Matrox Concord
Matrox Concord
Installation and Hardware Reference
Manual no. Y11088-101-0100
January 27, 2009
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Matrox Concord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Matrox Concord G-series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Matrox Concord F-series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Essentials to get started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inspecting the Matrox Concord package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Standard package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Optional item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Handling components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 2: Hardware installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing Matrox Concord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the power connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting devices to Matrox Concord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting to Matrox Concord G-series boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting to Matrox Concord F-series boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Appendix A: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Appendix B: Technical information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Global information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Matrox Concord G-series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Matrox Concord F-series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Dimensions and environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Matrox Concord G-series connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Matrox Concord F-series connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
1394b connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Internal power connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Index
Regulatory Compliance
Product support
Chapter
1
Introduction
This chapter outlines the key features of the Matrox
Concord boards.
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Matrox Concord
The Matrox Concord family is comprised of two types of network interface boards:
the G-series boards, which are Gigabit ethernet network interface boards (NICs),
and the F-series boards, which IEEE 1394b network adapters boards. For image
acquisition from supported network cameras, these boards are pre-licensed for use
with the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) GigE Vision and IEEE 1394 IIDC
drivers, respectively.
Matrox Concord G-series
The Matrox Concord G-series boards are basically 10/100/1000BaseT (Gigabit
or GigE) NICs that provide optimum support for the GigE Vision camera
interface standard. There are two versions of the G-series boards: a conventional
32-bit PCI version called Matrox Concord GX, and a x1 PCIe version called
Matrox Concord GE.
Rj45
10/100/1000 Mbps
ethernet connector
Physical
Layer
Controller
MAC/Link
Layer
Controller
x1 PCIe (GE)
(Upto 250 MB/s)
MIL license for
MIL IEEE 1394 IIDC driver,
MIL fingerprint, and
Supplemental MIL license storage
5 V/3.3 V, 32-bit
Conventional PCI (GX)
(upto 260 MB/s)
Matrox
Concord
G-series
Host PCIe/PCI bus
Using the MIL GigE Vision driver, Matrox Concord can capture video from
multiple1 cameras compliant with the GigE Vision specification.
Unlike generic NICs, Matrox Concord G-series with MIL does not require
manually adjusting advanced driver properties. Through MIL, the Matrox
Concord G-series boards are optimally configured to minimize GigE Vision
1. Refer to MIL documenation for the number of cameras from which Matrox Concord
can simultaneously capture video.
Matrox Concord
7
protocol loading on the Host. By default, MIL automomatically enables jumbo
packets and selects optimal settings for the interrupt throttling rate and number
of receive buffers.
The Matrox Concord G-series boards come equipped with auto
medium-dependent interface crossover ports (MDIX) that can operate at all link
speeds (10, 100, and 1000 Mbps). MDIX ports simplify setup by automatically
detecting and using the appropriate connection type, eliminating the need for
cross-over cables.
Matrox Concord F-series
The Matrox Concord F-series boards are 1394 network adapter boards that,
through MIL, permit image acquisition from leading IEEE 1394 industrial
cameras that use the standard IIDC protocol. There are two versions of the F-series
boards: a conventional 32-bit PCI version called Matrox Concord FX, and a x1
PCIe version called Matrox Concord FE.
12 V, 12 W/port power source
9-pin IEEE 1394b
connector
9-pin IEEE 1394b
connector
Voltage regulators
Physical
Layer
Controller
Link
Layer
Controller
MIL license for
MIL IEEE 1394 IIDC driver,
MIL fingerprint, and
Supplemental MIL license storage
9-pin IEEE 1394b
connector
x1 PCIe (GE)
(Upto 250 MB/s)
5 V/3.3 V, 32-bit
Conventional PCI (GX)
(upto 260 MB/s)
Matrox
Concord
F-series
Host PCIe/PCI bus
The Matrox Concord F-series boards have three IEEE 1394b input/output ports.
IEEE 1394a and 1394b cameras can be attached to any one or all three IEEE
1394b input ports, as long as the configuration of cameras comply with the IEEE
1394 tree topology. Matrox Concord FE can connect to and acquire from a
maximum of 8 cameras; Matrox Concord FX can connect to and acquire from a
maximum of 4 cameras. Note that the maximum number of cameras is also subject
to bandwidth limitations and maximum total power consumption.
