Image Matters Solves UHD SDI vs IP Dilemma with Advanced Module at NAB


Last Updated: February 22, 2017 9:48 pm GMT
(Liège, Belgium--February 22, 2017) "NAB 2017 will be the show of 'Cloud and IP' vs SDI as well as increasing bandwidth requirement challenges. Our bleeding edge FPGA video processing module empowers manufacturers to be flexible and easily build their own high end solutions. Quickly adapting to the ever-changing demands of high speed applications has become a must. Modularity is the key of future-proof designs." – Jean-François Nivart, Image Matters CEO.

Image Matters unique modular approach guarantees a future-proof and adaptable hardware platform. This platform was built to answer versatile technological advances and standards in video formats and distribution.

The Image Matters reconfigurable modules take care of all the complexity of a design, letting manufacturers and system integrators focus on building their own top-notch video and IP applications. Thanks to the modules, functionality and possibility expand for new products and allowing entry to new markets.

New Products at NAB2017
The C10, a highly-connected board, lets OEM’s focus on their own true added value. They meet the specific needs of their clients and deliver working solutions instead of developing risky high speed hardware designs.

The C10, combined with the B20 ORIGAMI module, provides a fast and affordable route to market with its 12G-SDI, HDMI video input and output, Ethernet and USB connectivity. With the C10, application development starts immediately since all high-speed FPGA design work has been delivered by the B20 module. The C10 even includes an embedded dual core 1Ghz ARM processor, LCD interface and push button connections.

On Display at NAB2017
The ORIGAMI™ B20 gives manufacturers a powerful board to access new technologies, while slashing development costs and time to market. Those advanced reconfigurable modules deliver high performance sub-frame latency video processing in a business card size. Using a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale 060 FPGA, the B20 handles multiple video codecs up to 8K-UHD-2 uncompressed and TICO formats, as well as 4K-UHD-1 uncompressed, TICO, JPEG2000, HEVC IP, AVC and MPEG2 formats.

The dedicated Z-Ray connector empowers integration of the B20 module onto Image Matters C10 and B21 interface boards, or even onto OEM designed connectivity carrier boards. These specialized boards and solutions then perfectly fit every application at low cost, development time and risks.

The B21 carrier board delivers fast product deployment and excels in experimentation of new markets. Without the expense and risk associated with building your own high-speed hardware! The B21 provides the B20 module with a PCIe Gen3 x8/x16 interface as well as 12G-SDI, HDMI and 10G-Ethernet connectivity through SFP+ cages. These three SFP+ copper or fiber cages enhance the IP or SDI connectivity to support uncompressed 8K-60P video with simultaneous input and output streams. The half-length PCIe low profile format is used within a PC to provide an integrated modular product.

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About Image Matters Image Matters provides unique FPGA video processing modules to accelerate image transcoding and save time in (post)production, distribution and archiving. Image Matters advanced video boards manipulate multiple video codecs as JPEG2000, TICO, HEVC and MPEG to provide the highest image quality. Ready for High Frame Rate, High Dynamic Range, Wide Color Gamut and Stereoscopic-3D, Image Matters powerful cost-effective new PCB delivers superior quality and affordable high-end image processing for OEMs. Image Matters is a member of the Origami Ecosystem, a unique off-the-shelf modular hardware product range and software toolkit delivering customized multi-channel HD, UHD, 4K and 8K products. For more information on Image Matters and its products, go to


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