PCIe Video Accelerator Card / HEVC Decode Card

Korusys has designed an FPGA development and distribution platform targeted at video processing applications within server based architectures. This takes the form of a PCIe add-in card for accelerating low power systems with the idea of achieving low cost for high density scenarios.

The PCIe card can be delivered natively configured with the Korusys 100 Mbps HEVC 4kp60 422 12 bit decode IPr for an out of the box Contribution decode solution, or is available standlone for customers own video acceleration design development.

Key Features:

  • Low Profile, PCIe form factor for maximum flexibility.
  • PCIe x8 gen3 for ultra-fast data transfer to host PC.
  • High Performance Intel Arria 10 1150 GX FPGA.
  • Dual DDR3 banks running at 2,133MT/s.
  • Quad 3G SDI Input and Output for 4K UHD operation.
  • Native GenLock over SDI support.
  • Windows and Linux support via a simple common API

The card is available for order in conjuction with Korusys HEVC Decoder IP, or standalone. Some example applications:

  • Uncompressed Video Editing
  • 4K Video Encoding, Decoding and Transcoding
  • 4K Video Capture/Playback
  • Generic CPU acceleration
  • Quad 3G SDI Input and Output for 4K UHD operation.

Further details of this card are in the following Presentation and Product Brief

HEVC Decoder IP Core

Korusys, as Altera Design Partners, were the lead development team of the Altera HEVC SoC CODEC's addressing the move from H.264 to HEVC compression. As a result of this engagement Korusys is pleased to offer to the market place the world's first Professional level 12 bit 4Kp60 HEVC decoder core for FPGA fabric.

Targeted at Broadcast and Contribution markets the IP is already market proven in the leading Video Conferencing solution currently in operation. The core is available with with smallest resource footprint, lowest latency, earliest market availability and proven robustness and error concealment. The Korusys HEVC IP Decoder core is delivered as a standalone piece of IP or wrapped in PCIe and DMA logic to allow for simple implementation into a PC based system

The IP Core is available alone or incorporated along with Korusys Video Accelerator Card.

Further details of this core is available in the following System Product Brief, Core Product Brief and Press Release.

For further information on this core please contact us

Precision Time Protocol

PTP Synchronisation

Korusys are developing a range of Network Synchronisation products aimed at bringing telecom quality synchronisation to the Financial, Telecom, Test and Measurement and Industrial marketplaces.

First in the range is a PTP Line Rate Master IP block that can be targetted at FPGA's. This IP block contains a full PTP stack and implemented Gigabit Line Rate Processing of PTP packets allowing it to be connected to up to 4000 slaves at the maximum packet rate of 128 packets per second with no loss of performance

Second in the range is the Korusync PTP PCIe card, bringing telecoms quality synchronisation to various markets such as Telecoms infrastructure and High Frequency Trading. It is delivered with a daemon that delivers the card's time, highly accurately, into the Linux system. Further software applications are available with the card including

AppClock : A software app that provides ultra low latency access to super-accurate time by replacing the heavyweight Linux system clock with a lightweight, scalable and nanosecond accurate software clock.

AppTrack : A software app that allows the user to provide super-accurate timestamps to events inside the user application space and to have these forwarded and logged in an ultra lightweight manner. It allows visibility of intra core transactions at the software level to help tune and monitor the performance of Trading algorithms. Please download our White Papers for more information on the application of Sync to the financial sector and re-visit this page regularly to see further product releases. In order to download the White Papers please follow this link..

White Paper 1 : The Application of Network Based Synchronisation in HFT infrastructure

White Paper 2 : Consuming Time in Financial Servers - Instrumenting your Applications

White Paper 3 : NTP Performance Vs Korusync PTP Performance

Please click on the bullets below for more information

Korusync PTP PCIe Card
The Korusys Korusync PCIe Card delivers class leading accurate time to Servers via the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol. The system has been developed specifically for the financial infrastructure market space.

The system includes the Timing Toolkit suite of software : Korusyncd : A daemon that allows the server system clock to disciplined to within 10's of ns of UTC

AppClock : Provides a super lightweight and highly accurate replacement for the linux system clock. Now your applications can read time accurately and without degrading algorithm performance.

AppTrack : Provides a lightweight API logging function to provide accurately timed logs of internal software trading transactions. Now you have the ability to timestamp and record intra-core process transactions without affecting your system performance.

Further details of the application of this technology to the High Frequency Trading financial infrastructure can be found in the White Papers and the associated Product Brief and DataSheet.


Korusys PTP Line Rate Master IP block

The Korusys Line Rate Master IP delivers a fully compliant PTP Master solution with a gigabit interface that is able to support 4000 slaves at maximum packet rate. This is class leading performance in the market and allows proliferation of PTP slave solutions with much less overhead of associated Masters.

This technology, in various incarnations, is already embedded in some of leading PTP Test equipment and PTP Master solutions currently on the market.


Please contact us directly for more information and watch this space for future product announcements.