Matrox Radient eV-CXP Installation and Hardware Reference

Matrox Radient eV-CXP Installation and Hardware Reference
Matrox Radient eV-CXP
Installation and Hardware Reference
Manual no. Y11200-101-0200
July 16, 2012
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Matrox Radient eV-CXP board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General acquisition features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Acquisition memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Additional functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Data transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Essentials to get started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Inspecting the Matrox Radient eV-CXP package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Standard items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Available separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Handling components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2: Hardware installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the cable adapter brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting to CoaXPress video input connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chapter 3: Using multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards . . . . 25
Installation of multiple boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Simultaneous image capture from different boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference . . . . . . 27
Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Matrox Radient eV-CXP acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power-over-CoaXPress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Lookup tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Auxiliary signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Specifications of the auxiliary signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Next valid frame and asynchronous reset modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Exposure timers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Trigger signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
User-defined signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Quadrature decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Acquisition memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Data conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Host interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Appendix A: Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Appendix B: Technical information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Board summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Global information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Technical features of Matrox Radient eV-CXP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Dimensions and environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Connectors on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
CoaXPress video input connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
External auxiliary I/O connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
PCIe auxiliary power connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
LEDs on Matrox Radient eV-CXP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
CoaXPress LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Board status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards . . . . . . . 61
Key feature changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Index
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Compliance Statement
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
EU Notice (European Union)
Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Product support
Limited Warranty
Chapter
1
Chapter 1:
Introduction
This chapter briefly describes the features of the
Matrox Radient eV-CXP board, as well as the software that
can be used with the board.
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Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
The Matrox Radient eV-CXP board is a high-performance PCIe frame grabber.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP supports image capture from high-resolution,
high-speed video sources that use the CoaXPress (CXP) communication standard.
Auxiliary 12 V
power supply
12 V
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
Power-over
CoaXPress
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
Acquisition memory
(DDR3 SDRAM)
1/2/4 GB
CoaXPress
interface
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
CoaXPress
connectors
8.5 GB/s
CoaXPress
interface
LUTs
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
Memory
interface
CoaXPress
interface
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
CoaXPress
interface
Bayer
decoder
Optional cable
adapter brackets
Via MiniDP-to-DBHD-15
adapter cable
20.83 Mb/s
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Opto Aux In (2)
Auxiliary I/O
interface
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Opto Aux In (2)
Auxiliary I/O
interface
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
GPIO
controller
PCIe 2.0 x8
Host interface
Auxiliary I/O
interface
Opto Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Color space
converter
and image
formatter
Auxiliary I/O
interface
MIL license
fingerprint
and
Supplemental MIL
license storage
4 GB/s
full duplex
Opto Aux In (2)
Host x8 PCIe 2.x bus
Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
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Matrox Radient eV-CXP features four independent CoaXPress links (acquisition
paths). This makes it possible to perform simultaneous image capture from up to
four video sources that transmit data at different CoaXPress speeds (up to
6.25 Gbits/sec). Alternatively, using link aggregation, the frame grabber can
receive image data at up to 25 Gbits/sec from a single video source. Matrox
Radient eV-CXP provides up to 13 W of power per CoaXPress link to any device
that supports power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP).
General acquisition features
Matrox Radient eV-CXP supports frame and line-scan monochrome and color
video sources. The color video sources can be RGB video sources or video sources
with a Bayer color filter. Matrox Radient eV-CXP can decode Bayer color-encoded
images and perform color space conversions on-board.
Acquisition memory
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is equipped with 1, 2, or 4 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM
acquisition memory, which is used to store acquired images. This memory is
accessed through the memory interface. The memory interface has multiple input
ports and a data transfer rate of up to 8.5 Gbytes/sec.
Additional functionality
In addition to the core video capture capabilities, Matrox Radient eV-CXP
incorporates a variety of features to simplify overall system integration. These
features include:
• Color space converter and image formatter. This can convert data as it is being
transferred to the Host. It can convert 8- or 16-bit monochrome or 24- or 48-bit
packed BGR data to monochrome, packed BGR, packed BGRa, planar RGB, or
YUV (YUYV) format. In addition, it can flip or subsample data sent to the Host.
• Bayer decoder. This can convert Bayer-encoded data to RGB. The following Bayer
patterns are supported: GRBG, GBRG, BGGR, and RGGB.
• Auxiliary, multi-purpose signals. These can be configured as user-defined signals,
or to some other functionality depending on the auxiliary signal (for example, as
trigger input or exposure output signals). Matrox Radient eV-CXP features 32
auxiliary signals that are independent of the acquisition path, accessible via four
DBHD-15 connectors. Each DBHD-15 connector has 3 TTL configurable
auxiliary inputs/outputs, 2 LVDS auxiliary inputs, 1 LVDS auxiliary output, and
2 opto-isolated auxiliary inputs.
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• Integrated quadrature decoders. These can decode input from a rotary encoder
with quadrature output.
