Electronic Design

Digital Video Model Advances Multimedia Solutions

The DV-104 digital video model for embedded applications digitizes live video (NTSC, PAL, or SECAM) and outputs the digitized stream on a Zoomed Video bus. By combining it with a single-board computer capable of Zoomed Video, designers can achieve a system that displays live video in a window on an SVGA monitor (CRT or flat panel) and captures video rates of 20 to 30 frames/s. Three forms—the PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and standalone—are available. The standalone model measures 3.6 by 2.8 in.

All three devices include video digitization up to 640 by 480 pixels (NTSC), six composite or three S-Video inputs or combinations, and 3.3-V digital video (Zoomed Video) output. The DV-104/Venus combination is supported by a sophisticated software package. The support software defines an API that lets applications easily display, manipulate, and capture live video in GUI and non-GUI environments. Versions of the software are available for Windows, QNX, and Linux. Support for other operating systems is planned.

Versions are available for $95.00 in 100-piece lots.

Adastra Systems, 3988 Trust Way, Hayward, CA 94545-3716; (510) 732-6900; fax (510) 732-7655; www.adastra.com.

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