Broadcast Video Distribution

Once a piece of content is complete, it must be distributed to the end user. With the multi-screen revolution, there are now many ways in which the consumer can access content.

For example, content that is produced at a particular production or broadcast facility needs to be delivered to multiple Service Providers.  These providers can be cable MSOs, Telcos, Direct Broadcast satellite facilities, terrestrial broadcast facilities or an over the top (OTT) provider.  Each of these facilities can receive content from multiple production facilities or broadcast studios using high quality Primary Distribution transport stream delivery mechanisms. 

The aggregated content is then prepared for delivery to the end user.  The end user may receive the content via a Digital Terrestrial, cable, satellite or telco set top box, or over an Internet connection to their TV or mobile device.  Content can also be streamed over cellular networks or terrestrial mobile broadcasting. The distribution of content to the end user uses a different set of encoding algorithms and modulation methods/transport streams such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-DASH, QAM, IPTV, VSB, COFDM, etc.

FPGAs play an integral role in providing the encoding and modulation in the distribution segment. We offers three classes of FPGA solutions at various levels of power consumption, speed, and processing power to meet specific customer needs. High-end Intel® Stratix® series capabilites allow the highest performance, mid-range Intel® Arria® series are in the intersection of power and performance, and lower end Intel® Cylcone® and Intel MAX® devices provide low cost and power while maintaining a significant level of performance. 

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Video IP Solutions for Contribution

IP Core Supported Devices Qsys compliant Provider
Video and image processing (VIP II) Functions (4K scalers, mixers, DIL) Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT,Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone® V GT, Cyclone® IV GX,Cyclone® III LS, Stratix® IV GX, Stratix® IV GT, Stratix® III E, Cyclone® III, Stratix® II GX, Intel® Arria® 10,
Arria® GX, Cyclone® II,Stratix® II, Intel® Cyclone®, Stratix, Stratix® GX.
X Intel
SDI Video Interface Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT,Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone® V GT, Cyclone® IV GX, Intel Arrria ® 10, Arria® II GX,Cyclone® III LS, Arria® II GZ, Stratix® IV GX, Stratix® IV GT, Stratix® III E, Cyclone® III, Stratix® II GX, Arria® GX,Cyclone® II, Stratix® II, Intel® Cyclone®, Stratix® GX   Intel
SDI II Next-Generation SDI Video Interface (12G)  Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT, Intel Arria® 10, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT,Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone ®V GT   Intel
HDMI Intel Arria® 10, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT, Arria® V GZ, Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT X Intel
DisplayPort Intel Arria® 10, Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT, Arria® V GZ, Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone® V GT X Intel
TR-03/04  Intel Arria® 10   Coveloz
SMPTE 2022 Macnica Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT, Arria® V GZ, Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT   Macnica
SMPTE 2022 Coveloz  Intel  Arria® 10, Arria® V, Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC, Stratix® IV, Stratix® V, Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC, Intel MAX® 10, MAX V   Coveloz
SMPTE2059 Stratix® V GX   Oregano
10G/1G Ethernet-AVB Video Endpoint Arria® V GX, Arria® V GT, Arria® V GZ, Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT   intoPIX
Audio Ethernet-AVB Endpoint Cyclone® V SoC   Coveloz
DVI  Cyclone® V GX, Arria® II GX, Arria® V GX, Stratix® IV GX, Stratix® V GX   Bitec
V-by-One Cyclone® V GX, Arria® II GX, Arria® V GX, Stratix® IV GX, Stratix® II GX, Stratix® V GX   Bitec
MIPI Stratix® V GX, Arria® II GX, Arria® II GZ, Cyclone® IV GX,Stratix® IV GX, Arria® II GX, Stratix® III E, Cyclone® III,Stratix® II GX, Cyclone® II, Stratix® II, Intel® Cyclone®, Stratix,Stratix® GX, Arria® 10 SX, Intel Arria® 10 GT, Arria®10 GX   Northwest Logic / Introspect
PCIe* / DMA Stratix® V GX, Stratix® V GT, Stratix® V GS, Arria V GX,Arria V GT, Arria V GZ   PLDA
MPEG2 Cyclone®, Arria, and Stratix device families   IntoPix
JPEG2k Intel® Cyclone®, Arria, and Stratix device families   IntoPix
TICO Intel® Cyclone®, Arria, and Stratix device families   Intopix
H.264 Stratix® IV, Arria V, Arria V SoC, Cyclone® V SoC, Cyclone® V, Stratix® V, Intel® Arria 10®, Cyclone® IV, Arria 10 SoC, Intel MAX® 10   partners
H.265 Intel  Arria® 10   eBrisk
Camera Processing (ISP, Video Analytics) Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V SOC   Eutecus
SD Card Interface Cyclone® III, Stratix® III   Eureka
HDD/SSD Interface (SAS/SATA) Stratix® IV, Arria® II GX   IntelliProp

3rd Party CODEC IP

Company (Loc) Codecs
Magnum (US) MPEG2, H.264 Encoders / Decoder 420/422
IBEX (Japan) MPEG2 Main/High 1080i Codec, H.264, & AVC-I.  Encoders / Decoders
Adaptive Microwave (US) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs
SoC Tecnologies (Canada) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs
A2E Technologies (US) H.264 Codec
Digital Design Corp (US) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs (part of design services)
JointWave (China) H.264 Baseline, Main, High Codec
Teklium (US / Japan) H.264 Baseline, Main, High
Tata Elxsi (India) MPEG2, H.264 Main, High
CAST (US / EMEA) H.264 IP Codec
Coreel (India) MPEG2 / H.264 Main/High 422 / 10 bit decoders, AVC-I Encoder
Omnitek (UK) MPEG2 Decoder
IntoPix (Belgium) JPEG2000, TICO
Korusys (UK) H.265 decoder: 420/422

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