LONDON, ON -- Oct. 30, 2009 -- Microtronix® Datacom Ltd., a leading producer of highly integrated video imaging and intellectual property (IP) development solutions, today announced the release of their new Video Over IP Add-on Kit for Altera® and Microtronix Cyclone III and Stratix III FPGA Development Boards. The kit provides the hardware, software, and IP required to implement a bidirectional bridge between DVB-ASI interfaces and RTP-UDP/IP over Ethernet.
The IP core accepts a video transport stream and encapsulates it for transmission over an Ethernet network using industry standard user datagram protocol (UDP)/IP network encapsulation, with real-time transport protocol (RTP) encapsulation. Pro-MPEG Code of Practice #3 (CoP3) forward error correction (FEC) is available as an option. The core supports full-duplex 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet connections and can process up to 256 individual video streams. By using hardware encapsulation, the core can achieve line-rate gigabit Ethernet performance with minimal transmission latency.
“By supporting existing as well as new Cyclone III and Stratix III FPGA development platforms, the Video Over IP Add-on Kit enables designers to maximize their investment and knowledge in Altera Quartus tools and their existing FPGA development platforms." said Norman McCall, president of Microtronix. "Using the supplied reference designs with the supporting Microtronix and Altera's IP cores, customers can significantly reduce their design risk and time to market.”
The reference designs can easily be tailored to specific application or onto other FPGA development platforms containing a HSMC header.
The new Video Over IP Add-on Kit is available immediately through the Microtronix Webstore and through our International Distributor Network.
For more information, please contact: Sales at Microtronix.
Microtronix has been in business for over 30 years. The company had its beginning as a designer of custom networking equipment targeted at the TELCO marketplace. The company has intensified their engineering skills on a line of embedded networking products and on providing a turnkey engineering design-development service from product concept through to full production. Microtronix specializes in the rapid development of FPGA-based hardware, IP cores, printed circuit board and software solutions for embedded applications.