Alaskaman66- You are right on target with your comment about Video. This is a big target market for the FPGA guys. Much like communications and networking are as well. When you get covergent requirements for video and networking/comm these devices can really shine...
These products appear well suited for a security application where HD video is encoded as MPEG-4 at a frame rate of at least 60/sec, Such a system would need external cuing, including video motion analysis. The only part still required is a camera system with logic controlled zoom capability, hopefully implemented without the complexities of a typical zoom lens. Multiple synced cameras could also provide an input for post 3-D scene processing.
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What should be the perception of a products real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
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