Xilinx Demonstrates Video-Over-IP, HD-SDI and H.264 Solutions at IBC 2006


What: Xilinx demonstrates its programmable broadcast solutions at IBC 2006 When: 8-12 September 2006 Where: RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Hall 8 - Stand Number 8.219)

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 6 -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, today announced it will be demonstrating multiple FPGA-based solutions for the broadcast industry at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam September 8-12, 2006. The Xilinx broadcast team will showcase its FPGA-based applications in the areas of interfaces, connectivity, codecs, and audio/video processing. The company will also demonstrate solutions based on its newest Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA platform, the world's first 65nm FPGA, which provides the most complete system integration platform available today. System designers and engineers visiting the Xilinx stand will see how this powerful combination of broadcast solutions and leading edge FPGA platforms can maximise productivity and significantly reduce system cost.

Xilinx Booth (Hall 8 - Stand Number 8.219) Demonstrations:

o HD-SDI: Demonstrating support for HD-SDI in the new Virtex-5 family,
the Xilinx ML571 Serial Digital Audio and Video Platform supports a
wide range of serial digital video formats including: SMPTE292M,
SMPTE259M, DVB-ASI and new support for 3Gbps SDI, Dual Link HD-SDI and
AES/EBU Audio. Demonstrations will also highlight free reference
o Video-over-IP: Highlighting the embedded features of the Virtex
platform including high speed I/O, Ethernet MACs and high performance
processors, the new Video-over-IP reference designs provide a flexible
and highly integrated bridge between multiple DVB-ASI streams and
Gigabit Ethernet packets.
o AES3 Audio & SRC: Using free reference designs for AES3 interfaces and
high quality audio sample rate conversion, this demonstration will show
various ways of handling audio streams using Xilinx FPGAs, including
embedding and de-embedding audio in SDI streams.
o H.264/AVC Codecs: Featuring two real time codec demonstrations: 4i2i
Communications will present an enhanced HD H.264 Baseline Profile
encoder, streaming of compressed video over IP to an HD H.264 High
Profile decoder. Both the encoder and decoder run on the new Virtex-5
based ADM-XRC-5 platform from Alpha Data. Ateme will demonstrate their
new single-chip, H.264 Main Profile encoder for SD video on a PCI
platform. Each leverages the high performance features of Virtex series
FPGAs and demonstrates high quality results in very small footprints.
o Video Processing: This demonstration highlights the capabilities of
Virtex series FPGAs for broadcast quality video processing. Developed
in partnership with Image Processing Techniques, new reference designs
for scaling, de-interlacing, picture-in-picture and DVE will be shown.

Xilinx technology can also be seen in action elsewhere at IBC 2006 where Xilinx partners will be on hand to discuss FPGA-based broadcast system design:

Partner                 Booth   Expertise           Web Site

4i2i Communications 8.219 H.264/AVC Codecs 4i2i.co.uk
Ateme 4.378 H.264/AVC Codecs www.ateme.com
Barco-Silex 1.139 JPEG2000 Codecs www.barco.com
Convergent Design 7.703 SD/HD Video
Converters www.convergent-design.com
Electronics &
Telecommunications
Research Institute 4.285 Broadcast Research www.etri.re.kr
IntoPIX 8.539 JPEG2000 Codecs www.intopix.com
MainConcept AG 2.34 H.264/AVC Codecs www.mainconcept.com
MindWay S.r.l. 10.412 FPGA Design www.mindway-design.com
Image Processing
Techniques/Omnitek 6.329 Video Processing & www.imageproc.com
Silicon & Software Test
Systems M256 FPGA Design www.s3group.com
Tata Elxsi Limited 3.108 FPGA Design www.tataelxsi.com

To learn more about Xilinx broadcast solutions, visit xilinx.com/broadcast/ .

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Xilinx Public Relations Europe
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andrea.barnard@xilinx.com

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