nVision GX3

nVision GX3 from dPict Imaging is a multi-format intelligent video acquisition device for embedded video capture and processing. nVision GX3 digitizes and transmits high-quality, full-resolution video over TCP/IP networks in real time. nVision’s compact size allows it to be installed anywhere a network connection exists. Designed with a powerful DSP and Linux based ARM processors, nVision GX3 is perfect for video analysis applications.


The complete nVision GX3 system consists of two boards - a GX3 processing board and accompanying video input module. Each video module is designed to support various input types and standards.

nVision GX3 Features

  • Integrated DSP for video processing
  • 1.2 GHz ARM® Cortex™ -A8 with Linux Operating System
  • Two independent video input channels
  • HDTV input support up to 1080p60
  • H.264 video encoding and decoding
  • Simultaneous processing of each video stream
  • Audio recording and playback support
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 1 GB Flash Memory
  • 2 GB DDR3 Frame Buffer for reliable image transfer
  • SD memory card interface
  • HDMI display output support up to 1080p60
  • General purpose I/O triggers
  • Dual UART serial communications
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Compact form factor and low power consumption
  • Optional nVision GX3 I/O boards for easy access to all video, communications, and trigger I/O
  • Compatible with dPict Imaging dVeloper Foundation SDK.
  • nVision GX3 Spec Sheet


    nVision GX3 Description

    Complete Linux Based SoC

    nVision GX3 is a fully integrated multimedia device with a complete peripheral set, making it suitable for complex embedded video applications. It comes equipped with a powerful video processor with ARM® Cortex™-A8 RISC CPU, allowing for video processing to be separate from network and I/O functions.

    H.264 Streaming and Advanced Video Processing

    nVision GX3 contains two high-definition video coprocessing channels capable of simultaneously encoding and decoding video in H.264 at 1080p60 resolution. Image processing functions such as image enhancement, stabilization, advanced motion detection, noise filtering, frame de-interlacing, image rotation, video overlay, or scan, format and rate conversion can be accomplished.

    Video Input Modules

    Standard Video Module

    The nVision GX3 Standard Video Module supports both standard and high-definition video inputs. The Standard Video Module supports HDTV inputs up to 1080p60 as well as VGA display inputs with aquisition rates up to 165 MHz. Standard definition support includes composite, S-video and component in NTSC and PAL.

    Sony FCB-EV Series Block Camera Support

    The nVision GX3 Sony Block Video Module supports dual FCB-EV series HDTV block cameras. Communication and power are provided by the nVision GX3, allowing for a clean install with available 30-pin micro-coax cables. Supports RS-232 VISCA protocol.

    HDMI Video Display Output

    nVision GX3 includes an HDMI 1.3a-compliant transmitter for digital video and audio data to display devices up to 1080p60 at 165MHz pixel rates. Output video can recorded playback or live video input.

    Extensive Control

    nVision GX3 contains extensive camera and I/O control to make application development simple. By utilizing the integrated ARM processor and 2 GB frame buffer, nVision GX3 provides reliable image transfer to prevent dropped images. nVision GX3 also supplies a dual UART serial interface to control cameras, a USB 2.0 interface, an SD memory card interface, and programmable general-purpose I/O triggers for event notification. nVision GX3 is also available with up to 1 GB of flash memory for boot load options, presets, or integrated web interface.

    nVision GX3 API and Developers Kit

    The nVision GX3 API is a comprehensive board support package that comes complete with drivers and samples. For ease in application development, the nVision GX3 Developer's Kit also supplies nVision GX3 Audio/Video and Data I/O boards with cabling.



  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T
  • Video Acquisition

  • Dual asynchronous video channels
  • Up to 165 MHz acquisition rate
  • 16 LVDS input pairs
  • Video Inputs

    Standard Video Module

  • Standard or HDTV
  • RGB/YPrPb component, S-Video, and composite
  • HDTV support up to 1080p60
  • DVI or HDMI input support
  • VGA display up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz
  • Sony FCB-EV Module

  • Supports Sony FCB-EV block cameras
  • LVDS interface up to 1080p60
  • Dual asynchronous video, power, and communication channels
  • Video Processing

  • Dual simultaneous video processing channels
  • H.264 encoding and decoding up to 1080p60
  • Simultaneous viewing and transfer of compressed
    or uncompressed video
  • Fully independent configuration of frame rate, resolution, and compression parameters
  • 2 GB DDR2 frame buffer for reliable transfer
  • Smooth video scaling to randomly-sized windows
  • Hardware overlay of graphics over video
  • RGB 32/24/16/15/8 and YUV 4:2:2 pixel formats
  • HDMI Output

  • HDMI 1.3a-compliant transmitter
  • Supports display outputs up to 1080p60
  • I/O Control

  • General-purpose I/O triggers
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • 1 GB flash memory
  • Dual UART serial interface
  • SD memory card interface
  • Audio Recording and Playback

  • Real-time recording of analog or digital audio
  • Analog stereo pair
  • HDMI embedded to 8 channels (STD Module Only)
  • RCA Coaxial or TOSLINK optical (STD Module Only)
  • Physical and Environmental

  • 3.432" (length) x 3.432" (width)
  • Samtec 180 Position Basic Blade & Beam Socket
  • Samtec 60 Position Basic Blade & Beam Socket
  • 20-, 30-, and 40-position zero insertion force flat flex cable connectors
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C
  • Relative humidity: 5% up to 95% non-condensing
  • nVision GX3 API and Developer's Kit

  • Complete with documentation, drivers, and samples
  • Optional nVision GX3 Developer's Kit comes complete with API, Audio/Video and Data I/O Boards
  • Ordering Information

  • nVision GX3 Processor Board: 12023-001
  • nVision GX3 Audio/Video I/O Board: 99505
  • nVision GX3 Data I/O Interface Board: 99506
  • Sony FCB-EV Block Video Module: 12031-001
  • nVision GX3 Standard Video Module: 12041-001
  • nVision GX3 HD-26 I/O Interface Board: 99507
  • nVision GX3 Digital I/O Interface Board: 99508
  • nVision GX3 API: 90019
  • nVision GX3 Developers Kit: 90020
  • nVision GX3 Developers Kit: 90021 (Sony Module)
  • nVision GX3 Developers Kit: 90022 (STD Module)
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