Data transfer
Your Matrox Radient eV-CXP can send data to the Host at a maximum theoretical
transfer rate of 4.0 Gbytes/sec. Optimum conditions for high speed transfer
include using the board in a PCIe 2.x slot with 8 active lanes, using a 256-byte
payload. DMA write performance is chipset and computer dependent, and is
slightly affected by the image size and alignment in Host memory (frame start
address and line pitch).
Software
To operate your Matrox Radient eV-CXP, you can use one or more Matrox
Imaging software products that supports the board. These are the Matrox Imaging
Library (MIL) and its derivatives (for example, MIL-Lite and Matrox Intellicam).
All Matrox software is supported under Windows; MIL is also supported under
Linux when using Matrox Radient eV-CXP. Consult your software manual for
supported versions of these operating systems.
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, image
registration, metrology, character recognition (template-based and feature-based),
code recognition and verification (1D, 2D and composite code types), bead
(continuous strips of material) inspection, 3D reconstruction, and color analysis.
MIL applications are easily ported to new Matrox hardware platforms and can be
designed to take advantage of multi-processing and multi-threading
environments.
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.
Essentials to get started
Matrox Intellicam
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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 also has the ability to create custom digitizer
configuration format (DCF) files, which MIL and its derivatives use to interface
to specific non-standard video sources. Matrox Intellicam is included with all
Matrox Imaging software products.
Essentials to get started
To begin using your Matrox Radient eV-CXP, you must have a computer with
the following:
• An available conventional x8 (or x16) PCIe 1.x or 2.x slot*. Note that a PCIe 2.x
slot will ensure the fastest possible transfer of data to the Host.
• Processor with an Intel 32-bit or 64-bit architecture, or equivalent.
• A relatively up-to-date PCIe chipset. A chipset that supports the PCIe 2.x standard
is preferable. The list of platforms that are known to be compatible with Matrox
Radient eV-CXP is available on the Matrox website, under the board’s PC
compatibility list.
• MIL or one of its derivatives. This software should be installed after you install
your board.
Matrox does not guarantee compatibility with all computers that have the above
specifications. Please consult with your local Matrox Imaging representative, local
Matrox Imaging sales office, the Matrox web site, or the Matrox Imaging
Customer Support Group at headquarters before using a specific computer.
Consult your software package for other computer requirements (for example,
operating system and memory requirements).
*. Note that you can also install Matrox Radient eV-CXP in a x4 PCIe slot that has a
mechanical x8 connector; however, the maximum transfer rate between Matrox
Radient eV-CXP and the Host is reduced by 50%.
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Inspecting the Matrox Radient eV-CXP
package
You should check the contents of your Matrox Radient eV-CXP package when
you first open it. If something is missing or damaged, contact your Matrox
representative.
Standard items
You should receive the following items:
• The Matrox Radient eV-CXP board.
• A MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable. The cable has a Mini DisplayPort
(MiniDP) connector at one end, and a DBHD-15 connector at the other end.
Inspecting the Matrox Radient eV-CXP package
13
Available separately
You might have also ordered one or more of the following:
• A DBHD-15 cable adapter bracket, equipped with two DBHD-15 auxiliary I/O
connectors.
• MIL or MIL-Lite. Matrox Intellicam is included with both of these software
packages.
❖ If needed, you can purchase high-quality, 75 Ω coaxial cables from the video
source manufacturer, Belden Inc., or other third parties.
Handling components
The electronic circuits in your computer and the circuits on your Matrox
Radient eV-CXP are sensitive to static electricity and surges. Improper handling
can seriously damage the circuits. Be sure to drain static electricity from your body
by touching a metal fixture (or ground) before you touch any electronic
component. In addition, do not let your clothing come in contact with the circuit
boards or components.
Warning
Before you add or remove devices from your computer, always turn off the power
to your computer and all peripherals.
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Installation
The installation procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Complete the hardware installation procedure described in Chapter 2: Hardware
installation.
2. Complete the software installation procedure described in the documentation
accompanying your software package.
More information
For information on using multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards, refer to
Chapter 3: Using multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards.
For in-depth hardware information, refer to Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP
hardware reference; whereas for a summary of this information, as well as
environmental and electrical specifications, and connector pinout descriptions,
see Appendix B: Technical information.
This manual occasionally makes reference to a MIL-Lite function. However,
anything that can be accomplished with MIL-Lite can also be accomplished with
MIL.
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.
Chapter
2
Chapter 2:
Hardware
installation
This chapter explains how to install your
Matrox Radient eV-CXP board in your computer.
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Installing your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
Before you install your Matrox Radient eV-CXP 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).
Important
❖ Note that your board should be installed before you install your software.
Proceed with the following steps to install your board:
1. Remove the cover from your computer; refer to your computer’s documentation
for instructions.
