VMEbus TS68483 Color Graphics Module. 2048x2048 pixels, 4.19M Colors, 2 Serial ports.

Extensive Software Support

BSPs for the leading real-time operating systems - UNIX, SUN, WIN, etc.


The CM-VID-30 is color graphics module based on the AGAC (Advanced Graphic and Alphanumeruc Controller) TS-68483, incorporating features demanded in military & industrial applications.

CM-VID-30 - Graphics

CM-VID-30 is populated with eighteen 32 pin SRAM sockets, which provide up to 4.6 Mbytes of installed graphic SRAM.

This module allows operations with two independent graphic banks, each one provided with a frame buffer of up to 2048x2048 pixels and four color planes.

The metallic layer within the PCB benefits heat dissipation & uniform component temperatures, thus increasing component longevity & module MTBF.

CM-VID-30 - Graphics

The color palette offers 8 bit resolution and provides up to 4.19 million different colors. The BT-453 output video levels accords with the RS-343 A specifications.

Military versions with thermal overlay greatly improve capability to withstand shock & vibration.

The CM-VID-30 offer three output video connectors. Three coaxial and one cannon 9 pin connector are used to output analog video, one cannon 9 pin connector is dedicated to TTL RGBI output.

CM-VID-30 - ATR Chassis

All versions are compatible at the function level, Industrial versions allow low cost software development.


CM-VID-30/C - Commercial

C: Commercial range >> Implements low cost Commercial plastic IC's rated for 0 to +70°C. Continuous board operation from 0 to +60°C. Class II industrial quality connectors. Storage from -10 to +85°C.


CM-VID-30/I - Industrial

I: Industrial range >> Manufactured with Industrial range plastic or ceramic IC's rated for -25 (-40) to +85°C. Continuous module operation from -20 to +75°C. Class II industrial quality connectors. Storage from -40 to +100°C.


CM-VID-30/R+ - Military Rugged

R+: Military Rugged+ range >> Implements ceramic IC's rated from -55 to +125°C. Class I MIL-C-55302 connectors. Conduction cooled PCB with thermal overlay. Operation from -40 to +85°C. Storage from -55 to +125°C.

Military 883

CM-VID-30/883 - Military 883

883: Military 883 range >> Manufactured with conduction cooled PCB & MIL-STD-883 B/C military ceramic parts (-55 to +125°C). Class I MIL-C-55302 connectors. Operation from -50 to +90°C. Storage from -55 to +125°C.

MIL-STD Components

  • MIL-STD-810E Temperature (Methods 501.3 & 502.3)
  • -55°C to +125°C ceramic military ICs
  • Military Class V Printed Circuit Board
  • MIL-C-55302 Class I Connectors
  • High Stability MIL-STD-883 SRAMs.
  • MIL-STD-883 TTL chips.
  • MIL-E-5400 Class 1B (Temp. & Altitude)
  • MIL-STD-810E Shock & Vibration (Methods 516.4 & 514.4)
  • No PCB tracks in external layers
  • MIL-STD-810E Saline Fog & Dust (Methods 507.3 & 509.3)

CM-VID-30 Specifications

  • Graphics Processor: The board offers a TS-68483 device that has 24 16bit internal registers and requires only +5V for its on-board erase or programming.
  • Capacity: Up to 4.6MB in steps of 256K. The board may incorporate 18 independent memory banks of 256K - 32 bit wide.
  • SRAM Memory: The CM-VID-30/S allows 32k, 128k, or 256k memory modules, rated from 35 to 12 ns of access time.
  • Color Palette: The module is provided with a BT-453 analog color palette, delivering 4.19 million colors in accordance with RS-343 A specifications.
  • Frame Buffer: Four 2048x2048 pixel planes in bank 1 & 2. One pixel plane in bank 3.
  • Display Pixels: Ouput display of 1024x1024 pixels, 40/36 MHz pixel frequency.
  • Display Ouputs: Three coaxial & one cannon 9 pin connector are used to output analog video, one cannon 9 pin connector is dedicated to TTL RGBI output.
  • VME Access Time: The board responds to VMEbus data transfers in 100 ns (0 wait state).
  • VME Decoder: Allows to map the board in the VME range in a flexible manner. There are 128 positions, 32 MB size each.
  • VMEbus Interface: According the IEEE 1014 rev. C. The board responds to VMEbus Extended transfers type A32/D32/D16/D8(EO).
  • Front panel LED: 1 LED that indicates when module is active.
  • VME Addressing: Two jumper blocks provide 256 mapping options in the A24 range.
  • Power consumption: +5VDC @ 800 mA (3 Watts).
  • Weight (grams): C & I ver.: 405gr. | R+ & 883 ver.: 510gr.
  • Mechanical size: Single slot 6U (233x160 mm).
  • Mechanical format:
    • CM-VID-30/A: IEC-297 mechanics for 19 inch racks with I/O on front panel.
    • CM-VID-30/B: Military IEEE P1101 wedgelock mechanics for ATR enclosures.
  • Humidity: Up to 95% RH non-condensing.
  • Altitude: Sea level up to 15 Km (50,000 ft.).