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Through MIL, the Matrox Concord F-series boards support up to the S400 and
S800 modes of the IEEE 1394a and 1394b standards respectively, ensuring
maximum camera performance and minimal transfer latency. The boards are
limited to a maximum data transfer rate of 800 Mbits/s. The three ports
(combined) can supply up to 12W per port1 for IEEE 1394a/b cameras.
In addition, the use of bilingual copper connectivity provides for cost-effective
cabling.General features
In addition to being pre-licensed for use with the MIL drivers for GigE Vision
and IEEE 1394 IIDC, the Matrox Concord boards can act as a fingerprint for
licensing supplemental MIL functionality. The boards can also store a
supplemental MIL license, which facilitates the process of moving to a new
computer.
Software
To capture images using Matrox Concord, you can use MIL or one of its
derivatives: MIL-Lite, ActiveMIL, ActiveMIL-Lite, Matrox Inspector, and Matrox
Intellicam.
MIL
MIL is a high-level programming library with an extensive set of optimized
functions for image capture, processing, analysis, transfer, compression, display,
and archiving. Image processing operations include point-to-point, statistical,
spatial filtering, morphological, geometric transformation, and FFT operations.
Analysis operations support calibration, are performed with sub-pixel accuracy,
and include pattern recognition (normalized grayscale correlation and Geometric
Model Finder), blob analysis, edge extraction and analysis, measurement,
metrology, character recognition (template-based and feature-based), and code
recognition (1D, 2D and composite code types).
MIL applications are easily ported to new Matrox hardware platforms and can be
designed to take advantage of multi-processing and multi-threading
environments.
1. If the internal power connector of the board is connected to the power supply of the
computer, the board can supply 12 W per port; otherwise the board can only supply
6 W total.
Essentials to get started
9
MIL-Lite
MIL-Lite is a subset of MIL. It includes all the MIL functions for image
acquisition, transfer, display control, and archiving. It also allows you to perform
processing operations that are typically useful to pre-process grabbed images.
ActiveMIL
ActiveMIL is a set of ActiveX controls that are based on MIL. ActiveMIL was
designed for rapid application development (RAD) tools, such as Microsoft’s
Visual Basic.Net. ActiveMIL is included with MIL (ActiveMIL-Lite is included
with MIL-Lite).
Matrox Inspector
Matrox Inspector is an interactive Windows application for image capture,
processing, analysis, and archiving. Matrox Inspector is included1 with MIL. MIL
application developers can use Matrox Inspector as a prototyping tool to quickly
build proof-of-concept demonstrations. End users can use Matrox Inspector to
perform and automate image enhancement and measurement tasks.
Matrox Intellicam
Matrox Intellicam is an interactive Windows program that allows for fast video
source interfacing and provides interactive access to all the acquisition features of
your Matrox board. Matrox Intellicam is included with all Matrox Imaging
software products.
Essentials to get started
To use Matrox Concord, you must have a computer with at least the following:
• For Matrox Concord GX and FX, an available 3.3 V or 5 V, half-length
PCI/PCI-X slot. For Matrox Concord GE and FE, an available PCIe slot.
• Processor with an Intel 32-bit architecture (IA32) or equivalent.
• A computer with a relatively up-to-date PCI chipset. An up-to-date chipset is
recommended because it generally offers better performance in terms of data
transfer rates.
• Matrox Imaging Library (MIL), or one of its derivatives. This should be installed
after you install your board.
Consult your software package for other computer requirements like the operating
system and memory requirements.
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Inspecting the Matrox Concord package
When you unpack your Matrox Concord package, you should check its contents.
Note that optional parts might or might not be included, depending on what you
ordered. If something is missing or damaged, contact your Matrox representative.
Standard package
You should receive the following item:
• The Matrox Concord board that your ordered.
Matrox
Concord GE
Matrox
Concord GX
Matrox
Concord FE
Matrox
Concord FX
Optional item
You might have also ordered one or more of the following:
• CONGACCnnPAK, an accessory pack for Matrox Concord G-series that includes
low-profile (half-height) PCI brackets. The nn represents the number of brackets
included in the pack.
• CONFACCnnPAK, an accessory pack for Matrox Concord F-series that includes
low-profile (half-height) PCI brackets. The nn represents the number of brackets
included in the pack.
