KONA X 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Ultra-Low Latency PCIe Card

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AJA KONA X 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 4-lane PCIe 3.0 Video I/O Card

Designed from the ground up to support next-generation AI and AR workflows, KONA X is a 4-lane, PCIe 3.0 video I/O card with two full-size, bidirectional 12G-SDI BNC connections and two full-size HDMI 2.0 connections, one for input and one for output. KONA X lets users achieve as low as sub-frame latencies with Streaming DMA (Direct Memory Access), which enables powerful real-time workflows with no perceptible delay on I/O and processing crucial for implementations such as live sports and virtual production*.

Supporting 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, 10-bit 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 12-bit colour spaces for pristine image quality, KONA X offers the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G-SDI and full-size HDMI 2.0 ports. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass-through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

KONA X is driven by AJA's Control Room and Control Panel software, with support for leading content creation applications, such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer®, FilmLight, OBS Studio, vMix, and much more. KONA X is also compatible with AJA's multi-platform Developer SDK.

For HDR* workflows, KONA X supports HDR10+, HLG, PQ, and Dolby Vision for rich colour delivery over SDI and/or HDMI.

KONA X has the horsepower for your work today and into the future.

*Application dependent

FEATURES
4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
2x bidirectional 12G-SDI with up to 16 channels of embedded audio
HDMI 2.0 input and output with up to 8 channels of embedded audio
RGB 4:4:4 12-bit (4K/UltraHD) workflows supported
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported
VESA HDMI I/O compatibility - the video subsystem timing is agnostic, enabling capture and playback of a myriad of HDMI formats
Support for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro Avid Media Composer and much more
Support for OEM applications with the AJA Developer SDK and In-Firmware Microcontroller
4K Closed Caption Support
VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
Includes support for the latest Apple silicon
Optional KONA Xpand board provides Bi-level / Tri-level Video Reference (BNC), LTC in/out, RS-422, 8-channels of AES/EBU audio (with included breakout cable) and 2-channels of analogue audio in and out (via user supplied DB-15 to XLR cable)
Three-year warranty

SPECIFICATIONS

SDI Video Formats
(4K) 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K) 2048x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94

HDMI Video Formats
(4K CEA) 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K CEA) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(VESA DMT) 1600x1200p 60
(VESA DMT) 1280x1024p 60
(HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60
(VESA DMT) 1024x768p 60
(VESA DMT) 800x600p 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
(VESA DMT) 640 x 480p 60

Note: Additional VESA (DMT) formats supported for certain applications

Video Inputs Digital
12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit, 10-bit
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p, RGB 4:4:4 12-bit up to 30p
6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit
HDMI v2.0
30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD, and SD
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p, RGB 4:4:4 12-bit up to 30p
Connectors are full size BNC / full size HDMI
HDMI Inputs and Outputs support VESA (DMT) rasters at limited rates

Video Outputs Digital
12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082*, 12-bit, 10-bit
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p, RGB 4:4:4 12-bit up to 30p
6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081*, 10-bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit

HDMI v2.0
30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD, and SD
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p, RGB 4:4:4 12-bit up to 30p
Connectors are full-size BNC / full-size HDMI
HDMI Input and Output support VESA rasters

*Compliant with subsets of specification for supported formats

HDR
SDI: VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry, and Luminance
HDMI: HDR10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
HDMI: HLG Support - compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G
SDI I/O (via PCIe Bracket)
2x full-size 12G-SDI connections
SDI connections are bidirectional
Single channel SDI capture (plus simultaneous SDI pass-through monitoring)
Single channel SDI output
HDMI I/O (via PCIe Bracket)
2x full-size (Type A) HDMI 2.0 connections
HDMI connections are unidirectional (1x Input, 1x Output)
Single channel HDMI input
Single channel HDMI output
HDMI Monitoring for SDI Inputs
HDMI output connector supports
Single channel SDI source monitoring

Video I/O Performance
Capable of two channel 4K p60 capture or playback
Audio Inputs Digital
16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous• 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable )

Note: Audio I/O is available via optional KONA Xpand card, or via customer supplied breakout connection to internal card connector

Audio Input Analog
2-channel, 24 and 16-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard 2x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
+24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
+/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response

Note: Requires the optional KONA Xpand card

Audio Outputs Digital
16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable)

Note: AES audio requires the optional KONA Xpand card. SDI and HDMI audio do not require the Xpand card.

Audio Output Analog
2-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using 2x XLR
+24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
+/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response

Note: Requires the optional KONA Xpand card

Downstream Keyer
Supports graphics up to 4K/UltraHD with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte

Reference
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1V)
Reference input is terminated into 75 ohms when Genlock is set to Ref In

Note: Available via optional KONA Xpand card, or via customer supplied breakout connection to internal card

Timecode
LTC timecode input
LTC timecode output

Note: Available via optional KONA Xpand card, or via customer supplied breakout connection to internal card

Electrical Interface
PCIe Gen 3x4
Machine Control
RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
1
GND
2
RX-
3
TX+
4
GND
5
No Connection
6
GND
7
RX+
8
TX-
9
GND
Shell
GND

Note: Available via optional KONA Xpand card, or via customer supplied breakout connection to internal card

Noise
<50dBA (A-weighted at 1m in free air) <40-45dBA preferred (Phase 01 )>
Fan is rated at 33.1dBA
Regulatory Compliance (PRELIMINARY)
UL94 V-0 flammability requirements
RoHS 3, WEEE, and REACH compliant
62368-1 safety standards
NRTL and/or T-mark license for AJA SDK Developers

Size (w x d x h)
Passive Configuration (no fan): 190.5 x 15.9 x 98.6 mm (7.5" x 0.63" x 3.88") Bracket Height: 127 mm (5.0")
Active Configuration (with fan): 247.7 x 15.9 x 98.6 mm (9.75" x 0.63" x 3.88") Bracket Height: 127 mm (5.0")
Xpand Card: 108.0 x 15.9 x 98.6 mm (4.25" x 0.63" x 3.88") Bracket Height: 127 mm (5.0")

Weight
PCIe Card: Active (with fan): 290.3g (10.2oz), Passive (no fan): 217.7g (7.7oz)
Xpand Card: 90.7g (3.2oz)

Power
20W typical with 16W on +12V and 4W on +3.3V
PC Internal or PCi Aux Power Connector: Molex part number 45558-0003

Note: Card can utilize PCIe power from a 6 pin PCi 2x3 Aux Power connector or the PCIe slot

Environment
Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet) IEEE 1588-2008