AVC8000nano

AVC8000nano
8xD1 Video Frame Grabber
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5th March 2013
Initial release – based on Rev A.00 PCB
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AVC8000nano
Contents
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Introduction...........................................................................................4
Features ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Technical specification ............................................................................................................................................ 7
Functional summary ................................................................................................................................................ 8
Ordering information ............................................................................................................................................... 9
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Installation ..........................................................................................10
System requirements ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Jumpers and Connectors...................................................................................................................................... 11
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Contacting AMP....................................................................................13
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Introduction
The AVC8000nano is a high-performance, 8-channel video capture and
overlay controller on a single Mini PCI Express card. The AVC8000nano
provides a powerful and flexible solution for capturing up to eight
concurrent analog video inputs for local system display or software analysis
and processing, ideal for embedded Situational Awareness systems in the
most demanding environment.
The AVC8000nano allows each of the 8 video channels to be captured at full
D1 size, all at full frame rate. The video can be scaled, cropped and
positioned under software control.
The captured video data can be streamed continuously to system memory
or disk for either immediate local display or further processing. The capture
engine of the AVC8000nano features hardware color space conversion to
present the captured video data in the format best suited to the end
application.
AMP can provide custom configurations (subject to a minimum order
quantity) for the AVC8000nano. Please contact our Sales team (see A:
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Features
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Real time video capture to system memory or overlay to system VGA screen
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8 Live NTSC/PAL video inputs
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8 x D1 size capture at full frame rate
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Arbitrary video window sizing, cropping and scaling
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Efficient PCI DMA Cycle operation
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Low power operation
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Windows DirectShow/DirectDraw operation
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Linux Video4Linux2 support
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Single +3.3V operation
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AVC8000nano ‘at a glance’
Video input connectors
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Mini PCI-Express bus
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Technical specification
Video Input:
8 channels composite video
Monochrome/color NTSC or PAL
8 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters
Anti-aliasing filters on inputs
1V peak-to-peak (75 Ohm input impedance)
Contrast adjustable from 0 – 255% of original
Saturation adjustable from 0 – 200% of original
Hue adjustable from -36deg to +36deg
Brightness can be adjusted from -128 to 127 steps
Software adjustable sharpness, gamma and noise
suppression
Video Overlay:
Video Overlay to host system VGA buffer
Flexible arrangement of overlay windows
Video capture to system memory buffer
Supported Capture Formats:
RGB555 / RGB565 / YCbCr 4:2:2 / YCbCr 4:1:1
Software:
Drivers for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux
Sample video overlay and capture applications supplied
with C/C++ source code
Window DirectShow/DirectDraw support
Linux Video4Linux2 support
Mini PCI Express:
Single x1 PCI Express Link
Power:
Single +3.3V supply
Environmental:
0 to 60°C
-40 to +85°C (option)
Physical Size:
Standard 30mm x 50.95mm Full Height Mini PCI Express
form factor
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Functional summary
Signal Sources
The AVC8000nano is designed to simultaneously capture and display up
to 8 separate and unrelated video sources. Each video frame grabber
channel includes a digital NTSC/PAL video decoder.
Video Digitization
Composite NTSC or PAL video is input to the AVC8000nano through the
U.FL connectors CX1 to CX8. The video is AC-coupled and fed to the onboard decoders of the individual frame grabbers. The video decoders
automatically detect whether the incoming video signal is NTSC or PAL
and generates the correct timing output signals. Each video channel is
first decoded to chrominance and luminance signals and then digitized
by high speed analog-to-digital (A2D) converters.
Real time Live Video Overlay
Digital video data streams are routed across the PCI Express bus to the
display buffer of the host CPU for overlaying on the VGA Screen. The
Overlay Windows can be scaled, cropped and positioned anywhere on
the VGA screen.
The digitized video streams from the AVC8000nano may also be directed
to a memory buffer within the host CPU for frame grabber applications
where the information may need further processing (such as software
encoding and recording).
Host Interface
The AVC8000nano uses a single x1 PCI Express link.
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Ordering information
The following part number(s) can be used when ordering:
AVC8000nano
8-Channel Video Frame Grabber (0ºC to +60ºC)
AVC8000nano-EXT
Extended temperature version (-40ºC to +85ºC).
Cable-AVC8000nano
8x U.FL to BNC cables (video inputs)
Anti-static handling
The board(s) supplied contain electrostatic components that are susceptible to
permanent damage from electrostatic discharge (static electricity). To prevent
electrostatic discharge, the boards are supplied in anti-static packaging.
When handling a board, observe the following anti-static precautions to alleviate
risk of damage:
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Remove the board(s) from the packaging only when you are working on an
anti-static, earthed surface and wearing an anti-static wrist strap.
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Retain the anti-static packaging that the board(s) were supplied in. If you
remove a board from a system, store it in this packaging.
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System requirements
PC/104-Express Host
computer
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x86 CPU
512 Mbytes memory or more
Mini PCI Express bus
Windows-XP-E or Linux
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Jumpers and Connectors
J1
CX1
CX2
CX3
3CX4
CX5
CX6
CX7
CX8
VIN PAL/NTSC Video Input
Low profile U.FL Connectors for connecting video sources to the AVC8000nano.
U.FL
Signal
CX1
Channel 1 video input
CX2
Channel 2 video input
CX3
Channel 3 video input
CX4
Channel 4 video input
CX5
Channel 5 video input
CX6
Channel 6 video input
CX7
Channel 7 video input
CX8
Channel 8 video input
J1
Mini PCI Express bus.
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Installation
This section describes AVC8000nano hardware and software installation
procedures. Software for the AVC8000nano is provided on a CD.
The optional video input cables (from Cable-AVC8000nano) should be plugged
into Cx to provide live video input to the AVC8000nano.
For most recent BIOS and operating system software, the AVC8000nano is
automatically detected.
Software driver installation should be done from the supplied CD.
Further instructions (and demo programs) for specific operating systems are
provided on the driver CD.
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Contacting AMP
Sales
AMP’s sales team is always available to assist you in choosing the board that best
meets your requirements. Contact your local sales office or hotline.
Sales office US
Advanced Micro Peripherals Inc.
Suite 1117, 149 Madison Ave
New York
NY, 10016
USA
Sales office UK
Advanced Micro Peripherals Ltd.
1 Harrier House, Sedgeway Business Park
Witchford, Cambridge,
CB6 2HY
United Kingdom
Tel: +1 212 951 7205
Fax: +1 212 951 7206
E-mail: sales@amp-usa.com
Web:
www.amp-usa.com
Tel: +44 (0)1353 659500
Fax: +44 (0)1353 659600
E-mail: sales@ampltd.com
Web:
www.ampltd.com
Technical support
Comprehensive technical information is available on our websites (see above).
If you can’t find the information or solution you require, AMP has a team of
technical support engineers / embedded video experts available to provide a
quick and free response to your technical queries.
Please submit your technical support query to the appropriate email address:
Technical support US
E-mail: support@amp-usa.com
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Technical support UK
E-mail: support@ampltd.com
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