iPORT NTx-U3 Intellectual Property
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iPORT™ NTx-U3 Intellectual Property (IP) is a package of tools, reference designs, and expert design services that allows manufacturers to fully integrate Pleora's NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface.
With the NTx-U3 IP package, manufacturers can enjoy significant levels of design flexibility with field-proven technology, while shortening time-to-market, reducing development and deployment risk, and lowering design and system costs.
Products produced with the NTx-U3 IP interact seamlessly with Pleora's other products in networked or point-to-point digital video systems. NTx-U3 IP products also comply fully with the USB3 Vision® and GenICam™ standards, enabling interoperation with third-party equipment in multi-vendor environments.
The iPORT NTx-U3 Hardware Reference Design allows manufacturers to develop customized hardware based on the design of Pleora's iPORT NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface hardware. The customized hardware can be paired with Pleora's off-the-shelf FPGA load, or with a customized FPGA load created with the iPORT NTx-U3 IP Core Package.
By integrating the NTx-U3 Intellectual Property, manufacturers can optimize boards to meet unique system or camera form factors, optimize for extended temperature, and meet enhanced shock and vibration requirements.
Pleora's engineering team has extensive experience in high-speed USB 3.0-based designs, and helps to ensure the highest first-pass quality of your interface by providing in-depth analyses of your board designs, schematics, layouts, and component selections to ensure optimal EMI/EMC, power, heat, and performance characteristics.
The iPORT NTx-U3 Hardware Reference Design contains:
- Schematics and sample layout files for a USB3 Vision compliant video interface;
- Standard main FPGA load, as well as a backup load to help ensure device reliability
- Bill of Materials with key extended temperature components;
- Component obsolescence management; and
The iPORT NTx-U3 IP Core Package allows manufacturers to reduce overall system costs by creating FPGA loads which fully integrate their logic with Pleora's iPORT NTx-U3 IP core. This FPGA load can be paired with Pleora's iPORT NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface hardware, or with custom hardware developed with the iPORT NTx-U3 Hardware Reference Design.
Typically, integrating multiple functions into a single FPGA load results in boards with lower power consumption, less heat generation, smaller footprints, and reduced component count. Many logic functions can be integrated with the NTx-U3 IP core, including pixel correction, color space conversion, and specialized transformation or analysis tasks.
The iPORT NTx-U3 IP Core Package contains:
- Pleora's encrypted IP cores for a USB3 Vision compliant video interface;
- Pleora's Hardware Description Language (HDL) reference design;
- USB 3.0 controller configuration; and
- Device configuration scripts, which facilitate automation of the programming process during production.