The A10S Plus
The A10S Plus is a product developed by Novastar. It is a high-end receiving card with a small size and a maximum loading capacity in which a single card can load up to 512 x 512 pixels. The A10S Plus can work with the MCTRL R5 and supports up to 32 groups of parallel data or 64 groups of serial data.
It also supports chroma calibration and pixel-level brightness when partnered with NovaLCT and NovaCLB and can work with a large-loading capacity MCTRL 4K independent controllers. It can support HDR10 and HLG video inputs, resulting in a firmer brightness feature, more expansive color space, and smoother and more vivid images.
The A10S Plus Receiving Card can remove color troubles and improve an LED display’s image consistency and uniformity, which is why it is an excellent solution for XR virtual LED needs. It supports 90 degrees increments in image rotation, thus creating a more substantial image and visual experience for users and viewers.
- The A10S Plus is handy hardware that significantly saves cabinet space and is applicable in broader usage.
- It uses a dust-resistant high-density connector, limiting dust and vibration effects on dependability and reliability.
- The integrated network transformer features a simple design and improved electromagnetic compatibility.
The A10S Plus supports the following:
- 1/64 scan, HDR Function, low latency function, quick seam correction, 3D process.
- 18-bit+ to display images with high brightness or low grayscale, ClearView high image quality display, LVDS transmission, and intelligent module (supported by dedicated firmware program).
- Auto mobile calibration, mapping function, module Flash management, cabinet LCD, and image rotation in 90° increments.
- The setting of a pre-restored image on receiving card, voltage and temperature monitoring of the card without peripherals, and display rotation at any angle.
- Works with NovaLCT (V5.2.0 and later) and supports the following functions; random order scanning of the module lights the modules with data row and channel extracting, accurate grayscale correction, individual Gamma adjustment for RGB and bit error detection.
Below are the features of the A10S Plus. It is divided into four categories to help you understand it further.
2.1. Display Effect
The A10S plus receiving card supports HDR10 and HLG video sources. It works with the large loading capacity independent controller such as the MCTRL 4K to further support the HDR10 and HLDF video inputs. This feature allows for a higher dynamic brightness range, a broader color space, and vivid and lifelike images.
Individual Gamma Adjustment For RGB
It completely works with an independent controller such as NovaLCT (V5.2.0), and when partnered with it, the A10S Plus supports adjustment for various Gammas, including red, green, and blue. This process effectively controls image non-uniformity under low grayscale and white balance offset. When this process is done, it results in more lifelike images and content display.
Accurate Grayscale Correction
The A10S Plus supports calibrated display correction, which accurately controls the grayscale. This Function of the A10S Plus also assists other display technologies, such as 18-bit +, ClearView, individual gamma adjustment, and more.
Enabling the ClearView in NovaLCT makes easy adjustments to the texture, contrast, and different areas based on the HVS (Human Visual System).
Upon using the A10S Plus with MCTRL R5, you’ll have to configure the display image firstly in SmartLCT to rotate at any angle.
Pixel Level Brightness And Chroma Calibration
It supports brightness and chroma calibration on each pixel when working with NovaLCT and NovaCLB.
This receiving card can reduce the frame latency of the video source on its end-to-one frame. However, it only happens when you use modules with driver IC and built-in RAM.
Activating the 18-bit+ modes in NovaLCT can improve the LED display’s grayscale by four times. It then helps avoid grayscale loss due to low brightness, resulting in a more precise image or content.
You may set to rotate the images on the screen in multiples such as 90°, 180°,270°, and 360°.
It supports quick adjustment of dark and bright lines, removing seams between modules and cabinets.
You can enable the 3D Function and the parameters allowing the LED screen to display 3D effects. It is, therefore, widespread equipment used for 3D LED displays and XR screen solutions.
An intelligent module has Flash and MCU as main components. The Flash functions as a storage area for calibration coefficients and module information. At the same time, the MCU communicates with the receiving card to monitor the module’s temperature, voltage, and ribbon cable communication status. The MCU also supports open circuit detection of the LED when working with the driver chip.
The intelligent module works fine with a minor monitoring unit that requires no independent monitoring card and significantly saves cabinet space.
After replacing the module with module Flash and being supplied with power, the receiving card can automatically read the new module ID and calibration coefficients and save them to the receiving card.
Once you enable the Mapping function in the NovaLCT, the target cabinet will display the receiving card number and Ethernet port information, allowing you to see the receiving card’s locations and wiring route.
LVDS, or the low-voltage differential signaling transmission, is a significant function of the A10S Plus. This Function reduces the number of data cables connecting the HUB board to the module, increasing the transmission distance and electromagnetic compatibility, improving the signal transmission quality, and stabilizing the image result.
Setting Of Pre-stored Image On Receiving Card
In NovaLCT, a specified image can be set as the LED screen startup image or the image displayed on the LED screen when the Ethernet cable is disconnected or no video source signal is available.
Using the NovaLCT, you can manage the information stored in the module Flash.
Voltage And Temperature Monitoring Of Receiving Card
You can monitor the voltage and temperature of the receiving card even without the peripherals. You can check the monitoring data in the NovaLCT.
In instances such as a network outage, you can hold down the self-test button to read the calibration coefficients in the module Flash back to the receiving card.
The A10S Plus supports Novastar’s general 5-pin LCD module. The LCD module is connected to the HUB board and displays the receiving card’s temperature, voltage, single operating time, and total operating time. It works with NovaLCT (V5.2.0 and later), supporting cabinet LCD backlight control and LCD run time resetting.
2.3. Hardware Reliability
Dual-card Backup And Status Monitoring
In an environment with requirements for high reliability, two A10s Plus receiving cards can be mounted onto a single HUB board. In the case that the main receiving card fails, the standby card will serve to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the display. Also, it works with NovaLCT (V5.2.0 and later) to support status monitoring of primary and backup receiving cards.
Status Detection Of Dual Power Supplies
You may connect two power supplies simultaneously. You can also detect the operational status of the devices.
The HUB’s Ethernet port improves the reliability of the serial connection of the receiving card through the primary and backup redundant mechanisms. If the principal or backup serial connection lines have trouble, the other will begin to work to retain the regular operation of the LED device.
2.4. Software Reliability
It works efficiently with NovaLCT (V5.2.0 and later); the A10S Plus can monitor the Gigabit Ethernet communication quality between sending devices and receiving cards or receiving cards. It can also record errors to further help with troubleshooting network communication problems.
Firmware Version Readback
It can read the firmware versions of the receiving card back with the NovaLCT.
Backup And Readback Of Receiving Card Configuration Parameters
The NovaLCT can back up the receiving card configuration parameters to the receiving card and read the receiving card configuration parameters back.
Dual-backup Of Calibration Coefficients
It can simultaneously save the calibration coefficients in the factory and application partition. Please note that calibration coefficients in the factory partition are factory values. CCs configured by users can be saved in the application partition and restored to factory values.