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Xilinx FPGAs Enable TeamCast Digital TV and Mobile TV Modules for Professional Broadcast Systems

25th September 2009
Staff Reporter

At IBC2009, Xilinx, Inc. announced the integration of Xilinx field programmable gate arrays in the latest digital TV and mobile TV modules from TeamCast, a world leader in mobile TV and DTV transmission technology innovations. TeamCast credits the full range of high capacity and cost-effective Xilinx device options, combined with the ability to embed processing and programmable logic in a single FPGA, as key factors in providing the flexibility and price-performance required to succeed in the professional broadcast market.

The long term relationship between the two companies started in 2003, and has enabled TeamCast to deploy multiple generations of high-performance Virtex(R) and low-cost Spartan(R) FPGAs in all of its OEM modulation products, as well as the GFX-0300 Gap Filler and RPX-1000 Demodulator Measurement Receiving Probe. Xilinx FPGAs perform a variety of critical system functions, such as digital TV and mobile TV modulation and output signal processing for amplifier non-linear and linear pre-correction, echo cancellation, and signal shaping for the Gap Filler.

TeamCast developers leverage the many technical advantages of Virtex and Spartan FPGAs, notably including: abundant programmable logic with shift register look-up table and distributed memory; digital signal processing (DSP) and embedded memory blocks; pre-configured PLL interface that can generate all the clocks needed for each modulation standard; and the high performance PowerPC(R) processor embedded in Virtex FPGAs. The ISE(R) Design Suite and CORE Generator(TM) software with optimized FFT and FIR cores comprise the targeted design platform employed by the TeamCast team to accelerate implementation of Xilinx technologies for their applications. In addition, the reprogrammability of Xilinx FPGAs enables TeamCast to efficiently support and deliver multi-standard products to its global community of customers with a simple device download.

With the integration of high capacity and cost-effective Xilinx FPGA devices in our modulation products, TeamCast has succeeded in the last five years to become the worldwide leader in providing digital TV and mobile TV OEM modules, said Jean-Luc Pavy, CEO of TeamCast. The combination of our OEM modules and Xilinx FPGAs simplifies the development and delivery of broadcasting digital TV and mobile TV infrastructure components.

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