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PMC/XMC Graphics

Dual Channel Controller
for PMC and XMC with

Multichannel Video and Audio Digitizer, USB 3.0, and
Front and Rear I/O
with PIM Adapter
Windows XP-10, Linux

  • Dual channel AMD E4690 2D/3D graphics controller
  • Dual host port interface: PMC (PCI-X) or XMC (x8 PCIe 2.0)
  • Display resolution up to 2560x1600
  • 512MB GDDR3 Graphics Memory On-chip
  • Dual DisplayPorts on miniDisplayPort (mDP) connectors
  • External Dongles convert mDP to DVI, VGA, or NTSC/PAL
  • Support for OpenGL 3.0 in Hardware
  • Front and/or optional Rear (Pn4/Pn6) Connector Access
  • PIM provides full access to all rear I/O signals
  • x86 BIOS support
  • USB 2.0/3.0 (High & Super Speed) host controller
  • Digitize up to 8 each NTSC/PAL and audio simultaneously
  • Digitize one high-speed RGBHV or DVI input (pending)
  • Front panel display-only VGA or LVDS versions available
  • CCPMC compatible board layout
  • On-board CPU provides comprehensive BIST support
  • Extensive I2C/SMbus and JTAG-based diagnostics
  • Thermal sensors monitor E4690 and board temperatures
  • Windows XP-10 and Linux
  • 3rd party OpenGL for VxWorks solution


AgatePXC Datasheet

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Graphics Software Support



The AgatePXC fulfills high performance requirements for a complete graphics and video acquisition solution commonly found in VxWorks, Linux, and Windows embedded systems.

The AgatePXC automatically determines the XMC, PMC, or XMC/PMC footprint that it is plugged into and sets itself accordingly. In a dual-bus footprint, it defaults to XMC.

The AgatePMC uses the AMD RadeonTM E4690 Embedded Graphics Processor, which includes 320 shader processors, a 128-bit memory interface, and 512MB of GDDR3 on-chip memory. The E4690 provides hardware support for OpenGL 3.0 and DirectX 10.1 as well as H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 video codecs. Multiple HD video streams can be decoded at once.

An IDT 24T6G2 PCIe switch arbitrates between on-board PCIe devices and the XMC x8 PCIe 2.0 port. For PMC, a Pericom 9X130 PCIe/PCI bridge supports PMC host-interfaces from 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI to 64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X.

Screen resolutions up to 2560x1600 are available using the AgatePXC/2 standard dual DisplayPort 1.1a outputs that are provided on front panel mini DisplayPort (mDP) connectors. Low-cost external in-line "dongles" can transparently convert the mDP to DVI, VGA, or NTSC/PAL.

As configured in the standard AgatePXC version, a front panel 50-pin I/O connector provides links to a Conexant CX25858 audio/video digitizer that can at once capture two stereo audio and eight NTSC/PAL video streams, a single NTSC/PAL/HDTV output (from the E4690) with YPrPb, composite and S-Video modes, an Analog Devices ADV7441A digitizer that can capture RGBHV or DVI at up to 1024 x768 @16bpp (pending), and a Renesas uPD720201 USB 2.0/3.0 host controller.

Special-order AgatePXC display-only versions (no I/O features) provide dual VGA connectors or a single LVDS single or dual link connector.

All front panel connectors have screw or latch retention. The rear I/O option includes dual DisplayPorts on XMC Pn6 and dual VGA on PMC Pn4.

Although not a conduction cooled design, the AgatePXC is laid out in a Conduction Cooled PMC (CCPMC) compatible format with Primary and Secondary Thermal Interface area for easy use in all environments.

An ST Micro STM32F427 ARM CPU is used to provide Built-In Self Test (BIST) and real-time monitoring of most AgatePXC functions. Monitoring is implemented using I2C/SMbus, JTAG, voltage, and temperature. Reporting is done via LEDs and USB.

Rastergraf's support philosophy recognizes the lead-in and life-cycle requirements expected by the embedded computing market.


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