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PAL/NTSC/RS170-to-STANAG3350 Converter

The COMPSTANAG is a scan converter module that accepts analog PAL/NTSC/RS-170 video for conversion to high-quality STANAG 3350 compliant signals. Analog video can be converted from either composite or S-video input to STANAG3350 Class A/B/C signaling.

The COMPSTANAG features high-speed analog signal digitization, video scaling and frame rate conversion, and a timing generator. This provides seamless and automatic conversion of PAL/NTSC video to Interlaced RGB output conforming to STANAG 3350 requirements.

The STANAG 3350 video is output as separate red, green, blue signals with the video synchronization pulses embedded in the green signal. The VGASTANAG can be factory configured for Class A, Class B or Class C operation allowing it to be used immediately with no additional setup required.

The COMPSTANAG is an intelligent stand-alone device with its own on-board MPU and does not require a host CPU or any special device driver software. For mechanical convenience, it can be mounted on a PCI-104 stack but will not consume any host CPU resources.

NB: Preliminary Information Subject To Change


  • Converts analog PAL/NTSC/RS-170 to STANAG 3350 output
  • STANAG 3350 compliant Class A, Class B and Class C
  • Input from Composite or S-video source
  • Separate RGB outputs with synch-on-green
  • Supports ITU-R BT.601 standard sampling
  • Standard PCI-104 mechanical form factor
  • Stand-alone operation and O/S-neutral
  • Compact 3.8” x 4.5” PCI-104 stackable card form factor
  • Single +5V power supply


  • Aerospace instrumentation
  • Instrument panel
  • Video surveillance
  • Retrofit, refurbishment, and upgrade
  • Multi-function display (MFD) applications
Supported Platforms n/a
PCI-104 Bus Interface
  • Does not require PCI bus signal connection (on board MPU)
  • Remote or stand-alone operation
  • Mechanical mounting for PCI-104 stack
Analog Video Input
  • One composite or One S-video input
  • High speed 9-Bit Analog-to-Digital converter (ADC)
  • ITU-R BT.601 Standard sampling
Video Input Standards
  • Standard CCIR601-NTSC, CCIR-PAL
  • NTSC-M, NTSC-Japan
STANAG3350 Analog Video Output
  • 10-bit digital-to-analog conversion
  • Red, Sync-on-Green, Blue
  • Supported output standards:
    • STANAG 3350 Class A  875 lines @ 30 fps (based on RS-343)
    • STANAG 3350 Class B  625 lines @ 25 fps (based on PAL)
    • STANAG 3350 Class C  525 lines @ 30 fps (based on NTSC RS-170A)
  • Three replicated, buffered outputs (x3 RGB cable drivers)
  • Single +5V supply
  • Operating Temp of 0°C to 60°C
  • Extended Temperature -40°C to +85°C (option)
  • Standard 4.5 x 3.8in PCI-104 form factor (with I/O extensions)


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Product Codes
  • COMPSTANAG-A - STANAG-Class-A Output (0 to +60°C)
  • COMPSTANAG-A-Ext - STANAG-Class-A Output (-40 to +85°C)
  • COMPSTANAG-B - STANAG-Class-B Output (0 to +60°C)
  • COMPSTANAG-B-Ext - STANAG-Class-B Output (-40 to +85°C)
  • COMPSTANAG-C - STANAG-Class-C Output (0 to +60°C)
  • COMPSTANAG-C-Ext - STANAG-Class-C Output (-40 to +85°C)
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