Matrox Video Adds Network Interface Cards for ProAV and Broadcast SMPTE ST 2110 Applications


Matrox Video introduced low-density versions of the Matrox DSX LE5 D25 LP and DSX LE6 D100 network interface controller (NIC) cards, new additions to its lineup of SMPTE ST 2110 cards supporting the broadcast and ProAV industries’ shift to IP workflows. Offering multi-channel video inputs and outputs (I/O) over 10/25/100GbE networks, along with the media processing-rich Matrox DSX SDK, the company says these new NIC cards allow equipment manufacturers to design any type of IP-based application from low-density HD/3G/4K and 8K workflows at the right price point within one SDK.

Designed to be Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) ST 2110 NIC cards, the company says the new Matrox Video cards deliver the interoperability and 24/7 reliability required of broadcast and Pro AV equipment while offering the flexibility and scalability expected of IP infrastructures. Like existing ST 2110 cards in the Matrox Video product portfolio, the new cards feature hardware-based PTP to provide nanosecond-range ST 2059-2 accuracy, and they offload all ST 2110 packet processing from the CPU. An ultra-low-latency (ULL) feature minimizes in-to-out latency for multichannel HD, 4K and 8K applications.

Matrox says the new entry-level DSX LE5 D25 LP (low-profile) cards allow compact 1U, 2U and 3U COTS systems to support lower-density workflows of 1080i/1080p/UHD over a 10/25 GbE interface. One card supports four HD/3G or one 4K/UHD reconfigurable I/O, and the other supports four HD/3G or one 4K/UHD I/O simultaneously.

Designed for high-performance media environments including broadcast and virtual production, the DSX LE6 D100 PCIex8 Gen4 card with dual 100 GbE interfaces supports multiple-channel 4K and 8K ST 2110 I/O and easily handles eight I/O of 4K/UHD p60/50 with ST 2022-7 protection switching.

The company says the Matrox DSX SDK (Win/Linux) provides the reliability and stability required for demanding broadcast and Pro AV operations. A unified architecture that is common across all Matrox ST 2110 NIC, SDI I/O, and H.264 codec cards, the DSX SDK supports key functions — including file reading/writing, memory management and handling of a range of file formats, codecs and effects — to facilitate agile development. A prototyping tool is also available to facilitate rapid simulation and testing of use cases without the need to write any code.

The new Matrox DSX LE5 D25 LP cards will be available in Q3 and the DSX LE6 D100 cards in Q4 2024.