Real-Time Low Latency Video Rotation Engine

Xylon Announces A Real-Time Low Latency Video Rotation Reference Design for Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

Zagreb, Croatia, November 5, 2013 – Xylon, a leading provider of advanced FPGA application solutions, IP cores and design services, today announced a reference design for a real-time video rotation for an arbitrary angle, which can be dynamically changed in sub-degree steps. The video rotation works with a video output latency that can be as low as one frame time. The new reference design is designed to work with the Xilinx® Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC based ZedBoard™ Development Board from Avnet Electronics Marketing, which is expanded by the Digilent® FMC-HMI adapter board. The FMC-HMI board contains a 2 Mpixel CMOS digital image sensor and a touchscreen 5” LCD with resolution 800x480.

Xylon’s new reference design clearly demonstrates the power of Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC in computationally demanding video applications. While logicBRICKS IP cores implemented in programmable logic execute intensive low-level pixel-based calculations on the captured video input and display the rotated video overlaid with an integrated graphics Human Machine Interface (HMI), its ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor system remains free for other system tasks, high-level algorithms implementation, networking, etc.

Standard off-the-shelf logicBRICKS IP cores used in the demo SoC design are easy-to-use and can be configured to support other video processing features, like video scaling, video texturing on curved planes, perspective transformations, and others. The logicBRICKS significantly accelerate design productivity and provide a jumpstart to system designers developing medical endoscopes, pipe inspection tools, advanced defense systems, different borescopes and similar embedded systems.

Design deliverables include evaluation logicBRICKS IP cores, hardware design files prepared for Xilinx Platform Studio (XPS) design suite, software drivers (bare-metal) and the application software.

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About Xylon

Xylon is an electronic company focused on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design development. It was established in 1995 and is based in Zagreb, Croatia. Xylon offers a comprehensive IP cores library named logicBRICKS, and it is optimized for Xilinx FPGA architectures. Xylon’s expertise in the fields of embedded graphics, video, image processing and networking is confirmed by a large number of successful FPGA designs, which are produced by our partners and distributed worldwide. All of Xylon’s IP cores are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can be easily implemented and integrated in the customers’ designs.
Xylon is a Premier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program. More information can be found at, the official Xylon web site.

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