AVERLOGIC FPGA INNOVATION CHALLENGE
own Video Application
Averlogic Innovation Challenge
is a competition open to engineers who design Video Editing, Video
Algorithm, and Video Pattern Generator applications.
We invite developers around the world to submit potential video applications which incorporate the AL462 FIFO and the
AL462 FIFO development board for ALTERA FPGA platform.
The AL462 is the world most
advanced 4K2K UHD FIFO memory. This FIFO memory will face the needs of
a new world: UAV, unmanned vehicle, 5G/4G data station and IOT
video/audio. Averlogic wants to encourage engineers to join this
challenge and imagine, design and test creative applications using the
new AL462. We together can create a better and safer future.
Eligible teams will receive a FREE AL462
development kit and get the chance to win a big prize in Finals!
the first round, Averlogic will conduct a contest based upon design
applications submitted by all teams. These proposals will be evaluated
by a panel of judges from FPGA distributors and Averlogic staff, who
will determine which teams move on to the next round. There will be 10
winning teams in the first round. Each of these 10 winning teams will
be awarded with a video development kit.
In the second round, the teams
will start building their proposed application using the video
development kit. When the application is ready, they must record a
video showing the application in operation and submit it to Averlogic.
After that, Averlogic will
upload the video demos on Averlogic YouTube Channel and viewers will
vote their favorite finalist videos. There will be a voting period of
15 days, once it concludes the jury will consider the most voted
videos as well as the technical features and the viability of the
project. Finally, the jury will announce the winner. The most voted
application will be awarded with USD 500.
How to enter:
team must have a minimum of 1 member and a maximum of 5 members. Each
team should submit two documents to Averlogic.
1. The application form.
2. The project description with the following
- Project introduction. Purpose, Application, Target
-Main Advantages compared with current solutions
Please, send this information
to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
subject of the email must contain: Averlogic FPGA Innovation
Challenge_Your project name
3. The 10 finalist teams need
to submit a video demo about the application proposed and introduce
the following topics:
- Main components
- Explanation about main
functions and technical details
- Video Demo
The video should be upload to
Google Drive. The link to access the video will be sent by email to
subject of the email must contain: Averlogic FPGA Innovation
Challenge_ Your project name VIDEO
Dates and eligibility:
Opening: 1st of September
End of registration phase and
project submission: 15th of November
First round winners
known by: 22nd of November
End of application video
submission: 28th of January
Second round winner known
by: 4th of February
Averlogic Innovation Challenge 2018 involves two rounds of judging.
The first round.
The total score that the judges give each application will determine
the 10 finalist teams.
The applications are judged based on 4
different criteria, on a scale from 0-10, where scores can be any
number between 0-10. Each criterion is worth a maximum of 10 points,
with 10 points being exceptional, 5 points being average and 0 points
being no competence.
Below are the judging
- Benefits of the application
- Report Quality
The second round.
After uploading the 10 videos on Averlogic YouTube channel. Visitors
can vote the best video during 15 days. The jury will consider the
most voted video as well as the technical features and the viability
of the project. The winner will receive the USD500 award.
Teams can be no larger than 5
members, all entrants must be at least 18 years of age and each team
can submit 1 entry to the contest
All entries must be submitted
before the announced deadline.
All designs will be based on
the AL462 FIFO and the AL462 FIFO development board for ALTERA FPGA
Each design must be created by
the participants submitting it. Designs containing open source work
must clearly cite ownership and/or authorship. Designs containing
third party IP must demonstrate permission for its use.
By entering the competition,
you acknowledge that you are the creator of the submitted project and
allow Averlogic to use your content for promotional purposes.
Teams must not include sponsor
logos in their designs.
AverLogic reserves the right to cancel, terminate,
modify or (temporarily) suspend this Contest where required by law or
if it becomes technically corrupted or if for any reason the Internet
portion of the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including
infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond
AverLogic’s control, which corrupt or affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest.
AverLogic further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to
disqualify anyone found to have manipulated the Contest or its
AverLogic is one of the most powerful FIFO DRAM design IC companies in
the world. The company has sold
over one million pcs of the AL422 FIFO. This chip was successfully
implemented in many different applications as DSP design, Camera
Buffer and FPGA designs.
Founded in 1996, AverLogic
Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in
Taipei, Taiwan. Specialized in high-performance application specific
memory and video processing circuits, the Company has design centers
in San Jose, California USA, and Taipei, Taiwan.
Together with its foundry
partners, AverLogic utilizes advanced CMOS technology and its own
mixed signal design expertise to bring to market a full range of
feature rich solutions.
Current products include a
wide array of video frame buffers, video decoders, LCD display
controllers, format converters and highly integrated video processors.
More recently, the company has added a 4K UHD Video Processing SoC, a
4K2K Video FIFO Memory, an H.264 Codec HD Video Streaming SoC, and a
Full HD Video Conversion SoC to its lineup of video solutions.
The company´s products are
available from a worldwide network of representatives and
distributors. AverLogic has been publicly listed on the Taiwan OTC
Stock Exchange since 2002 (TOSE: 6198).