First low-power, real-time video processing engine utilizes LatticeXP2 FPGAs
March 15, 2011 // Paul Buckley
Thruput Ltd has chosen Lattice Semiconductor's LatticeXP2 FPGAs for use in MIDAS, the first low-power, lossless real time video processing platform. Boasting an impressive eight dual-link inputs and driving up to three full resolution monitors, the Thruput MIDAS delivers over two billion pixels per second of silent processing power.
The MIDAS toolbox enables users to process outputs at an incredible 48 ms average latency, enabling real-time video cropping, translation, alpha channel layering and color manipulation.
“The Thruput MIDAS demonstrates our capabilities in the professional video processing market,” said Mike Clery, Managing Director of Thruput. “MIDAS has proven to be an elegant solution for a great many video processing applications. We chose the LatticeXP2 FPGA primarily because its low power did not compromise the performance demands of MIDAS.”
The MIDAS processing is implemented using 17 highly integrated LatticeXP2 FPGAs. Video is processed through a high-speed, exclusive video hardware data path that provides a deterministic latency and controlled failure modes, allowing MIDAS to be used in the most demanding of safety critical systems. The MIDAS video outputs use the LatticeXP2 FPGAs to provide precise timing and full synchronization, making the MIDAS ideal for ultra-high video output resolutions such as oversized flat-panel displays and next-generation video projectors.
In addition to the wide range of applications that already benefit from the Thruput MIDAS technology, MIDAS has recently been adopted as a real-time processing offload engine for vehicle simulators. The MIDAS alpha-blending and color-manipulation features are perfect for combining video sources, and provide a novel solution for the removal of radar clutter-zones caused by wind farm interference.
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