Lights, Camera, Action: Xilinx Powers Sony’s New-Gen Live Production Video Switcher

Powerful and pro­gramma­ble, Xilinx devices hand­le real-time pro­ces­sing for a wide ran­ge of Sony’s pro­fes­sio­nal products

Sep 29, 2021 ‚ÄĒ SAN JOSE, Calif.‚Äď(BUSINESS WIRE)‚Äď Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the lea¬≠der in adap¬≠ti¬≠ve com¬≠pu¬≠ting, today announ¬≠ced that its field-pro¬≠gramma¬≠ble gate array (FPGA) and adap¬≠ti¬≠ve sys¬≠tem-on-chip (SoC) devices are powe¬≠ring a ran¬≠ge of Sony‚Äôs elec¬≠tro¬≠nics pro¬≠ducts used for pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal audio-video (A/V) appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons, inclu¬≠ding the new XVS-G1 4K Live Pro¬≠duc¬≠tion Swit¬≠cher. Tog¬≠e¬≠ther, the com¬≠pa¬≠nies‚Äô cut¬≠ting-edge tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies are making pos¬≠si¬≠ble the most advan¬≠ced A/V pro¬≠ducts in the world, used to cap¬≠tu¬≠re and broad¬≠cast live events worldwide.

The Xilinx¬ģ Vir¬≠tex¬ģ UltraS¬≠ca¬≠le+‚ĄĘ FPGA with High Band¬≠width Memo¬≠ry (HBM) plays a cri¬≠ti¬≠cal role in the new XVS-G1 video swit¬≠cher, which inhe¬≠rits fea¬≠tures and capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties of pri¬≠or models while adding cut¬≠ting-edge tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy for enhan¬≠ced visu¬≠al pro¬≠ces¬≠sing of live events with a maxi¬≠mum capa¬≠ci¬≠ty of 24 4K UHD chan¬≠nels. The Xilinx device‚Äôs embedded HBM con¬≠trol¬≠ler and high-per¬≠for¬≠mance trans¬≠cei¬≠vers enable high-speed pro¬≠ces¬≠sing at high reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on 4K with wide color gamut, and high dyna¬≠mic ran¬≠ge at ultra-low laten¬≠ci¬≠es. This will be the first broad¬≠cast video swit¬≠cher to be deploy¬≠ed for live sports and live events using Xilinx‚Äôs HBM technology.

Xilinx is a lea­der in semi­con­duc­tors for the pro­fes­sio­nal A/V mar­ket. For over two deca­des, the com­pa­ny has offe­red fle­xi­ble, dif­fe­ren­tia­ted and stan­dards-based solu­ti­ons that com­bi­ne soft­ware pro­gramma­bi­li­ty, real-time video and audio pro­ces­sing, hard­ware opti­miza­ti­on and the any-to-any media con­nec­ti­vi­ty requi­red for Sony’s pro­fes­sio­nal A/V systems.

‚ÄúXilinx tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy has hel¬≠ped us impro¬≠ve the real-time pro¬≠ces¬≠sing and rou¬≠ting of video and audio in our new XVS-G1 swit¬≠cher,‚ÄĚ said Mr. Koi¬≠chi Yama¬≠na¬≠ka, Seni¬≠or Gene¬≠ral Mana¬≠ger, Media Solu¬≠ti¬≠on Busi¬≠ness Divi¬≠si¬≠on, Sony Cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on. ‚ÄúWe use Xilinx devices becau¬≠se their archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re gives us fle¬≠xi¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty, allo¬≠wing us to cus¬≠to¬≠mi¬≠ze and update capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties to ali¬≠gn with the rapidly-chan¬≠ging mar¬≠ket needs as well as the spe¬≠ci¬≠fic pro¬≠duct needs of our customers.‚ÄĚ

In addi­ti­on to the new swit­cher, Xilinx devices are being used in a wide ran­ge of Sony’s pro­fes­sio­nal solu­ti­ons, including:

  • VENICE full-frame digi¬≠tal cine¬≠ma camera
  • FX9 full-frame 6K sen¬≠sor camera
  • BVM-HX310 31-inch 4K TRIMASTER HX‚ĄĘ Pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal Mas¬≠ter Monitor
  • HDC-5500 three 2/3‚ÄĎinch 4K CMOS sen¬≠sor por¬≠ta¬≠ble sys¬≠tem came¬≠ra and the HDCU-5500 Came¬≠ra Con¬≠trol Unit

‚ÄúSony offers a com¬≠pre¬≠hen¬≠si¬≠ve solu¬≠ti¬≠on suite that spans cap¬≠tu¬≠ring, pro¬≠ces¬≠sing and recor¬≠ding. We are proud that our adap¬≠ta¬≠ble and fle¬≠xi¬≠ble devices make pos¬≠si¬≠ble the real-time video and audio pro¬≠ces¬≠sing for many Sony pro¬≠ducts inclu¬≠ding the latest XVS fami¬≠ly of pro¬≠duc¬≠tion swit¬≠chers,‚ÄĚ said You¬≠sef Kha¬≠li¬≠lol¬≠lahi, Vice Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, Asia Paci¬≠fic, Xilinx.

More infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on on the Xilinx Broad¬≠cast and Pro A/V port¬≠fo¬≠lio can be found at https://www.xilinx.com/applications/broadcast.html.

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About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. deve¬≠lo¬≠ps high¬≠ly fle¬≠xi¬≠ble and adap¬≠ti¬≠ve pro¬≠ces¬≠sing plat¬≠forms that enable rapid inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on across a varie¬≠ty of tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies ‚ÄĒ from the cloud, to the edge, to the end¬≠point. Xilinx is the inven¬≠tor of the FPGA and adap¬≠ti¬≠ve SoCs (inclu¬≠ding our adap¬≠ti¬≠ve com¬≠pu¬≠te acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on plat¬≠form, or ACAP), desi¬≠gned to deli¬≠ver the most dyna¬≠mic com¬≠pu¬≠ting tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy in the indus¬≠try. We col¬≠la¬≠bo¬≠ra¬≠te with our cus¬≠to¬≠mers to crea¬≠te sca¬≠lable, dif¬≠fe¬≠ren¬≠tia¬≠ted, and intel¬≠li¬≠gent solu¬≠ti¬≠ons that enable the adap¬≠ta¬≠ble, intel¬≠li¬≠gent, and con¬≠nec¬≠ted world of the future. For more infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on, visit xilinx.com.