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Aitech M596 - Radeon E8860 (Adelaar) Video & Graphics XMC

6 Independent Graphics Heads, 2 GB GDDR5, Analog and Digital Video Inputs/Outputs


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.



FeaturesAMD Radeon E8860 (Adelaar) GPU
Embedded GPU Operating @ up to 625 MHz (software selectable)
2 GB GDDR5 @ up to 1125 MHz (software selectable)
640 shader processors
AMD APP technology, OpenCL™1.22, DirectCompute 11.1
768/480 GFLOPs single/double precision peak (600e/4.5 Gbps)
~3x 3D performance of AMD Radeon™ E4690 GPU
Connections6 Independent Graphics Heads

Digital Video Inputs (backplane)
? One HDMI/DVI (Single-Link)

Analog Video Inputs
? Four Composite (interlaced RS-170A (NTSC)/PAL)
? Two S-Video (NTSC/PAL)
? One Multi-Standard RGB (RGBHV/RGsB/STANAG 3350 (B, C))

Digital Video Outputs

Analog Video Outputs
? Two Composite (interlaced RS-170A (NTSC)/PAL)
? One S-Video (NTSC/PAL)
? One Multi-Standard RGB (RGBHV/RGsB/STANAG 3350 (B, C))


ExpansionSingle Width XMC
PCIe x8 Gen 2.0 Host Interface
ElectricalRefer to datasheet
MechanicalAir-Cooled Dimensions: per ANSI/VITA 42.0
Conduction-Cooled Dimensions: per ANSI/VITA 42.0
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareThe M596 is available with several GPU versions for use with different operating systems (see Ordering Information).
Two versions support VxWorks and INTEGRITY, and the other supports Windows and various distributions of Linux.
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
WeightAir-Cooled Weight: < 270 g [0.6 lbs]
Conduction-Cooled: < 200 g [0.45 lbs]
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