Installation
11
Handling components
The electronic circuits in your computer and the circuits on the Matrox Concord
board are sensitive to static electricity and surges. Improper handling can seriously
damage the circuits. Be sure to follow these precautions:
• Drain static electricity from your body by touching a metal fixture (or ground)
before you touch any electronic component.
• Avoid letting your clothing come in contact with the circuit boards or
components.
Caution
Before you add or remove devices from your computer, always turn off the power
to your computer and all peripherals.
Installation
The installation procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Complete the hardware installation as described in Chapter 2: Hardware
installation.
2. Complete the software installation procedure described in the documentation
accompanying your software package.
More information
For a summary of hardware information, as well as environmental and electrical
specifications, and connector pinout descriptions, see Appendix B: Technical
information.
Need help?
If you experience problems during installation or while using this product, refer
to the support page on the Matrox Imaging web site:
www.matrox.com/imaging/support. This page provides answers to frequently
asked questions, as well as offers registered customers additional ways of obtaining
support.
If your question is not addressed and you are currently registered with the MIL
maintenance program, you can contact technical support. To do so, you should
first complete and submit the online Technical Support Request Form, accessible
from the above-mentioned page. Once the information is submitted, a Matrox
support agent will contact you shortly thereafter by email or phone, depending
on the problem.
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Chapter
2
Hardware
installation
This chapter explains how to install the Matrox Concord
hardware.
14 Chapter 2: Hardware installation
Installing Matrox Concord
Before you install your Matrox Concord board, some precautionary measures must
be taken. Turn off the power to your computer and its peripherals, and drain static
electricity from your body (by touching a metal part of the computer chassis).
Use the following steps to install your Matrox Concord board. Note that your
board should be installed before you install your software.
3. Remove the cover from your computer using the instructions from your computer
manual.
4. Check that you have an empty slot that can accommodate your Matrox Concord
board. Matrox Concord FE and GE need at a x1 PCIe slot or better; Matrox
Concord FX and GX need a conventional 32-bit PCI slot or better (for example,
a 64-bit PCI or PCI-X slot). Illustrated below are some of the more common PCIe,
PCI-X, and PCI slots.
x16 PCIe
32-bit 5 V PCI slot
x8 PCIe
x1 PCIe
64-bit 3.3 V PCI-X
If necessary, remove a board from your computer to make room for your Matrox
Concord board.
Installing Matrox Concord
15
5. If present, remove the blank metal plate located at the back of the selected slot.
Keep the removed screw; you will need it to fasten the Matrox Concord board.
6. For Matrox Concord F-series, if your cameras will draw more than .5 A total (4W)
over the three 1394b connectors of the board combined, you should attach a power
cable to the board, as described in the Using the power connector section section.
7. Carefully position the Matrox Concord board in the selected empty
PCI/PCI-X/PCIe slot. Once perfectly aligned with the slot's connector, press the
board firmly but carefully into the connector.
Important
8. Anchor the board by replacing the screw that you removed.
9. Attach your cameras as described in the Connecting devices to Matrox Concord
section section.
10. Turn on your computer.
❖ When you boot your computer, Windows' Plug-and-Play system will detect a new
Multimedia Video Device and you will be asked to assign it a driver. At this point,
you should click on Cancel because the driver will be installed during the
installation of Matrox Concord software.
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Using the power connector
A Matrox Concord F-series board can receive power, through its internal power
connector, directly from the power supply of your computer. This is essential if
the attached cameras together draw more than .5 A total (6W) over the three
1394b connectors combined.
To properly connect the power supply to the internal power connector of Matrox
Concord F-series, do the following:
1. If the cable attached to the power supply of your computer has LP4 connectors,
find an available connector to which you can connect the Matrox Concord F-series
board.
If the cable attached to the power supply of your computer has SATA connectors,
attach an SATA-female-to-LP4-female power adapter cable to an available SATA
connector.
Using the power connector
17
2. Attach the LP4 connector of your power supply cable or your
SATA-female-to-LP4-female power adapter cable to Matrox Concord F-series’s
internal power supply connector. The LP4 connectors on the cable and on Matrox
Concord F-series are polarised so that they cannot be connected incorrectly; they
lock into position using a latch.
1
4
Caution
When attaching the LP4 connector to the board’s internal power connector, do
so carefully and slowly to avoid lifting the connector and loosening its attachment
to the board.
