PGC-1000 – the Retrofit Data Logging Solution

Retrofit solution for data recording, processing, and replay, with massive bandwidth, low power consumption and flexibility.


Our PGC-1000 Grabber Card is THE retrofit solution for existing data logging systems. Both data acquisition and replay belong to their special capabilities/abilities/features. The flexibility that the PGC-1000 brings makes it easy to integrate customer-specific protocols into the PGC-1000 to offload intensive CPU tasks.

Our PGC-1000 Grabber Card is one of our key products and builds the basis for future growth, acting as anchor for various customer products and proof-of-concepts.

We deliver outstanding acquisition performance, together with low power and the flexibility to integrate various custom specific protocols and accelerations within the data-processing-graph.

Utilizing the connection to the card via standard PCIe and up to 40G Ethernet, customers within automotive and industrial data acquisition and processing, can easily integrate this card into existing PC based systems to speed up the application and/or lower overall costs and their power-footprint.

The PGC-1000 can be used as an accelerated node for data acquisition, as well as for replay functionalities within the testing of ECUs (Electronic Control Unit). It can be integrated with other parts of our portfolio such as the L5 (FPGA-based lossless video compression and decompression), and as standalone data-processing card to offload and unburden existing PC-based processing systems. The Grabber Card is a great extension for many existing and upcoming applications.

PLC2 PGC-1000 Grabber Card



Data acquisition and replay in one solution


Retrofit solution as an upgrade for an existing system


Massive bandwidth


Lower costs as the PGC-1000 can be integrated in a midrange PC


Flexibility through FPGA-based architecture


High reliability for the customer due to a certification for harsh test-vehicle environments

Key Facts

Processing performance requirement

close to 0 % CPU load

Input bandwidth

40 Gbit/s Ethernet

Power consumption

Average 18 W


AMD MPSoC FPGA-based architecture


One solution for recording and replay


The PGC-1000 Grabber Card offers two functions in one card: data acquisition and replay. This unique combination offers the PLC2 customer the possibility to upgrade an existing system to the next level.

Retrofit solution


As a reuse solution, the PGC-1000 Grabber Card is the ideal product for everyone who wants to upgrade an existing system instead of replacing it. A customer-specific protocol can be integrated.

Low costs


The costs are reduced through the possibility of integrating the PGC-1000 in a midrange PC, instead of upgrading to a high-performance PC.



An FPGA-based architecture promises the highest flexibility for the customer. Different customer protocols can be integrated in the PGC-1000. Easy updates within the field are standard/possible. The reuse of the overall solution takes the sustainability of our products to the next level.

High reliability


The certification in terms of safety and EMC guarantees the uninterrupted usage in the fleet, and in this sense the highest reliability for the customer.

Massive bandwidth


A massive input bandwidth of up to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet enables data acquisition and replay for high-speed data, e. g. from multiple modern high-resolution cameras.

Technical specifications



Form factor

PCIe card



Low profile
Half length
8-lane PCIe card


Cooling method

Air cooling
Fan-cooled heatsink



For insertion in a standard height
8-lane or higher PCIe card slot



1x QSFP+ Connector for 4 channels of 10 GbE optic



H 185 mm / 7,28 in
W 123 mm / 4,84 in
D 24 mm / 0,94 in




PCIe 3.0


Link width

8 lanes


Link speed

8.0 GT/s (PCIe 3.0) per lane



Up to 24 GB DDR4

Service & Support

Guide to Support

You have problems with your PGC-1000 and need support?

Please contact your vendor for further help.

You have purchased the PGC-1000 through our distributor ETAS?


Please contact ETAS directly.

You have purchased the PGC-1000 directly from PLC2?


Please contact our PLC2-support team.