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FPGA-based PCIe board supports real-time JPEG2000 compression for 4K, 2K, and HD video streams
Apr. 2014, Xilinx, Las Vegas, USA
Image Matters—a Belgian vendor of JPEG2000 accelerator boards to the broadcast, video production, and cinema industries—was demonstrating their new IM-X PCIe board family at this week’s NAB 2014. The board comes in three versions, all based on the same pcb layout. Here’s a photo and diagram of the board:
The company was founded by serial entrepreneur Jean-François Nivart, who also started JPEG2000 IP core vendor intoPIX. In the following 3-minute video, Nivart walks through the design of the board, which is based on a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. The FPGA performs real-time JPEG2000 real-time compression and decompression for 4Kp60 video (for the IM-XL board) or 2Kp120 video (for the IM-XM board) and achieves 2:1 compression using a mathematically lossless compression ratio and by as much as 15:1 with visually lossless results. The FPGA also implements the board’s four SDI ports.