Because today’s single-chip-based architectures are unable to meet this demand for increased bandwidth and complexity, there is a need to develop efficient algorithms and switching architectures to meet the high-speed network requirements. Stratix V FPGAs enable hardware designers to integrate true 100-GbE components for next-generation switches and routers that ensure QoS while balancing the distribution of data through the system.
Faced with higher capital expenditure, higher operating expenditure, and shrinking revenue growth, service providers are turning to 100-Gbit OTN solutions to scale their current 10-Gbit-based networks. However, there are large numbers of legacy systems operating at lower data rates, which need to be plugged into the emerging optical infrastructure using 100-Gbit OTN muxponders. Stratix V FPGAs contain key innovations that directly address the needs of 100-Gbit OTN muxponder solutions.
To support the accelerating image format conversion to FPGAs, Altera has developed a 1080p video design framework, described in this white paper, that makes it easy for system designers to develop a custom image format conversion signal chain. The image format conversion reference design discussed can be used as a starting point and modified to develop custom video processing applications. This design is hardware-verified and is available to qualified customers.
Traditionally, portable system designers have used ASICs and ASSPs to implement memory interfaces, I/O expansion, power-on sequencing, discrete logic functions, display, and other functions. Cost limitations, power and cooling restrictions, and board space requirements often limit the use of PLDs in these applications. Today, however, innovations in CPLDs in power reduction, cost optimization, and small form-factor packaging allow PLDs to replace or augment ASICs, ASSPs, and discrete devices.
Designing video equipment for streaming multiple uncompressed video signals is a new challenge, especially with the demand for high-definition video streams. This white paper examines how a multichannel streaming PCIe DMA controller and other “building block” IP cores are combined within a Cyclone IV GX FPGA to support SD- and HD-SDI applications using an open-source video packet streaming-format protocol such as those used in non-linear editors, video servers, and video-capture applications.
With the dramatic increase in development costs for state-of-the-art process technologies, such as next-generation automotive electronic systems, specialization of traditional microcontrollers no longer makes business sense. Now you can develop an exact microcontroller for a specific application by implementing it into an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA for prototyping and volume production. Verification, software development, and field testing can be done immediately after design or even in parallel.
High-definition (HD) wide dynamic range (WDR) CMOS image sensors are ideal for applications like video surveillance cameras. And for the underlying technology, FPGAs are optimal because they deliver the high bandwidth these sensors demand. In this 7-minute video, you'll see how an FPGA-based platform easily performs complex image processing to support WDR CMOS image sensors.
Approximately one-third of embedded designers surveyed on the adoption and use of FPGAs for embedded applications responded that they perceived FPGAs as too expensive to use in their designs. However, a look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) at the system level (as measured by development, enhancement, replacement, and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the product) reveals that Altera FPGAs offer competitive and flexible alternatives to discrete MCU/DSP/ASSP products.
Market trends, the need for increased productivity, and new legislation have accelerated the use of safety systems in industrial machinery. This TÜV-qualified FPGA design methodology is changing the paradigms of safety designs and will greatly reduce development effort, system complexity, and time to market. This allows FPGA users to design their own customized safety controllers and provides a significant competitive advantage over traditional microcontroller or ASIC-based designs.
Need to get your video processing systems up and running faster? Developing these applications typically requires implementing and connecting several complex functions. Watch this 5-minute video to learn about pre-verified, configurable building blocks that simplify and accelerate the process for building a complex video chain.