Conduction cooled graphics

Primagraphics has introduced the Falcon CC, an integrated graphics and video windows card in a rugged conduction cooled PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) format.

Primagraphics has introduced the Falcon CC, an integrated graphics and video windows card in a rugged conduction-cooled PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) format.

Part of Primagraphics’ Hawkeye PMC range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radar, video and graphics boards, the Falcon CC card can be used in a range of environments, including conditions of high temperature (-40 to +85 degrees C) and vibration. Applications include airborne displays, multi-function consoles and video windows systems.

Falcon supports a range of display resolutions up to 1280×1024 pixels. The video input accepts composite and S-Video in PAL, NTSC or SECAM formats, as well as non-interlaced RGB signals.

Monochrome video in CCIR or RS-170 format is also supported. Video windows generated from the video input may be optionally zoom enlarged to full screen or zoom reduced down to one sixteenth original size.

Falcon CC outputs standard analogue RGB video and the card supports 8-bit, 16-bit or 24-bit colour. A range of interlaced and non-interlaced formats is supported, including the STANAG 3350 Analogue Video Standard Class A.

Falcon CC uses Silicon Motion’s Lynx3DM+ graphics controller that incorporates an IEEE Floating Point engine as well as a fully featured 3D rendering engine.

The card, as with all cards in the Hawkeye range, is compatible with both VME and CompactPCI host cards, providing customers with flexibility over their choice of host processor (Power PC, or Intel x86) and operating environment (Linux, Solaris or Windows).

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