Altera Demonstrates Ultra High Definition (UHD) Solutions at NAB; Offering a Path to Virtualized Studio Infrastructure
Demonstrations will include the following:
- Studio Video-over-IP (SVIP) networking solutions that allow migration from broadcast-specific SDI transport to standard IP networks as required for future virtualization
- Off-the-shelf UDX10 (Up/Down/Cross Conversion) processing 4K60 4:4:4 with integrated HDMI 2.0 to easily scale up from HD to UHD and vice versa
- Robust 4K60 transport over a single 12G SDI link enabling studios to upgrade to higher resolutions and frame rates without replacing existing cable infrastructure
- H.265 codec ready for virtualization with Intel® Xeon® Processor and FPGA acceleration for 4K60 offering a 2x increase in performance and reducing overall cost1
“Broadcasters today are faced with unprecedented challenges encompassing both an exponential increase in bandwidth, and a fundamental shift in technology driven by the new virtualized framework,” said Erhaan Shaikh, vice president and general manager, Business Divisions, Intel Programmable Solutions Group. “With Altera now part of Intel, we are in a prime position to help our customers realize the opportunities that virtualization brings.”
Altera offers customers a flexible video framework for developing products that can quickly adapt to meet new video standards that define higher bandwidths and better video quality, reducing time to market. For more about Altera’s broadcast solutions, go to https://www.altera.com/solutions/industry/broadcast/overview.html
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1. Configuration: public x265 codec test estimated by eBrisk
a. The fastest mode of the x265 encoder runs for 4K/10-bit content at an average speed of ~27fps on the same dual-socket server with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v3.
b. By off-loading part(s) of the encoder to the Arria®10, the encoder can run at an average speed of 60fps for 4K/10-bit content on a single-socket server with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v3 + a single Altera® Arria®10.