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Brompton Technology unveils Tessera SQ200, the world’s most powerful 8K LED video processor

Brompton Tech's processors have already made a stellar name for themselves in virtual production
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Brompton Tech's processors have already made a stellar name for themselves in virtual production


Brompton Technology shared a preview of its third-generation LED video processing at NAB for the first time.

Known as the Gen 3 range, Brompton’s latest LED video processor range is built on the latest Agilex 7 FPGA technology from Intel and delivers Brompton’s trademark functionality, image-quality and reliability, alongside support for the latest video standards.

The first product in the Gen 3 range is the flagship 8K Tessera SQ200 processor. It follows in the footsteps of the multi-award-winning SX40, delivering the same core feature-set and full backward-compatibility with existing Brompton-powered LED panels, as well as existing XD data distribution units, but now supporting 8K and 4x4K workflows and added support for AV-over-IP protocols such as ST2110 and IPMX. The SQ200 brings a staggering 20-fold increase in power over the SX40, making it the world’s most powerful 8K LED video processor and ensuring ample headroom for many years of continued feature innovation.

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Chris Deighton, CTO and co-founder of Brompton Technology notes that Brompton “always seeks to do more than just check boxes – our aim is to deliver products that address the needs of the real world and that are future-proof to ensure great return-on-investment for our customers.” With that in mind, the SQ200 offers 100Gb Ethernet connectivity to support 8K video-over-IP at 60fps and 12bpc over a single cable. There is also a second 100Gb Ethernet input for a fully redundant video-over-IP network, meeting the requirements of Brompton’s most demanding customers.

The ‘200’ in the product name comes from it also having a massive 200Gb of Ethernet bandwidth for output to LED panels. One 100Gb Ethernet link is sufficient to drive an 8K screen at 12bpc and 60fps, with a second 100Gb Ethernet link to support fully redundant cabling. Additionally, new data distribution units support fan-out from 100Gb to 10Gb and to 1Gb Ethernet, allowing connections to existing Tessera R2, R2+, and G1 receiver cards.

Another important innovation is the support for irregular canvas sizes, which can extend up to 64K pixels in either dimension. This capability enables a single processor to handle screens that would have previously required multiple separate units.

The SQ200 is just the first of several planned products in the Gen 3 range, to cover a variety of price-points and applications. 

Tags: Virtual Production Brompton Technology