AMP’s rugged mini PCIe Frame Grabber with Gateworks SBCs

The Gateworks Ventana card is a Single Board Computer that can be used with AMP’s AVC8000nano (mini PCIe video capture card). From Gatework’s webpage about the Ventana family of Single Board Computers: High Performance. Networking, IoT, Signage, Android & more. Video Support. Freescale i.MX6 processor.

Gateworks has a driver built into their gateworks_fslc_3.14_1.0.x_ga kernel branch that supports the AVC8000nano on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers which allows for 8 video inputs.


The AVC8000nano can directly capture frames through DMA (meaning increased performance and decreased latency). Gateworks currently supports this capability in the gstreamer-imx plugin: imxv4l2videosrc, which is in the 1.8 and master branches in Yocto. This allows for capabilities to scale all 8 (dependent on the processor used) video frames individually, rotation, cropping etc.

AVC8000nano Features:

  • Up to 8 live NTSC/PAL video sources
  • Full D1 resolution, full frame rate
  • Ultra low latency
  • Standard mini PCIe form factor
  • Extended Temperature available (-40 to +85deg C)

Gatework’s Ventana SBC Features:

  • Freescale™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™ -A9 SoC Processor
  • 512Mbyte DDR3-1066 SDRAM Memory
  • High-Power Gen 2.0 Mini-PCIe Socket with USB Support
  • HDMI 1.4 Output Port with Audio Support
  • Extended Temperature available (-40 to +85deg C)

Example Usage

The AVC8000nano can be used to capture 8 camera inputs and then either display them on a local monitor or stream them over the network.

The OpenCV software library could be used to stitch the different inputs together to create a seamless panorama.

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