Concurrent Technologies Debuts XM 403/x33 XMC Graphics Adaptor

Concurrent Technologies announces a high-performance dual display video/graphics XMC based adaptor. The XM 403/x33 is a high-resolution XMC graphics adaptor supporting a variety of Digital Flat Panel (DFP) or analog CRT devices in single or dual display configurations; the DFP and CRT can be driven simultaneously with the same image or different image sources. As well as computer graphics the XM 403/x33 supports HD-TV (1080p), PAL, NTSC and SECAM as video output, and as video input (except HD-TV). The video input also supports video capture and video streaming; this source can be overlayed onto the display output.

Concurrent Technologies XM 403/x33 XMC Graphics AdaptorThe XM 403/x33 is designed to add graphics functionality into a single-width XMC slot on the host board. 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.

The XM 403/x33 XMC adaptor utilizes the S3 Graphics 2300E 3D/2D dual display controller. The 2300E, with 256MBbytes of high-performance gDDR2 SGRAM, provides good 2D/3D video graphics performance for low power consumption (less than 15W for the commercial version).

The 2300E combines a high speed PCI Express® interface, high performance GPU and a gDDR2 memory controller. The PCI Express interface supports x8, x4 and x1 lane width. The GPU will support up to 500 MHz engine clock speed depending on the operating temperature of the board. The memory controller will connect to 256 Mbytes gDDR2 memory, which will run up to 400 MHz depending on the operating temperature of the board.

Depending on the operating system, the XM 403/x33 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 2560 x 1560 pixels 32-bit color @ 60Hz and a range of CRT resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels 32-bit color @ up to 75Hz. The DFP and CRT can be driven simultaneously with the same image or different image sources.

The front panel supports a dual-link digital graphic (2560 x 1560) and two analogue graphic using a DVI-I and SVGA connector. The rear panel supports, via the rear I/O P4 connector, one dual-link digital graphic (2560 x 1560) or two single-link digital graphics (1600 x 1200), two analogue graphic, a TV output, and a Video input. There is an option for one of the analogue graphic interfaces to route via the optional rear I/O XMC P6 connector.

The XM 403/x33 is a single-size card and is compliant with the XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card) specification; it can be installed onto XMC sites on appropriate host boards such as Concurrent Technologies’ latest Intel® dual-core processor based VME and CompactPCI boards. Like the XM 403/x33, Concurrent Technologies’ ranges of XMC host boards are available in commercial and extended temperature versions, and some are available in ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions.

Operating systems supported include Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® 2000 and Linux®.

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® processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI® 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® 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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