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OmniTek Attracts 4K Early Adopters
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t NAB, OmniTek is showing its
latest developments including
the 'Ultra' 4K Tool Box which has
already attracted advance orders.
The compact half-width 1U
unit provides multiple conversion
and analysis of Ultra HDTV and
Digital Cinema signals in all
current and anticipated 4K video
formats up to 4096 x 2160/60p,
allowing manufacturers, designers,
researchers, broadcast stations,
networks, outside broadcast units
and systems integrators to build, test
and commission 4K products and
systems with complete confidence.
Connections on the 4K Tool Box
support a wide variety of formats
- multi-rate SDI (including dual 6G
and quad 3G for 4K/60), HDMI and
Display Port - for both video source
and display. Control of the Tool Box
is provided either via the HDMI port
or from a web browser.
As well as features such as picture
view, 4K test signal generation, video
status and ANC monitoring, the
Ultra 4K Tool Box also offers best
in class and highly accurate eye
and jitter analysis to enable system
designers to locate sources of signal
error. A unique jitter insertion facility
will enable design engineers to test
the robustness of higher speed
SDI receivers.
It also provides up, down and
cross conversion between all the
supported formats, '6-axis' (RGB and
YUV) colour correction, and dynamic
crop and zoom. Up and down
conversions between 4K and 2K and
4K to HD pan/scan are expected to
be common requirements.

Analysers

Meeting the need for analysis of
established and widely used video
formats, the latest versions of
OmniTek's OTM and OTR combined
waveform analysers and test signal
generators are on display.
These systems offer everything
from an entry-level SD/HD waveform,
vectorscope gamut and video status
monitor through to a full specification

OmniTek's
Ultra 4K
Tool Box

waveform analyser capable of
handling the latest 3G-SDI and
2K DCI video standards, all on the
same platform. This is achieved
through license options that add
everything from test signal capture
and generation to CIE Charts,
lip-sync measurement and the
analysis of audio features such as
programme loudness.
The analysers on display at NAB
demonstrate all these features
including Loudness monitoring
and logging and the Picture Quality
Analysis and 'In Service' Lip Sync
facilities recently added to both OTR
and OTM systems.
Other options include support for
Dolby-E and Dolby Digital, Stereo
3D video analysis and Eye, Jitter and
Cable length assessment.

Streaming Video

OmniTek has released an enhanced
and universal version of its MultiChannel Streaming DMA Controller
FPGA IP-core for transferring
streaming data such as video across
a PCIe interface.
The new version of the core is
available to registered users and is
being demonstrated at NAB.
OmniTek say that the DMA
Controller is ideal for handling
streaming data as its FIFO-based
form of DMA is offered alongside
traditional memory-based DMA.
This 'FDMA' mode has been
developed by OmniTek specifically to
handle streaming data. The controller
has also been designed to make
transfers over the PCIe interface
highly efficient through strategies
such as pre-fetching Scatter-Gather
descriptors, optimising back-toback packing of TLP packets, and
supporting multiple outstanding
read requests.
The DMA Controller is intended
for use in system designs

OmniTek 4K Scalable
Video Processor IP-core

built around an FPGA that includes
a built-in PCIe engine. Initially, just
Gen1 or Gen2 PCIe engines were
supported but the new release
extends this support to Gen3 PCIe
engines such as that offered on the
Altera Stratix V.
However, the key enhancement
in the new version of the DMA
Controller is its adaption for software
control through a novel software
interface framework - also specially
developed by OmniTek - that makes
applications for FPGA-based
architectures both quick to create
and easy to port between different
implementations of a system design.
By working in accordance
with OmniTek's FPGA Software
Interface Framework, the same
application software can be used
to drive versions of the same basic
system design that offer different
numbers of DMA channels and/or
different channel configurations. This
means there is no need for different
application software for systems
running Windows and Linux.
This adaptability is particularly
useful where the components
of a system design are still being
developed or where different possible
configurations are being evaluated.
Versions of the core are now
available for both Xilinx and

The OZ745 Video Development Board

Altera FPGAs.
OmniTek also offer a consultancy
service, specialising in the
development of video systems and
image processing systems for a
variety of different applications.

OSVP

A new version of the OSVP Scalable
Video Processor IP block for Xilinx
FPGAs from OmniTek offers a range
of novel features including:
* Support for 4Kx2K resolution up
to 60Hz frame rate;
* User-definable 6-axis Colour
Space Correction, offering RGB/
YUV Gain & Lift, overall Brightness
level and Saturation level control,
and Hue Rotation;
* An enhanced patent-pending Deinterlacer algorithm with best in
class diagonal interpolation at low
angles;
* Noise Reduction;
* Image Sharpening and pre-filtering
controls;
* Frame-based register update,
facilitating smooth animated
transitions.
The core is being shown in
operation on OmniTek's OZ745
Video Development Platform using
a new high-speed FMC module that
supports DisplayPort 1.2 and dual
6G-SDI inputs and outputs.


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