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Aitech M590 - Radeon M9 Video & Graphics PMC

Dual Independent Graphics Heads, 64 MB DDR, Analog and Digital Video Outputs


Based on the advanced ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 (M9) graphics processor, Aitech's M591 Dual Head Graphics PMC can simultaneously drive two separate displays with two independent graphic streams. The M591 is designed to deliver high performance graphics in harsh environment applications, providing highresolution graphics, with support for various monitors.

The M9-CSP64 hybrid graphics processor, with its integral 64 MB video memory array provides high performance graphic processing capabilities for high-resolution 2D and 3D applications. Each of the two M591 graphics heads can drive a DVI, CRT, or TV (Composite/S-Video - PAL/NTSC) display. The two displays may operate independently of one another, or in clone mode, displaying the same video.

The M591 software package supports all on board capabilities including OpenGL, standard VGA, and X11.



FeaturesATI M9 Graphics Processor
High Performance 2D and 3D Processing Capabiltities
Dual Independent Graphics Heads
On-Chip 64 MB DDR Frame Buffer
1:1 Aspect Ratio Support for Analog Video Output Channels
Independent Video Overlay Functionality for Both Graphics Heads
Universal PMC, PCI Rev. 2.2 Compliant
ALT Software 3D Drivers for VxWorks and Integrity
• OpenGL 2D/3D ("Genesis")
• DO-178B OpenGL ("Orion")
2D Drivers for VxWorks WindML
BIOS Flash and Code (for Pentium Based Platforms)
Video Output Routed to Front Panel and P4 I/O Connector
Conduction and Air-Cooled Versions
Vibration and Shock Resistant
ConnectionsVideo Output Channels ? Three (3) DVI
• One (1) LVDS Single/Double Link
• Two (2) Progressive RGBHV/RGsB
• Three (3) Composite/ S-Video Supporting RS-170/NTSC/PAL
• One (1) RGBHV Modified/RS-343

Video Input Channels ? DVI Channel
• LVDS Single Link
• RGBHV/RGsB Progressive
• RS-343
• External Sync


ExpansionSingle Width PMC
PCI Rev 2.2 Compliant (with Universal I/O Signaling Level)
ElectricalThe M590 draws its power from the host +5 V and +3.3 V power supply. On-board power circuits supply other required voltages.
Power consumption: 15 W
MechanicalAir-Cooled Dimensions: per IEEE 1386-2001
Conduction-Cooled Dimensions: per ANSI/VITA20-2001
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareINTEGRITY (GHS) and VxWorks (Wind River Systems) RTOS Support
For systems requiring DO-178B certification, the ALT Software DO-178B OpenGL package is available.
TemperatureSeries-100 Commercial
• Temperature range (operation): 0 to +55C
• Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85C

Series-200 Rugged
• Temperature range (operation): -40 to +71C
• Temperature range (storage): -50 to +100C

Series-400 Military
• Temperature range (operation): -55 to +85C
• Temperature range (storage): -62 to +125C

Ruggedization level is determined in the part numbering scheme - refer to datasheet for further details
HumiditySeries-100 Commercial: 0-90%
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 0-95% or 0 to 100% with coating
AltitudeSeries-100 Commercial: 15,000ft
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 70,000ft
VibrationSeries-100 Commercial
• Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.02 g2/Hz
• Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-200 Rugged
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-400 Military
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/5.5g
ShockSeries-100 Commercial: 20g/6mS
Series-200 Rugged: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-200 Rugged: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6mS
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme