time video processing systems while meeting energy efficient requirements for lower power consumption and heat with the flexibility required to meet the wide array of video algorithm and connectivity requirements in a market with constantly evolving and emerging standards.  All of these concerns are readily addressed via Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs and FPGAs.

Xilinx Smarter Solutions include the All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs in addition to a suite of SmartCORE ™ and LogiCORE™ IP that can be customized to optimally address your unique market requirements. Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite with its tightly integrated development tool flow using OpenCV libraries, Vivado High-Level Synthesis, and IP Integrator provide a faster, more flexible means to go to market with greatest differentiation, lower risk and cost of ownership than alternative ASIC and ASSP based solutions.

Broadcast Routers and Switchers

The above architecture demonstrates how Xilinx IP can be parameterized and scaled to meet the needs of multiple sizes of routers and switchers.  Depending on the size of the router and switcher, the number of connectivity interfaces, the video processing effects and processing, the smart user interface, the external video connectivity interfaces needed, a wide variety of router and switcher systems can be created to meet any Broadcasters need from simple 8x8 routers for a small regional affiliate with a 1 M/E (mix effects) deck all the way up to 1152 x 1152 routers to run a major Broadcast facility in New York with multiple 1 M/E through 4 M/E switcher decks.

Key Features Include:

  • Router Connectivity
    • SMPTE SDI
    • SMPTE 2022
    • 10GbE AVB
  • Video Algorithms and Effects
    • Multiple video pipelines
    • Wide variety of standard and custom video algorithms
    • Proprietary DVE (Digital Video Effects)
    • Scaling
    • De-ineterlacing
    • Video Overlay / On-Screen Display
  • Resolution
    • HD
    • Full HD
    • 4K2K (Ultra HD)
    • 8K4K (Super-Hi-vision)
  • Frame Rate
    • 60fps
    • 120fps
  • Video Interfaces
    • HDMI
    • DisplayPort

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for Professional Displays Include:

  • SMPTE SDI LogiCORE IP
  • VCXO Removal App Notes
  • SMPTE 2022 -5/-6 SmartCORE IP
  • IEEE AVB (Audio Video Bridging) LogiCORE IP
  • Video Scaler SmartCORE IP
  • De-Interlacer SmartCORE IP
  • On-screen Display LogiCORE IP
  • RGB to YCrCb Color Space Converter LogiCORE IP
  • YCrCb to RGB Color Space Conversion LogiCORE IP
  • Gamma Correction LogiCORE IP
  • DisplayPort LogiCORE IP
  • HDMI Xilinx App Note
  • Real-Time Video Engine SoC Reference Design
  • 4K Up-converter Reference Design from Xilinx
  • Video over IP Reference Design from Barco-Silex
  • Omnitek OZ745 Video Development Kit
  • Zynq-7000 SoC ZC706 Evaluation Kit
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