Once a piece of content is complete, it must be distributed to the end user. With the multi-screen revolution, there are now many ways in which the consumer can access content.

For example, content that is produced at a particular production or broadcast facility needs to be delivered to multiple Service Providers.  These providers can be cable MSOs, Telcos, Direct Broadcast satellite facilities, terrestrial broadcast facilities or an over the top (OTT) provider.  Each of these facilities can receive content from multiple production facilities or broadcast studios using high quality Primary Distribution transport stream delivery mechanisms. 

The aggregated content is then prepared for delivery to the end user.  The end user may receive the content via a Digital Terrestrial, cable, satellite or telco set top box, or over an Internet connection to their TV or mobile device.  Content can also be streamed over cellular networks or terrestrial mobile broadcasting. The distribution of content to the end user uses a different set of encoding algorithms and modulation methods/transport streams such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-DASH, QAM, IPTV, VSB, COFDM, etc.

FPGAs play an integral role in providing the encoding and modulation in the distribution segment. We offers three classes of FPGA solutions at various levels of power consumption, speed and processing power to meet specific customer needs. High-end Stratix® series capabilites allow the highest performance, mid-range Arria® series are in the instersection of power and performance, and lower end Cylcone® and MAX® devices provide low cost and power while maintaining a significant level of performance. 

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IP Core

Supported Devices Qsys compliant Provider

Video and image processing (VIP II) Functions (4K scalers, mixers, DIL)

Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT, Arria V GX, Arria V GT,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Cyclone IV GX,Cyclone III LS, Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT, Stratix III E,Cyclone III, Stratix II GX, Arria 10,  Arria GX, Cyclone II,Stratix II, Cyclone, Stratix, Stratix GX.   Altera

SDI Video Interface

Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT, Arria V GX, Arria V GT,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Cyclone IV GX, Arrria 10, Arria II GX,Cyclone III LS, Arria II GZ, Stratix IV GX, Stratix IV GT,Stratix III E, Cyclone III, Stratix II GX, Arria GX,Cyclone II, Stratix II, Cyclone, Stratix GX
 
- Altera

SDI II Next Generation SDI Video Interface (12G) 

Arria 10, Arria V GX, Arria V GT,Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT
 
- Altera

HDMI

Arria 10, Arria V GX, Arria V GT, Arria V GZ, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT   Altera

DisplayPort

Arria 10, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT, Arria V GX, Arria V GT, Arria V GZ, Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT   Altera
TR-03/04  Arria 10 - Coveloz

SMPTE 2022 Macnica

Arria V GX, Arria V GT, Arria V GZ, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT - Macnica

SMPTE 2022 Coveloz 

Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC, Stratix IV, Stratix V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC, MAX 10, MAX V - Coveloz

SMPTE2059

Stratix V GX - Oregano

10G/1G Ethernet-AVB Video Endpoint

Arria V GX, Arria V GT, Arria V GZ, Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT - intoPIX

Audio Ethernet-AVB Endpoint

Cyclone V SOC - Coveloz

DVI 

Cyclone V GX, Arria II GX, Arria V GX, Stratix IV GX, Stratix V GX - Bitec

V-by-One

Cyclone V GX, Arria II GX, Arria V GX, Stratix IV GX, Stratix II GX, Stratix V GX - Bitec

MIPI

Stratix V GX, Arria II GX, Arria II GZ, Cyclone IV GX,Stratix IV GX, Arria II GX, Stratix III E, Cyclone III,Stratix II GX, Cyclone II, Stratix II, Cyclone, Stratix,Stratix GX, Arria 10 SX, Arria 10 GT, Arria 10 GX - Northwest Logic / Introspect

PCI-e / DMA

Stratix V GX, Stratix V GT, Stratix V GS, Arria V GX,Arria V GT, Arria V GZ - PLDA

MPEG2

Cyclone, Arria, and Stratix device families - IntoPix

JPEG2k

Cyclone, Arria, and Stratix device families - IntoPix

TICO

Cyclone, Arria, and Stratix device families - Intopix
H.264 Stratix IV, Arria V, Arria V SoC, Cyclone V SoC, Cyclone V, Stratix V, Arria 10, Cyclone IV, Arria 10 SoC, MAX 10 - partners
H.265 Arria 10 - eBrisk

Camera Processing (ISP, Video Analytics)

Cyclone IV, Cyclone V SOC - Eutecus

SD Card Interface

Cyclone III, Stratix III - Eureka

HDD/SSD Interface (SAS/SATA)

Stratix IV, Arria II GX - IntelliProp

*Please contact a sales representative.

Company (Loc) Codecs
Magnum (US) MPEG2, H.264 Encoders / Decoder 420/422
IBEX (Japan) MPEG2 Main/High 1080i Codec, H.264, & AVC-I.  Encoders / Decoders
Adaptive Microwave (US) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs
SoC Tecnologies (Canada) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs
A2E Technologies (US) H.264 Codec
Digital Design Corp (US) MPEG2, H.264 Codecs (part of design services)
JointWave (China) H.264 Baseline, Main, High Codec
Teklium (US / Japan) H.264 Baseline, Main, High
Tata Elxsi (India) MPEG2, H.264 Main, High
CAST (US / EMEA) H.264 IP Codec
Coreel (India) MPEG2 / H.264 Main/High 422 / 10 bit decoders, AVC-I Encoder
Omnitek (UK) MPEG2 Decoder
IntoPix (Belgium) JPEG2000, TICO
Korusys (UK) H.265 decoder: 420/422