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Connecting devices to Matrox Concord
Connecting to Matrox Concord G-series boards
The Matrox Concord G-series boards have the following external connector:
• One Ethernet connector. Used to receive video input from GigE
Vision-compliant cameras and transmit/receive communication signals between
the camera and the frame grabber. Can also be used to receive data from and
transmit data to other types of Ethernet devices.
Matrox Concord G-series boards support acquisition from multiple GigE
Vision-compliant cameras1. You can connect the Ethernet connector on Matrox
Concord G-series boards to any Ethernet network that contains at least one GigE
Vision-compliant camera.
To interface with the Ethernet connector, use Category 5e or Category 6 twisted
pair cables. Alternatively, Category 5 twisted-pair (Cat 5 UTP) cables can be used.
1. Refer to MIL documenation for the number of cameras from which Matrox Concord
can simultaneously capture video.
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❖ For optimal performance, connect your GigE Vision camera directly to your
Matrox Concord G-series board.
Matrox Concord G-series boards are designed for use with 1-Gigabit Ethernet
(1000BASE-T) networks, however they will also function correctly with
100 Mbps Fast Ethernet (100BASE-T) and 10 Mbps Ethernet (10BASE-T)
networks. It is recommended that you use Matrox Concord G-series boards with
Gigabit Ethernet networks to ensure maximum performance.
Connecting to Matrox Concord F-series boards
The Matrox Concord F-series boards have the following external connectors:
• Three 1394b connectors (on the faceplate). Used with 1394a and 1394b cameras.
These connectors cannot be AC-coupled.
Cable
Standard FireWire cables can be used to connect to the three 1394b ports. For a
possible FireWire cable supplier, see 1394b connectors subsection of the Matrox
Concord F-series connectors section, in Appendix B: Technical information.
20 Chapter 2: Hardware installation
Appendix A:
Glossary
This appendix defines some of the specialized terms used
in this Matrox Concord document.
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Glossary
• Bandwidth
A term describing the capacity to transfer data. Greater bandwidth is needed to
sustain a higher transfer rate. Greater bandwidth can be achieved, for example, by
using a wider bus.
• Bus
A pathway along which signals are sent, generally in two directions, for
communication of data.
• DCF
Digitizer Configuration Format. A DCF defines the input data format and among
other things, how to accept or generate video timing signals such as horizontal
sync, vertical sync, and pixel clock.
• Grab
To acquire or capture an image from a camera.
• Host
In general, Host refers to the principal CPUs in one’s computer.
• PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect. An expansion bus for attaching peripheral
devices to a computer’s motherboard.
Appendix B:
Technical
information
This appendix contains information that might be useful
when installing the Matrox Concord board.
24 Appendix B: Technical information
Technical information
This appendix contains information that might be useful when installing your
Matrox Concord.
Global information
• Operating system: See your software manual for supported operating systems.
• Computer requirements: An Intel Pentium processor (or equivalent) or better. In
addition, Matrox Concord FE and GE need at a x1 PCIe slot or better; Matrox
Concord FX and GX need a conventional 32-bit PCI slot or better (for example,
a 64-bit PCI or PCI-X slot).
We recommend a relatively up-to-date PCIe chipset. An up-to-date chipset is
recommended because it generally offers better performance in terms of data
transfer rates.
Matrox Concord G-series
• x1 PCIe (GE) or 32-bit, 33 MHz conventional PCI (GX) universal (3.3 V/5 V)
Host bus interface.
• Intel Gigabit Ethernet PHY/MAC/Link controller.
• Single port.
• Handles 10/100/1000 Mbps connections.
• Supports Jumbo frames/packets up to 9014 bytes.
• Selectable interrupt moderation rate.
• Resizeable receive buffers/descriptors.
• Supports auto MDIX (signal crossover).
• PCI low-profile, sub-half-length.
• Standard RJ-45 Ethernet modular jack.
Technical information
25
• Can connect to and simultaneously capture from multiple independent cameras.
Refer to MIL documenation for the number of cameras from which Matrox
Concord can simultaneously capture video.
• Can generate interrupts for the start and end of frame and sequence capture.
Matrox Concord F-series
• x1 PCIe (FE) or 32-bit, 33 MHz conventional PCI (FX) universal (3.3 V/5 V)
Host bus interface.
