Essential Guide: Using Configurable FPGA’s For Integrated Flexibility, Scalability, And Resilience

January 11th 2023 - 09:00 AM
Tony Orme, Editor, The Broadcast Bridge

Advances in hardware design have made software programmable FPGA arrays an excellent way to combine the resilience and power of hardware processing with the flexibility of software programmability.

This Essential Guide discusses the alternatives to pure on-prem and public cloud systems. Although COTS infrastructures are providing unprecedented opportunities, they do not suit every broadcaster. Adopting low complexity is often cited as a reason to maintain their SDI and AES infrastructures but their lack of flexibility is making keeping them a difficult choice, especially as broadcasters need to dynamically scale resource to meet the demands of their viewers.

A new breed of flexible hardware is now available that not only delivers predictably low latency but when combined with software management, seamlessly exchanges media on SDI and IP transport streams to deliver flexibility, scalability, and resilience. Based on arrays of FPGA resource, broadcasters can drag-and-drop functionality to dynamically program the hardware and scale resource as required.

This Essential Guide has been written for technologists, broadcast engineers, their managers, and anybody looking to seamlessly interface SDI, AES and IP workflows.

Supported by

You might also like...

The Big Guide To OTT: Part 10 - Monetization & ROI

Part 10 of The Big Guide To OTT features four articles which tackle the key topic of how to monetize OTT content. The articles discuss addressable advertising, (re)bundling, sports fan engagement and content piracy.

Next-Gen 5G Contribution: Part 2 - MEC & The Disruptive Potential Of 5G

The migration of the core network functionality of 5G to virtualized or cloud-native infrastructure opens up new capabilities like MEC which have the potential to disrupt current approaches to remote production contribution networks.

Standards: Part 8 - Standards For Designing & Building DAM Workflows

This article is all about content/asset management systems and their workflow. Most broadcasters will invest in a proprietary vendor solution. This article is designed to foster a better understanding of how such systems work, and offers some alternate thinking…

Designing IP Broadcast Systems: Addressing & Packet Delivery

How layer-3 and layer-2 addresses work together to deliver data link layer packets and frames across networks to improve efficiency and reduce congestion.

The Business Cost Of Poor Streaming Quality

Poor quality streaming loses viewers at an alarming rate especially when we consider the unintended consequences of poor error reporting on streaming players.