The folks at Xilinx and OmniTek have announced the successful deployment and broad adoption of the Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP).
OmniTek is the product division of Image Processing Techniques Ltd., a leading UK consultancy company providing electronics design services to the broadcast and post-production industries.
The AVDP is based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT platforms with integrated Endpoints for PCI Express technology and is now in full production for all Virtex-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Broad industry adoption
The AVDP is a complete system development environment that also includes: source code for scaling, deinterlacing, combining, PCI Express direct memory access (DMA) and memory control, software drivers and graphical user interface, and user documentation.
The platform has gained traction among broadcast and digital cinema equipment designers because it supports SDI, HD-SDI, Dual Link SDI, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI connectivity protocols via a daughter card option. This enables streaming of broadcast and digital cinema quality video to and from a standard personal computer through a PCIe 1x/4x interface.
Availability and pricing
The Advanced Video Development Platform is now available for purchase from OmniTek and Xilinx distributors, Avnet, Inc. and Nu Horizons Electronics. The list price ranges from US$3,900 to US$7,400 depending on the Virtex-5 FPGA and daughter card required. Detailed information about the AVDP is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.