Nuvation designed a multi-output mixing and compositing system designed for video switching and windowing applications. The system has 8 inputs and 8 outputs for digital and analog video, with 480i to 1080p resolution (S-video, RGB, SDI, DVI-I). The backplane design has 3 connector slots with 64 differential pairs running up to 6.25Gbps.
The design features:
- 6 Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs per board, tightly routed on 20 layers
- 333 MHz DDR2 memory
- 12V power distribution with up to 80A
- 20 SERDES inputs and outputs running up to 6.25Gbps