Date: 18th Apr 2012
FPGA based video analytics solution from
Altera and Eutecus for video surveillance systems
Altera Corporation has announced a new four-channel, standard
definition (SD) video analytics solution for digital video
recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders (NVRs) for
surveillance systems. In association with Eutecus, Altera's
video analytics solution allows customers to analyze four
D1 480p/30fps (frames-per second) video channels simultaneously
using a single FPGA. Customers can add this capability to
their existing SD surveillance investment without having
to purchase new cameras with integrated analytics.
Altera's video analytics solution includes a Cyclone IV
field programmable gate array and Eutecus' multi-core video
analytics engine (MVE) intellectual property (IP) core,
which performs the analytics functions in the FPGA. This
solution allows designers to replace multiple digital signal
processors with a single FPGA.
Altera's FPGA-based video surveillance solution finds their
applications in banking, education, city, industrial, and
government and traffic surveillance systems.
Designers can customize their own video surveillance system
by using this FPGA-based video analytics solution. The Eutecus'
MVE IP combines parallel algorithms and multi-core coprocessors
with multiple Altera Nios II cores integrated into a Cyclone
IV FPGA. The solution comes with a software GUI that allows
designers to customize the event-detection parameters and
rules for their specific applications. The Eutecus' IP includes
a robust application programming interface (API) that interfaces
with a customer's video management systems or can be used
to develop custom GUI solutions.
"Altera and Eutecus's high performance, low cost and
low power FPGA-based video analytics solutions are designed
to provide developers of video surveillance systems a flexible
platform that allows for end system differentiation,"
said Jeff Waters, senior vice president of the military,
industrial and computing division at Altera. "Giving
designers the ability to quickly and easily acquire hardware
and IP enables our customers to get to market quickly and
to expand their analytics capabilities in existing surveillance
"Altera's Cyclone IV FPGA and its Quartus II software
environment offer the ideal modular design environment for
Eutecus' new generation of MVE solutions," said Csaba
Rekeczky, CEO and president of Eutecus. "Video analytics
customers can take advantage of the close cooperation between
our companies for both single channel IP camera and multi-channel
DVR/NVR products by leveraging Eutecus' highly modular,
flexible and scalable IP cores and Altera's low-cost, low-power,
Both the four-channel D1 video analytics solutions and
the 1080p HD video analytics solutions are available through
Altera. Altera offers a single-vendor source model for the
overall video analytics solution. The IP and FPGA can be
purchased directly from Altera.