FPGA-based solution enables low-power, small-form-factor 4K video and imaging applications
Microchip has released the new PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution to meet the challenges of developing complex computer algorithms which allow systems to capture and display information and high-resolution images. The solution provides abilities superior to alternative technologies to support resolution as high as 4K in small, low-power form factors required for a broad variety of imaging and video applications.
The company's FPGAs are perfect for these mid-bandwidth (4K/2K) imaging/video applications due to their rich memory and DSP resources. Also, they offer up to 50% lower power than competing SRAM-based devices.
The new imaging and video solution comprises a complete ecosystem for customers, with comprehensive application-specific hardware, optimised intellectual property suite for image processing, sample reference designs, demonstration designs and collateral. This provides designers with the hardware and software required to perform 4K resolution designs targeting PolarFire FPGAs. The video and imaging kit allows high-performance evaluation of 4K image processing and rendering using dual-camera sensors ideal for designing demonstrations for video stitching, static and dynamic object insertion, plus real depth estimation based on disparity maps. With its modular intellectual property suite affording clients the capability to prototype and accelerate time to market, the kit can be leveraged for multiple projects to save costs, time and effort.