Eight 12G-SDI/ASI Ports for PCIe
High density, attractive price. Eight ports that can do SD to 3G, and ASI, in any mix. Ports 1 and 5 can receive or transmit full 12G-SDI to stream two times 2160p50/60. Each port can scale 4K to 2K, enabling the monitoring of eight 12G-SDI signals.
8x 12G-SDI/ASI in/out
1x genlock in
All 8 SDI/ASI ports can input 12G by scaling to 3G. Ports 1 and 5 can handle full 12G-SDI input or output.
10-bit full frame access|
Scaling: 1/4, 1/16
DekTec Matrix API® 2.0
Matrix API is part of DTAPI
|Connectors||9x 75-Ω micro BNC|
ASI/SD-SDI - 350m
HD-SDI - 200m
3G-SDI - 150m
6G-SDI - 55m
12G-SDI - 50m
Low-profile PCIe gen3 x8
We advise using the DTA-2178 in a PCIe x16 slot as experience with demanding applications shows that it is easier to sustain high througput.
12G-SDI - SMPTE 2082
6G-SDI - SMPTE 2081
3G-SDI - SMPTE 424M (A+B)
HD-SDI - SMPTE 292M
SD-SDI - SMPTE 259M
|4K multi-link||SMPTE 425-5|
2160p, 1080p, 1080psf
1080i, 720p, 525i, 625i
All common formats supported
0 to 214 Mbps
|OS||Windows 10, 11
Windows Server 16, 19, 22
Linux ≥2.6.18, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
|Processor||Core i5 minimum
Core i7 recommended
Or equivalent AMD CPUs
|StreamXpress||Playout TS- and SDI files|
|SpRcApi||StreamXpress remote-control API for automated playout|
|StreamXpert||Our industry-standard transport-stream analyzer|
|SdEye||SDI analyzer for detailed inspection of audio, video and ancillary data|
|VF-REC||SDI/TS recorder with looping, scheduling and more|
|DekTec SDKs||Create your own application|
The DTA-2178 is part of the DekTec-for-Developers range. Attractive OEM arrangements are available, please contact DekTec to discuss your options.
|Eight 12G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe.|
The DTA-2178 comes with a full-height PCIe bracket mounted and a low-profile bracket in the box (except for OEM sales). Use DTA-2178-LP to order a DTA-2178 with low-profile bracket mounted.
|Eight 12G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with StreamXpert Lite and StreamXpress player software.|
|Eight 12G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with StreamXpert analyzer and StreamXpress player software.|
|Eight 12G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with SdEye and StreamXpert analyzer and StreamXpress player software.|
Prices exclude applicable sales tax, shipping charges and customs duties. Quantity discounts may be available, please request a quotation.
|BNC to micro-BNC conversion cable (25cm).|
|Micro-BNC circular nut driver. Tool for loosening and tightening micro-BNC nuts for swapping PCIe brackets.|
If the total order amount is less than EUR 200, shipping/handling costs of EUR 25 will be charged.
The DTA-2178 has three firmware variants, described in detail in application note DT-AN-2178-1. An overview of the three variants is shown below.
Variant 1 - Eight 3G-SDI/ASI channels with 12G-SDI to 3G scaling
Each channel can be configured independently as input or output, as ASI or SDI
(SD, HD or 3G), or as copy of another port in a group of 4 ports.
12G-SDI input is supported by scaling to 3G in the 4K-to-2K block.
Similarly, 6G-SDI can be scaled to HD.
Variant 1 does not support 12G- or 6G-SDI output.
Variant 2 - Dual 4K channels over 12G-SDI or quad link
This variant supports two full 4K UHD streams: 2x 4K input, 2x 4K output, or 4K input + 4K output. Each 4K stream can be carried over 12G-SDI or over SMPTE 425-5 quad-link 3G.
Variant 3 - Dual 12G-SDI with ASI/SDI side channel
Two 12G-SDI input or output channels with "side channels" that can be used for downscaled SDI output (up to 3G-SDI, downscaling to be handled by the software), or an independent ASI or SDI input or output. If the side channel is an output, it can be triply-buffered on ports 2/3/4 or 6/7/8.
DekTec Matrix API® 2.0
The Matrix-API framework decodes incoming SDI data into pixels (in a programmable format), audio samples and ANC data structures. When a new frame has been received, the framework calls a user-supplied "frame-processor callback" for processing of the data. The user callback can create output video, audio and ANC data, which is encoded by the framework into SDI frames.
Synchronization of multiple input streams is straightforward: The video/audio/anc data of all SDI frames supplied to the callback function have the same arrival time by definition. Past frames can be accessed by an integer frame index. The framework ensures that if frames from different input ports have the same frame index, they have entered the system at the same time instance.
DekTec Matrix API® 2.0 supports the DTA-2178 and all products listed below. Applications designed for one of these cards will run virtually unaltered on any of the other cards.
DTA-2172 – Dual 3G-SDI/ASI Ports for PCIe
For applications that require two ports. No support for 12G-SDI.
DTA-2174B – Quad 3G-SDI/ASI Ports (1x12G) for PCIe
Half the DTA-2178, for applications that require maximally 4 ports.
DTA-2178-ASI – Octal ASI Ports for PCIe
DTA-2178 without SDI capability but with an attractive price tag.
DTA-2179 – Twelve 3G-SDI/ASI Ports for PCIe
Full-height PCIe card with 12 independent 3G-SDI/ASI ports and a genlock input. Uses a PCIe gen3 x16 slot for ample bandwidth.
DTB-UBNC-BNC – BNC To Micro-BNC Conversion Cable (25cm)
Short conversion cable for connecting cables with regular BNC connectors to the
micro-BNC connectors of the DTA-2178.
TLG-117 – Micro-BNC Circular Nut Driver
Handy tool for loosening and tightening micro-BNC nuts as required for swapping full-height and low-profile PCIe brackets.
DTA-2178 Bird's Eye View