The AL460A EVB boards can be used with Altera's 3C120 Cyclone III Development Kit and BiTec's DVI daughter cards to witness immediate end-to-end performance and diagnostics - just plug in video source and monitor! Sample code is provided with the kit and can demonstrate a live video pass-through, frame freeze, frame capture, and pixel comparison (motion detection) of FiFo's features.
The HD FIFO development kit consists of an Altera Cyclone III FPGA main board withembedded dual HSMC ports, a 4.8 Gbps HD FIFO HSMC daughter card and a DVI HSMC daughter card that are used to facilitate validation or implementation of HD video solutions.
This development platform receives HD DVI video and passes it through an 8Mbit x 32 Full HD FIFO data buffer andthen transmitsthe lossless video output to DVI. Data buffering in a FIFO enables features such as Time Base Conversion, Frame Synchronization, Scan Rate Conversion, image capture and others. There are FIFO sample codes available along with the kit that can be executed to demonstrate functions such as live video pass-through, frame freeze, frame capture and pixel comparison (motion detection). The design can easily be used as the basis of more complex systems such as Frame rate conversion, Video Data Insertion and other video metric algorithms.