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nanoVTV - Intelligent VGA-to-NTSC/RS170 Converter

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The nanoVTV is a scan converter board that accepts non-interlaced VGA signals at up to 2048x1536 resolution from a PC or Macintosh computer for conversion to broadcast-quality NTSC/RS170 signals.

Unlike conventional scan converters, the nanoVTV features on-board Frame Store and a DSP unit which performs scan conversion, flicker filtering, scaling and colour space conversion in the digital domain. The processed video data is sent to the digital video encoder for conversion into broadcast-quality composite and S-Video NTSC or RS170.

The nanoVTV features a board micro controller allowing it to operate completely standalone without run-time control from an external system. The settings of the card can be modified via a serial link. Application-specific configuration is able to be stored to the non-volatile storage of the card.



  • Converts Computer VGA to NTSC/RS170
  • Composite NTSC Output
  • Broadcast TV Quality
  • RS170 Composite output
  • Supports up to 2048x1526 VGA resolution
  • Simultaneous display on VGA and TV
  • On-board MPU
  • Persistent settings
  • Compact 2.75" by 1.5" board
  • Complete stand-alone operation no host computer required
  • Single +5V Regulated Power Supply
  • Configuration utilities available for Windows/Linux/QNX

Analog Video Input

  • Progressive RGB, HSync, VSync from VGA device
  • Triple 8-bit digitization
  • Up to 2048 x 1536 VGA Input Resolution

Analog Video Output

  • 10-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion
  • Supported output standards:
    Composite or S-Video

Video Output Adjustments

  • Contrast (or luma gain) adjustable from 0 - 200% of original
  • Saturation (or chroma gain) adjustable from 0 - 200% of original
  • Sharpness (or edge enhancement) adjustable over 16 steps
  • Brightness (or luma level) can be adjusted from 0 - 255 steps

Serial Interface

  • Standard RS232 port

System Requirements

  • RS232 link for configuration only


  • Single +5V at less than 2.75W
  • Operating Temp of 0 to 60degC
  • Ext -40 to +85°C
  • Compact 2.75 x 1.5in form factor


  • Configuration software for Windows-NT/2000/XP, Linux, QNX

The following order codes can be used when ordering the nanoVTV

nanoVTV - NTSC/RS170 Output, Std Temp (0 to +60°C)
nanoVTV-Ext - NTSC/RS170 Output, Ext Temp (-40 to +85°C)
nanoVTV-CP - PAL Output, Std Temp (0 to +60°C)
nanoVTV-CP-Ext - PAL Output, Ext Temp (-40 to +85°C)

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