Image Matters Debuts IM-M20 Video Processing Module at 2018 NAB Show

Image Matters has announced the presentation of their new IM-M20 module at the 2018 NAB Show. Their new IM-M20 is the latest-generation FPGA high speed video processing module for the Origami ecosystem. Image Matters’ 8KSVIP partner, Cesnet, will also be exhibiting alongside them to demonstrate solutions for real use cases leveraging the Origami ecosystem.

Image Matters will be demonstrating the prototype IM-M20 module. Using smaller components than the IM-B20, the IM-M20 has a lower unit cost and smaller size while maintaining pin compatibility with the IM-B20 using the dedicated high-bandwidth Z-Ray Origami interconnector. The IM-M20 uses the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale Plus KU5P FPGA and is suited to applications requiring high-bandwidth I/Os. This smaller module targets any network application.

Better integration of DC-DC converters, configuration flash, system clocks and memory all contribute to the IM-M20’s reduced cost and size allowing OEM’s and system integrators to address other markets such as VoIP. The IM-M20 high-speed IO connectivity and selected FPGA facilitates processing of one channel of 8K:60fps 4:4:4 12 bits, or one channel of 4K:120fps 4:4:4 12-bit, including TICO encoding and decoding. Connections includes 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G Ethernet as well as PCIe and SDI.

The Origami IM-B20 gives manufacturers a powerful board to access new technologies, while cutting development costs and time to market. Advanced reconfigurable modules deliver high performance sub-frame latency video processing in a business card size. Using a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale 060 FPGA, the IM-B20 handles multiple video codecs up to 8K-UHD-2 uncompressed and TICO formats, as well as 4K-UHD-1 uncompressed, TICO, JPEG2000, HEVC IP, AVC and MPEG2 formats.

European collaborative group 8KSVIP is a body of academic and industrial partners including Image Matters, Cesnet, IntoPIX and AV Media. Exhibiting alongside Image Matters, Cesnet will be demonstrating their tools using Image Matters origami ecosystem to help broadcasters migrate from HD and 4K to 8K over IP, their focus being on management of high-speed transport technologies to integrate SDI and IP.

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