2. Check that you have an empty x8 (or x16) PCIe 1.x or 2.x slot in which to install
your Matrox Radient eV-CXP*. Note that a PCIe 2.x slot will ensure the fastest
possible transfer of data to the Host.
x16 PCIe
32-bit PCI slot
x8 PCIe
x1 PCIe
64-bit PCI-X slot
*. Note that you can also install Matrox Radient eV-CXP in a x4 PCIe slot that has a
mechanical x8 connector; however, the maximum transfer rate between Matrox
Radient eV-CXP and the Host is reduced by 50%.
Installing your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
17
Matrox Radient eV-CXP might drop frames if the PCIe slot does not have at least
8 active lanes (for example, if the board is connected to a x8 PCIe slot that has
only four active lanes). Verify with your motherboard manufacturer to find out
whether your motherboard works efficiently with a x8 PCIe board, such as Matrox
Radient eV-CXP.
If you need to install the DBHD-15 cable adapter brackets, you will need an
additional slot for each cable adapter bracket. These slots need not be adjacent to
the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board. In addition, the cable adapter brackets do not
plug into a slot’s connector; they attach only to the back of the computer’s chassis.
❖
Note that the external auxiliary I/O connectors on the cable adapter brackets
are panel mount connectors. If you don’t want to occupy an entire slot for each
additional bracket, you can punch out two holes in the computer chassis, and
then screw the connectors in the holes.
Internal auxiliary
I/O connectors
12 V PCIe
Internal
auxiliary power auxiliary I/O
connector
connector 1
Internal
auxiliary I/O
connector 2
MiniDP
connector
MiniDP
connector
CXP 0
CXP 1
CXP 2
CoaXPress
video input
connectors
CoaXPress
video input
connectors
CXP 3
3. If there is a metal plate at the back of the selected slots, remove it. Keep the screw
from the top of the plate to anchor your board and cable adapter brackets once
they are installed.
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4. Position your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board in the selected PCIe slot. Align the
CoaXPress connectors with the opening at the back of the slot, and move the board
until the connectors pass through the opening.
Important
When installing your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board in a x16 PCIe slot, special
care must be taken to avoid damaging the board. Some x16 PCIe slots have a
connector with a retainer. You should avoid touching the latch of this retainer with
the board. Alternatively, you can remove the latch from the retainer.
x16 PCIe solder-side latch
x16 PCIe component-side latch
5. Once all four CoaXPress input connectors are in the opening in the chassis, press
the board firmly but carefully straight down into the connector of the slot.
6. Anchor the board using the screw that you removed in step 3.
7. Connect the PCIe power cable from your computer’s 12 V power supply to the
PCIe auxiliary power connector on Matrox Radient eV-CXP.
❖ You only need to connect the auxiliary power if you are using PoCXP-compliant
video sources.
8. If required, install the cable adapter brackets, as described in the section Installing
the cable adapter brackets, later in this chapter.
9. Attach your video sources, as described in the section Connecting video sources,
later in this chapter.
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19
10. Turn on your computer.
❖ When you boot your computer under Windows, 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.
Under Windows and Linux, the driver will be installed during the installation of
Matrox Radient eV-CXP software.
11. Disable active state power management (ASPM) for PCIe devices, to maximize
the performance of Matrox Radient eV-CXP. In the BIOS, disable all ASPM (or
equivalent) settings (typically accessible from the Power management submenu
of the Advanced Configurations menu). In addition, if the operating system has
an ASPM for PCIe devices option, disable this option as well. For example, in
Microsoft Windows 7, open the Power Options dialog box from the Windows
Control Panel. For the currently selected power plan, click on Change Plan
Settings and then click on Change Advanced Power Settings. In the presented
dialog, expand PCI Express, and then expand Link State Power Management
and set it to Off.
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Installing the cable adapter brackets
To install the cable adapter brackets, proceed with the following steps:
1. Make sure that your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board is fastened to the computer
chassis.
2. Attach the two cable adapter brackets to the internal auxiliary I/O connectors on
the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board. When attaching the flat ribbon cables of the
adapter brackets, position each cable so that the black wire is on the same side as
the bracket of the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board.
Note that the two cable adapter brackets are physically identical. For naming
purposes, the cable adapter bracket that you connect to internal auxiliary I/O
connector 1 is the primary cable adapter bracket. The secondary cable adapter
bracket is the cable adapter bracket that you connect to internal auxiliary I/O
connector 2.
Internal
auxiliary I/O
connector 1
Internal
auxiliary I/O
connector 2
3. Slide the bracket of the cable adapter bracket into the opening at the back of the
selected slot.
4. Anchor the bracket to the chassis using the screw that you removed in the previous
section.
Note that the external auxiliary I/O connectors on the cable adapter brackets are
panel mount connectors. If you don’t want to occupy an entire slot for each
additional bracket, you can punch out two holes in the computer chassis, and then
screw the connectors in the holes.