• Texas Instruments physical/link layer controller.
• OHCI compliant.
• Three bilingual IEEE 1394a/b ports. Three 1394b connectors (on the faceplate).
Used with 1394a and 1394b cameras. These connectors cannot be AC-coupled.
• PCI low-profile, sub-half-length.
• 9-pin connector for copper cabling.
• Provides power (up to 12 W1 per port).
• Serial data bus rates of 100, 200, 400, or 800 Mbits/s are shared across the three
1394b ports.
• Can connect to and simultaneously capture from multiple independent cameras.
Matrox Concord FE can connect to and acquire from a maximum of 8 cameras;
Matrox Concord FX can connect to and acquire from a maximum of 4 cameras.
Note that the maximum number of cameras is also subject to bandwidth
limitations and maximum total power consumption.
• Can generate interrupts for the end of frame and sequence capture.
1. If the internal power connector of the board is connected to the power supply of the
computer, the board can supply 12 W per port; otherwise the board can only supply
6 W total.
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Electrical specifications
The following tables list the electrical specifications of the Matrox Concord board.
Important
When determining the power requirements for your computer, do not forget to
include the power requirements for other peripheral devices.
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Concord GE board (Starting from version 000).
Voltage
Current (A)
Power (W)
3.3 V ± 10%
12 V ± 10%
0.44 A
0A
Total
1.45 W typical
0W
1.45 W typical
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Concord GX board (Starting from version 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
3.3 V ± 10%
5 V ± 10%
0A
0.29 A
0W
1.45 W typical
12 V ± 10%
Total
0A
0W
1.45 W typical
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Concord FE board (Starting from version 000).
Voltage
3.3 V ± 10%
Current
0.33 A
Power
1.1 W typical
12 V ± 10%
Total
0A
0W
1.1 W typical
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Concord FX board (Starting from version 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
3.3 V ± 10%
5 V ± 10%
0A
0.2 A
0W
1 W typical
12 V ± 10%
Total
0A
0W
1 W typical
Electrical specifications
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Matrox Concord F-series power over 1394b bus
Minimum voltage level: 10.5 V.
Typical voltage level: 12 V.
Minimum current limit: 0.5 A total if external power not connected.
Typical current limit: 1.5 A/port if external power connected.
Maximum power: 12 W /port1.
1.If the internal power connector of the board is connected to the power supply of the computer, the board can
supply 12 W per port; otherwise the board can only supply 6 W total.
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Dimensions and environmental
specifications
• Dimensions (from bottom edge of goldfinger to top edge of board and without
bracket):
- GE: 7.4 L x 6.9 H x 1.6 W cm (2.9" x 2.7" x 0.62).
- GX: 11.9 L x 6.4 H x 1.6 W cm (4.7" x 2.5" x 0.62).
- FE: 8.6 L x 6.9 H x 1.6 W cm (3.4" x 2.7" x 0.62).
- FX: 11.9 L x 6.4 H x 1.6 W cm (4.7" x 2.5" x 0.62).
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to
131°F).
• Operating relative humidity: 10% - 95% (non-condensing).
• FCC part 15 class A.
• CE Class A.
• RoHS-compliant.
Matrox Concord G-series connectors
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Matrox Concord G-series connectors
The Matrox Concord G-series boards have one Ethernet connector, located on
their bracket. The Ethernet connector is a standard RJ-45 Ethernet modular jack.
It is used to receive video input signals between the camera and the frame grabber,
as per GigE Vision protocol, found in the IEEE 802.3-2002 standard.
To interface with the Ethernet connector, use Category 5e or Category 6 twisted
pair cables. Alternatively, Category 5 twisted-pair (Cat 5 UTP) cables can be used.
30 Appendix B: Technical information
Matrox Concord F-series connectors
The Matrox Concord F-series boards have three 1394b bilingual connectors
(compatible with 1394a and 1394b cameras) on their bracket, and an internal
power connector.
1394b connectors
The three 1394b connectors are identical, rectangular, 9-pin sockets. They are
standard 9-pin 1394b bilingual connectors. Since they are bilingual, they are
compatible with 1394a and 1394b cameras. Their pinout is described in the IEEE
1394b-2002 standard.
Standard FireWire cables should be used to connect to the three 1394b ports. You
can purchase appropriate cables from Components Express, Inc.
