Gibraltar™ 4K Formatter Hardware Reference Design

The Gibraltar™ 4K Formatter Hardware Reference Design enables ultra high-performance display and imaging applications using native 4K DMDs (1.38") from Texas Instruments Incorporated.

Top Features:

  • Unlocks full bandwidth (57+ Gbps) of the native 4K DMD (1.38") made by TI
  • Ultra-HFR: Native 4K at 360 frames per second
  • Advanced 4K Gibraltar™ Processing
  • High-speed multi-channel SerDes interface
  • Modern Xilinx® FPGA and DDR memories

The Gibraltar™ 4K Formatter Hardware Reference Design from Brass Roots Technologies is the ideal starting point for advanced display and imaging applications using the largest and highest native resolution DMD made by TI. With an integrated high-performance Xilinx Kintex®-7 FPGA and high-speed DDR3 memory, the formatter design fully leverages Brass Roots Technologies' advanced Gibraltar™ Processing architecture to convert 4K video and graphics input data into high fidelity, floating point multi-toned PWM bit-planes capable of bottleneck-free operation at full DMD bandwidth utilization (57+ Gbps).

A distinguishing feature of the hardware reference design is an incredibly high-bandwidth, multi-channel SerDes Input Data interface. A wide range of input data formats are flexibly supported with firmware reconfiguration of the SerDes receivers.

The Gibraltar™ 4K Formatter Hardware Reference Design is available for OEMs and Product Developers under commercial license which includes commerical license to Brass Roots Technologies' advanced Gibraltar™ Processing technology. Please use the form on this page to Contact Us for more information.

  • High-Bandwidth Input Interface
    • 12x SerDes Input Data channels up to 12.5 Gbps each
    • 1x SerDes Control channel up to 12.5 Gbps
    • QSPI Flash Memory Interface up to 108 MHz
    • I2C Peripheral Interface
  • Xilinx™ Kintex®-7 FPGA
    • Pixel Processing Clock Rate up to 300 MHz
    • Firmware SerDes receivers reconfigurable to support a wide range of Input Data formats
    • After Gibraltar™ 4K Processing Firmware, 50% remains available for User Firmware integration
  • DDR3 SDRAM Memory
    • 4x 16-bits @ 933 MHz DDR (119.4 Gbps Bandwidth)
  • 4K Fusion DMD Interface
    • 128-bits @ 225 MHz DDR (57.6 Gbps Bandwidth)
  • Flash Memory (FPGA configuration)
    • 128 Mbit accessed via QSPI
  • Programmable Clock Generator (I2C)
    • 4x Low-Jitter Output Clocks
  • 12V DC Power Input
    • Integrated voltage regulation for all design components

The Gibraltar™ 4K Formatter Hardware Reference Design excels at high-performance and specialized display applications:

  • Ultra-HFR: Native 4K @ 360 fps
  • 4K Enhanced Motion Rendition
  • 4K Multi-stage HDR
  • 4K Auto-Stereo 3D
  • Interactive Environments
  • Augmented Reality

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