January 22, 2010. Bedford, Massachusetts, ChipWrights, Inc.—part of AD Group—announced its new hardware development kit based on the CW5631 System-on-Chip, which is widely used in the design of multimedia applications. Target applications include: IP cameras, IPTVs, digital video recorders, personal media players, digital signage, and video conferencing.
ChipWrights' Hardware Development Kit provides a comprehensive design environment that includes the hardware and software necessary to develop premium audio and video processing applications, including video I/O, networking, multiple media storage interfaces, and support hardware. In addition to the development board, components include: a video camera, LCD display, ChipWrights Software Development Kit, storage cards, infrared remote control, JTAG USB wiggler, documentation and schematics.
The kit is ideal for developers looking to spend “less time on product infrastructure and more time on developing their own value-added technology,” said Cary Robins, President of ChipWrights. The kit supports several flexible interfaces, allowing the emulation of final hardware for rapid development of software before target hardware exists. Full integration with the SDK enables developers to build embedded audio and video designs on a fully integrated hardware platform that includes software design/debug capability.
Key features include: SATA interface, HDMI transmitter, IR transceiver, digital video input/output connectors, audio codec, IDE interface, USB 4 port hub, camera board connector, PLL circuit, Power Over Ethernet, board ID EEPROM, alternate LCD interface connector, WiFi module connector, Ethernet and USB connections, RS-232 interface, on-board flash for boot code, integrated debugging with the SDK, GPIO pins for design flexibility, and sample applications that provide a baseline for most customer applications.
ChipWrights is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and develops breakthrough video processing technology to reproduce lifelike imagery. Our programmable Visual Signal Processor architecture is targeted at the insatiable demand for increased performance, programmability and flexibility in emerging video and audio applications.
About AD GroupAD Group with its headquarters in Warrington, England, was established in 1997, its primary objective being to create and bring to market leading edge CCTV solutions. The pioneering nature of the Group’s products, with the emphasis very much on R&D, has undoubtedly been a critical element in AD’s success to date.
The principal shareholder of AD is Mike Newton who founded UK CCTV giant Dedicated Micros in 1982.