SAN FRANCISCOPanasonic has selected Altera Corp.'s Arria GX FPGAs, PCI Express MegaCore IP and Nios II processor solution for its new AJ-PCD35, five-slot P2 \memory-card drive, Altera announced this week.
The new memory drive, which uses the PCIe interface, provides video access from P2 cards to nonlinear editing systems by simultaneously transferring data from multiple memory cards, according to the firms. The solution will be demonstrated by Panasonic at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 20 to 23, the companies said.
Altera (San Jose) said it sArria GX FPGAs enable high-bandwidth video processing and provide a CardBus to PCIe bridging solution for transfer of high-definition video content from the P2 memory cards to the editing equipment. The Nios II processor's flexibility allows five P2 slots, thus increasing data-storage capabilities, according to the company.
In a statement, Masatoshi Taniguchi, manager of the professional AV system business unit at Panasonic, said the system is designed to help professional broadcasters edit faster. Altera's Arria GX, PCIe IP and Nios II processor provide a cost-optimized solution, Taniguchi said.