Matrox Concord F-series connectors
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Internal power connector
The internal power connector, located at the back of the Matrox Concord board,
is a standard LP4 (4-pin) male power connector. The connector’s pin assignment
is as follows:
1
4
Pin
Description
1
+5 V.
2
Ground.
3
Ground.
4
+12 V.
You can interface this connector with the cable attached to the power supply of
your motherboard if the cable has LP4 connectors. Otherwise, you need a
SATA-female-to-LP4-female power adapter cable to interface this connector with
the power supply cable; you can purchase an apporpriate adapter cable (part
number LP4SATAFM2L) from StarTech.
32 Appendix B: Technical information
Index
A
ActiveMIL 9
C
connectors
Ethernet 29
LP4 power 16
Matrox Concord FE/FX board connectors 30
Matrox Concord GE/GX board connectors 29
D
dimensions, specifications 28
E
electrical specifications 26
environmental, specifications 28
Ethernet connector 29
I
installation
overview 11
L
LP4 power connector 16
M
Matrox Inspector 9
Matrox Intellicam 9
MIL 8
MIL-Lite 9
P
power connector 16, 31
S
SATA connector 16
software supported 8
specifications
dimensions 28
electrical 26
environmental 28
technical 24
T
technical information 24
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Compliance Statement
Warning
Changes or modifications to these units not expressly approved by the party responsible for the compliance could
void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
The use of shielded cables for connections of these devices to other peripherals is required to meet the regulatory
requirements.
Note
These devices comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. These devices may not cause harmful interference, and
2. These devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A digital devices, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of these devices in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
These digital apparatuses do not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatuses set
out in the Radio Interference Regulations of Industry Canada.
Ces appareils numériques n’émettent pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
EU Notice (European Union)
WARNING: These are class A products. In a domestic environment these products may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
AVERTISSEMENT: Ces appareils sont des produits informatiques de Classe A. Lorsque ces appareils sont
utilisent dans un environnement résidentiel, ces produits peuvent entraîner des interférences radioélectriques.
Dans ce cas, l'usager peut être prié de prendre des mesures correctives appropriées.
This device complies with EC Directive 89/336/EEC for Class A digital devices. They have been tested and
found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and EN55024/CISPR24 when installed in a typical class A compliant
host system. It is assumed that these devices will also achieve compliance in any Class A compliant system.
Ces unités sont conformes à la Directive communautaire 89/336/EEC pour les unités numériques de Classe A.
Les tests effectués one prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24
lorsqu’elles sont installées dans un système hôte typique de la Classe A. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même
compatibilité dans tout système compatible de la Classe A.
Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE)
Europe
(English) European user’s information – Directive on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Please refer to the Matrox Web site (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) for recycling
information.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens – Règlementation
des déchets d’équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE)
Se référer au site Web de Matrox (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) pour l’information concernant le
recyclage.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Europäische Regelungen zu Elektro- und
Elektronikaltgeräten (WEEE)
Bitte wenden Sie sich an dem Matrox-Website (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) für Recycling
Informationen.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Direttiva sui rifiuti di apparecchiature elettriche
ed elettroniche (RAEE)
Si prega di riferirsi al sito Web Matrox (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) per le informazioni di riciclaggio.
Product support
Limited Warranty
1. MATROX HARDWARE WARRANTY
1.1 UPON PURCHASE OF MATROX HARDWARE BY LICENSEE (HEREAFTER KNOW AS
"PURCHASER"), MATROX WARRANTS TO THE PURCHASER THAT THE MATROX HARDWARE
PURCHASED FROM MATROX OR MATROX AUTHORIZED DEALERS WILL BE FREE FROM
DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP UNDER NORMAL USE FOR A PERIOD OF ONE
(1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO THE LICENSEE
AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. MATROX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE
MATROX HARDWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE
CORRECTED, OR THAT THE PRODUCTS WILL MEET THE PURCHASER AND\OR LICENSEE'S
REQUIREMENTS OR PERFORM WITH ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY THIRD
PARTIES.
1.2 Matrox's limited warranty described in section 1.1 hereto applies only to Matrox Hardware manufactured
by or for Matrox. The limited warranty does not apply to any non-Matrox hardware products or any software,
including, without limitation, the Software Package, even if packaged is sold with Matrox Hardware. The
Software Package provided by Matrox is not covered under this limited warranty.
