L2Tek announce new Display and Compression Technology geared toward 4K UHDTV Delivery

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    L2Tek, a manufacturers’ representative and distributor of components and sub-assemblies for professional video and high-speed communications systems, has announced availability of new display and compression technologies for Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV), which should help bring it that little bit closer to being a reality.

    The intoPIX Ultra HD JPEG2000 encoder & decoder FPGA IP-cores offer ultra-low latency signal transmission and lossless video compression while optimizing the needs of bandwidth and storage. The i-Chips quad-scalar, the IP00C732, is a complementary display processor that supports a 4096 pixels/line (4K) raster across 1 to 4 screens for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV).


    The device has 4 input channels at 166 Mpixels/second each in RGB, YUV 4:2:2 or YUV 4:4:4 formats. It features 4 independent scaler blocks, with full 10-bit internal processing. The IP00C732 has an output overlay block that is fully programmable to suit different applications.

    intoPIX encoder and decoder cores run on Altera or Xilinx FPGAs. The JPEG2000 compression standard has been chosen as it delivers greater compression capability, scalability, flexibility and visual quality while being an open standard supporting every resolution, color depth, number of components and frame rates. The 4K and preliminary announced 8K cores have an optimized FPGA footprint, reach 60 frames per second. Maximum bit depth is 12 Bits per component.

    L2Tek director, Mark Scott-South said, “L2Tek is focussed on bringing the latest professional video technologies to the market so that our customer can stay at the forefront of the industry. In these emerging technologies, our specialism is supporting customers in their design and development work to bring new products to market quickly and economically.”

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