Inverter control for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, sensor fusion for handheld medical devices, motor control for power generation systems, public transportation, autonomous multi-axis industrial robots, and medical equipment.
Digital signal processing (DSP)-intensive applications at the edge all have unique requirements. Among those requirements is the need to meet the space and power constraints of the edge and adapt to constant changes. At the same time, embedded system architects and application developers are under pressure to move fast and simplify processes, whether in design, manufacturing, getting to market, or ongoing product management.
Across industries and around the globe, cutting-edge technologies require the rapid processing and transmission of vast amounts of data. Wired communications need infrastructure that can support an explosion of network traffic, which will only grow with the introduction of 800G Ethernet and beyond. In the data center, powerful recommendation engines and FinTech software require quick analysis of large data sets. And test engineers can never get enough compute power as they chase blazing-fast, next-generation protocol standards.
The emergence of 8K cameras and the capture of higher resolution images is slowly driving the rest of the media workflow to handle 8K content. But the exponential costs of moving, processing, and storing the vast amounts of data associated with 8K content is causing many to question whether the return on investment in new equipment and infrastructure is worth it.
Technology continues to enable us to capture and share content with increasing fidelity as each generation of mobile phone, television, or camera is released. With the latest equipment, 8K ultra-high definition (8K UHD) is becoming more common amongst professionals and consumers alike. In our previous blog we discussed why and where 8K resolutions are being adopted today, as the leading edge of a larger wave of immersive media technology.
The adoption of 8K video creates new challenges for designers of equipment that need to ingest, process, and transmit 8K video.
To ingest and transmit 8K video, interfaces must deliver four times the bandwidth of their 4K predecessors, resulting in interfaces with more data lanes, higher speeds, or both. AMD Versal™ adaptive SoCs (System-on-Chips) are well suited to such interfaces (those with line rates of 20 Gbps or more) because they offer GTY or GTYP transceivers that are capable of rates up to 32 Gbps, which is a capability that was limited to only larger devices in the previous generation of adaptive SoCs. Examples of these high-rate interfaces include DisplayPort™ 2.1 and SMPTE ST 2110
Audio/Video (AV) interfaces are an integral part of any display system as they transfer the data required to stream content, play games, and show high-quality images. To the end-customer, they don’t appear to change, but these interfaces are continuously evolving to keep up with the latest display standards. Now that systems are moving from 4K to 8K (and beyond), they are handling more data than ever before, and standards are evolving to support that.
8K has emerged as the latest standard in ultra-high definition (UHD) video, offering four times the resolution of 4K and sixteen times the resolution of Full HD (Figure 1). While it may have seemed like overkill at first, 8K video is gaining traction in professional media and emerging in consumer applications. In this blog series, we'll explore why 8K video is being adopted, its benefits and potential drawbacks, the technical challenges of connecting, processing and compressing 8K content, and how AMD platforms are enabling the next wave of immersive viewing capabilities.
Industry 5.0 is revolutionizing manufacturing. Future 6G wireless networks will connect us in new and exciting ways. And artificial intelligence is poised to transform every part of our lives.
We don’t yet know how advances in these and other areas will change our world. But we do know that AMD, building on years of leadership from Xilinx, will be there to help enable every groundbreaking technology that innovators dream up.
AMD acts as a catalyst, making next-generation compute technology a reality through high-performance emulation and prototyping. Time after time, we build breakthrough hardware—adaptive SoCs and FPGAs—designed to facilitate verification of increasingly complex semiconductors and shift software validation to the left in the design cycle.