Aitech's M596 6-Head Multiple Output Graphics XMC provides a high-performance, highly versatile embedded video and graphics solution for harsh environment applications. Designed around the AMD E8860 Six Head Graphics Processing Unit with its 2 GB of GDDR5, the M596 can simultaneously drive several independent video streams in a wide variety of output formats. It integrates multiple supporting hardware engines such as graphics language accelerators, parallel processing engines, video and audio de-compression units, and more.
The M596 supports the most advanced graphics and video standards including DirectX, OpenGL, and H.264, as well as multiple and versatile graphics and video output protocols. Many of the standard M596 output video channels are provided through E8860 native integrated video ports. Additional video protocols/formats and signal conditioning are provided by an optional sophisticated FPGA residing alongside the E8860 GPU, to complement the GPU's capabilities.
In addition, the M596 provides advanced video overlay functionality. The E8860 processor generates the graphics images, superimposes an input from one of the various video formats, and drives the result to a monitor. Additional overlay processes can be implemented simultaneously via additional independent video streams, using a different video input. This process can be routed to the FPGA for output on an interface not supported natively by the GPU.
To ensure high-speed transfer of graphics and video, the M596 interconnects with the host system via an 8-lane PCIe link.