Connecting video sources
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Connecting video sources
The Matrox Radient eV-CXP board has the following connectors on its bracket:
• Four CoaXPress video input connectors (BNC). Used to receive video streams
from the video sources. These connectors are also used to transmit and receive
CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals, as well as control and acknowledgement
messages.
• Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP) connector. Used to connect the
MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable. The DBHD-15 connector on the adapter
cable is called external auxiliary I/O connector 0. This connector is used to
transmit and receive auxiliary signals.
Internal auxiliary
I/O connectors
MiniDP
connector
MiniDP-to-DBHD-15
adapter cable
CXP 0
CXP 1
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 0
CXP 2
CXP 3
CoaXPress
video input
connectors
22 Chapter 2: Hardware installation
To access the signals of the internal auxiliary I/O connectors, you can install up
to two cable adapter brackets. They each have two connectors that are named
based on the internal auxiliary I/O connector to which their cable adapter bracket
is attached.
• External auxiliary I/O connectors 1, 2, and 3 (panel mount DBHD-15). Each
used to transmit and receive auxiliary signals.
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 1
MiniDP-to-DBHD-15
adapter cable
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 3
CXP 0
CXP 1
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 0
CXP 2
Unused
connector
CXP 3
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 2
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
Primary cable
adapter bracket
Secondary cable
adapter bracket
Note that the primary cable adapter bracket is the bracket that you attach to
internal auxiliary I/O connector 1, and the secondary cable adapter bracket is the
bracket that you attach to internal auxiliary I/O connector 2.
Connecting video sources
23
Connecting to CoaXPress video input connectors
When attaching video sources to your Matrox Radient eV-CXP, you must use
75 Ω, coaxial cables with standard BNC connectors. For the best performance, it
is recommended that you use high-quality cables, such as Belden 1694A cables.
Video sources can be connected to the CoaXPress video input connectors in any
order. For example, if you have two video sources, which would each be connected
to Matrox Radient eV-CXP with two coaxial cables, you can connect the cables
as follows:
Matrox Radient eV-CXP main bracket
Video source 1
Video source 2
Matrox Radient eV-CXP main bracket
Video source 1
Video source 2
Matrox Radient eV-CXP communicates with the video sources to identify which
video source is connected to which input connectors.
❖ Note that if you are using more than one coaxial cable to connect to the same
video source, the cables you choose must be of the same type and length.
The length of cable that you choose will affect the maximum data transmission
rate. In general, for lengths greater than 40 m, the longer your cables, the lower
the maximum possible bit rate. For example, using high-quality, 100 m cables,
the maximum possible bit rate is 3.125 Gbits/sec.
Another factor that affects the bit rate is the quality of the cables that you choose.
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CoaXPress LEDs
The four CoaXPress LEDs on the main bracket identify the state and activity of
connected devices.
The typical sequence of LED states is as follows:
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is booting.
Orange, solid
If PoCXP is disabled
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is
sensing for a non-PoCXP
compliant device.
Alternating red/orange,
slow flash
If PoCXP is enabled
Red, slow flash
If the device is
non-PoCXP
compliant
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is
trying to establish a connection
with the device, without sending
power to the device.
Orange, fast flash
If the device is
PoCXP-compliant
Green, fast flash
Green, slow flash
Green, solid
Important
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is
sensing for a PoCXPcompliant device.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is sending
power to the device, and is trying
to establish a connection.
Connection established.
No data is being transferred.
Data is being transferred.
If the sequence of LED states on your Matrox Radient eV-CXP is different from
this sequence, there could be a problem with your device or with data transfer.
Please refer to the CoaXPress LEDs section in Appendix B: Technical information
for the complete list of possible LED states.
Chapter
3
Chapter 3:
Using multiple
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
boards
This chapter explains how to use multiple
Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards.
26 Chapter 3: Using multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards
Installation of multiple boards
You can install and use multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards in one computer.
Install each additional Matrox Radient eV-CXP board as you installed the first
board (refer to Chapter 2: Hardware installation). The number of Matrox
Radient eV-CXP boards that you can install is primarily dependent on the number
of physical slots in your computer, and your BIOS; your BIOS establishes how
many PCIe devices can be mapped to the PCIe memory space of your computer.
Using MIL-Lite, you have to allocate a MIL system for each board and allocate
the resources of each MIL system. For more information, see MsysAlloc() with
M_SYSTEM_RADIENTCXP in the MIL Reference.
Simultaneous image capture from different
boards
In addition to capturing images from multiple video sources with a single Matrox
Radient eV-CXP board, you can also simultaneously capture images from video
sources attached to multiple Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards. Note that the
number of video sources from which you can simultaneously capture images is
limited by the PCIe chipset on your computer.
The use of a high performance PCIe chipset is necessary to sustain PCIe transfers
to Host memory. Ideally, a PCIe 2.x chipset should be used. A PCIe 2.x Host bus
will optimize the speed of data transmission, and will minimize data loss. The list
of platforms that are known to be compatible with Matrox Radient eV-CXP is
available on the Matrox web site, under the board’s compatibility list.
