The Intel® Smart Display Module product concept really opens the choice of AV input options for standard displays, with display manufacturers simply providing the SDM card slot on their products to be populated at deployment with the SDM input interface required by the installation. Taking full advantage of the BlueRiver ASIC in the SDM small form factor, the power and flexibility of SDVoE™ can be enabled on any standard SDM-based display product, for direct and seamless connection to the AV-over-IP network.

In the following diagram, the SDM display connects directly into the SDVoE ecosystem via the Ethernet switch, providing zero-latency, uncompressed quality video distribution directly to the display, and reducing the system hardware footprint. The SDVoE API automatically discovers and enumerates the displays for quick and easy integration into third-party AV control systems.


Figure 1. SDVoE System with SDM displays illustrating simple and direct connection of SDM-enabled displays into the SDVoE network.

Enabling Advanced Features

The powerful integrated image processing engine in the BlueRiver ASIC can enable cost effective video wall and multiviewer applications, removing the need for costly dedicated equipment, while still delivering a high performance, low latency IP-based AV distribution system. Integrating this advanced functionality into the SDM form factor allows display manufacturers to deliver simple display products that can be upgraded to fully featured, self-contained video wall and multiviewer solutions by simply plugging in a BlueRiver-based SDM card.

In the following diagram, SDM-enabled displays are taking advantage of the fully integrated BlueRiver video wall processing feature, removing the need for a costly dedicated video wall controller and four standalone SDVoE receivers, again, helping to reduce the system hardware, power consumption and environmental footprint. The SDVoE API provides all the video wall configuration and control.

Figure 2. SDM Video Wall application taking full advantage of the integrated BlueRiver AV processing engine.

Integrated SDVoE multiview functionality enables up to 32 sources on a single display, supporting common multiview layouts such as picture in picture, picture by picture and quad split. The following figure shows how integrating this multiviewer functionality via SDM simplifies system configuration, reduces Ethernet switch port count, and reduces cabling costs, on top of removing dedicated and costly multiview processor hardware.

Figure 3. SDM Multiviewer application using the BlueRiver AV processing engine to replace costly dedicated multiview processors.

Inside the Box with AVP1000: Cost-Effective, Lowest End-to-End Latency Performance

For the most basic SDVoE-based AV switching and distribution, the SDM card can use the AVP1000, and with only a handful of major components, the SDM-S (small) form factor can be used. The AVP1000 is the lowest cost device in the BlueRiver portfolio of parts, designed specifically for low latency AV switching and distribution where AV processing features are not required.

Figure 4. AVP1000-based SDVoE SDM Receiver Core Components

Upgrading to the AVP2000 enables the powerful and flexible BlueRiver AV processing engine for fully integrated video wall and multiviewer functionality integrated directly in the SDM-based display.

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