Omnitek adds chipsets at NAB

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BASINGSTOKE, UK. March 23th 2018 – Omnitek will be adding AV over IP and video warp Chipset solutions to its Design Services and FPGA IP-cores at the National Association of Broadcasters’ April 2018 show in Las Vegas NV, giving equipment manufacturers more access to the company’s expertise in 4K and higher resolution video designs. Applications range from camera to display, including lens corrections, image stitching, raw sensor and High Dynamic Range processing, scaling, mixing, connectivity and overlay graphics.

Omnitek Standard Product (OSP) silicon chipset solutions are competitive alternatives to ASIC and ASSP devices. They are configurable, using system-on-chip technology that delivers multi-function video processing features, currently only available using combinations of discrete devices.

‘Javelin’ AV-over-IP uses on-chip H.265 video compression for high quality transmission and reception of 4Kp60 video, targeted at ProAV and Broadcast products. Javelin can support both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs and is aimed at products requiring low bandwidth or low latency transfer of 4K resolution material. Omnitek’s implementation and enhancement IP at the heart of Javelin will be demonstrated as a live 4K encode to decode path over a 1Gb/s IP connection.

Omnitek’s ‘Flex’ 4K or HD Warp solution provides live image warping aimed at the small projector and digital signage markets. These new solutions provide all of the standard image adjustments such as keystone, barrel, pin cushion correction as well as the ability to perform arbitrary image distortions. Omnitek’s Warp IP underlying Flex will be on show demonstrating live 4Kp60 image warping for high resolution applications.

The Warp FPGA IP-core is highly optimised to create arbitrary image warps on live video streams up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz. Maximum image quality is achieved via per-pixel filtering and bi-cubic interpolation on 4:4:4 video data at up to 12 bits per colour plane. Alternatively, a single warp processor can process multiple HD video images and stitch the resulting videos together to create a surround view from multiple cameras. Or images can be warped and blended to project a large image from multiple projectors onto tilted and non-linear surfaces. The IP core fits into a single mid-range FPGA with a single DDR3 SDRAM interface, providing a highly cost effective solution.

A new enhancement to the Warp IP is real time functionality. This is essential in applications where the image warp needs to change in real time (for example in Augmented Reality headsets). Omnitek’s innovative IP design and use of sophisticated cache management allows the warp shape to be changed in real time using on-chip resources.

Still growing at over 30% p.a., Omnitek is the ‘go to’ company for ProAV and Broadcast product design and integration, with projects across the growing AV and other markets.

These demonstrations will be shown alongside Omnitek’s video Test and Measurement products on booth C7412, in Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, from 9th to 12th April.

David Ackroyd, Vice President of Business Development at Omnitek, commented “The continued growth of our Design Services business is due to recognition by more customers of Omnitek’s expertise in delivering ambitious designs cost effectively and faster to the market. Our many customers around the world are testament to this”

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