Analog/Mixed Signal

Audio visual processor chipset replaces FPGAs in numerous applications

15 November 2019

Sematech Corp. has introduced an audio visual processor (AVP) chipset that provides the features, functions and benefits of existing field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) but without the cost.

The BlueRiver AVP series lowers system cost by reducing the number of devices and removing the need for costly FPGA devices. The chipset reduces cost, significant power reduction, AV transceiver functionality and fully integrated universal serial bus human interface devices (USB-HID).

The series can be used in a range of applications such as large venue displays, command and control monitoring, medical, eSports, leisure and hospitality, retail and residential AV.

The series includes three devices, including the AVP1000 entry level chipset for IP and matrix switch replacement; the AVP2000 for video processing engine and fiber connectivity; and AVP2000T for bidirectional high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connectivity in a single chip.

Sematech said the chipset is cheaper than traditional FPGA-based offerings that are typically two to three times higher.

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