Condor VC100x


XMC H.264 Encoder

H.264 Compatible Video Encoding & Streaming XMC card with up to 4 Video Inputs.

Various input formats


Built to Withstand

This product is available in convection or conduction cooled variants and is designed to MIL-STD-810.

Condor VC100x

H.264 Video Encoding & Streaming XMC with Up To 4 Video Inputs

The Condor VC100x is a rugged High Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD) H.264/M-JPEG Encoding and Streaming card. This XMC form factor card is designed for use in various applications such as surveillance, video recording and transmission, target tracking, unmanned vehicles (UAV) and other camera based video recording/analysis applications. It’s relatively low power requirement (typical – 10W) makes it ideal for applications in UAVs, etc.

Rugged & Ready

The Condor VC100x supports up to 4 composite video (CVBS) inputs or 2 HD/SD-SDI video inputs. Various input formats (NTSC/PAL/RS-170/HD-SDI/SD-SDI) are selectable through an API. Two stereo audio and two SDI audio inputs are supported. This card does H.264 or M-JPEG encoding in hardware to minimize CPU usage. Video data is compressed and delivered in an MPEGTS container to the host machine as a UDP/RTSP stream over the PCIe interface. The host can then record the stream locally or forward the stream to a remote location over Ethernet. This data is available to customer applications for processing, analysis or display on a local graphics card.

An API is provided to manage the encoded video data. Condor VC100x is available in multiple ruggedization levels and has convection or conduction cooled variants. While Linux and Windows drivers are available by default, other real time operating systems (RTOS) such as VxWorks may be supported, as per customer requirements.

Condor VC100x Block Diagram
Condor VC100x Block Diagram

Product Specifications

InterfaceXMC 1.0 or XMC 2.0
4 Lane PCIe 2.0
Front Panel or Rear XMC I/O
Capture FormatH.264/AVC Baseline, Main or High Profile up to L4.1
M-JPEG (Motion JPEG)
Video InputsTwo HD/SD-SDI (1080p30/1080i60)
Interfaces: SMPTE 292M(HD), SMPTE 259M-C(SD).
Four CVBS (NTSC/PAL/RS-170). 75 Ω
(2 SDI, 4 CVBS or 1 SDI + 2 CVBS simultaneously)
Audio InputsTwo SDI audio inputs (SMPTE 272M-C and SMPTE 299M),
Two Stereo Line In, 20 kΩ
Output TypeMPEGTS Stream Packetized as UDP/RTSP
IP Streams Sent to Host Machine over PCIe
Video Streaming & Recording Using Host Machine
Resolutions2 channels of up to 1080p30 or 1080i60 for SDI,
or 4 channels of 480i/576i for CVBS
Power Consumption10 W
Operating Temperature (MIL-STD-810)-40°C to 70°C (Rugged Air Cooled)
-40°C to 85°C (Rugged Conduction Cooled)
Vibration (MIL-STD-810)0.1 g²/Hz
Shock (MIL-STD-810)40 g
Humidity (MIL-STD-810)95% Without Condensation
Software & Platform SupportWindows or Linux on x86
RTOS Support - VxWorks (others as needed)
VME, cPCI, VPX & PCIe (with adapter board)

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