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Unformatted text preview: Altera Corporation 1 AN-344-2.0 Preliminary Application Note ASI Demonstration Introduction A digital video broadcast asynchronous serial interface (DVB-ASI) is a serial data transmission protocol that transports MPEG-2 packets over copper-based cables or optical networks. DVB-ASI is used as a serial link between equipment in broadcast facilities. The Altera ® ASI demonstration demonstrates how to use Cyclone ™ devices to transmit and receive packets over an ASI. The demonstration is a two-receiver and transmitter demonstration with loopback and includes a transport stream (TS) generator and TS packet checker. The ASI demonstration uses the Altera ® ASI MegaCore ® function and the Cyclone video demonstration board. f For information on the Altera Cyclone Video Demonstration Board, refer to the Cyclone Video Demonstration Board Data Sheet . f For information on the ASI MegaCore function, refer to the ASI MegaCore Function User Guide . Functional Description Figure 1 shows the ASI demonstration block diagram. April 2006, version 2.0 2 Altera Corporation Preliminary ASI Demonstration Functional Description Figure 1. Block Diagram Note to Figure 1 : (1) The LVDS standard copes with a 270-Mbps bit rate and enables better noise integrity than LVTTL/LVCMOS. The design consists of the following elements: ■ Cyclone low voltage differential signalling (LVDS) inputs and outputs (I/Os) for the receiver and transmitter ■ ASI receiver ■ ASI transmitter ■ ASI buffer ■ TS generator ■ TS checker ■ Two PLLs for frequency multiplication—one for the transmitter, one for the receiver f For more information on the ASI transmitter and receiver, refer to the ASI MegaCore Function User Guide . The two reference clocks can be either asynchronous to each other or the two PLLs can be driven from the same clock source....
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