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Date: 09-04-13

Xilinx offering new release of real-time video engine to run on Zynq SoC

Xilinx has made available of 2.1 release of its Real-Time Video Engine (RTVE), which runs on the OZ745 Zynq-7045 All Programmable system-on-a-chip (SoC) baseboard from OmniTek, a Certified Xilinx Alliance Program Member. The RTVE 2.1 is a key component of the Xilinx All Programmable Smarter Vision solutions, which combines the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC, Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) with IP integrator software tools, OpenCV libraries, SmartCORE IP and hardware development kits to accelerate the development of applications requiring rich video analytics and exceptional real-time performance.

"The RTVE 2.1 is a comprehensive video system reference design developed with OmniTek that OEMs can use to develop new professional monitors, digital cinema projectors, routers, switchers, multiviewers, cameras and other key broadcast equipment that require high-performance video processing, particularly with multiple video streams," said Ben Runyan, director of Broadcast and Consumer Marketing at Xilinx. "The RTVE 2.1 is architected using the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC for a scalable solution that integrates up to eight simultaneous 1080p60 video channels in a single device with additional functionality running on the ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and is the optimal platform to address the growing ASIC and ASSP gaps in video-based applications."

The RTVE 2.1 reference design allows for multiple video processing pipelines, running at 10-bit color depth and full 4:4:4 color subsampling and now includes a web-based GUI for easier control of the reference design. The new RTVE 2.1 release also introduces several enhancements that improve efficiency and usability, including:
Support for up to eight channels of video for increased system performance in the same area of silicon
OmniTek's Scalable Video Processor (OSVP) with an integrated deinterlacer/scaler along with a robust multi-port video direct memory access (VDMA) technology to minimize resources used while maintaining this high performance

Availability: The RTVE 2.0 lounge is available now. The RTVE 2.1 lounge will be available in Q2 2013.

Xilinx Smarter Vision solutions include a broad portfolio of building blocks for smarter systems, called SmartCORE IP. The SmartCORE IP portfolio, developed by both Xilinx and its ecosystem, includes both hardware IP targeting All Programmable logic and software IP developed for high performance ARM processors. SmartCORE IP can be rapidly integrated via the Vivado IPI (IP Integrator). Additionally, new IP can be generated from: C, C++ or SystemC with Vivado HLS (high-level synthesis), and now includes industry standard OpenCV libraries, which are supported by popular operating systems and software development environments. A wide range of design kits further accelerate design productivity for smarter systems design.

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