Chip transmits 4K60 video across 10G Ethernet

Article By : Aquantia

Aquantia and AptoVision’s single-chip device transmits true 4K60 video via 10G Ethernet networks and standard category cable with zero frame latency.

Aquantia has partnered with AptoVision to develop an integrated single-chip product for implementing Software-Defined Video over Ethernet on 10GBASE-T infrastructure. The combination of Aquantia’s AQcite FPGA-programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet PHY with AptoVision’s BlueRiver technology represents an industry milestone by providing the most power-, size- and cost-efficient implementation of an SDVoE standard, to leverage the ubiquity of Ethernet.

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Figure 1: Aquantia’s AQLX107, an FPGA-programmable multi-gigabit Ethernet PHY device.

Aquantia has introduced the AQLX107, an FPGA-programmable multi-gigabit Ethernet PHY device targeting a vast range of applications such as AV over Ethernet, machine vision, data centre, enterprise, 5G wireless, industrial, metro environments and more. AQLX107 features a programmable FPGA processing fabric with a 10GBASE-T PHY, to create a single-chip hardware platform. Combined with AptoVision’s BlueRiver technology, the AQLX107 can be used to transmit true 4K60 video across off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet networks and standard category cable with zero frame latency.

Audio and video processing, including upscaling, downscaling, and multi-image compositing are all realisable on the SDVoE hardware and software platform made possible by the AQLX107, according to the company. This feature set enables applications across the complete spectrum of AV signal management. The solution also offers uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet switches and unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR content, according to the company.

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