The MC-VCM, currently under development by GRT, is a flyable building block for mission systems. Incorporate sensors, cameras, displays, and HUDs. Extend the life of airborne video components by quickly linking them to ARINC 818 architecture.  The MC-VCM can operate in rugged environments, such as those encountered in turbo-props and helicopters.

Each MC-VCM is factory configured for one of the following:

 

Four-channel conversion: ARINC 818 to or from other protocols (DVI, VGA, Ethernet, HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL, or STANAG 3350)

 

Up to 8-channel (8 in/8 out) ARINC 818 cross-point switching with options for 12x12

 

To discuss conversions from other protocols to or from ARINC 818, contact Sales.

MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO CONVERTER MODULE (MC-VCM)

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Formats:

  • Four-channel conversion: ARINC 818 to/from other protocols (DVI, VGA, Ethernet, HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL, or STANAG 3350)

  • Up to 8-channel (8 in/8 out) ARINC 818 cross-point switching with options for 12x12

Features:

  • 4 channel video conversion to/from ARINC 818 and/or ARINC 818 to ARINC 818 switch (8x8)

  • ARINC 818 interface over 850nm fiber

  • Multi-ICD capabilities

  • Link rates up to 8.5 Gb/s

  • Supports mixed link rates on different channels

  • 28 VDC power input per MIL-STD-704F and RTCA DO-160G

  • HIRF protected, EMI shielded design

  • Command and control options via Ethernet, ARINC 429, and RS-485/422 interface

  • Power: 38-48 watt converter for 4 channels (22 watt switch only)

  • 50ms power hold up

  • Weight: less than 3.5 pounds

  • Conduction and fan cooled options

  • Stale video monitoring and reporting

  • SEU monitoring and recovery

  • Dimensions: 8.0”x6.9”x2.4”