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Algolith Delivers Intellectual Property Cores for Altera’s 1080p Video Framework

Algolith’s Intellectual Property Cores Allow Quick and Easy Integration for Broadcast Applications

Montreal, Canada, September 12, 2008— Algolith Inc. announces the integration of high-quality Intellectual Property (IP) cores into Altera’s 1080p video framework. The Altera 1080p video framework allows broadcast systems designers to quickly integrate Algolith noise reduction or de-interlacing technology into Altera Cyclone® and Stratix® series FPGAs. Algolith will demonstrate this solution in Altera’s booth at the 2008 IBC Show in the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, September 12 to 16 in Hall 10, Stand A10.

Algolith noise reduction technology is recognized as best-in-class for removing Discrete Cosine Transfer (DCT) artifacts and various types of random noise including mosquito noise, block borders, Gaussian noise and RF type noise. Algolith de-interlacing technology is a motion adaptive technique for converting interlaced video to progressive video before it is up scaled and displayed. The de-interlacer offers both frame-based and per-pixel real time de-interlacing techniques. Both Algolith noise reduction and de-interlacing technology support 480i to 1080i formats and are SOPC Builder-ready to facilitate the integration of components into the user’s system. SOPC Builder is an exclusive Altera Quartus® II design software tool that eliminates the manual system-integration tasks of IP blocks in an FPGA design.

"Algolith's video processing IP cores address key challenges faced by broadcast system developers" said Arun Iyengar senior director of Altera Corporation’s communications business unit. "Leveraging Algolith’s IP and Altera’s video framework, customers can quickly get access to the performance, power, and density advantages of Altera’s 40-nm Stratix IV FPGAs.”

The Altera 1080p video framework allows designers to rapidly develop high-performance video systems. The framework enables easy mix and match of video IP from different sources with the ability to customize and differentiate. The framework is based on an open, low-overhead, interface called Avalon Streaming that can efficiently handle both video and control data.

“Algolith is focused on delivering core technology that will allow the rapid development of high performance systems” said Jacques Patry, director of technology development at Algolith Inc. “Our best in class modules fit into Altera’s framework making it easy for designers to add customizations, or their own IP into larger more powerful designs.”

Additional Information

To learn more about the Algolith noise reduction or de-interlacing solutions or about the complete portfolio of Algolith Intellectual Property, visit, email or call 1.877.ALGOLITH.

About Algolith Inc.

Algolith Inc., based in Montréal (Québec, Canada) is a privately held company founded in 2003 as a spin-off of Miranda Technologies. Algolith has developed the industry’s most advanced video processing algorithms, leveraging over 50 man-years of R&D and IP development. The company has built its reputation around delivering its patented core Intellectual Property (IP), an unparalleled portfolio of technology which significantly improves image quality in all formats.

Algolith solutions include a series of FPGA-based image processing and enhancement cards designed to meet the exacting needs of broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers; as well as specialized IP solutions which can be used for FPGA or ASIC implementations by OEM and IP licensees.

Algolith’s IP technology is behind some of the industry’s leading video processing solutions and is recognized worldwide as “best-in-class”. Since its inception, Algolith’s mission has been to provide the best value in advanced image processing so you can maximize bandwidth, clean, synchronize and scale media, with a future proof, modular platform. For more information, visit



Nadia Marrone

Algolith Inc.

Marketing Communications Manager

Tel.: 514.335.9867 Ext.:3246