FPGA based development kit can realize 4K video
Video and image processing today involves developing sophisticated computer algorithms that enable systems to capture and display information and high-resolution images. Since designers need high-performance computing, memory, and connectivity resources to achieve high-resolution imaging with rich, vivid detail, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are an excellent platform for this because they can execute thousands of tasks to maximize data throughput. Microchip Technology Inc.’s new PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solutions provide capabilities over alternative technologies to support resolutions up to 4K in small, low-power form factors required for a variety of imaging and video applications.
The new imaging and video solutions provide customers with a complete ecosystem of comprehensive application-specific hardware, optimized IP suites for image processing, example reference designs, demo designs, and accessories—enabling designers to achieve 4K resolution The hardware and software required to rate the design of the PolarFire FPGA. This video and imaging kit provides high-performance evaluation of 4K image processing and rendering using dual camera sensors for design demonstration video stitching, static and dynamic object insertion, and disparity map-based true depth estimation. Offering customers the ability to prototype and accelerate time-to-market with its modular intellectual property kit, which can be used on multiple projects to save cost, time and effort.
The kit also includes an industry-standard imaging interface backed by 4 GB of on-chip Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) and 1 GB of flash memory for frame buffering and user configuration, respectively. It provides a bidirectional Mobile Industrial Processor Interface (MIPI) as a sensor interface, with a choice of High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), Display Serial Interface (DSI) for display, and Serial Digital Interface (SDI) for broadcast video. The kit also facilitates evaluation of picture-in-picture (PiP) and edge detection reference designs with configurable resolution and image signal parameters. These features enhance the suitability of PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solutions for a wide variety of applications in multiple markets, including surveillance and Internet Protocol (IP) cameras.
PolarFire imaging and video solutions include dedicated hardware to evaluate multiple imaging and video protocols on PolarFire FPGAs. Development kits, optimized intellectual property kits, example reference designs, demo designs and accessories are also included in the solution’s complete ecosystem. The kit includes a free one-year Gold license for the Libero SoC Design Suite, Microchip’s comprehensive development tool.
That’s all for this article on FPGA-based development kits that can realize 4K video. FPGAs can be optimized for a variety of applications, helping to improve system performance and reduce cost. But using these complex devices can have a significant impact on the design process. If you have any questions about FPGA or have doubts about purchasing electronic components and electronic chips, please contact our senior technical engineers, and we will solve your problems as soon as possible.