Our Speed. Your Vision. No Compromise.
HALO is a real-time, size, weight, power and cost optimised video processing sub-system, designed for fast integration of high-performance vision capabilities into any demanding video application. HALO can enhance existing imaging or mission compute systems with optimised, multi-channel video management and developments alike.
- Multi-standard interfacing
- Supports four or eight video channels
- Low power, small form factor - SWaP optimised
- Modular HW/SW configuration
- High processing bandwidth
- Ideal upgrade component
- Best in class image processing IP library; Stabilisation, Fusion, Distortion Correction and NICE
- Complementary to host/mission computers, demanding data links and standalone applications
HALO provides specialist users with enhanced vision for day / night operation and under poor weather conditions, leading to a significant operational advantage. It is delivered as a customised, enclosed or open chassis sub-system, and is supported by de-risking prototyping and demonstration tools, and development options to all users to bundle 3rd party IP without sacrificing performance.
HALO can provide operational advantage for;
- Surveillance: increases range and identification capabilities
- Situational awareness: enhanced data management and other features
- Data links: releases and optimises use of available bandwidth
- Directional platforms (PTZ, RWS): increase effectiveness and consolidate functions
At the centre of the HALO architecture is a highly integrated real-time digital processing solution, based on the latest generation of FPGA based, high integration system-on-chip (SoC) devices, such as Xilinx ® ZynqTM -7000. The platform implements RFEL's flexible SoC framework, enhanced by a Linux operating system, which presents the highest possible bandwidths to user applications.
HALO I/O Capabilities
- Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
- Analogue interfaces: CVBS and Component (to SXGA)
- SFP based interface plug-ins, incl. HDMI
The HALO RPDS products utilise a plug-and-play ecosystem of power supply, processing and video interface cards summarised below, to quickly assemble complete specific video processing sub-systems.
|Form-factor||Mezzanine, plug-in daughter cards|
|Dimensions||90mm x 75mm (3.6" x 3")|
|Interfaces (internal)||Through-stacking backplane: high density, vertical|
|Monitoring||PoL power and source temperature monitoring|
|Operating Temp. Range||0C to 70C, commercial, aircooled (32F to 158F). Extended range available (conduction cooled)|
Xilinx Zynq 7020 (Artix, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore)
Xilinx Zynq 7030 / 45 (Artix, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore)
|Memory||Up to 1GB Shared DDR3, DRAM, 1GB + 128MG FPGA
DDR3 DRAM & on-board SRAM
4 x Video Channels, Host Comms. LVDS/GIO.
8 x Video Channels, Host comms. LVDS/GIO
3D Accel'r. SHA-1 EEPROM. LV CAN & UART. GigE.
2off RS232 / RS422 / RS485 Comms
|Input Power Range||10 - 36v|
CameraLink, Dual Base (PoCL with aux PSU), 85MHz
Gigabit Ethernet, Dual 10/100/1000BaseT
Input & Output SD / HD / 3G SDI
2x Input & 2x Output PAL / NTSC / SECAM CVBS
1 x Input & 1 x Output, 10b VGA to SXGA
HALO-81-01-01, HALO 83-1/22-11, STAB-01-0X
Available off-the-shelf, this series of fixed configuration demonstrators are ideal as trial units or sales tools and are examples of what can be produced with the HALO design approach. Includes a standard definition infrared sensor enhancement unit and a full colour high definition distortion correction device.
The 'Rapid Product Development System' offers a fast route to delivering custom video processing platforms for applications with specifc but diverse interface requirements. Simply select a processor card, and then add up to four additional interface cards from a selection of off-the-shelf designs to generate a low risk prototype or short run production sub-system.
Finally, for serial production, and to conform to the toughest of user requirements, a fully customised HALO sub-system is the natural choice. Can be packaged with the user specified external connectors and qualification, or as an open chassis.