Introducing Crystal Core Technology: The Media Platform for the 21st Century
While the demand for larger systems, better quality and lower cost grows exponentially, the professional media industry has continued to rely on two decade-old technology. This paper announces a breakthrough—a new stream of audio and video products incorporating Fairlight's CC-1 (Crystal Core Technology). This fresh paradigm processes data in a massive Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), architected into what amounts to a purpose-built media processing chip.
FPGAs deliver power at price points that will ultimately render obsolete the established central processing unit (CPU) and digital signal processing (DSP)/Time-Slice-Bus architectures. With very low processing latency and enough speed to provide smooth, analogue-feel tactile response, this technology is fast becoming the benchmark platform for the 21st century. Fairlight's CC-1 is a media-optimized FPGA architecture that harnesses the step change in performance to support improved quality, faster job turnarounds, and the development of new creative opportunities for many years to come.