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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