To measure the effective available bandwidth of the PCIe slot in your computer
with the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board, you can use the RadientCXPBench tool
integrated in the MILConfig utility. As a reference point, capturing from a 2K x
2K, 8-bit, 60 frames/sec video source will require a minimum bandwidth of
240 Mbytes/sec, plus an additional bandwidth margin of approximately 20%, for
a bandwidth of 288 Mbytes/sec.
Chapter
4
Chapter 4:
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
hardware reference
This chapter explains the architecture, features, and modes
of the Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware.
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Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference
This chapter provides information on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware. It
covers the architecture, features, and modes of the board’s acquisition section. In
addition, the chapter covers the Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware related to the
formatting and transfer of data. A summary of the features of Matrox
Radient eV-CXP, as well as pin assignments for the various connectors, can be
found in Appendix B: Technical information.
Acquisition path
This manual uses the term acquisition path to refer to a path that has the
components to, for example, digitize or capture a video input signal. The term
independent acquisition path is used to refer to an acquisition path that can, if
required, acquire data from a video source independently from another such path
on the same frame grabber.
Digitizer
MIL-Lite uses the concept of a MIL digitizer to represent the acquisition path(s)
with which to grab from one input source of the specified type. When several MIL
digitizers are allocated, their device number along with their DCF identify if they
represent the same path(s) (but perhaps for a different input format) or
independent path(s) for simultaneous acquisition.
Digitizer
configuration format
To program the acquisition section, allocate a MIL digitizer using MdigAlloc()
with an appropriate DCF (supplied or created) and digitizer device number. If
you find a DCF file that is suitable for your video source, but you need to adjust
some of the more common settings, you can do so directly, without adjusting the
file, using the appropriate MIL-Lite function. For more specialized adjustments,
use the Matrox Intellicam program to adjust the DCF file.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference
Auxiliary 12 V
power supply
12 V
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
Power-over
CoaXPress
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
Acquisition memory
(DDR3 SDRAM)
1/2/4 GB
CoaXPress
interface
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
CoaXPress
connectors
8.5 GB/s
CoaXPress
interface
LUTs
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
Memory
interface
CoaXPress
interface
20.83 Mb/s
24 V
6.25 Gb/s
CoaXPress
interface
Bayer
decoder
Optional cable
adapter brackets
Via MiniDP-to-DBHD-15
adapter cable
20.83 Mb/s
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Opto Aux In (2)
Auxiliary I/O
interface
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Opto Aux In (2)
Auxiliary I/O
interface
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
GPIO
controller
PCIe 2.0 x8
Host interface
Auxiliary I/O
interface
Opto Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux In (2)
LVDS Aux Out (1)
TTL Aux I/Os (3)
Color space
converter
and image
formatter
Auxiliary I/O
interface
MIL license
fingerprint
and
Supplemental MIL
license storage
4 GB/s
full duplex
Opto Aux In (2)
Host x8 PCIe 2.x bus
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Matrox Radient eV-CXP acquisition
Matrox Radient eV-CXP can capture video from digital video sources compliant
with the CoaXPress standard 1.0 specification. Matrox Radient eV-CXP has four
CoaXPress links (acquisition paths). When a video source is connected to the
Matrox Radient eV-CXP, the board communicates with the video source to
determine the rate at which data will be transferred. Matrox Radient eV-CXP can
provide power-over-CoaXPress to attached video sources.
For each video source connected to the board, Matrox Radient eV-CXP provides
a trigger signal, and 4 general purpose input/output (GPIO) signals, which are
used to communicate exclusively with the video source. To communicate with
other third-party devices, Matrox Radient eV-CXP provides 32 auxiliary signals.
Auxiliary input signals can be rerouted to the video source-exclusive trigger and
GPIO signals and vice versa.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP supports monochrome, RGB color, and Bayer
color-encoded acquisition. The board can perform color-conversion, flipping, and
image subsampling.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP acquisition
31
Performance
The performance of each acquisition path is as follows:
Maximum
Number of pixels / line (including sync and blanking)
Number of lines / frame (including sync and blanking)
64 K
64 K
Downlink bit rate (per link)
Uplink bit rate (per link)
6.25 Gbits/sec
20.83 Mbits/sec
The maximum data transmission rate that you can achieve depends on the length
of your coaxial cable, the quality of the cable, as well as the type of PCIe slot to
which you connect your Matrox Radient eV-CXP.
Effect of cable length
For lengths greater than 40 m, the longer the cables, the lower the maximum
possible bit rate. High-quality cables, such as Belden 1694A cables, will allow for
the highest possible bit rates. The table below outlines the bit rates that you can
expect to achieve at certain lengths, using Belden 1694A cables, as well as the bit
rates possible when connecting to a single video source using link aggregation (2,
3, and 4 cables).
