Multimedia PL IP

Multimedia User Guide (UG1449)

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The Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores with the memory unit and many peripherals on the AMD Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoC, play a strong role in managing and capturing the data from many different sources before making it available to the VCU. PS peripherals such as USB and Ethernet are used for streaming video devices such as camcorders, network cameras, and webcam. Custom logic is designed in the PL to capture raw video from live sources such as serial digital interface (SDI) RX, High-Definition Multimedia Interface ( HDMI™ ) RX, and Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface (CSI) IPs. Similarly, video is displayed using the DisplayPort controller in the PS or by creating a relevant IP such as HDMI TX, SDI TX, or MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI).

AMD provides a collection of multimedia IP, which are available in the AMD Vivado™ IP catalog. The PL provides the required hardware for the IP, resulting in performance improvements suitable for next-generation technology.

This chapter describes the AMD LogiCORE™ PL IP that are commonly used in multimedia applications. These IP are categorized into the following types based on their functionality:

  1. Video Capture
  2. Video Display
  3. PHY Controllers
  4. Audio
  5. Test Pattern Generators