CM-VID-30 Features

  • Eighteen on board 32 pin SRAM sockets.
  • Based on the AGAC (Advanced Graphic and Alphanumeric Controller) TS-68483.
  • Up to 4.6 Mbytes SRAM frame buffer.
  • High screen resolution of 1024x1024 pixels.
  • On-board programming with +5VDC only.
  • Analog color palette of 4.19 million colors.
  • Nine planes of 2048 x 2048 pixels.
  • TTL RGBI and analog RS-343A outputs.
  • Supports 32K, 128K and 256K SRAM memory chips.
  • Supports 720x512px, 900x512px, 800x640px, 1024x720px, 920x800px, 1024x1024px resolution.
  • Module assert DTRACK* in 300ns.
  • Two independent graphic banks.
  • Front Panel VMEbus master access led indicator.
  • Commercial, Industrial, Rugged & 883 versions.
  • IEC-297 mechanics with I/O via front panel and military P1101.2 wedge-lock mechanics.
  • Conduction cooled PCB with thermal overlay in MIL-Rugged and 883 versions.
  • Extensive software support.
  • Excellent price/performance ratio.
  • Low power CMOS design (3 Watts).
  • Two year guarantee.

CM-VID-30 Ordering

Ordering Example: CM-VID-30 /V /T /M

V (Board Version)
S1: Eighteen 32kx8 SRAM modules - 1024x1024 pixels.
S2: Eighteen 128kx8 SRAM modules - 2048x1024 pixels.
S3: Eighteen 256kx8 SRAM modules - 2048x2048 pixels.

T (Board Temperature Range)
C: Commercial. Fiberglass PCB only.
I: Industrial. Fiberglass PCB only.
R+: Military Rugged+. Conduction cooled PCB only.
883: Military 883. Conduction cooled PCB only.

M (PCB Mechanical Version)
A: IEC-297 Mechanics with front panel I/O connectors.
B: P1101.2 Military mechanics, dummy front panel & wedge-locks.

Ordering Example

Part Number Example: CM-MEM-40/3/R+/B
- Graphics board with eighteen 256kx8 SRAM modules.
- Military Rugged+ range (-40 to +85°C operating).
- IEEE P1101.2 Military mechanics with wedge-locks.


LEVEL 1, CM-VID-30 MAP: User´s manual. Module hardware functional description oriented toward software development.

LEVEL 2, CM-VID-30 MMT: Maintenance manual with BIT scope, test point wave forms. logic analyzerdiagrams, etc.

LEVEL 3, CM-VID-30 NAT: Maintenance manual according to NATO forces. Includes the above manuals plus mechanical & electrical schematics, NATO list part number, extended functional description, maintenance & calibration procedures for in-service equipment.

Software Support

Wind River Systems VxWorks Tornado: The CM-VID-30 is supported by VxWorks Tornado & is ideal for developing real time software under UNIX environments. A complete "C" language driver in source code is available at low cost. Drivers include a floppy-disk & user's manual.

Microware Systems OS-9: Drivers for the real time OS-9 Operating System are available in "C" language. This driver is supplied with user's manual & source code floppy-disk.

Microtec Research MCC-68K Drivers: A "C" language source code driver written for the MCC-68K cross-compiler from Microtec Research. This low cost option is intended for using a PC as host.

* NOTE - Drivers for other leading operating systems can be optionally supplied under request.