FPGA dev kit supports 4K smart vision systems

The new PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution from addresses the challenges of high-resolution video and imaging processing applications in thermal, power and space-constrained environments. Supporting resolution as high as 4K in small, low-power form factors, the PolarFire FPGAs from Microsemi Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip, target mid-bandwidth (4K/2K) imaging/video applications.

Thanks to their memory and digital signal processor (DSP) resources in addition to 50 percent lower power consumption compared to competing SRAM-based devices, together with the capability to perform thousands of tasks in parallel to maximize data throughput, the imaging and video solution supports a wide range of imaging and video applications. These include surveillance and Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, automotive, mobile use cases, machine vision/medical, smart home and other applications in the industrial, aerospace/aviation and defense markets.

The development kit, intellectual property (IP) suite, sample reference designs, demonstration designs and collateral are included as part of the solution’s complete ecosystem, along with dedicated hardware to evaluate multiple imaging and video protocols on PolarFire FPGAs. In addition, the modular IP suite allows designers to leverage the kit for multiple projects, saving time and costs.

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