XMC graphics card swoops on digital video for surveillance

A six-channel XMC graphics/ general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) card for simultaneous capture of analogue/digital video and audio allows users to combine legacy video with newer digital video formats in high-end surveillance applications, says EIZO Rugged Solutions.

The Condor NVP2102AxX card has a chip-down NVIDIA® Quadro® P2000 (GP107) design supporting four 3G-SDI inputs, two CVBS (NTSC/PAL), and two audio inputs, as well as two 3G-SDI and two DVI or DisplayPort video outputs.

The card enables direct video capture to GPU memory using GPUDirect RDMA (remote direct memory access) for high-speed data transfer and exceptionally low latency, added EIZO.

It has 768 CUDA cores and 4Gbytes of GDDR5 memory. At maximum power consumption, the Quadro P2000 GPU delivers 2.3 TFLOPs of single-precision floating point compute performance (FP32).

The Condor NVP2102AxX card has the ability to capture, process, encode, decode, display, and stream video data. The card also supports CUDA and OpenCL based GPGPU computing, artificial intelligence (AI) processing, deep learning and H.265/H.264 encoding/decoding.

High-speed data transfer and exceptionally low latency levels are achieved with the graphics processor by optimising Nvidia’s GPUDirect RDMA feature. This enables video data to be sent over PCIe, bypassing system memory, directly to GPU memory for analysis/processing. In GPU memory, the applications can do processing such as image analysis, image enhancement, 360-degree video stitching, sensor fusion, and target detection using the GPGPU (CUDA/OpenCL) technology.

The XMC card is intended to offer a bridge for customers who want to combine legacy video with the newer, digital video formats. For example, it has been used by a military airborne customers to upgrade a gimbal/sensor pod running analogue video to a digital system using a single card. This dramatically lowered CPU overhead, reduced latency and improved data transfer times, reported EIZO.

Built to survive in harsh environments, the Condor NVP2102AxX is tested to withstand high temperatures, shock and vibration (MIL-STD-810G). It is available in conduction-cooled or air-cooled variants with rear XMC I/O on Pn6. The rear XMC pin-out is compatible with VPX systems that follow VITA 46.9 x12d+x8d+24s. 3U VPX and PCIe form factors are supported by carrier boards.

Customisation options include support for other video input and output formats such as additional DVI, DisplayPort, STANAG 3350, or ARINC 818. Special analogue Sync-on-Green video formats such as RS-343 are also available. The XMC IO can be re-routed as PMC IO or to the front panel.


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