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Xilinx takes Zynq platform Digital signal controller family offers into broadcast applications advanced signal processing Xilinx has teamed up with OmniTek on a Linux-based high NXP Semiconductors’ LPC408x and LPC407x microcon- performance real time processing platform for broadcast equip- trollers are based on an ARM Cortex-M4 processor, they offer ment based around its Zynq programmable system on a chip. a cost-effective, low-power solution for digital signal control. The OmniTek Zynq-7000 SoC Broadcast Development Kit al- Operating at speeds of up to 120 lows broadcast OEMs to now combine their own hardware and MHz, the LPC408x and LPC407x software IP with a high-performance, reprogrammable video provide up to 512 KB of flash, 96 processing platform. The Zynq-7000 family combines an ARM KB of SRAM, 4 KB of EEPROM, dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processing system with tightly two analog comparators, and coupled programmable logic on a single die so that developers a wide range of connectivity can combine software algorithms for video quality and analysis peripherals, including up to five on the ARM cores with hardware acceleration in the FPGA fab- UARTs, three SPI/SSP, and three ric, all within the same environment. The key for broadcasters I2C interfaces. The LPC408x and LPC407x series feature a is the Zynq 7045 device that has started sampling that provides multi-layer AHB bus that allows high-bandwidth peripherals 10Gbit/s interfaces for SDI and high speed Ethernet links. The such as Ethernet and full-speed USB to run simultaneously, development kit includes the 2.0 release of Xilinx Real-Time without affecting performance. Other serial peripherals include Video Engine (RTVE) developed jointly with OmniTek. RTVE two CAN controllers, SD/MMC and an I2S interface. Like the 2.0 incorporates OmniTek’s advanced video processing IP, dual-core LPC4300 family, the LPC408x and LPC407x micro- along with Xilinx’s Video & Image Processing Pack (VIPP). This controllers feature an optional 32-bit floating point unit, as well supports supports up to eight channels of video for increased as a graphical LCD controller offering 1024x768 pixel display system performance in the same area of silicon – a fourfold resolution. The LPC microcontrollers also feature NXP’s unique increase over version 1.5, and also includes OmniTek’s inte- SPI flash interface (SPIFI), which allows embedded system grated deinterlacer / scaler with multi-port VDMA technology to designers to add a significant amount of low-cost memory. optimize resources used and performance. NXP Semiconductors Xilinx www.nxp.com www.xilinx.com knitter-switch Multi-Function Tact Switches Switches for all Applications 5 Million Switches in Stock Membrane Worldwide Support Keypads Toggle Switches Tact Switches Rotary Coded Dual-in-line Switches Switches Slide Switches Micro Switches 13–16 November Hall B5 · Stand 273 knitter-switch UK Limited Pushbutton Fax: +44 (0) 1256 33 86 71 knitter-switch+44 (0) 1256 33 86 70Tel: E-mail: ksuk@knitter-switch.com Tel: +49 (0)8106-36 21 0 Switches knitter-switch France Fax: +49 (0)8106-36 21 40 Tel: +33 (0) 1 69 33 11 60 E-mail: info@knitter-switch.com Fax: +33 (0) 1 69 33 11 80 Rotary Switches E-mail: ksfrance@knitter-switch.com Postfach 10 02 33Neue Poststrasse 17knitter-switch Scandinavia Tel: +45 6913 7787 85598 Baldham Fax: +45 8175 7787 Encoders E-mail: j.hansen@knitter-switch.com GERMANY www.knitter-switch.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2012 31


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