DVI Frame Grabber Card - DVIgrabber

DVIgrabber

DVI Frame Grabber Card

The DVIgrabber™ provides in-circuit frame grab capabilities for single link DVI video streams.  The DVIgrabber™ supports video I/O up to 1280×1024 at 60Hz and transmits captured frames via USB2.0.

The DVIgrabber is supported with utility software to allow in-the-field firmware and FPGA updates. We also supply Linux and Windows drivers to allow easy interfacing to the DVIgrabber via the USB interface.

Features

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Supports DVI video up to SXGA

Supports up to 108 MPixel/sec pixel rates and resolutions up to 1280×1024 @ 60Hz
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Transmit captured frames over USB 2.0

Captured frames are uploaded via USB 2.0 as bitmaps
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Area-of-interest control (Crop)

Select the area-of-interest (full screen or user-defined window) to capture from the DVI input video feed
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Two video output modes

Video output can be either a pass-through of the video input or a static display of the most recent frame grabbed

Applications

Simulated cockpit displays

Configurable video electronics for simulated cockpit displays

Embedded applications

With its low-profile design and locking high-density Hirose connectors, the DVIgrabber is ideal for space-constrained applications

Custom video solutions

Perfect for applications that require a configurable frame capture card

Selectable video output modes

DVI video frame grab diagram

Live-Video Output Mode

Live video is a pass-through of the input video.  In this mode, the DVIgrabber inputs a DVI stream, grabs frames and uploads via USB, while repeating the DVI input on the DVI output port.

Static Output Mode

Static mode shows the last frame grabbed. In this mode, the DVIgrabber inputs a DVI stream, grabs a frame, uploads the frame via USB, while driving the captured frame on the DVI output.

For Embedded Applications

The DVIgrabber card has a low-profile design and utilizes locking high-density Hirose connectors making it easy to embed into your product.

With pre-loaded parameters, the DVIgrabber can be configured for your particular application.  In addition, the DVIgrabber can be dynamically controlled and updated.

Area-of-Interest Control

Define the file structure and area-of-interest (AOI) of the input frame to be transmitted over USB.  You can also select border colors to fill around the AOI when using the DVI output.

For example, a 600×600 pixel area can be captured from a 1024×768 source.  The 600×600 will be transmitted out the USB, while a 1024×768 area consisting of the 600×600 AIO plus the border is sent out the DVI connector.

Configurable

The DVIgrabber is supported with utility software to allow in-the-field firmware and FPGA updates. We have ready-to-go configuration files that can be downloaded to the DVIgrabber.

We also supply Linux and Windows drivers to allow easy interfacing to the DVIgrabber via the USB interface. Commands are defined in the Command Line description and are outlined in the DVIgrabber brochure.

Specifications

DVI video frame grab card
DVIgrabber Board Size Diagram
Parameter Specification
Dimensions 4.016" x 4.252" x 1.4"
Temperature Range Operating: 0°C to +70°C
Storage: -40°C to +100°C
Video I/O DVI (single link) up to 165 MHz
Input Power +12 VDC, 10 Watts
Control
  • RS-232
  • USB 2.0
  • optional Ethernet
Frame upload I/F USB 2.0
Connector Type Description
J1 2 Position Jumper Master Reset Jumper
J3 DF11-06DP USB Interface
J4 DF11-06DP Ethernet Interface
J7 DF11-10DP RS-232 Interface
J8 DF11-08DP LED Interface
J10 DF11-18DP Inverter Interface
J11 DF11-16DP Aux I/O
J12 DF11-10DP Port 1 - VGA Video Input
J13 DF11-16DP Discrete I/O
J14 DF11-10DP Parallel Video Control Output

Ordering Information

The DVIgrabber includes:

  • Frame grabber card
  • Linux and Windows drivers
  • User’s manual

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