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QuickPlay and Image Matters team up to create a rapid-development platform for 4K/8K, HDR, HFR and IP transport video systems

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PLDA engineered QuickPlay to allow software developers to develop high-performance systems using FPGA-based hardware platforms that integrate FPGAs into software architectures with minimal effort and then spun out the development environment into its own company, also named QuickPlay. Image Matters has developed just such a platform, named Origami, which is specifically designed for developing high-end 4K/8K, HDR, HFR and IP transport video systems. The two companies recently announced a partnership that combines the QuickPlay development environment with the Image Matters platform. That combination that permits you to create advanced 4K/8K video systems.


The QuickPlay development platform allows you to graphically assemble systems using blocks of existing, proven IP with your own blocks written in C, C++, or HDL. You then merely wire up these blocks using QuickPlay’s graphical design tools.


QuickPlay works best when used with a predefined hardware platform, and that’s where Image Matters’ Origami comes in. Origami consists of a carrier board and one or more module boards, based on the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KU060 FPGA. In addition to the Origami hardware platform, Image Matters has gathered together a large collection of video IP you will need to develop high-performance video systems.


Why the pairing of these two partners? “We were immediately seduced by the QuickPlay approach as it provides exactly what Image Matters has been looking for: ease and flexibility in hardware programming for a modular architecture,”  said Jean-Francois Nivart, Image Matters’ founder. “This approach unlocks unprecedented potential that will benefit everyone on the market.”


For more information about the QuickPlay development environment, see “A Novel Approach to Software-Defined FPGA Computing.”