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MIR540 Video Mirror Controller


The MicroImage MIR540 is a high performance display processor capable of mirroring the video input on the X and Y axes. Each of the four selectable inputs may be individually mirrored horizontally, vertically or both. Mirroring on both axes is the same as rotating the image 180 degrees. A color bar test function is also available.

The input signals are standard composite video. Genlocked signals are NOT required. The source can be anything from studio cameras 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.

The MIR540 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 MIR540 will always produce both composite and S-Video output signals simultaneously.

The MIR540 family of products work with a variety of video sources and cameras. The MIR540 will work with almost any video cameras (or other video sources) that have a composite output signal and meet the NTSC or PAL standard. All inputs must be of the same standard (NTSC or PAL).

The included RS232 control capability allows the MIR540 to be controlled by a computer or other device or from a remote location. Please see the protocol definition manual 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 MIR540 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 MIR540 has a one year parts and labor limited warranty.



Additional Information Links

MIR540  Printable Literature (PDF) [coming soon]
MIR540  Operation Manual (PDF)
MIR540  RS232 Remote Control Interface Manual (PDF)


Ordering Information


Video Mirror Controller for NTSC & PAL

Includes power supply & manual

$695.00 ea.




Video Mirror Controller for NTSC & PAL - RoHS

Includes power supply & manual. RoHS compliant.

$745.00 ea.




Board Level Video Mirror 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.




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

Holds one (1) MIR540 (or other 1W sized) product. RoHS compliant.

$79.00 ea.




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

Holds two (2) MIR540 (or other 1W sized) product. RoHS compliant.

$79.00 ea.




Rack Mount Blank Panel - 1W size.

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

$13.00 ea.



Key Specifications

Front Switches (8) Power, A, B, C, D, Flip X, Flip Y, 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)
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
Operating 0 - 50 C (32 - 122 F)
Storage -40 - 60 C (-40 - 140 F)
Operating 10% - 90% (non-condensing)
Storage 5% - 95% (non-condensing)
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
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 MIR540 does not provide power to the cameras.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.