Clovis CycloneV Video Development Kit (AVDB)

Product overview

Clovis CycloneV Video Development Kit (AVDB) is feature rich FPGA board designed to implement various challenging video applications with a special focus on Video Acquisition, Processing, Displaying, and/or Streaming over Ethernet. For example, one or several Clovis CycloneV Video Development Kit (AVDB) can be plugged in a PC as a video Input, Video Output, Video processing board for building COTS Servers.

This industry-first board is propelled by the largest and fastest FPGA device from the 28 nm Altera Cyclone V GT family, which includes twelve 6.144 Gigabits transceivers, over 680 multipliers and over 12 megabits of internal memory.

Clovis CycloneV Video Development Kit (AVDB) includes directly on-board several video interfaces (HDMI and DisplayPort).

Benefits & features

This feature rich FPGA board has been designed to implement various challenging applications with a special focus on Video Acquisition, Processing, Displaying, and/or Streaming over Ethernet. For example, one or several AVDB boards can be plugged in a PC as a video I/O + video processing board for building COTS Servers.

This industry-first board is propelled by an FPGA: the largest and fastest device from the low-cost 28 nm Altera Cyclone V GT family, which includes twelve 6.144 Gigabits transceivers, over 680 multipliers and over 12 megabits of internal memory.

Combined with IPs available from Altera: “VIP” (Video IP suite) or from ALSE partner of ReFLEX CES, this board can address the most recent: protocols, processing and video formats, with unprecedented performance. Video transformation, compression, decompression, format / rate changing or other complex algorithms can be implemented in the FPGA and run in real-time, outperforming the most powerful CPUs and associated software.

This State-of-the Art High-End board is an excellent choice for Professional A/V Developers and Manufacturers. Moreover, its affordable price and its ability to fit in just any PC opens a realm of possibilities for creating and marketing very quickly new products and innovative solutions.

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Tech spec

Featured Device

  • Cyclone V GT 301 kLEs (D9) FBGA 896, 12.2Mbits internal ram, 684 multipliers, 12 x 6.144 Gbits/s transceivers.
  • 2 x Quad-SPI Flash: 256 Mbits config + 256 Mbits user dedicated to automatic configuration of the FPGA at power up. This Configuration Flash can be updated through Ethernet (or PCIexpress) with factory default (Safe) and User sections.
  • Configuration and debugging can be performed using the on-board USB-Blaster II on board (USB, PHY, Max® V CPLD)
  • Ethernet (using ALSE Ethernet IP)

Memory Devices

  • 1 Gbytes, 2 x DDR3 (on HMC), 2x400MHz
  • Nand Flash: 32 Gbits (4 Gbytes), Micron MT29F32G08
  • 2 x Quad-SPI Flash: 256 Mbits config + 256 Mbits user

Communication Interfaces

  • PCI Express x1 (Gen 1) on PCI Express edge connector
  • 1x SFP+ quad optical cage (1XCVR : 6.144 Gb/s)
  • Other protocols supported by SFP modules with simple cable adapters can connect to most recent video sources or displays. SDI + HD-SDI + 3G-SDI, In + Out using Embrionix module providing SMPTE 424M, 344M, 292M & 259M compliance.
  • 1GbE 10Base-T/100 Base-TX/1000Base-T networking interface capable with Micrel KSZ9021GN GMII/MII support, for data or audio/video streaming, and for board control over Ethernet.
  • 1 x UART over USB

Versatile Video Input/output interfaces and Audio Codec

  • Video Input Ports
    • 1 x HDMI 1.4a
    • 1 x full size Display Port 1.2
  • Video Output Port
    • 1 x Full size Display Port 1.2 usable also as HDMI output
    • 1 x Audio Codec: Analog Device SSM2603 (LineIn, LineOut, Mic)
      • The on-board Analog Device Audio Codec with associated audio connectors (on top) is a nice add-on, for example to listen to audio tracks, or mix external audio sources into multimedia streams.

Board capabilities

  • The PCIe bandwidth also allows full Gigabit data streaming transfers without loss and no CPU overhead when ALSE's GEDEK IP is used: AVDB becomes a 100% efficient Gigabit Ethernet Network Card.
  • ALSE can also develop very rapidly custom applications using internal know-how and IPs, thus offering a ready-to-use bundle under the form of customized FPGA boards, ready to plug and play.
  • Several ready-made applications are available as options for developers who want to focus on the internal processing while controlling the application through Ethernet and using UDP streaming. Please contact ALSE for more information.
  • ALSE has developed IP blocks (to be purchased separately, if needed) for all the board's functions, including
  • PCI Express and software driver, Ultra High performance Gigabit Ethernet communication hardware stack GEDEK), multi-format HDMI out (up to Ultra-HD / 4K) with sound, HDMI in, JPEG real time Coder + Decoder, Wavelet real time Coder + Decoder, NAND Flash controller with BCH ECC, Quad SPI Flash controller, and all kinds of Video Processing blocks. The Altera Video IP (VIP) suite can also be used on ADVB !

Board Size

  • Standard Height PCIe board : 180 mm x 106,65 mm

Power Supply

  • Power consumption < 15 W, PCIe or Jack connector (12V)

Applications

Combined with IPs available from Altera: “VIP” (Video IP suite) or from ALSE, this board can address the most recent: protocols, processing and video formats, with unprecedented performance. Video transformation, compression, decompression, format / rate changing or other complex algorithms can be implemented in the FPGA and run in real-time, outperforming the most powerful CPUs and associated software.

When inserted in a PC, AVDB offers PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen2 x1 (5.0 Gbps). The Altera Best In Class PCI Express design has been ported and texted on AVDB, with effective transfer speeds above 400 Mbytes/s.

This State-of-the Art High-End board is an excellent choice for Professional A/V Developers and Manufacturers. Moreover, its very affordable price and its ability to fit in just any PC opens a realm of possibilities for creating and marketing very quickly new products and innovative solutions.

  • Video broadcasting.
  • Real time video enhancement.
  • Real time video capturing and / or processing.
  • Industrial Imaging, very high frame rate processing.
  • Real time video compression / decompresion.
  • Real time Video Format changer.
  • Ultra high speed network card.
  • Your imagination is the limit !

Deliverables

Kit content

  • Standard height PCIe Board form factor
  • PCIe Standard profil AVDB bracket(installed)
  • Clovis Video Development Kit Content and Limitations letter
  • Clovis Video Development Kit starter Guide
  • AC-DC Power Supplies and adapter cordon (US,UK,EU,JP)
  • USB 2.0 High speed type AB cordon, male/male
  • Ethernet CABLE 7'CAT5E STD, male, RJ-45
  • DisplayPort 1.2 cordon
  • Display Port DisplayPort DP Male to HDMI Female Converter Cable

Part number

  • Clovis CycloneV Video Development Kit (AVDB) RXCC5T030PF31-IDK00A

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