Length
Maximum bit rate
130 m
Number of cables connected to
the video source
1
100 m
40 m
1
1
3.125 Gbits/sec
6.25 Gbits/sec
40 m
40 m
2
3
12.5 Gbits/sec
18.75 Gbits/sec
40 m
4
25.0 Gbits/sec
1.25 Gbits/sec
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Effect of the type of
PCIe slot
A PCIe 2.x slot supports a higher data transmission rate than a 1.x slot. A by-four
(x4) PCIe slot will lower the data rate by half, when compared to a by-eight (x8)
PCIe slot of the same base specification (1.x or 2.x). While transferring data to
the Host, these factors will reduce the maximum transmission rate as shown in
the table.
Reduction in maximum data transmission
rate, as it depends on the type of PCIe slot
PCIe base specification 1.x
PCIe base specification 2.x
x8 PCIe slot
x4 PCIe slot (with
mechanical x8 connector)
50%
100%
25%
50%
Power-over-CoaXPress
Matrox Radient eV-CXP supports power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) compliant
video sources, and non-PoCXP compliant video sources. When Matrox
Radient eV-CXP is connected to a proper auxiliary 12 V power supply, the
CoaXPress standard is configured to provide up to 13 W per link, at a nominal
voltage of 24 V, to the connected device.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP detects whether the video source is PoCXP-compliant.
When connecting to non-PoCXP compliant video sources, Matrox
Radient eV-CXP has appropriate circuitry to ensure that no power is transmitted.
To manually disable the PoCXP circuitry and ensure that no power is sent to the
device, you can use the MIL-Lite function MdigControl().
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is also equipped with an overcurrent protection
mechanism and a resettable fuse that can sustain a current of 1 A.
Acquisition
Matrox Radient eV-CXP accepts 8-, 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-bit video data. All data
is transmitted in packets over the CoaXPress links.
The Matrox Radient eV-CXP CoaXPress interface is responsible for buffering
incoming data before it is written to memory, as well as assembling and
disassembling packets from the video sources. Video sources can be frame or
line-scan video sources.
CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals
33
Lookup tables
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has on-board lookup tables (LUTs) that can be used to
precondition input data at acquisition time, before it is stored in memory.
There is one LUT palette available per CoaXPress acquisition path for 8- and
10-bit data. For 12-bit data, all acquisition paths use the same palette. For 14- and
16-bit data, a transparent LUT palette is used. The LUTs are programmed using
the MIL-Lite function MdigLut().
CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals
To communicate exclusively with the video source(s), Matrox Radient eV-CXP
supports CoaXPress trigger signals, CoaXPress GPIO signals, and control
messages. Control messages are basic communication messages that facilitate data
transmission between the video sources and the board.
For each video source connected to the board, Matrox Radient eV-CXP provides
a trigger signal and 4 GPIO signals. These signals can be configured as input
signals, sent from the video source to the board, or output signals, sent from the
board to the video source. These signals can be programmed using the MIL-Lite
function MdigControl() with M_USER_BIT...
Matrox Radient eV-CXP can send CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals to a video
source to initiate image acquisition. The video source can send CoaXPress trigger
and GPIO signals to the board, for example, to arm a trigger, to start a timer, or
to trigger other off-board devices (via the auxiliary output signals). For more
information on how to use the auxiliary input and output signals, refer to the
following Auxiliary signals section.
Auxiliary signals
The auxiliary signals of Matrox Radient eV-CXP can be used to initiate on-board
events (inputs), can be transmitted to third-party devices (outputs), or can be
rerouted to or from the CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals.
You can use any of the auxiliary input signals of Matrox Radient eV-CXP as a
trigger acquisition signal, or to arm a trigger or start an exposure timer. An auxiliary
input signal can also be rerouted to a video source as a CoaXPress trigger or GPIO
signal; it can be used as a camera exposure signal, or as an image acquisition trigger.
34 Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference
An auxiliary output signal can reroute a CoaXPress trigger or GPIO signal to
another device. You can also route an exposure timer signal on an auxiliary output
signal.
Note that you can designate the auxiliary input and output signals in the DCF
with Matrox Intellicam. When you route an external signal (not a CoaXPress
signal) to or from an auxiliary signal, verify that the external signal meets the
electrical specifications of the auxiliary signal.
The following table summarizes the auxiliary functionality that the Matrox
Radient eV-CXP supports using its auxiliary I/O signals. The table also
documents the MIL constants to use. Note that for trigger and user-defined
signals, the number suffix of the MIL constants depends on the numbering mode
selected (MdigControl() with M_HARDWARE_PORTn + the required
numbering mode).
There are two numbering modes:
• Relative mode (M_RELATIVE). In this mode, one auxiliary I/O connector (one
set of 8 auxiliary signals) is designated to each CoaXPress acquisition path. The
auxiliary signals on each connector use the same MIL constants.
• Absolute mode (M_ABSOLUTE). In this mode, the auxiliary signals can be
routed to any of the CoaXPress acquisition paths. The MIL constants follow the
same enumeration as their corresponding auxiliary signals.
