PMC Features Dual Video Capture And Display Generator Capabilities

June 1, 2000

For PCI, VMEbus and cPCI embedded systems, the VFG-M PCI Mezzanine Card (PCM) multimedia module is for systems requiring multiple video windows on one or two monitors. Applications include transportation, military C3I, medical, control room consoles, COTS, and stereo vision. Two Cirrus 64-bit graphics controllers, two Bt848 video digitizers, a PCI-to-PCI bridge, and a two-port USB hub provide a compact yet versatile video solution. Each Bt848 can select from four video sources, scale the image, perform color translation, and copy the clipped real-time data to the assigned display memory using DMA. Each Cirrus 7555 supports analog monitors up to 1280 x 1024 resolution or digital LVDS flat panels up to 1024 x 768. The PCI-to-PCI bridge isolates transfers between the two video-capture devices and two display generators from the host processor's PCIbus. Compatible operating systems are Linux, Windows NT, VxWorks, LynxOS, and Solaris. CPUs supported are x86, PowerPC and SPARC. PX Windows display software is an optimized X11R6 server with video windowing extensions and industry-standard graphics and GUI, and GLP, a low-level library of graphics subroutines including video windowing that offers direct access to the hardware. Price is $1500.

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