The award-winning Tessera SX40 is Brompton’s flagship 4K LED processor. It combines an industry-leading feature set and easy-to-se software interface with Brompton’s highest-ever capacity processor.
Video input supports full 4K at 60Hz with 12bits per colour via HDMI 2.0 and 12G SDI. All internal video processing takes place within an Intel Arria 10 FPGA with an x86 computer-on-module running software for management and configuration. Output is 10G Ethernet over fibre or copper cables that link to Brompton’s Tessera XD data distribution unit, providing breakout to 1G Ethernet for connection to daisy-chains of LED panels.
The hardware and software, including FPGA configurations, were all developed in-house by Carallon, and we talked to some of the engineers involved:
- When approaching this project, what did you anticipate being the biggest challenge?
- Was there anything that ended up being more challenging than anticipated?
- What did you learn from this project and how will that change your approach to future projects?