Concurrent Technologies announces a cost-effective dual display video/graphics PMC based adaptor. The IO PMC/722 is a high-quality, low-power embedded PMC graphics adaptor supporting a variety of Digital Flat Panel (DFP) or analog CRT devices in single or dual display configurations; where the DFP and CRT can be driven simultaneously with the same image or different image sources. The graphic controller’s rich feature set includes a complete 3D rendering suite, hardware support for MPEG/DVD playback, a 2D drawing engine that supports bit block transfers, transparent block transfers, color expansion, and line draw. The IO PMC/722 is designed to add graphics functionality into a single-width PMC slot on the host board, e.g. CompactPCI(R) or VME, where functionality, power, space and cost are key elements. Commercial and extended temperature versions are now available and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions will be available shortly. Applications for this family of boards are expected within the defence, industrial control, transportation and various embedded markets.
Depending on the operating system, the IO PMC/722 supports a wide range of single or dual display resolutions and refresh rates for standard and wide-screen formats. The adaptor supports a range of DFP resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels 16-bit color @ 60Hz (24-bit color for lesser resolutions) and a range of CRT resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels 24-bit color @ up to 85Hz. The DFP and CRT can be driven simultaneously with the same image or different image sources. The DFP and CRT signal outputs are sourced via a DVI-I connector on the front panel (on commercial variants) as well as via the PMC’s P4 connector to the rear.
The IO PMC/722 PMC adaptor utilises the Silicon Motion SM722 3D/2D dual display controller. The SM722, with 8MB of high-performance on-chip SGRAM, provides good 2D/3D video graphics performance for low power consumption (less than 2W). The IO PMC/722 adaptor’s PCI interface requires a 32-bit 33MHz bus on the host board’s PMC site, and it is 3.3V and 5V tolerant.
The IO PMC/722 is designed in compliance to the PMC and CMC standards and can be installed onto PMC sites on appropriate intelligent host boards such as Concurrent Technologies’ latest Intel(R) dual-core processor based VME and CompactPCI boards. They can also be installed onto Concurrent Technologies’ range of non-intelligent PMC host boards – such as Concurrent Technologies’ 6U VME dual PMC carrier (AD CR3/PMC) or the 3U CompactPCI PMC carrier (TP CR1/PMC). Like the IO PMC/722, Concurrent Technologies’ ranges of PMC host boards are available in commercial and extended temperature versions, and some will be available in ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions.
Operating systems supported include Windows(R) XP, Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) 2000, Linux(R) and QNX(R).
About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for critical embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA, UK and China as well as a worldwide distributor network. The company has a wide range of high performance Intel(R) processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI(R) and AdvancedMC(TM) products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.
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