PMC Card offers video capture with analog/digital I/O.

Press Release Summary:

Dual-head graphics display controller and video capture PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) works in VME and CompactPCI embedded systems. Display channels simultaneously deliver dual VGA or LVDS outputs or one DVI output. Based on 128-bit Silicon Motion SM731 graphics accelerator, Stratus/PMC supports single displays at screen resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 x 24 bpp with 16.7 million colors and dual displays at 1024 x 768 x 24 bpp.

Original Press Release:

Peritek's New Dual-Head Graphics Controller PMC Card Features Video Capture with Analog/Digital I/O

Oakland, Calif., September 29 - Peritek, a Curtiss-Wright company (NYSE: CW; CW.B) and the leading provider of graphics mezzanine boards for embedded systems, has introduced a new high performance dual-head graphics display controller and video capture PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) designed for use in VME and CompactPCI embedded systems

"The Stratus/PMC raises the performance bar on affordable PMC graphics and video capture solutions," said Victor Gold, Vice President of Graphics Engineering. "Even better, this 128-bit graphics module features unmatched I/O flexibility."

The Stratus/PMC's two display channels can simultaneously deliver dual VGA or LVDS outputs or a single DVI output (with simultaneous single channel VGA output if desired). Based on the 128-bit Silicon Motion SM731 graphics accelerator, Stratus/PMC supports single displays at screen resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 x 24 bpp (with 16.7 million colors) and dual displays (dual VGA, dual LVDS, or VGA + DVI) at 1024 x 768 x24 bpp.

Stratus/PMC is designed for displays running in VxWorks, Linux and Windows operating system environments. It also supports DirectX and 3D/OpenGL environments running Windows. The card's SM731graphics engine is configured with 16 Mbytes of on-chip SDRAM to provide ample local storage for image and off-screen data such as texture maps, Z-buffer, and backing store.

Flexible Graphics and Video I/O:
The Stratus/PMC offers the maximum graphics and video I/O flexibility for system designers. Signal sets include dual VGA and LVDS, single DVI in, single DVI out, Composite NTSC/PAL/SECAM, S-Video and high speed RGB. Factory installed jumper networks enable the signal sets to be distributed between the DVI-I and MDSM connectors on the front panel and the rear-panel 64-pin Pn4 connector.

Stratus/PMC Key Features:
· Silicon Motion SM731 2D/3D 128-bit display controller
· Resolution up to 1600x1200
· On-board 33/66 MHz, 32-bit PCI interface
· On-chip 16 MB SDRAM
· 16.7 Million display colors @ 24-bits, 256 @ 8-bits
· Dual analog VGA output
- Single VGA display resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 x 24 bpp
- Dual VGA display resolutions up to 1024 x 768 x 24 bpp
· Dual LVDS channel outputs (dual mode: 1024x768 per channel)
· Single channel DVI output up to 1280 x 1024 x 24 bpp
· Hardware scroll, pan, and cursor
· Field programmable VGA BIOS EEPROM
· Composite and S-Video PAL/NTSC/SECAM

Stratus/PMC Software Support:
· SDL Standard Drawing Library (VxWorks and Linux)
· WindML support (VxWorks)
· XFree86 X Windows support (Linux)
· Microsoft Windows 2K/XP support with OpenGL and DirectX support

Most Complete Embedded Graphics Product Family
In addition to the Stratus/PMC, Peritek also offers the Tropos/PMC, a cost-effective, high performance SM731-based PMC graphics module without video capture capability. A ruggedized version of the Tropos/PMC, the Duros/PMC is also available. Peritek's family of graphics and video capture boards and modules support the widest range of embedded and industrial operating systems on PMC, CompactPCI, PCI and VME platforms.

Stratus/PMC operating temperature range is 0º to 70º C.

Pricing for the Linux and Windows versions of Stratus/PMC starts at $738 in 100 lot quantities.

For information regarding Peritek's products or services, contact John Wranovics, director of marketing communications, Peritek, 5550 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619 Tel: 510-531-6500, Fax 510-530-8563, e-mail:, Web site:

About Peritek
Since 1976, Peritek, a division of VISTA Controls, and a Curtiss-Wright company, has supplied state-of-the-art graphics and peripheral cards to a variety of industries including aviation, defense and medical. Its cutting-edge graphics controllers include PMC, PCI, CompactPCI and VME solutions that support a number of operating languages including Solaris, Windows, Linux, and VxWorks. In addition, Peritek supplies products for bomb detection, industrial automation and medical imaging applications.

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