Xilinx and Barco Announce Single-chip JPEG2000 Implementation

"Xilinx, the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, and Barco Silex, the leading center of micro-electronics of Barco, announced the joint development of single chip JPEG2000 encoder and decoder solutions. Based on the successful implementation of Barco Silex JPEG2000 cores on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, the solutions significantly reduce the cost of broadcast and Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) archiving, post-production, distribution and server systems.

The encoder chip solution allows the creation of a single board capable of real-time encoding, performance that previously required a cluster of PCs or Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs). The encoder and decoder solutions sustain the high encoding requirements of DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) formats including 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 resolutions with up to 48 frames per second and broadcast formats including 1080i and 1080p. The decoder chip solution replaces up to twelve separate ASSP chips. System developers further benefit from the capacity and flexibility of Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs with the ability to add encryption or watermarking functionality.

Barco Silex has developed and implemented JPEG2000 hardware cores since 2002. For enhanced security, Barco Silex’ IP portfolio also includes crypto cores such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Public Key Crypto Engines. As a custom electronic design house, Barco Silex can also provide integration design support as well as chip and board solutions.

The Barco Silex JPEG2000 hardware cores are immediately available for third party licensing."

Source: Digital Cinema Info