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Video and FPGA Design

MTSI has developed dozens of very high speed video and image processing designs for  decades. Many different sources and projection outputs have been supported. Below are a few examples.

Image Fusion

LittonMitsi has been developing Video and Image Processing Designs for over a decade. The designs usually include video input from low light level cameras, night vision cameras or both (image fusion). Input resolutions range from multiple Mega-pixel sources to even Giga-pixel sources. Many times the designs drive micro displays, utilize video compression techniques, digital signal processing and implement symbology overlays. All of the designs contain VHDL code residing in FPGAs utilizing the fastest processing speeds with the least amount of required power. The attached front page shows a rifle scope in which we were an integral part in the development of the electronics.

Graphics Accelerator Board

Received PC Magazine Editor’s Choice AwardPC Magazine

GlintMTSI developed the product specification and performed the design and development of a high-speed 3-D graphics accelerator board for a startup entrepreneur who later sold his company to a large graphics board supplier. The board greatly accelerated graphics rendering which is particularly needed on PC workstations. The product received the Editor’s Choice Award by PC Magazine. The 12-layer board contained 17MB of RAM, including 8MB of VRAM frame buffer and 8MB of local buffer. The design used programmable logic, two large ASIC’s, a high speed RAMDAC, VRAM and DRAM.

 Advanced Laser Projector

Featured in World’s Fair (Seoul, Korea)

alpsizeMTSI designed the electronics of the Pro-FX giant screen color video projector. The main purpose of the electronics was to separately modulate the laser Red/Green/Blue outputs and to synchronize the spinning and flipping mirrors to the video input (NTSC, PAL or HD). The electronics consisted of a CPU module, ultra-stable digital galvo signal generator, horizontal scanner and vertical galvo interface, video frame buffers/controller, RGB video amplifiers (used to drive the laser modulators), dye laser pressure and temperature control, laser unit control and the remote control unit (keyboard and LCD display). The systems can project laser video to any surface (image up to 100 feet in horizontal width) which will always be in focus due to the properties of coherent laser light. The systems have performed at many world events including Universal Studios in Orlando Florida and at the World’s Fair in Seoul, Korea.