Xilinx devices now able to transmit, receive and process up to 8K UHD video

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Xilinx has introduced a complete HDMI 2.1 IP subsystem to its portfolio of intellectual property cores.

This will enable Xilinx devices to transmit, receive and process up to 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) ultra-high-definition (UHD) video in pro AV equipment, including cameras, streaming media players, professional monitors, LED walls, projectors and KVM, as well as broadcast products such as end points and infrastructure that are being upgraded to handle 8K video.

Customers are increasingly adopting machine learning to monetise and improve workflows in applications as varied as broadcast, pro AV, automotive and surveillance.

HDMI 2.1 data rates are provided by Xilinx’s reliable high-speed I/O transceivers and when combined with native 8K interfaces supported by HDMI 2.1 it is now possible to replace several ASSP’s or fixed-function products support processing, compression, high-quality analytics and decision-making with a single Xilinx device.

“Today’s professional AV and broadcast markets continue to demand higher resolution, higher frame rates and high dynamic range, to deliver more immersive viewing experiences,” explained Ramesh Iyer, director of marketing, Pro AV and Broadcast market, Xilinx.

"Our customers can now implement the complete HDMI 2.1 interface on-chip, creating highly-integrated designs that can natively handle 8K processing. And customers can combine this functionality with 8K lightweight mezzanine codecs for 8K over IP streaming, reducing real-estate, power consumption and BOM costs.”