New Silicon Device Solutions from Omnitek

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BASINGSTOKE, UK February 6th 2018 – Omnitek, a Xilinx Premier Partner and world leading supplier of FPGA based video IP and turnkey design solutions announces significant new IP releases at Integrated Systems Europe, 6-9th February – RAI Amsterdam on Xilinx booth 15-K222.

At ISE, Omnitek will be announcing new Omnitek Standard Product (OSP) silicon chipset solutions for 4K AV over IP and 4K / HD Warp as competitive alternatives to ASIC and ASSP devices. Omnitek Standard Products are configurable solutions using system-on-chip technology that deliver multi-function video processing features, currently only available using combinations of discrete devices.

The ‘Javelin’ AV-over-IP OSP uses an on-chip H.265 video compression unit (VCU) for low latency transmission and reception of 4Kp60 video, targeted at Pro AV and Broadcast products. Javelin supports both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs and is aimed at products requiring high quality, low latency transfer of 4K AV media. Omnitek’s VCU implementation and enhancement IP at the heart of Javelin will be demonstrated as a live encode to decode IP path.

Omnitek’s real time 4K and HD Warp OSPs provides image warping in a single chip solution aimed at the 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 will be on show demonstrating real time 4Kp60 image warping for high resolution applications.

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

The result of continued investment in R&D and real-world customer designs that Omnitek provides for its extensive customer base, allows Omnitek to create low resource, low power, efficient IP designs that fit in the smallest Xilinx® All Programmable FPGA, SoC and MPSoC devices.

Omnitek CEO Roger Fawcett commented, “Our highly respected R&D team is committed to an extensive development program of highly optimised IP which exploits all aspects of the world’s leading FPGA devices. At ISE this year we are extending our reach in to the ‘off the shelf’ chip market by packaging our existing ‘tried and tested’ IP into consumer devices as an alternative to ASIC and ASSP technologies”.

Ramesh Iyer, Director Pro AV & Broadcast Vertical Market at Xilinx said, “Our partnership with Omnitek continues to flourish and we are excited about the continued innovation that Omnitek bring to the professional video market. Their expertise and understanding of market requirements means that our mutual customers can benefit from cost-effective packaged solutions that can accelerate time-to-market and use the All Programmable Xilinx platform to add differentiation.”

Growing at over 30% p.a. Omnitek has established itself as the ‘go to’ company for ProAV product design and integration, with projects across the growing AV market space all stemming from its staff’s broadcast engineering heritage.

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