Virtex and Spartan FPGAs Provide Flexibility, Logic Capacity, and Embedded Processing for TeamCast Multi-standard Modulation Product Portfolio
AMSTERDAM -- Sept. 11, 2009 -- At IBC2009 today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the integration of Xilinx(R) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in the latest digital TV and mobile TV modules from TeamCast, a world leader in mobile TV and DTV transmission technology innovations. TeamCast credits the full range of high capacity and cost-effective Xilinx device options, combined with the ability to embed processing and programmable logic in a single FPGA, as key factors in providing the flexibility and price-performance required to succeed in the professional broadcast market.
The long term relationship between the two companies started in 2003, and has enabled TeamCast to deploy multiple generations of high-performance Virtex(R) and low-cost Spartan(R) FPGAs in all of its OEM modulation products, as well as the GFX-0300 Gap Filler and RPX-1000 Demodulator Measurement Receiving Probe. Xilinx FPGAs perform a variety of critical system functions, such as digital TV and mobile TV modulation and output signal processing for amplifier non-linear and linear pre-correction, echo cancellation, and signal shaping for the Gap Filler.
TeamCast developers leverage the many technical advantages of Virtex and Spartan FPGAs, notably including: abundant programmable logic with shift register look-up table and distributed memory; digital signal processing (DSP) and embedded memory blocks; pre-configured PLL interface that can generate all the clocks needed for each modulation standard; and the high performance PowerPC(R) processor embedded in Virtex FPGAs. The ISE(R) Design Suite and CORE Generator(TM) software with optimized FFT and FIR cores comprise the targeted design platform employed by the TeamCast team to accelerate implementation of Xilinx technologies for their applications. In addition, the reprogrammability of Xilinx FPGAs enables TeamCast to efficiently support and deliver multi-standard products to its global community of customers with a simple device download.
"With the integration of high capacity and cost-effective Xilinx FPGA devices in our modulation products, TeamCast has succeeded in the last five years to become the worldwide leader in providing digital TV and mobile TV OEM modules," said Jean-Luc Pavy, CEO of TeamCast. "The combination of our OEM modules and Xilinx FPGAs simplifies the development and delivery of broadcasting digital TV and mobile TV infrastructure components."
TeamCast products developed with Xilinx FPGAs will be showcased during the IBC2009 Exhibition held from September 11th through 15th at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam at the TeamCast Booth # 2.B51.
TeamCast is a renowned and highly active member of the mobile TV ecosystem worldwide, with innovative technology offerings based on a solid expertise in both digital TV and mobile TV transmission. From the foundation of the company in 2003 near Rennes (in Western France), the TeamCast engineering team has been very much involved in the development, definition and verification of digital broadcast standards.
Today, TeamCast has solutions for all established digital TV and mobile TV standards around the world, including the new DVB-T2 standard for HDTV broadcasting, and is a key technology partner for more than 240 major customers in 45 countries across the world. TeamCast opened a subsidiary in Chicago (IL) in February 2007 to support the development of its business in America, and to provide local sales and technical support services to its customers. More information about TeamCast is available at www.teamcast.com.
About Xilinx in Broadcast
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in programmable logic solutions offering a wide array of capabilities for the broadcast industry, ranging from video, audio and network connectivity; real-time high definition video processing; and high-speed digital signal processing for transmission and modulation. These capabilities are delivered as part of Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms that enable developers to accelerate time to market and achieve greater innovation and differentiation of sophisticated broadcast systems. For more information on how to lower cost of ownership and lengthen time in market of broadcast products, visit http://www.xilinx.com/esp/broadcast.htm