How to Improve Your Rear Seat Entertainment Design with FPGAs

Rear-seat entertainment (RSE) systems need high-quality video images and connectivity to satisfy consumers’ desire to duplicate their at-home viewing experiences on high-definition TVs, Blu-Ray players, or smartphones in their automobiles.

This demand requires significant graphics processing for higher-resolution multiple displays (1080p) and multiple input interfaces. RSE graphic processing units (GPUs) can only support a limited number of video streams and data packets due to the number of I/Os. Using an FPGA as an I/O companion is an ideal way to boost performance, as shown in figure below. By adding an FPGA to your design, you get the flexibility to quickly change the I/O configuration, even in the last phase of development, helping you meet different OEM and interface requirements.

Rear Seat Entertainment Video MUX Application

Our FPGAs can help you:

  • Eliminate interface constraints to widen your choice of ASSPs
  • Implement the latest interface intellectual property (IP) as a bridge function to re-use existing ASSPs, lowering cost and design time without sacrificing features
  • Scale your design to adapt to multiple sizes and resolutions of LCD modules
  • Bridge your ASSP to the latest interface with our selection of IP from Altera and partners
  • Design front-end and back-end processing systems using our video input/output selector to support multiple cameras, monitors, and other applications with limited image processing capability, as shown in the figure above.


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