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Cyclone III Video Development Kit

$ 1,495.00

Cost effective kit targeted at Video processing development using a Cyclone III device.

  • Altera EP3C120F780 Development board
  • Bitec HSMC Quad Video daughter card
  • Bitec HSMC DVI daughter card
  • Collection of video reference designs
SKU: cyclone-III-video-development-kit. Category: Altera FPGA Development Kits
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Description

Altera’s Cyclone III device is an ideal video processing platform given the large number of multipliers, low power and M9K memory blocks.

Bitec have made available a cost effective kit targeted at Video processing development using a Cyclone III device for the core processing. The kit contains the Cyclone III FPGA Development Kit which utilizes an EP3C129 device and two HSMC video interface cards together with a collection of IP cores and reference designs. The kit provides a variety of video interface standards including both digital and analogue up to HD resolutions.

The Bitec Cyclone III Video Development Kit provides an integrated solution for developers wishing to utilize the Cyclone III device for video applications. With a growing collection of reference designs based on the Altera VIP suit, development time is reduced to the minimum.

With two independent 32-bit DDR2 memory interfaces, the Cyclone III VDK is able to tackle the most challenging High Definition video applications.

Kit Contents

The Bitec Cyclone III Video development kit is shipped with everything required to begin developing.

Features

  • Altera EP3C120F780 Development board
  • Bitec HSMC Quad Video daughter card
  • 8 composite or 4 s-video inputs
  • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Output port or
  • 1 TV (PAL/NTSC) output with resolutions to 1024×768 and support for composite, s-video or SCART (RGB) outputs
  • Bitec HSMC DVI daughter card
  • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Output port (HDMI with external adaptor)
  • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Input port (HDMI with external adaptor)
  • Interfaces directly to the Altera Video and Image Processing (VIP) Suit
  • Collection of video reference designs

Altera 1080P Framework

The Altera® Video and Image Processing (VIP) Suite is a collection of MegaCore® functions that you can use to facilitate the development of custom video and image processing designs. These MegaCore functions are suitable for use in a wide variety of image processing and display applications, such as video surveillance, broadcast, video conferencing, and medical/military imaging.

The Bitec Cyclone III Video development kit provides an ideal basis for the development of advanced image processing designs incorporating the VIP. For more information visit the Altera’s Video and Image Processing Suite MegaCore Functions web page. For back ground on the Altera 1080P Framework click here

See the Altera VIP reference design based on the CIII VDK here.

Product Brief
Schematics
HSMC DVI EDID Update

This sof updates the EDID EEPROM on the HSMC DVI board to correctly report 1080P@50

Altera DSP Video Processing Reference Design

The Altera® video and image processing example design demonstrates up conversion from a standard definition (SD) video stream in national television system committee (NTSC) format and picture-in-picture mixing with a background layer.

DVI 1080P Loop-through (Beta)

This reference design demonstrates a DDR2 SDRAM loopthrough of a 1080P@50. An input image on the DVI port is tripple-buffered through the top and bottom banks of DDR2 SDRAM before transmitting on the DVI output port.

Quad Video Mosaic

This reference design takes four composite video inputs and displays a mosaic on the DVI output port

Optrex Display Driver

This reference design shows how to drive the VDK Optrex LCD Screen

1080P Colour-Space-Conversion reference design (Beta)

This reference design performs colour-space-conversion on a 1080P@50 input image stream. The input RGB stream is converted to YCrCb typically used on HDMI receivers.

1080P PiP Reference design (Beta)

This reference design demos 1080P@50 Picture-in-Picture. A single Quad Video composite signal is superimposed on a 1080P background video stream.

1080P 4x PiP Reference design v8.1

This reference design overlays the 4 NTSC inputs onto a 1080P background image. Enhanced features of the v8.1 VIP Suit and the two independent DDR2 banks are exploited to achieve this outstanding demonstration of the VDK. Requires Quartus II version 8.1