Frame Grabbers | Aexeon Family | Aexeon


  • PCI or PCI Express Formats
  • Composite, S-Video, or RGB/YPrPb Inputs
  • Composite, S-Video, or RGB/YPrPb Outputs
  • Extensive Camera Control

Aexeon is a low-cost, full-featured video acquisition board for analog cameras. Available in either PCI or PCI Express formats, Aexeon incorporates a digital media processor and on-board frame buffer for reliable capture for the most demanding vision-related application. Aexeon's video input circuitry digitizes between multiple component, S-Video, or composite video signals in either square pixel or CCIR-601 resolutions. With plenty of I/O triggers and extensive camera control, Aexeon is the perfect frame grabber for cost-effective analog camera applications..

PCI Express Support
Aexeon 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 high speed bus-mastering capability with scatter gather support delivers real-time 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 32 MB SDRAM frame buffer, the video processor provides video scaling, pixel formatting, interrupt support, hardware overlay, real-time video processing, and video output functionality.

High-Quality Video Capture
Aexeon provides high-quality 10-bit capture from up to 3 RGB or PrPb 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.

Video Output
Aexeon also supplies RGB or YPrPb component, S-Video, or composite video outputs in NTSC or PAL format. Video output source data is acquired from on-board memory, making it completely independent of the video input. This allows for video output not only from the currently viewed input video, but also from off-screen system memory. Graphics overlay or image processing functions can be applied to the video image before going to the video output.

Extensive Camera Control
Interfacing and controlling cameras with Aexeon is painless. Cameras can be accessed through Aexeon's on-board RS-232 serial interface and powered through a fused12-volt power output. Aexeon has 8 programmable I/O triggers for camera integration or event triggering. Aexeon also 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 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and 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. 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.


Aexeon Features

  • PCI or PCI Express Formats
  • Bus-mastering video acquisition
  • Simultaneous real-time transfer of video to system or display memory
  • TI DM642 Digital Media Processor
  • 32 MB SDRAM Frame Buffer
  • High-quality 10-bit input digitization
  • Video scaling to arbitrarily sized windows
  • Up to 3 RGB or YPbPr, 4 S-Video, and 9 composite multiplexed video inputs
  • RGB, YPbPr, S-Video, and composite video output
  • 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® 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP drivers
  • TWAIN support
  • Free dPiction Capture Application
  • Optional SDK with sample applications
Form Factor PCI or PCI Express Formats
PCI 2.2 compliant, 5V and 3,3V universal slot
PCI Express x1 connector
Video Inputs Up to 9 composite or monochrome inputs
Up to 4 S-Video inputs
Up to 3 RGB or YPbPr component inputs
Video Digitization 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 ITU-601 resolution support
Software programmable control of gain, offset, hue, saturation, and sharpness
EEPROM for storing configuration and calibration settings
Video Acquisition Video scaling to randomly-sized windows
Bus-mastering video transfers to system 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
32 MB SDRAM video frame buffer
Extensive interrupt control for robust capture
Real-time image flip, mirror, or rotate
Video Output Composite, S-Video, and component video output
Output video can be from video overlay, system memory, or display memory
I/O Control 8 general purpose I/O triggers
Triggers programmable as input or output
Relay trigger output
Camera Control Micro-controller for reliable capture and control
RS-232 serial interface
Camera exposure control
12-volt fused DC output for camera power supply
Physical and Environmental 5.00"(length) x 4.20" (height)
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 PCI
  • Aexeon 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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