Aexeon Quattro is a low-cost, real-time video acquisition and compression board for applications where multiple video streams are needed. Available in either PCI or PCI Express formats, Aexeon Quattro incorporates a digital media processor and on-board frame buffer for reliable capture for the most demanding application. Aexeon Quattro contains four independent full-resolution video channels capable of simultaneous streaming of real-time video to system memory or display. Aexeon Quattro also comes equipped with all the necessary I/O control to make application development easy.

Aexeon Quattro Features

  • PCI or PCI Express Formats
  • Bus-mastering video acquisition
  • Simultaneous viewing and acquisition of four real-time video streams
  • 120 frames/sec viewing and capture
  • Simultaneous real-time transfer of video to system or display memory
  • TI DM642 Digital Media Processor
  • On-board JPEG compression
  • Fully independent configuration of resolution, frame rate, and compression parameters per input
  • Video scaling to arbitrarily sized windows
  • Supports both NTSC or PAL Video Formats
  • 8 General Purpose I/O and 4 relay output triggers
  • Real-time multi-picture video output with overlay
  • Multiple board installation support
  • RS-232 serial input and output
  • Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP drivers
  • DirectShow and TWAIN support
  • Free dPiction Capture Application
  • Optional SDK with sample applications

Aexeon Quattro Description

PCI Express Support

Aexeon Quattro can be ordered in either PCI or PCI Express system interfaces allowing for system compatibility well into the future. PCI Express is the high-performance, next-generation interconnect that increases bandwidth, scalability, and reliability.

Bus-Mastering Performance

Aexeon Quatto’s high speed bus-mastering capability with scatter gather support delivers realtime video data to system or display memory simultaneously, without intervention from the host CPU. Video data formatting and resolution is independent between streams, allowing for maximum bandwidth flexibility.

Digital Video Processor

By incorporating an on-board video processor, Aexeon Quattro enables maximum flexibility in handling challenging application requirements. Equipped with up to 64 MB of SDRAM frame buffer memory, the video processor provides smooth scaling, realtime JPEG compression, pixel formatting, interrupt support, hardware overlay, real-time video processing, and video output functionality.

High-Quality Video Capture

Aexeon Quattro has four independent video digitizers and simultaneously delivers fullframe, full-resolution video from all channels in real-time in both NTSC and PAL formats. Video can be captured and stored in either square pixel or CCIR-601 resolutions, and can be scaled to any arbitrary size.

Video Output

Aexeon Quattro also supplies a video output with OSD that can be programmed for single camera or multi-camera (2×2) output in NTSC or PAL format. The video output is independent from video input, allowing for different frame rates between the captured video and what is displayed before going to the video output.

Extensive Camera Control

Aexeon Quattro contains extensive camera and I/O control to make application development simple. By utilizing an on-board microcontroller, Aexeon Quattro provides reliable image transfer, RS-232 serial interface to control cameras, motion detection, and watchdog timer functionality. Eight programmable general-purpose triggers and four relay output alarms can be used for event or alarm verification.

dVeloper Foundation Software Developers Kit

dVeloper is a comprehensive software developers kit that supports all dPict Imaging products, allowing for easy porting to new hardware. dVeloper is royalty free and runs under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP operating systems. Source code samples and complete documentation are included in Visual C, C#, and Visual Basic .NET to provide insight to various hardware functions. Samples include video-in-a-window, overlay, video buffering, camera control, and more.

dPiction Capture Application

dPiction is a viewing and capture application for Windows® systems that is included free with any PCI or PCI Express board purchase. It supports video configuration, viewing, and capture for dPict Imaging frame grabbers.


Form Factor

  • PCI or PCI Express Formats
  • PCI 2.2 compliant, 5V and 3,3V universal slot
  • PCI Express x1 connector

Video Input and Digitization

  • NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L) camera support
  • Square pixel or ITU-601 resolution support
  • Simultaneous color or monochrome camera support
  • Software programmable control of gain, offset, hue, saturation, and sharpness
  • EEPROM for storing configuration and calibration settings

Video Acquisition

  • 4 real-time independent video acquisition channels
  • 120 frames/sec viewing and capture
  • Simultaneous viewing and transfer of 4 video inputs
  • Bus-mastering video transfers to system or display memory simultaneously.
  • Fully independent configuration of frame rate, resolution, and compression parameters per channel
  • Smooth video scaling to randomly-sized windows
  • Hardware overlay of graphics over video
  • RGB 32/24/16/15/8 and YUV 4:2:2 pixel formats
  • Up to 64 MB SDRAM frame buffer
  • Extensive interrupt control for robust capture

Video Output

  • Composite video output with OSD
  • NTSC or PAL format
  • Real-time multi-picture (2×2) video output

I/O Triggers

  • 8 programmable general-purpose I/O triggers
  • 4 solid-state relay output alarms

I/O Control and Processing

  • Microcontroller for reliable capture and control
  • RS-232 serial interface
  • On-board watchdog timer
  • On-board motion or activity detection

Physical and Environmental

  • 6.00″(length) x 4.20″ (height)
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C
  • Relative humidity: 5% up to 95% non-condensing

Ordering Information

  • Aexeon Quattro PCI: 10021-001
  • Aexeon Quattro PCI Express: 10022-001
  • dVeloper Foundation SDK for Quattro: 90016