1.3 Matrox's limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the Matrox
Hardware and does not apply to any damage which arises from:
i) improper or inadequate maintenance;
ii) incompatibilities due to the Licensee's hardware or software applications, including non-Matrox products,
with or in which the Matrox Product interfaces;
iii) Matrox Products of a special or custom-made nature;
iv) unauthorized modification or misuse, including physical damage to the Matrox Product caused by the
Licensee;
v) improper installation, abuse, misapplication or negligence;
vi) failure to follow instructions relating to the Matrox Hardware's use;
vii) operation outside the Matrox Hardware's environmental specifications;
viii) improper site preparation or maintenance;
ix) software;
x) services performed by anyone who is not a representative of Matrox;
xi) other causes that do not relate to a Matrox Hardware defect;
xii) defects or damage suffered as a result of force majeure (including theft);
1.4 If Matrox receives from the Licensee, during the applicable warranty period, notice of a defect in the Matrox
Hardware, which is subsequently confirmed by Matrox, Matrox shall at its sole option, either i) repair the defect
using new or refurbished parts and return the repaired Matrox Hardware within a reasonable delay; or ii) replace
the Matrox Hardware with Matrox Hardware that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable
used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original Matrox Hardware and send such replacement
Matrox Hardware within a reasonable delay.
1.5 A replacement Matrox Hardware or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original Matrox Hardware.
When a Matrox Product or part is replaced, any replacement item shall become the purchaser's property and the
replaced item shall become Matrox's property.
1.6 This warranty is valid in any country where Matrox Hardware is distributed by Matrox or its authorized
dealers.
1.7 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTY OUTLINED IN THIS SECTION 1
AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS. NEITHER MATROX NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD
PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKES ANY OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO MATROX HARDWARE. MATROX SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS (AND
THE PURCHASER, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, SPECIFICALLY ACCEPTS SUCH
DISCLAIMER AND WAIVES) ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL
OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR INTENDED PURPOSE OR USE AND
THE WARRANTY AGAINST LATENT DEFECTS, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATROX HARDWARE.
MATROX FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE MATROX HARDWARE, IN WHOLE
OR IN PART, WILL BE FREE FROM INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PATENTS, OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
1.8 To the extent that this limited warranty is inconsistent with the law of the locality where the Licensee purchases
the Matrox Product, this limited warranty shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under
such local law, certain limitations of this limited warranty may not apply to the consumer. If Matrox cannot
lawfully disclaim statutory or implied warranties then to the extent permitted by law, all such warranties shall be
limited in duration to the duration of this express warranty and to repair or replacement service as determined
by Matrox at its sole discretion.
1.9 To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this limited warranty are the Licensee's sole and
exclusive remedies.
1.10 EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY
SET OUT IN THE PRESENT SECTION 1, IN NO EVENT SHALL MATROX BE LIABLE FOR:
i) any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, foreseeable or unforeseeable, or punitive damages,
whether based on contract, tort, delict or any other legal theory and whether advised of the possibility of such
damages; and/or
ii) damages arising from the loss of use, data, production, revenue, use of money, anticipated savings, business,
opportunity, goodwill, reputation and/or profit in connection with the Matrox Hardware or any business
interruption.
1.11 To the extent allowed by local law, Matrox's entire liability and the Licensee's exclusive remedy shall be the
repair or replacement of any defective Matrox Product during the warranty period. Matrox does not offer any
other warranty.
1.12 The Licensee shall be responsible for all applicable taxes, duties and customs fees on any replacement unit,
as well as all transport, insurance, storage and other charges incurred on all returned Matrox Hardware.
1.13 If the Purchaser needs to return Matrox Hardware, it must pack the Matrox Product in its original box and
return it to its Matrox dealer where the Matrox Product was purchased, together with the proof of purchase. The
Matrox dealer will return the Matrox Product for the Purchaser. Alternatively, if this first option is unavailable,
then the Purchaser may contact the Matrox Technical Support group which will issue a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number, upon receipt of adequate proof of purchase, and inform the Purchaser of shipping
instructions. THE PURCHASER IS NOT TO RETURN A MATROX PRODUCT TO MATROX
WITHOUT MATROX'S RMA NUMBER AND EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION.
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