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SMT8039 Advanced Video&Imaging Special Offer

A highly professional system based on DSP, FPGA and Video interface technologies, the SMT8039 comprises the SMT310 PCI carrier board and the SMT339 Imaging Module.

The SMT339 is a high-performance architecture for I/O interfacing, processing, and displaying of video, including standard and non-standard industrial camera formats; it can be used in many applications, such as Robotics, Automation, Video Surveillance, Digital TV, etc. The module features a single Philips Semiconductors SAA7109AE/108AE video encoder/decoder.

The SMT339 comes plugged into a standard TIM single-width slot on the SMT310, and can be accessed by either a standard Comport or a Rocket Serial Link (RSL) interface (8 lanes available, 2.5 Gbit/s for each lane). 
The SMT339 fully supports the Sundance Local Bus (SLB) interface, which provides the flexibility of more image formats to be accepted via dedicated add-on cards.

A 720MHz Texas Instruments TMS320DM642 DSP is the powerhouse of the SMT339. It features a two-level cache-based architecture that can perform four 16 x 16 multiplications or eight 8 x 8 multiplications per clock cycle. 64 Mbytes of external memory (EMIF SDRAM) are included for data storage.

The powerful Virtex-4 FPGA (XC4VFX60-10) of the SMT339 can be used for further fast processing of the acquired data. 8 MBytes of ZBT SRAM are provided as an FPGA memory resource. If required, the Virtex-4 has two PowerPC cores that can be incorporated into the end-user's system design.

The Diamond Video Library is the way to access the SMT339 video capabilities. It makes the most out of the TMS320DM642 Video/Imaging DSP, providing the user with a ready-made interface to the DSP video ports, thus making video I/O possible. The Video Library comes as a simple, well-documented C library for Diamond.
SMT8039 Video Kit

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More modules - with an unbelievable discount!

Any Customer who buys a Video Kit is entitled to a discount on the following modules:

The SMT398-VP70-6 at 50% full price! It can be thought of as a base platform for a range of applications and functions. The SMT398-VP has a Virtex-II Pro VP70 FPGA and 4 MBytes of QDR II SRAM.

The SMT118 at 50% full price! The SMT118 has been developed to carry 3 Modules; attention to power-management enables it to be powered by a small battery in a mobile vehicle or even on a bicycle!

Add-on cards for specific Video applications

SMT939 DVI Transceiver

The SMT939 is an SLB expansion card for the SMT339. It has a Single DVI channel decoder (input) and a Single DVI channel encoder (output), both running at up to 165MHz.

The decoded DVI data stream is organised in 24bit RGB packets, with separate syncs and clocks. The incoming stream goes through 
level-translation buffers which are directly connected to the 2.5V SLB interface header. The driving hardware can interrogate the DVI input interface by using an EDID table on the on-board EEPROM.

The SMT909 is a Dual video expansion card for the SMT339; it makes possible the simultaneous capture of 2 input channels.

The two on-board Philips SAA7118 video decoders translate  PAL/SECAM/NTSC input color signals into ITU 601-compatible color component values. They accept CVBS or S-video (Y/C) as analog inputs from TV or VCR sources, including weak, distorted signals.

SMT909 Dual Multi-channel Video Decoder
SMT949 CameraLink Receiver

The SMT949 add-on board for the SMT339 provides Base, Medium and Full-configuration Camera Link Interfaces through two 3M MDR connectors, by implementing two serial interfaces between the card and the camera and four control lines to the camera. With its three DS90CR288A LVDS decoders (data-rate output of up to 85MHz), the SMT949 can achieve data rates of up to 765 MBytes/s.

When using Base Camera Links, is it possible to configure the second connector as a second Base Camera Link input, allowing two cameras to be connected simultaneously.

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