Altera Showcases the Industry’s Latest Advancements in Broadcast Video Solutions at IBC 2011

By Altera Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, September 4, 2011

AMSTERDAM, September 5, 2011 -


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From the latest advancements in video processing to the newest video connectivity and networking solutions, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) will be demonstrating the industry’s next generation broadcast video solutions at IBC 2011 at RAI Congress Amsterdam, September 9 to 13. Visit Altera’s booth for demonstrations showing the widest range of FPGAs available for the broadcast industry. Altera’s leading programmable solutions offer the industry’s first and most comprehensive set of 28-nm device options-the Cyclone® V, Arria® V, and Stratix® V FPGA families-tailored to video applications and expanding system needs with optimal performance, lower power and reduced system costs.

    What:      IBC 2011
    When:      Friday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Where:     RAI Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands
               Visit Altera in Hall 5, Booth 5.A15

Product and Solution Demonstrations Include:

  • Latest advancements in video processing
    • Altera’s video image processing (VIP) framework, a video design methodology enhanced for multichannel high-definition (HD) and 4K video processing
    • The latest HD video format conversion reference design, along with new system integration and debug tools to increase designers’ productivity and efficiency

  • New video connectivity solutions
    • HDMI and Display Port, extending Altera’s IP portfolio for digital video interfaces and integrated with Altera’s VIP framework for seamless design
    • Diverse offering of Altera’s professional audio/video (A/V) applications that lower total system cost compared to some consumer ASSP alternatives

  • New media transport solutions
    • Reliable, high-bit-rate distribution of A/V services up to 3 Gbps over Internet Protocol (IP) and 10-Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) networks
    • Video solutions developed in conjunction with the Video Service Forum (VSF), an international association dedicated to the development of interoperable video-networking technology, to meet the strictest Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2022 standards
    • Configurable forward error correction (FEC) and scalable design

  • Altera’s 28-nm Stratix V FPGA, the industry’s first device to feature 3.9 billion transistors packed onto an integrated circuit (IC)
    • Built for video bandwidth, the device delivers the highest memory bandwidth and access efficiency for pristine 4K picture quality
    • Highest DDR3 Frequency, up to 1067 MHZ
    • Highest DDR3 bandwidth with up to 6x 72-bits-wide DDR3 ports
    • Highest efficiency and lowest latency leveraging Altera’s multiport front-end technology developed for video applications

For additional information on Altera’s participation at IBC 2011, visit

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