April 30, 2012 -- Elecard Devices has announced the release of Elecard UpScaler IP Core, a functional unit which is designed for image-resolution upscaling (zooming) in the process of image output at the display device. Scaling coefficient can be set to any value.
A unique algorithm implemented in Elecard UpScaler IP Core provides better picture quality in comparison with bicubic and bilinear interpolation methods. When scaling the video up 2 or more times, PSNR image quality metrics are 6dB to 8dB higher than bilinear interpolation metrics and 0.5dB to 1dB higher than bicubic one.
System-on-chip developers will appreciate the product's compactness and high efficiency. For example, it is possible to scale video up to 4K resolution even with performance provided by a low-priced FPGA.