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ARINC 818 video frame structure
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Frame Grabber and
Video Generator

Matrix Plus (PCIe8) and Matrix (PCIe4, XMC) cards both transmit and receive ARINC 818 video at data rates up to 4 Gb/s with a bus throughput of 500 MB/s. Matrix cards are pre-configured for the video parameters of your ICD. Matrix Plus cards are pre-configured for 1 to 15 ICDs.

Every card in both series includes test application software.

The cards have a dedicated DVI output for viewing full-motion video (received from fiber or coax) without loading the PCIe bus.


Program phase

  • Engineering
  • Simulation labs
  • Qualification testing
  • Flight testing
  • Production testing


  • Large area display (LAD) and conventional display development
  • Avionics video
  • ATP for production displays
  • Cockpit simulations
  • Video generation
  • High-speed video
Diagram of card set up in receive mode
A frame grabber in receive mode. For transmit mode or DVI conversion diagrams, see the Matrix ARINC 818 datasheet.

Frame grabber

Configure an ARINC 818 card to transmit video and, at other times, to receive video. Each card has a dedicated DVI or VGA output port for viewing full-motion video from fiber or coax without loading the bus. The cards capture video and header information over the PCI/PCIe bus up to the throughput limits of the cards.

Video generator

Test software illustration
Matrix Plus application: test software ships with all ARINC 818 cards from GRT.

GRT's flexible video generators have the capability to:

DVI converter

Matrix cards are full-motion video transmitter products. Use them to convert:

All Matrix cards include a DVI output, unless a DVI input has been specifically ordered, in which case the card will have DVI input and VGA output.

See also our Stand Alone Module and ruggedized Video Converter Modules (VCMs).

Diagram of dual-fiber card for channel bonding
A dual-fiber Matrix ARINC 818 card lights a touchscreen LAD while receiving data-only feedback.

Matrix LAD

Our Matrix large area display (LAD) card can drive left/right links, while a separate ARINC 818 link for data only feeds back touchsreen coordinates. These and other Matrix innovations by GRT became new standards in ARINC Specification 818-2.

Complete SDK for applications development

A Windows- or Linux-based software development kit (SDK) affords quick deployment of real-time image and data acquisition systems, camera and sensor emulators, video generators, or other video-intensive applications. The SDK includes a user guide, sample code, and four hours of technical support.

For those using LabVIEW™ to develop systems with Matrix cards, we also offer an SDK with sample and functional code that can be quickly customized.