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PXQ524 Quad & Side-by-Side Display Controller

 

The MicroImage PXQ524 is a true high performance quad display controller designed for demanding applications. In addition to the quad display, the unit will also display two full images side-by-side unlike split screen, which only shows a portion of each image. The two images may be easily exchanged with a front panel switch. The side by side display works well with wide screen monitors where the additional black at the top and bottom isn't as visible, maximizing display use. The MicroImage Video Systems Quad Display controller has been designed for industrial and professional applications. Operation is simplified with easy to use buttons to control commonly used functions rather than having to waste time in deep menus for common functions.

The input signals are standard composite video, in NTSC or PAL format (all must be the same format). Genlocked sources are NOT required. The source video signal can be almost any composite video signal from a studio camera to camcorders and even the output of a VCR. The system will lock to many signals, even those of less than perfect quality. Each of the four input signals has a dedicated memory area for frame synchronization.

In the dual and quad display modes, an optional border line may be selected to divide the images. This border can be set to off, black, dark gray, light gray and white via a front panel switch.

Quad displays are commonly used for security or monitoring of multiple locations or angles at once. All four images can be easily recorded onto one medium eliminating temporal issues with multiple playback recordings.

Two full images displayed side-by-side reduces the need for two monitors and and is commonly used in clinical applications such as behavioral sciences. Two subjects at different locations can be monitored and recorded with a precise time alignment.

Video conferencing typically has multiple people conversing at once and the side-by-side dual image as well as the quad display mode can be used successfully in this application.

Courtroom display systems, which are becoming increasingly popular can benefit from the full image side-by-side or quad display and remote switching capability of the PXQ524.

Two simultaneously displayed images allow for comparisons that are necessary in Forensics, Bio-Medical and industrial production. Displaying them on the same monitor allows very precise comparison. The output signal of the PXQ524 can also be sent to a video printer for a precise hardcopy.

The PXQ524 uses state-of-the-art, high performance digital signal processing (DSP) to maintain the highest quality video signals. This assures a consistent image will always be displayed. The PXQ524 will always produce both composite and S-Video signals simultaneously.

The PXQ524 family of products works with a variety of video sources and cameras. The PXQ524 will work with almost any video cameras (or other video sources) that have a composite output signal and meet the NTSC or PAL standard. Genlock is NOT required.

The standard RS232 control allows the PXQ524 to be controlled by a computer or other device or from a remote location. See the protocol definition manual for additional information.

A Rack mounting kit is available as an option.

Power is provided by a universal power supply (included) or it can be operated from +5VDC +/-5% (negative ground). The unit is packaged in a durable metal enclosure with plastic end bezels. Board Level, OEM and Custom products are also available. Please contact MicroImage Engineering for additional information.

A Rack mounting kit is available as an option. RoHS products are available for those countries that require units with RoHS compliance. RoHS units are lead-free.

The PXQ524 is available completely packaged (cased) or as a board level product for OEM applications. Power is provided by a universal desktop power supply (included with cased products) or it can be operated from +5VDC (negative ground). Board level products do not include the power supply and a 5VDC regulated power source must be provided.  The unit is packaged in a durable metal enclosure with plastic end bezels. Board Level, OEM and Custom products are also available. Please contact MicroImage Engineering for additional information.

The PXQ524 has a one year parts and labor limited warranty.

 

Operational Modes

A Input Displayed Full Screen

B Input Displayed Full Screen

C Input Displayed Full Screen

D Input Displayed Full Screen

Quad Display of all four inputs

Side-By-Side Display of inputs A and B

Side-By-Side Display of inputs A and B with Exchange Function On

Side-By-Side Display of inputs C and D

Side-By-Side Display of inputs C and D with Exchange Function On

Side-By-Side Display of inputs A and B as would be displayed on a Wide Screen (16:9) Monitor

 

Side-By-Side Display of inputs C and D as would be displayed on a Wide Screen (16:9) Monitor

 

Color Bar Test Signal

 
   

Additional Information Links

PXQ524  Printable Literature (PDF)
PXQ524  Operation Manual (PDF)
PXQ524  RS232 Remote Control Interface Manual (PDF)

 
   

Ordering Information

PXQ524

Quad & Side-By-Side Display Controller for NTSC & PAL

Includes power supply & manual

$695.00 ea.

