Xilinx Releases Real-Time Server Appliances for Live Video Streaming

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the provider of adaptive and intelligent computing, has introduced two real-time computing video appliances for easy-to-scale, ultra-high-density video transcoding applications, the company said.

Based on the new Xilinx® Real-Time (RT) Server reference architecture, these new appliances will enable service providers delivering applications such as eSports and game streaming platforms, social and video conferencing, live distance learning, telemedicine and live broadcast video to optimize video quality and bitrate at the lowest cost per channel for significant TCO savings over both software-based and fixed-architecture approaches.

Designed for edge and on-premise compute-intensive workloads where video channel density, throughput and latency are critical requirements, the new Xilinx Real-Time Video Appliances feature optimized hardware architectures and software to deliver the industry´s highest channel density and lowest latency performance. The appliances are available in two pre-configured options integrating Xilinx® Alveo™ data center accelerator cards — the High Channel Density Video Appliance and the Ultra-Low Bitrate Video Appliance.

Developed to deliver the lowest cost per channel, the High Channel Density Video Appliance integrates up to eight Alveo U30 data center acceleration cards, also launching today. The new Alveo U30 card addresses the need for high-density video processing in a low-profile form factor accelerator card.

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies, from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent, and connected world of the future. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.