SoCs deliver video warping for sharp images in digital signage

SoCs from Omnitek are designed for video warping in the small projector and digital signage markets. The Flex SoCs are shipping now, after debuting at CES in Las Vegas this week.

The Flex 2K for 2K video (2048 x 1200) and Flex 4K for 4K video (4096 x 2400), both operate at up to 60 frames per second. Both perform a set of image geometry correction functions on a video stream, including rectilinear or arbitrary image warps and 360 degree rotation, as well as edge blending. These characteristics make them suitable for projector image correction and projection of a single large image from multiple projectors. Additionally, they can be used for camera lens correction, such as fish-eye lens distortion, explains Omnitek. The real-time response of the Flex 4K extends its suitability to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.

The SoCs are based on FPGA technology and are programmed as fixed-function parts and supported by evaluation boards, reference software and datasheets. No FPGA design skills are required to use them confirms Omnetek.

Roger Fawcett, CEO, Omnitek, explained the choice of FPGA technology: “Since the Flex devices are FPGA based, we can offer those customers our customisation service with a rapid turnaround to enable them to get differentiated products to market quickly,” he said.

Omnitek designs intelligent video and vision systems based on programmable FPGAs and SoCs. Design services are combined with optimised FPGA intellectual property (IP) cores covering high-performance video / vision and artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning enable the company to provide cost-optimised solutions to a range of markets. Omnitek also designs and manufactures a suite of video test & measurement equipment.

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