Newly-introduced HD-SDI DVR set-top box & display panel solution shipping in volume to leading surveillance equipment manufacturers in Asia Pacific
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2011 -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that SiliconGear has designed Xilinx's Spartan®-6 field programmable gate array (FPGA) into its latest generation high-definition (HD) video security and video display platform.
SiliconGear is a leading supplier of FPGA and system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms for manufacturers of low-cost, high-performance HD-serial digital interface (SDI) digital video recorder (DVR) and set-top box surveillance equipment. The company recently introduced its new Spartan-6-based multi-channel HD video multiplexer, HD digital video recorder (DVR) solution at Secutech 2011, the 15th international conference for electronic and information security.
SiliconGear selected Spartan-6 FPGAs over competing FPGA and application-specific alternatives because its built-in transceivers, high-speed memory controllers and HD-SDI capability met end market requirements for superior DVR video and image processing performance. Over the past year, the company has also designed Xilinx FPGAs into three generations of DVR and set-top box solutions.
"Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs were ideally suited to our customers' application requirements, making it possible for us to get to market quickly with a low-cost, high performance HD-SDI DVR solution ahead of our competition," said SiliconGear Chief Technology Officer Jong-Yoon Im. "With our new HD-SDI platform, manufacturers can easily implement high-speed transmission of HD video over cable, while significantly reducing their bill of materials by integrating system functionality previously performed by discrete logic for video MUX (multiplex), controllers and other glue logic.
"Going forward, we see tremendous potential for Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs for our next-generation DVR and set-top box platforms. We're also looking at developing a complementary HD-SDI camera image signal processing solution."
Since their introduction in February 2009, Xilinx's award-winning 6 series FPGAs have been widely adopted by customers worldwide in a broad range of applications and key end markets including: aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, industrial, medical, scientific and wired/wireless communications. To date, Xilinx has sold more than 10,000 Targeted Design Platforms. More than 30 6 series Targeted Design Platforms and 70 FMC daughter cards are available in production today from Xilinx and members of its global ecosystem (Distribution Channel and Alliance Program).
About Xilinx 6 series FPGAs
Spartan-6 FPGAs are designed for cost-sensitive applications requiring high-speed connectivity and low-power operation with embedded serial transceivers, advanced power management, and proven 45-nanometer architecture. These devices provide a rich mix of integrated system features, including memory controllers, digital signal processing, and Endpoint block for PCIe®, as well as RoHS-compliant lead-free package options for developing 'greener' electronics products. To learn more about the advantages of Spartan-6 over competing solutions, see Spartan-6 White Paper and download ISE Design Suite 13.
The Virtex-6 FPGA family is the high-performance silicon foundation for Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms, built with the right mix of programmability, integrated blocks for digital signal processing, memory, and connectivity support - including high-speed transceiver capabilities - to satisfy the insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and higher performance.
For more information on Xilinx 6 series FPGAs, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/products/devices.
SiliconGear is a leading provider of SoC, ASIC, FPGA and embedded design solutions for video processing, I/O (input-output) controller and embedded systems. For more information, visit: http://www.silicongear.co.kr.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/.