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AVC8000X - 8-channel PC104-Express Frame Grabber

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The AVC8000X is a high-performance 8-channel video capture and overlay controller on a single PC/104- Express form factor card. The AVC8000X 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 AVC8000X 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. In addition to the video capture the AVC8000X also provides capture of up to 8 mono audio sources.

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 AVC8000X features hardware color space conversion to present the captured video data in the format best suited to the end application.

The AVC8000X is supported by drivers for Windows XP-Embedded and Linux.



  • 8 Live NTSC/PAL video inputs
  • 8 x D1 size capture at full frame rate
  • 8 Mono Audio inputs
  • Arbitrary video window sizing, cropping and scaling
  • Windows DirectShow/DirectDraw support
  • Efficient PCI DMA cycle operation
  • Linux Video4Linux support
  • Drivers for WinXP-E, Linux
  • Robust PC/104-Express construction
  • Low Power Operation

Relevant Applications

  • High performance image capture
  • Vehicle-based Video Capture
  • Real-time Situational Awareness
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Scene Recording
  • Remote Video Surveillance
  • Multi-camera Security Application
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring and Control
  • Video Acquisition and Analytics

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PC/104-Express Bus Interface

  • Single x1 PCI Express Link
  • Live video capture to display, memory or disk

Analog Video Input

  • Up to 8 concurrent composite PAL or NTSC video input channels
  • Eight 10-bit Analog-to-Digital converters
  • Anti-aliasing filters on inputs

Video Input Formats

  • NTSC-M, NTSC-Japan, NTSC (4.43), RS-170

Video Input Adjustments

  • Contrast (or luma gain) adjustable from 0 - 255% of original
  • Saturation (or chroma gain) adjustable from 0 - 200% of original
  • Hue (or chroma phase) adjustable from -36° to +36°
  • Brightness (or luma level) can be adjusted from -128 to 127 steps
  • Software adjustable Sharpness, Gamma and noise suppression

Video Capture Formats

  • RGB555, RGB565
  • YCbCr 4:2:2
  • YCbCr 4:1:1

Audio Inputs

  • 8 mono audio inputs
  • 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter per channel

Audio Capture Format

  • 8-bit PCM

Video Processing

  • Arbitrary sizing, cropping, scaling of each video channel
  • System Requirements
  • x86 PC-Compatible PC/104-Express Host Computer
  • PCI VGA Display (if Video Preview to host is required)


  • Single +5V supply
  • Operating temp 0°C to 60°C
  • Operating temp -40°C to +85°C (extended temp option)
  • PC/104-Express form factor

Software Drivers

  • Drivers for Windows XP, Linux
  • Sample video overlay and capture application in C/C++ source code

The following order codes can be used when ordering the AVC8000X

AVC8000X - Video Capture and Overlay Controller (0 to 60°C)
AVC8000X-Ext - Video Capture and Overlay Controller (-40°C to +85°C)

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