Image Matters paves the way for 8K-IP with the new IM-M20 module

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The IM-M20 benefits from a lower unit cost and reduction in size

Image Matters will be demonstrating the prototype IM-M20 module at NAB Show 2018, part of the Image Matters product range. Using smaller components than the IM-B20, the IM-M20 benefits from a lower unit cost and reduction in size while maintaining pin compatibility with the IM-B20 using the dedicated high-bandwidth Z-Ray origami™ interconnector.


“NAB 2018 will be the show of 8K over IP delivering the immersive experience viewers demand. Our new IM-M20 is the latest-generation FPGA high speed video processing module for the origami™ ecosystem. IM-M20 is smaller and pin compatible with the IM-B20, addressing cost sensitive applications, and demonstrates the flexibility our origami™ ecosystem delivers. Our 8KSVIP partner Cesnet will be exhibiting alongside us to demonstrate solutions for real use cases leveraging the origami™ ecosystem” Jean-François Nivart, Image Matters CEO.


The IM-M20 uses the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale Plus KU5P FPGA and is aligned to applications requiring high-bandwidth I/Os. This smaller module targets any network application.


Better integration of DC-DC converters, configuration flash, system clocks and memory all contribute to the IM-M20’s reduced cost and size empowering OEM’s and system integrators to pursue other markets such as VoIP.


The IM-M20 high-speed IO connectivity and selected FPGA facilitates processing of one channel of 8K:60fps 444 12 bits, or one channel of 4K:120fps 444 12 bits, including TICO encoding and decoding.


Transport connectivity includes 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G ethernet as well as PCIe and SDI. IP sector and transmission over IP benefits well from the IM-M20 with its ready-to-go solutions.

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