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Aexeon HDS

  • PCI Express Formats
    SDI and analog SD camera support
  • 3G-SDI acquisition rates up to 2.97 Gb/sec
  • 3G-SDI acquisition rates up to 2.97 Gb/sec

Aexeon HDS is a full-featured video acquisition board for HD-SDI or standard definition analog cameras. Available in high-speed PCI Express format, Aexeon HDS incorporates a digital media processor and on-board frame buffer for reliable capture for the most demanding vision-related application. Aexeon HDS video input circuitry digitizes between multiple component, S-Video, or composite video signals. With plenty of I/O triggers and extensive camera control, Aexeon HDS is the perfect frame grabber for medical imaging applications.

PCI Express Support
Aexeon HDS 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's HDS'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 enables maximum flexibility in handling challenging application requirements. Equipped with a 64 MB SDRAM frame buffer, the video processor provides video scaling, pixel formatting, interrupt support, hardware overlay, real-time video processing, and video output functionality.

3G-SDI Serial Digital Interface
Aexeon HDS supports viewing and capture of the enhanced video quality from SDI sources. SDI is a broadcast quality video transmission standard that allows for the transmission of un-compressed digital video data on a common coax cable at distances up to 300 feet.

High-Quality Video Capture
Aexeon HDS provides high-quality 10-bit capture from up to 3 RGB or YPrPb component, 4 S-Video, or 9 composite/monochrome video sources in NTSC or PAL format. Video can be captured and stored in either square pixel or CCIR-601 resolutions, and can be scaled to any arbitrary size.

Extensive Camera Control
Cameras can be accessed through the Aexeon HDS's on-board RS-232 serial interface and powered through a fused 12-volt power output. Aexeon HDS has 8 programmable I/O triggers for camera integration or event triggering and incorporates an on-board microprocessor to guarantee accurate synchronization and robust triggering without relying on the host CPU.

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 8, 7, Vista and XP as well as Linux 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.

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.

Aexeon HDS Features

  • PCI Express Formats
  • Bus-mastering video acquisition
  • Simultaneous real-time transfer of video to system or display memory
  • TI DM642 Digital Media Processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM Frame Buffer
  • SDI and analog SD camera support
  • Up to 1080p SDI input support
  • 3G-SDI acquisition rates up to 2.97 Gb/sec
  • Auto acquisition of SDI inputs
  • Video scaling to arbitrarily sized windows
  • Up to 3 RGB or YPbPr, 4 S-Video, and 9 composite multiplexed video inputs
  • CCIR and square pixel capture resolution
  • NTSC and PAL video formats
  • 8 General purpose I/O triggers
  • On-board microcontroller for robust timing and capture control
  • RS-232 serial input and output
  • 12-volt DC switched output for camera supply
  • Windows® 8, 7, Vista, and XP drivers
  • DirectShow and TWAIN support
  • Free dPiction Capture Application
  • Optional SDK with sample applications
Form Factor PCI Express x1 connector
Scatter gather DMA support
Video Inputs Standard or high-definition
RGB/YPrPb component, S-Video, and composite
HD-SDI support
HD-SDI Video Acquisition 3G-SDI data rate support up to 2.97 Gb/sec
HDTV standard support up to 1080p
SMPTE 259M: 360 Mb/sec with resolutions up to 960x486 (SDI)
SMPTE 292M: 1.485 Gb/sec with resolutions up to 1080i (HD-SDI)
SMPTE 424M: 2.97 Gb/sec with resolutions up to 1080p (3G-SDI)
SD Video Acquisition NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), and SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L) support
High-quality 10-bit digitization
Square-pixel and CCIR-601 resolution support
Video Acquisition Smooth interpolated scaling to randomly-sized windows
Bus-mastering video transfers to system memory, overlay, or display memory simultaneously
Hardware overlay of graphics over video
RGB 32/24/16/15/8 and YUV 4:2:2 pixel formats
Area of interest transfers to on-board and system memory
64 MB SDRAM frame buffer
Extensive interrupt control for robust capture
Real-time image flip, mirror, or rotate
I/O Control 8 general purpose I/O triggers
Triggers programmable as input or output
Camera Control Microcontroller for reliable capture and control
RS-232 serial interface
Camera exposure control
12-volt fused DC output for camera power supply
Physical and Environmental 6.60"(length) x 4.20" (height)
HD-44 Connector
BNC Connector
Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C
Relative humidity: 5% up to 95% non-condensing

The latest Documentation and Software can be found at the Homepage of dPict


  • Aexeon HDS PCI Express


  • Aexeon Specification Sheet
  • Aexeon HDS Specification Sheet
  • Aexeon LT Specification Sheet
  • Aexeon Quattro Specification Sheet
  • Nexeon CL Specification Sheet
  • Nexeon HD Specification Sheet
  • Nexeon HD Xtra Specification Sheet
  • Aexeon Simple Cable Diagram
  • Aexeon RGB Cable Diagram
  • Aexeon Extended Cable Diagram
  • Aexeon Extended Cable BNC Diagram
  • Nexeon HD SD Cable Diagram
  • Nexeon HD Component Cable Diagram
  • Aexeon I/O Connector Drawing
  • Nexeon CL Connector Drawing
  • Nexeon CL Trigger Connector Drawing
  • Nexeon HD I/O Connector
  • Nexeon HD Header Connector


User setups contain board drivers, dPiction video capture application, and any third-party software or drivers. User setups support Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP operating systems.

  • Aexeon Setup
  • Nexeon CL Setup
  • Nexeon HD Setup

dVeloper SDK installers contain application development files and source code. Board drivers and dPiction are not included in the SDK installer. To download dVeloper SDK installers, contact dPict Imaging to get login information.

  • Aexeon SDK Setup (Login Required)
  • Aexeon Quattro SDK Setup (Login Required)
  • Nexeon CL SDK Setup (Login Required)
  • Nexeon HD SDK Setup (Login Required)

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