Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs enable time-to-market and performance advantages for wide range of video processing applications
LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2006 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), and 4i2i, a world-leading provider of hardware and software advanced video and audio coding technologies, today announced one of the world’s first demonstration of an FPGA-based H.264/AVC high profile real-time video decoder at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, April 24-27, 2006 in Las Vegas, Xilinx booth #C10515. Implemented on a single Xilinx Virtex™-4 FPGA, and a licensable intellectual property (IP) core developed by 4i2i, the high profile decoder provides a highly-integrated, cost-effective solution ideally suited for a wide variety of video-based broadcast, conferencing and surveillance products, pa rticularly applications based on the emerging Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD technologies.
“The high-performance capabilities provided by the Virtex-4 device made Xilinx the obvious choice for collaboration as it provided the ideal platform to implement the highly complex algorithms required for real-time H.264 decoding,” said Martyn Riley, managing director and CEO of 4i2i. “The flexibility of Xilinx FPGAs allowed 4i2i to develop fully productized intellectual property which fits in a single FPGA device.”
“In order to meet the requirements placed on H.264/AVC encoders in today’s markets, it is important to choose the correct hardware platform. Xilinx FPGAs offer high performance with the high-speed video and networking interfaces needed to develop integrated video systems with exceptional time-to-market advantages,” said Mark Hoopes, senior manager of Broadcast and Consumer Vertical Marketing at Xilinx.
The standard definition synthesizable core is available in VHDL, Verilog or netlist formats and is available now. A high definition version of the core will be available in May 2006. For pricing information, please contact a Xilinx sales representative or distributor. To learn more I about Xilinx broadcast solutions, visit www.xilinx.com/broadcast/.
About 4i2i Communications
4i2i is a worldwide leader in licensing video coding intellectual property cores including the H.261, H.263, MPEG2, MPEG4 part 2 and MPEG4 part 10 / H.264 standards. For more information, visit www.4i2i.com.
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