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Portable Ultrasound

As ultrasound moves out of the hospital and into the field, maintaining performance while being portable is an increasing challenge. Not only is it important to deliver performance for TX/RX beamforming, but also real time image processing and analytics , all in the lowest possible power to increase battery life. The traditional solutions of using multiple ASSP, ASIC and FPGAs required complex and bulky board layouts that consumed high power, resulting in power battery life. Xilinx Smarter Solutions integrate fabric acceleration for beamforming and output video encoding and dual core arms analytics all at much lower power.

The Zynq®-7000 SoC enables highly integrated solutions resulting in lower BOM cost and power consumption. Zynq integrates of RX/TX beamforming, HMI touch screen controls, video analytics and graphical user interfaces; high resolution image processing; high speed connectivity; high performance video interface and storage connectivity; and video codecs to meet the needs of portable ultrasound.

Xilinx Smarter Solutions include the 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 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.

The architecture demonstrates how Xilinx SmartCORE™, LogiCORE and Alliance Program Member IP can be parameterized and scaled to meet the needs of Portable Ultrasound.


Key Features Include:

  • Resolution
    • HD
    • Full HD
  • Frame Rate
    • Up tp 30fps
  • Encoding
    • H.264 AVC Intra
    • H.264 IPB Long GOP
    • H.265 / HEVC
  • Storage
    • SATA for HDD
    • USB3.0
    • SD Card
  • Video Interfaces
    • Triple-rate SDI
    • HDMI
    • DisplayPort
    • SMPTE2022
    • 10GbEthAVB

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for Camera Include:

  • Video Scaler SmartCORE IP
  • Pixel Correction SmartCORE IP
  • Optical Compensation SmartCORE IP
  • SMPTE 2022 -5/-6 SmartCORE IP
  • DisplayPort LogiCORE IP
  • Color Filter Array LogiCORE IP
  • Color Space Converter LogiCORE IP
  • IEEE AVB (Audio Video Bridging) LogiCORE IP
  • Gamma Correction LogiCORE IP
  • Image Statistics LogiCORE IP
  • HDMI Xilinx App Note
  • 1080p60 Real-Time Camera Reference Design
  • Real-Time Video Engine 2.1 Reference Design
  • Video over IP Reference Design from Barco-Silex
  • Omnitek OZ745 Video Development Kit