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Tech Source Unveils Next Generation Video Card

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | April 30, 2014
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[Avionics Today April 30, 2014] Tech Source has unveiled a new graphics and video card in support of video signals on “next generation” avionics monitors, the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based company said. 

Condor 3001x from Tech Source. Photo, courtesy of Tech Source.

The new card, the Condor 3001xF XMC, specifically supports avionics monitors running at resolutions up to 1080p60. Tech Source said the card is based on the AMD Radeon E670 embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). 
“With the new generation of avionics monitors moving towards higher resolutions, there was a need to support the HD-SDI interface for monitors with HD-SDI inputs and support for native 1080p resolutions. HD-SDI cables are thin and light and can extend longer lengths compared to DVI or VGA which is an important factor in the avionics market,” said Selwyn Henriques, president and CEO of Tech Source. 

Henriques said the card is ideal for retrofitting existing aircraft with a new higher resolution video format. 

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