Xilinx announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show a new version of its popular Spartan(R)-6 FPGA Consumer Video Processing (Compression + Encoder + Decoder) Kit that gives systems designers a complete development platform for easily tapping into the flexibility and real-time video Processing (Compression + Encoder + Decoder) capabilities of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

Co-developed with and distributed by Tokyo Electron Device, the Consumer Video Processing (Compression + Encoder + Decoder) Kit supports the latest serial digital TV interfaces, including DisplayPort 1.1a, V-by-One(R) HS, HDMI 1.4a (now supporting 3DTV) and LVDS of up to 1.05 Gbps, to help original equipment manufacturers meet the challenges of shorter market windows and focus on the innovation and delivery of stunning 3D, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), Quad HD (4K2K resolution) and many other digital display technologies.

“New consumer video technologies like 3DTV and the standards that support them are proliferating like never before as competition and innovation in digital television development pushes the limits of video processing and bandwidth,” said Aaron Behman, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer Segment, at Xilinx. “FPGAs have already made the delivery of 3DTV to consumers possible and are being used by leading manufacturers in their development of new generations of digital TV technologies and features.”