Altera Showcases 4K Video Processing and Multichannel Video-over-IP at 2013 NAB Show

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SAN JOSE, Calif.,  April 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation  (NASDAQ:
ALTR) is showcasing its latest roadcast solutions for 4K video processing and
multichannel video-over-IP at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) Show in  Las Vegas  from  April 8 to 11. Additionally, the company is
demonstrating its Stratix V Advanced Systems Development Kit (ASDK), a PCI
Express (PCIe) Gen3x16 plug-in card architected for 4K ultra high-definition
(Ultra HD), equivalent to 16-channel 1080p60 video processing.  


Joining Altera's engineers in the booth are technical experts from Macnica
Americas with guest exhibitor  Jack Douglass, chairman of SMPTE, demonstrating
video-over-IP solutions; and engineers from intoPIX are demonstrating video
compression solutions, all of which leverage Altera 28 nm Stratix V and Cyclone

What:  Altera demonstrations at2013 National Association of Broadcasters Show
When:  Monday, April 8, to  Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where:  NABbooth SU12011,  Las Vegas  Convention Center,  Las Vegas, Nevada

Altera's In-Booth Demonstrations

* 4K Video Processing-Altera is demonstrating its 4K reference designs that
address the immediate needs of broadcast equipment developers, including
downscaling from 4K to fit into existing SD/HD workflows and upscaling from
SD/HD to feed 4K displays. These designs leverage Altera's patent-pending
edge-adaptive sharpening algorithm, which sharpens the scaled image without
distorting details.  
* OpenCL-This demo features  live video streaming using OpenCL, and real-time
video processing such as Sobel edge-detection and image manipulation, all coded
in OpenCL software and running on Altera FPGAs. In addition, this demo uses an
Altera's Nios II soft processor, and enables the power of OpenCL in embedded
applications by removing the need for external processor or host server machine.
* Stratix V ASDK-This hardware platform well exceeds the technical requirements
of typical professional video end products. With its PCIe Gen3x16 connectivity
and on-board resources architected to handle 16 channels of 1080p60 video
processing, the platform can be used to derive a myriad of end products,
enabling broadcast engineers to rapidly design future-proof solutions to address
emerging market needs such as Ultra HD, high-density transcoding for
multiscreen, high frame-rate applications, etc.   
* Video-over-IP from Macnica Americas-Macnica Americas' SMPTE 2022-1/2/5/6
solution is a complete design for transporting video over an IP network
exclusively on Altera FPGAs. The solution lowers the cost of video transport by
leveraging Ethernet, so multiple video channels (up to 256) can be moved over a
single cable reliably, and over long distances. This demonstration replicates
the setup of the VidTrans 2013 official interoperability tests, and features
guest exhibitor  Jack Douglass, chairman of the SMPTE 2022 interoperability
* Video Compression with intoPIX-This intoPIX JPEG2000 design demonstrates a
compact CODEC solution for a full chain of video-over-IP transmission, running
on Altera's Cyclone V FPGAs. It features 1080p60 full HD operation with visually
lossless compression, low latency, and small IP footprint. The IP cores from
intoPIX also feature standard interfaces that integrate with Altera IP cores
such as serial digital interface (SDI) and the Video and Image Processing (VIP)
suite, making it easy to prototype and customize in the user design.

For more information on Altera's broadcast and video solutions, visit 

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