16x8 crosspoint switch and frame grabber | Model 609

Model 609 16x8 crosspoint switch and frame grabber
  • 16 composite video inputs, 8 video outputs
  • Software selectable termination resistors on outputs
  • Color or monochrome: PAL, SECAM, NTSC, and CCIR 601 compatible
  • 16 digital inputs and 16 outputs

Model 609 is a legacy product and is not recommended for new designs. Legacy products are available but may have lead times up to 12 weeks and minimum order requirements. Use our Product Finder to find a comparable product or contact our Design Support Team.


Model 609 combines the functions of a 16x8 video crosspoint switch and a frame grabber into one standard size PCI board. The board accepts sixteen standard composite TV inputs and routes any eight to the output channels. Four of the selected eight output channels are connected to the inputs of the frame grabber.

The video from any one of these four can be digitized at a real time rate of 30 frames per second with full resolution of 640x480 for NTSC and at 25 frames per second of 768x576 for PAL or SECAM. The 609 uses a FUSION878 (BT-878) decoder.

Model 609 Application


Digital I/O

The 609 has sixteen digital inputs and sixteen outputs (TTL) controlled through software.

Output terminations

When the switch is open, the output is isolated from the load (monitor), which allows the connection of multiple boards in parallel.

Internal signal connections

A thirty-four pin flat cable header is provided for the sixteen video inputs. Model 609 has a 16-pin header for video outputs and a 40-pin header for digital I/O signals.

Multiple Boards

Multiple 609s may be used in the same PCI bus. A 609 and a 611 frame grabber will also function together.

Termination Boxes

Model 609 may be connected to optional termination boxes with flat cables.

Using a 609TA termination box with a model 609 board



Capture rate30 frames/second (NTSC, RS-170)
25 frames/second (PAL, CCIR, SECAM)
A/D resolution8 bits luminance, 8 bits chrominance
A/D typeConexant FUSION-878
Output resolution768x576 (PAL, CCIR)
640x480 (NTSC, RS-170)
Video signals16 composite inputs
8 buffered composite outputs
Digital inputs16 TTL compatible
Digital outputs16 TTL compatible
Dimensions(W x H): 8.75 x 4.27 inches; 222 x 108 mm


File Version Type Size
Model 609 Instruction Manual1.0.0PDF92 KB


File Version Type Size
Windows Software Development Kit1.0.0ZIP716 KB
Updated Windows Driver ComponentZIP9 KB
Linux Software Development Kit1.0.1GZ193 KB
Other Operating Systems
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Pricing & Ordering

Model Description Qty 1 Qty 2-9 Order Qty.
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Camera connection boxes
609TACamera connection box, 2U rack mount, 16 in/8 out$371$339
609TA-NDCamera connection box, 2U rack mount, GPIO, 16 in/8 out$296$268
609TCCamera connection box, breakout to 16 BNC, panel mount$97$85
609TECamera connection box, breakout to 16 BNC, CD-ROM form factor$129$117
609TGCamera connection box, breakout to 32 BNC, 2U 19 inch rackmount$286$259
609C1Cable, flat, 16-channel video input, 50cm$23$21
609C2Cable, 24 inches, 16-conductor flat to 8 BNC$37$34
609C5Cable, with 3-header connector, for model 615$18$18
609C7-40Cable, 16 monitor output, 1 meter$50$45
7409C1Cable, flat, 40 conductor, 1 meter$31$28

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