Rugged XMC video and graphics module for civil and military avionics offered by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 16 Feb. 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) for harsh environments that have versatile video overlay and capture requirements.

Feb 16th, 2015
By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 16 Feb. 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) for harsh environments that have versatile video overlay and capture requirements.

The M596 XMC graphics card is based on the AMD Radeon E8860 graphics processing unit (GPU), and has two gigabytes of GDDR5 memory. The embedded computing board is capable of routing simultaneous digital and analog video streams in several output formats.

Designed for either advanced civil and military avionics or ground vehicle systems, applications include fixed- and rotary-wing mission and cockpit display computers and heads-up displays.

Additionally, it can be used in electro-optical (EO) video camera, EO night vision and infrared (IR) video frame grabbing, and multi-role tactical mission displays found in advanced 2D and 3D C4ISR and EW video processing systems.

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The M596 integrates several hardware engines, including graphics language acceleration, parallel processing engines, and video and audio decompression units. It also supports the most advanced graphics and video standards including DirectX, OpenGL and Shader.

Many of the XMC’s output video channels are provided through the E8860’s native integrated video ports for processing digital HDMI, DVI and SD-SDI video and analog NTSC/PAL R gigabytes, S-video, including RS-170 and STANAG 3350 protocols.

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) can be added alongside the GPU to support additional video protocols and formats as well as signal conditioning and compression.

An eight-lane PCI Express link that connects the host system with the XMC enables high-speed transfer of graphics and video. The M596 is available with software support for VxWorks, Integrity, Windows, and various distributions of Linux.

For more information contact Aitech online at www.rugged.com.

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