A true game changing technology for AV signal distribution, the BlueRiver NT chipset is the world’s first and only chipset to enable the extension, switching and compositing of real-time, uncompressed Ultra-HD signals with zero-frame latency over off-the-shelf IP switches. Replacing custom AV matrix switches with standard IP switches cuts the cost and size of such equipment by 60% while eliminating the associated R&D cost, reducing time-to-market and lowering inventory risk. Using a high-bandwidth, synchronous, packet-based architecture for pixel transmission, the BlueRiver NT chipset is capable of: extending uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) video, audio, GbE and other control signals over fiber or 100m Cat-x cabling; switching these signals through standard IP switches; and compositing multiple videos onto one or more displays. This FPGA-based chipset can easily be integrated into OEM designs for AV/KVM extension, switching, multi-view and video-wall applications. Ready-to-manufacture reference designs based on the chipset are available for qualified customers.

  • Extend and switch AV signals over off-the-shelf IP switches
  • Composite multiple videos onto one or more displays
  • Reduce cost & size of equipment by up to 60%
  • 4Kx2K, 1080p HDMI/DVI with HDCP & 3D support
  • Pixel-for-pixel, uncompressed transmission
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • HDMI audio embedding & extraction support
  • RS-232, IR & USB 2.0 support
  • Extend up to 30 kmii on fiber or up to 100m on Cat-xiii

 

i Requires 3rd party USB 2.0 chipset
ii Distance varies based on type of module & fiber used. 1 km requires OM4 multimode fiber
iii Requires 3rd party 10GBase-T chipset

Ability to use off-the-shelf IP switches for matrix switching has numerous benefits including:

  • Unprecedented cost savings: IP switches can be up to 1/10th the cost of equivalent custom AV switches
  • Unmatched I/O density: IP switches deliver a 48×48 switch in a 2U chassis, at least 60% smaller than equivalent custom AV switches
  • Increased flexibility. As a standard LAN backbone, other networking gear can be used on the same AV network eliminating the need for independent AV and Data networks
  • Built-in scalability & future-proofing: High bandwidth up-links on most IP switches allow easy addition of I/Os beyond the maximum density of the installed switch. Custom AV switches often require full replacement
  • Embedded local management: BlueRiver Smart-setup auto-configures every BlueRiver device even in the most complex networked systems. No configuration of the switch is required
  • Widely available control software. Decades of pre-existing R&D for LAN monitoring and control can be leveraged for AV switching without the need to develop custom control software
  • Extension, transmission & switching of
    • Uncompressed HDMI/DVI digital video including 3D
      • All resolutions up to Ultra-HD (4K/30/4:4/4 or 4K/60/4:2:0)
    • HDMI embedded multi-channel audio
    • 10/100/1G Ethernet (full internal GbE switch)
    • Analog stereo audio
    • Bidirectional RS-232 (all baud rates up to 115,200)
    • Bidirectional IR (infrared)
    • 480 Mb/s USB 2.0ii
    • Custom OEM data (using generic data interface)
  • Each signal independently routable through standard IP switches or custom AV switches
  • Seamless switching support
  • HDMI audio embedding and extraction support
  • Compositing engine to combine multiple videos onto one or more displays
    • Enables multi-view and video-wall applications
  • Scaling engine
  • Bezel correction engine for video-walls
  • Built-in HDMI interface for easy integration
  • Adaptive Clock Re-synchronization (ACR) technology for synchronous, zero frame latency transmission
    • Full gen-locking and frame synchronization
    • Zero frame latency
    • Even through an IP switch
  • BlueRiver Channel Coder technology for pixel-for-pixel, full-bandwidth, bidirectional, multi-signal streaming
  • HDMI 1.4 and DVI 2.0 compliant, HDCP
  • Cat-x support with 100 m distance rangeiii
  • Singlemode or multimode fiber support
    • Single product enables multiple distance options with interchangeable field replaceable SFP+ modules
    • 1 km with multimode fiber (50um/62.5, 850nm)i
    • 30 Km with singlemode fiber (9um, 1310nm)i
  • Ready-to-manufacture reference designs, BOMs & metal enclosures for transmitter (Tx) & receiver (Rx)

Digital & Analog Audio Support

  • HDMI multi-channel digital audio
    • LPCM, Dolby Digital/Plus/EX, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS-96/24, DTS-EX DSD, DTS High Res, DTS-HD Master
  • Analog audio
    • 2-channels, 24-bits @ 48 KHz / channel
  • Embed audio into and extract audio from HDMI signal

HDMI 3D Modes

  • All HDMI 3D formats with no configuration requirements
  • Frame, line & field alternative, side by side (full & half)
  • 2D plus depth

 

i Distance varies based on type of module & fiber used. 1 km requires OM4 multimode fiber
ii Requires 3rd party USB 2.0 chipset
iii Requires 3rd party 10GBase-T chipset
  • Full matrix switching applications using IP switches
  • Standalone analog or digital AV & KVM extenders
  • Multi-view applications (multiple videos on one display)
  • Video-wall applications (one video across multiple displays)
  • Compatible with PCs, Blu-ray, DVD & media players, set-top-boxes, AV receivers & gaming consoles

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