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16-Input, 8-Channel AV Switcher Power Benchmark

16-Input, 8-Channel AV Switcher Power Benchmark



The 16-input, 8-channel AV switcher design is a studio broadcast application that is described in Altera's white paper, "Altera's 28-nm FPGAs Optimized for Broadcast Video Applications".The FPGA resource utilization, clock speeds, and calculations that derive the data rates and interface speeds are fully described therein.

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The design is based on an up-down cross converter function that converts video streams into different formats and resolutions, also described in the paper. The block diagram for the up-down cross converter is shown below.

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For the purposes of power benchmarking this design, the device resources and clock speeds described in the paper were input into Altera's Early Power Estimator for Arria V FPGAs. The design power was estimated for a commercial temperature grade device, with junction temperature of 85 degrees C.


You can review the Early Power Estimator results yourself by downloading this file: 

ArriaV EPE Examples.zip

Enter to win an Arria V FPGA Development Kit by submitting your Arria V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator!

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