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The MIO-BLADE-Z21 is a single-node FPGA accelerated compute blade for the evEDGE™ virtualized broadcast infrastructure platform. When used in conjunction with the SCORPION platform, the MIO-BLADE offers high-density FPGA processing nodes that are reconfigurable to provide customized audio, video and ancillary data processing pipelines. MIO-BLADE provides the agility and flexibility of a virtualized environment while also ensuring low latency, low power, deterministic and reliable FPGA processing pipelines.

MIO-BLADE contains a single compute node that provides unmatched processing capacity. One example of a deployable pipeline on a single node is a 7814UDX-2 dual path 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter with frame synchronization, color correction and noise reduction, along with a rich feature set of audio processing and ancillary data processing. Leveraging SCORPION with MIO-BLADE provides the equivalent of 8x 7814UDX-2 modules, or 16 paths of UDX in a single SCORPION-X18 chassis (1RU). Aside from UDX, the MIO-BLADE supports a growing list of microservices in the evEDGE™ catalogue, with future capability for HDR conversion, VPROC, IP delays and more.

  • Dual slot microservice MIO module
  • 8x HDBNC connectors
  • 12G/3G/HD/SD/ASI support
  • Can be deployed across all SCORPION chassis
  • Reconfigurable with different applications to define functionality
  • Requires SCORPION-18-PSX-HP/PS3/PS6 when used in SCORPION-X18
  • Integrated control and monitoring using MAGNUM, VistaLINK® PRO, inSITE, VUE
  • Device-hosted web GUI and web API
Software Services
  • 8x configurable gateway paths
  • SMPTE ST 2022-2/6 and ST 2110 support
  • SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless merge
  • UHD/3G/HD/SD/ASI support
  • UHD 2SI quad/single link conversion
  • SMPTE ST 2022-1 FEC insertion
  • 2x encodes and 2x decodes of 12G/3G/HD-SDI to XS
  • MIO-CK-XSP60 licenses applicable per path
  • 2x encodes or 2x decodes of 3G-SDI to JPEG2000
  • MIO-CK-J2KP60 licenses applicable per path
  • 2-channel UDX for 3G/HD/SD conversion
  • HDR conversion using 3D LUTs
  • evEDGE-UDX-3G-Z21 licenses applicable per path
  • evEDGE-HDR-3G licenses applicable per path
  • Single-channel UDX for UHD/3G/HD/SD conversion
  • HDR conversion using 3D LUTs
  • evEDGE-UDX-4K-Z21 licenses applicable per path
  • evEDGE-HDR-4K-Z21 licenses applicable per path
  • Bi-directional UHD quad to single link conversion
  • Supports 2SI and SQD formats

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Power Consumption20 watts
Physical RequirementDual-slot MIO
Operating Temperature0-70 °C
Electrical Inputs
Reclocked StandardsSMPTE ST 2081 (12G-SDI), SMPTE ST 424M (3GB/s), SMPTE ST 292M (1.5GB/s), SMPTE ST 259M (270MB/s), DVB-ASI
Impedance75Ω (nominal)
EqualizationAutomatic to 80m @3GB/s, 100m @1.5GB/s, 250m @270MB/s (with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable)
Return Loss> 15dB up to 1.5GHz, > 10dB up to 3GHz, > 7dB up to 6GHz, > 4dB up to 12GHz
Electrical Outputs
Impedance75Ω (nominal)
Signal Level800mV (nominal)
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise And Fall TimeReclocked SFPs only
12G< 45ps
HD/3G< 135ps
SD< 900ps
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude (reclocked SFPs only)
Alignment JitterReclocked SFPs only
< 0.2UI to 1.485GB/s
< 0.3UI to 2.97GB/s
< 0.3UI to 12GB/s

Ordering Information

MIO-BLADE-Z21Dual-slot microservice MIO module
SCORPION-2SCORPION miniature frame; holds 2x single - or 1x dual-slot modules
SCORPION-4SCORPION standalone frame; holds 4x single - or 2x dual-slot modules
SCORPION-6SCORPION standalone frame; holds 6x single - or 2x dual-slot modules
SCORPION-X18SCORPION multiframe; holds 18x single - or 8x dual-slot modules
Software Services
MIO-APP-IPGSMPTE ST 2022/ST 2110 gateway
MIO-APP-XS2x encodes/decodes of UHD/3G/HD to XS
MIO-CK-XSP60Single path XS encode/decode license
MIO-APP-J2K2x encodes or 2x decodes of 3G/HD/SD to JPEG2000
MIO-CK-J2KP60Single path JPEG2000 encode/decode license
MIO-APP-UDX-3GDual-channel UDX for 3G/HD/SD conversion
evEDGE-UDX-3G-Z21Single path 3G UDX license
evEDGE-HDR-3GSingle path 3G HDR license
MIO-APP-UDX-4KSingle-channel UDX for UHD/3G/HD/SD conversion
evEDGE-UDX-4K-Z21Single path UHD UDX license
evEDGE-HDR-4K-Z21Single path UHD HDR license
MIO-APP-2QUADBi-directional UHD quad- to single-link conversion