For example, in absolute mode, AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_5 can be defined as an
exposure output signal, a trigger input signal (M_HARDWARE_PORT5), or a
user-defined input/output signal (M_USER_BIT... + 5). This auxiliary signal can
be used for any acquisition path.
Auxiliary signals
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*. Exposure output: The auxiliary signal can be used to transmit an exposure output signal, generated with any of the four timers. In this case,
replace n with the number of the timer: 1,2, 3 or 4.
User-defined output: The auxiliary signal can be used to transmit any of the 28 possible user-defined output signals.
†. Note that a rotary encoder with quadrature output transmits a two-bit code. The table entries 0 and 1, therefore, denote bit position.
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Specifications of the auxiliary signals
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has auxiliary signals in the following formats:
Signal format
TTL auxiliary input or output (I/O) signals
Opto-isolated auxiliary input signals
LVDS auxiliary input signals
LVDS auxiliary output signals
Total number of auxiliary signals
Total # of signals
Without
With two
cable adapter
cable adapter
brackets
brackets attached
3
12
2
8
2
8
1
4
8
32
When an auxiliary input signal is received in TTL format directly, it will be
clamped at a maximum of 5.7 V and at a minimum of -0.7 V to protect the input
buffer. Typically, the signal should have a maximum of 5 V and a minimum of
0 V. A signal over 2 V is considered high, while anything less than 0.8 V is
considered low.
The opto-isolated auxiliary input signals pass through an opto-coupler, a device
that protects the board from outside surges and different ground levels, and allows
the frame grabber to be totally isolated. The voltage difference across the positive
and negative components of the signal must be between 4.71 V and 9.165 V for
logic high, and between -5.0 V and 0.8 V for logic low.
You can set the direction of an auxiliary I/O signal using the MIL-Lite function
MdigControl() with M_AUX_SIGNAL_MODE.
You can designate each of the auxiliary signals in the DCF with Matrox Intellicam.
You can then program these signals using the MIL-Lite function MdigControl()
with M_USER..., M_TRIGGER..., M_GRAB_EXPOSURE..., or
M_ROTARY_ENCODER...
Auxiliary signals
37
Next valid frame and asynchronous reset modes
Matrox Radient eV-CXP can operate in two modes: next valid frame mode or
asynchronous reset mode. In next valid frame mode, the board waits for the next
valid frame (as specified by the DCF file) before starting the grab.
In asynchronous reset mode, the board resets the video source to begin a new frame
when a trigger signal is received. The board can send an exposure signal to reset
the video source.
Exposure timers
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has four 16-bit exposure timers, which operate on a
125 MHz internal clock. These timers can each generate an exposure output signal
with up to two pulses.
Exposure output signals allow you to control the exposure time and other external
events related to the video source (such as a strobe). An exposure output signal
can be output on any of the auxiliary output signals or auxiliary I/O signals in
output mode. An exposure signal can also be sent to a video source as a CoaXPress
GPIO signal.
To output an exposure signal, use the MIL-Lite function MdigControl() with
M_GRAB_EXPOSURE....
Trigger signals
You can use any of the auxiliary input signals of Matrox Radient eV-CXP (or
auxiliary I/O signals in input mode) as a trigger. A trigger signal can be used to
initiate image acquisition, or prompt an on-board event.
Note that only one auxiliary input signal can be rerouted to a CoaXPress trigger
signal, per video source, at a time.
Timing requirements
When you use an external signal as a trigger, the pulse width of the signal must
be at least 16 nsec (2 clock periods at 125 MHz).
❖ Note that these timing requirements apply for any auxiliary input signal.
To enable grabbing upon a trigger, use the MIL-Lite function MdigControl() with
M_GRAB_TRIGGER; to set the source of the signal used to trigger the grab, use
MdigControl() with M_GRAB_TRIGGER_SOURCE. To start an exposure
timer upon a trigger, use MdigControl() with
M_GRAB_EXPOSURE_SOURCE.
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User-defined signals
Any auxiliary input or output signal can be configured as a user-defined signal.
User-defined signals are handled with registers that are written to (user outputs)
or read from (user inputs). When an auxiliary input signal is configured as a
user-defined input signal, it is associated with a bit of the user input register. When
required, the register value is read. When an auxiliary output signal is configured
as a user-defined output signal, it is associated with a bit of the user output register.
The value of the user output register is output on that auxiliary output signal.
Once a signal is set as a user-defined signal, your application can interpret this
signal as required.
To control and inquire user-defined signals, use the MIL-Lite functions
MdigControl() and MdigInquire(), respectively, with M_USER_BIT_...
Quadrature decoder
Matrox Radient eV-CXP features four quadrature decoders. They are used to
decode input from a rotary encoder with quadrature output. A rotary encoder is
a device that provides information about the absolute position and direction of a
rotating shaft. The encoder outputs a two-bit code (also known as Gray code) on
two pairs of LVDS wires in a precise sequence, as shown in the table below.