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PXQ524-RoHS

Quad & Side-By-Side Display Controller for NTSC & PAL - RoHS

Includes power supply & manual. RoHS compliant.

$745.00 ea.

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BL-PXQ524-01

Board Level Quad & Side-By-Side Display Controller for NTSC & PAL

Circuit board only, does not include case or power supply
OEM quantity discounts available, contact MicroImage Video Systems or your dealer.

$396.00 ea.

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RK121

Rack Mount Frame - 1U, size 1W, 1 unit

Holds one (1) PXQ524 (or other 1W sized) product. RoHS compliant.

$79.00 ea.

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RK122

Rack Mount Frame - 1U, size 1W, 2 units

Holds two (2) PXQ524 (or other 1W sized) product. RoHS compliant.

$79.00 ea.

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RK125

Rack Mount Blank Panel - 1W size.

Will cover one hole in an RK122 rack mount frame. RoHS compliant.

$13.00 ea.

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Key Specifications

Front Switches (11) Power, A, B, C, D, Quad, Side A-B, Side C-D, Exch, Border, Bars
Rear Controls (4) 4 position DIP switch for options
1 - NTSC/PAL Select
2 - Not used at the present time
3 - Not used at the present time
4 - Not used at the present time
Rear Connections (8) Power, A in, B in, C in, D in, composite video out, S-video out, Remote, Keyboard (unused)
Internal adjustments None
Input levels
Composite Video 1Vpp composite (75 ohm)
Output levels
Composite Video - 1Vpp into 75 ohm (color bar reference)
S-Video 1Vpp (Luminance), 286mV (Burst) into 75 ohm (color bar reference)
Connectors
Composite in/out (5) BNC female
S-Video in/out (1) 4 pin mini-DIN female
Power 1.3mm female coaxial barrel power jack
  RS232 (standard) 3.5mm female stereo phone jack
  Keyboard (KBRD) Not used at this time, available for future options
Memory 64M bit, (full frame x 1 each input channel)
Time Base correction Digital memory
Input Filters Multi-stage analog anti-aliasing filter
Decoding 9 bit multi-standard digital decoding
Line Lock Digital Phase Locked Loop (independent each input channel)
Subcarrier Lock Digital Phase Locked Loop (independent each input channel)
Comb Filter Multi-line 4H adaptive (NTSC composite only)
Processing 8 bit, 4:2:2, ITU-R601 and ITU-R656 standards
Image Enhance 2D peaking
Encoding 10 bit full Digital Modulation
Oversampling 2x (27Mhz) output over sampling
Output DACs 10 bit digital to analog converters
Output Filters Digital  oversampling plus forth order analog anti-aliasing (reconstruction) filters
Output Subcarrier Digitally synthesized from master clock
Master Clock 27Mhz +/- 50PPM (0.005%) typical
Subcarrier Frequency NTSC: 3.579545Mhz
PAL: 4.43361875Mhz (PAL B, D, G, H, I standards)
Horizontal Frequency RS-170/NTSC: 15.734Khz typical
CCIR/PAL: 15,625Khz typical
Vertical Frequency RS-170/NTSC: 59.94Hz typical
CCIR/PAL: 50Hz typical
Sync System NTSC, PAL, RS-170, CCIR
Bandwidth 6Mhz typical
Crosstalk 48dB
Gain Match Typically within 2%
AGC Yes, active all channels for luminance and chroma
Temperature
Operating 0 - 50 C (32 - 122 F)
Storage -40 - 60 C (-40 - 140 F)
Humidity
Operating 10% - 90% (non-condensing)
Storage 5% - 95% (non-condensing)
Power
Voltage +5VDC +/5% , negative ground
(Universal power module included with cased products)
Consumption 450mA typical (3W)
Protection Automatic electronic fuse, internal, self resetting
Size 5.00"D x 7.25"W x 1.60"H (127 mm D x 184 mm W x 40 mm H)
including connectors
Weight 19.5 oz., (550g)
Country of Origin Manufactured in the USA by MicroImage Video Systems
Power Supply Country of Origin Taiwan or China
The PXQ524 is designed and manufactured in the USA by MicroImage Video Systems, Boyertown, PA, USA
Cased units come with a universal power supply (USA style power cord) and operation manual.
Board level products do not include a power supply module.
The PXQ524 does not provide power to the cameras.
Designed and Manufactured in the USA by MicroImage Video Systems.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.