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eVAC2000 - Live PAL/NTSC Video Annotation Controller


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The eVAC2000 is a real time PAL/NTSC/RS-170 video overlay and video annotation controller for the PCI/104 bus.

The eVAC2000 integrates on a single PCI/104 card, a high-resolution graphics accelerator, digital PAL/ NTSC/RS-170 TV decoder, digital NTSC/PAL TV encoder and video overlay controller. The high performance eVAC2000 accepts up to four composite PAL/NTSC/RS-170 analog video inputs from numerous sources including video cameras, digital video recording equipment, and video instrumentation. It can mix either video and graphics data or, mix two separate video channels, and provide output to drive a VGA monitor, TV monitor or TMDS/LVDS flat panel display. The eVAC2000 video annotation controller features multi-format alpha blending hardware allowing graphics/video and video/video to be alpha-blended over a number of gradations from transparent to fully opaque. The eVAC2000 is suited to a wide range of applications which require annotation of live video streams with information such as titles, dynamic grids or visible watermarking.

 

Highlights

  • Multi-channel video annotation controller
  • Four PAL/NTSC/RS-170 inputs per board
  • Analog Outputs to PAL/NTSC/RS-170, VGA
  • Digital Outputs to DVI and LVDS for flat panels
  • Alpha blending - 256 levels of per pixel blending or, by defined rectangular region
  • Single +5V power requirement
  • Comprehensive SDK for Windows, Linux and QNX
  • Low power rugged PCI/104 form factor
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C

Software Development Kit

The eVAC2000 is supported by a comprehensive SDK which provides a high level API to configure and control the embedded video hardware (via more than 500 internal registers). The eVAC2000 SDK is available for a one- time fee and helps bridge the gap between the TV and computer display technologies and saves a significant amount of development time.

The SDK consists of support libraries and drivers as well as an extensive range of example applications (including source code). These examples show how the SDK can be utilized to harness the power of the eVAC2000 in complex video/graphic applications.

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Bus Interface

  • 32-bit PCI/104 bus
  • Linear mapped Graphics/Annotation frame buffer in memory space

Analog Video Inputs-A

  • 2 input PAL/NTSC software selectable multiplexer
  • Digital Line video technology for reliable locking to any video source
  • Maximum 2 Composite inputs
  • Dual flash Analog-to-Digital converters

Analog Video Inputs-B

  • 2 input PAL/NTSC software selectable multiplexer
  • Digital Line video technology for reliable locking to any video source
  • Maximum 2 Composite inputs
  • Dual flash Analog-to-Digital converters

Video Input Formats

  • NTSC-M, NTSC-Japan
  • PAL-B, PAL-D, PAL-G, PAL-H, PAL-I, PAL-M, PAL-N
  • SECAM

Video Input Adjustments

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

Annotation Graphics

  • 1024 Kbytes annotation buffer (dependent upon display resolution)
  • 720 x 480 (NTSC) or 720 x 576 (PAL) by 16 bits per pixel
  • 5-6-5 internal RGB coding
  • 256-level alpha-blending from transparent to full overlay

VGA Output

  • High performance 2-D 64-bit graphics display accelerator with 8MBytes display buffer
  • 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 resolution as well as
  • 720 x 480 (NTSC) and 720 x 576 (PAL)

Video output

  • PAL/NTSC composite output (input preview)
  • PAL/NTSC composite output (annotated)
  • PAL/NTSC output (annotated)

Miscellaneous

  • Single +5V at less than 1.15A
  • Operating temp 0°C to 60°C or -40°C to +85°C (ext temp option)
  • Standard 3.6 x 3.8in PCI/104 form factor

Software Drivers

  • Comprehensive Video Overlay and Annotation SDK for Windows 2000/XP/XP-E, Linux, QNX
  • PCI/104 Video Annotation Controller Board6
 

The following order codes can be used when ordering the eVAC2000

eVAC2000 - Video Annotation Controller (0 to 60°C)
eVAC2000-EXT - Video Annotation Controller (-40 to +85°C)
Cable-eVAC2K - Cable kit including VGA cable and x3 MMCX to BNC cables
Cable-eVAC2K-Aux - Additional MMCX to BNC cable
eVACSDK-Windows - eVAC2000 SDK for Windows2000/XP & XP-Embedded
eVACSDK-Linux - eVAC2000 SDK for Linux

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