Channel
Quadrant A
Quadrant B
Quadrant C
Quadrant D
Quadrature channel A (bit 0)
0
1
1
0
Quadrature channel B (bit 1)
0
0
1
1
From this sequence, the position of the rotating shaft and the direction of rotation
can be determined.
The quadrature decoder can decode Gray code and update a 32-bit internal
counter. The sequence going from Quadrant A through Quadrant B through
Quadrant C through Quadrant D increments the 32-bit internal counter. You can
read the counter at different stages of the grab or trigger a grab based on the value
of the counter. The quadrature decoder supports encoder frequencies of up to 50
MHz.
Acquisition memory
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When you want to configure auxiliary signals as quadrature input signals, you
must use two signals for each quadrature encoder: one to carry the first bit, and
one to carry the second. You can enable the quadrature decoder, or configure its
settings, using the MIL-Lite function MdigControl() with
M_ROTARY_ENCODER..., or by modifying the DCF file with Matrox
Intellicam.
The LVDS receivers of the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board support input from
-4 V to +5 V.
❖
Note that an external source must be used to power the rotary encoder (for
example, your computer’s 5 V power source).
Acquisition memory
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has 1, 2, or 4 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM acquisition
memory. This memory is accessed through the memory interface, and is used to
store acquired images. The memory interface transfers data to and from memory
at up to 8.5 Gbytes/sec.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has 128 Mbytes of memory mapped onto the PCIe bus.
You can use a Host pointer to access this memory, or you can access it directly
from another PCIe bus master; this memory is referred to as shared memory. To
allocate a buffer in shared memory, use the MIL-Lite function MbufAlloc...() with
M_ON_BOARD + M_SHARED.
Data conversion
The color space converter and image formatter can convert data in the following
ways:
• Subsampling. Image data can be subsampled. This can be useful to implement
custom software-based motion detection because at a reduced scale, image
comparison is faster.
The color space converter and image formatter can subsample in the horizontal
direction by integer factors of 1 to 16; whereas, there is no restriction in the vertical
direction. The color space converter and image formatter uses nearest-neighbor
interpolation.
40 Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference
You can use any of the following MIL-Lite functions to subsample image data:
➠
MdigControl() with M_GRAB_SCALE_X/Y, using a factor of less than 1.
➠
MimResize() with ScaleFactorX and ScaleFactorY set to a value less than 1.
➠
MbufCopy() or MbufTransfer(), setting the destination buffer size smaller
than the original image.
Note that Matrox Radient eV-CXP does not support cropping in hardware. To
crop image data, you must preprogram the region of interest in the video source.
Another option is to use MbufCopy() or MbufTransfer() to set the destination
buffer size smaller than the original image, as stated above.
• Flipping. Images can be flipped horizontally or vertically, using the MIL-Lite
MdigControl() function with M_GRAB_DIRECTION_X/Y.
• Color space conversion. The color space converter and image formatter formats
an image based on its type and the bit-depth and color format of the destination
buffer. You can set the bit depth and color format of the destination buffer when
you allocate it using the MIL-Lite function MbufAlloc...(). The format of the
source image is established in the DCF.
Image data can be converted as follows:
Input format
Output format
8-bit
monochrome
8-bit monochrome
16-bit monochrome
24-bit packed BGR
48-bit packed BGR
16-bit
monochrome
24-bit
packed
BGR
32-bit
packed
BGRa
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
48-bit
packed
BGR
16-bit
YUV
(YUYV)
24-bit
RGB
planar
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
48-bit
RGB
planar
yes
yes
Host interface
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The equations for the YUV16 conversion are described in the following table.
Color space conversion
Equations
RGB-to-YUV
•
Y = 0.299 R + 0.587 G + 0.114 B
•
U = -0.169 R - 0.331 G +0.500 B + 128
•
V = 0.500 R - 0.419 G - 0.081 B +128
•
Y = 0.114B + 0.587G +0.0229R
•
U = 0.500B - 0.331G - 0.169R + 2
•
V = -0.081B - 0.419G + 0.500R + 2
BGR-to-YUV
(res-1)
(res-1)
Host interface
The Matrox Radient eV-CXP PCIe 2.0 Host interface is capable of high-speed
DMA transfers to Host memory, or other memory mapped onto the PCIe bus.
The DMA write engine of the Host interface is capable of performing the transfers
without the help of the Host CPU.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP uses PCIe 2.0 technology to communicate with the
Host. Under optimum conditions, Matrox Radient eV-CXP can send data to the
Host at a peak transfer rate of up to 4 Gbytes/sec. Optimum conditions include
using the board in a PCIe 2.x slot with 8 active lanes, using a 256-byte payload.
DMA write performance is chipset and computer dependent, and is slightly
affected by the image size and alignment in Host memory.
The Matrox Radient eV-CXP Host interface has four DMA write contexts, which
act independently, simulating four DMA write engines running in parallel. The
presence of multiple DMA contexts does not change the maximum bandwidth,
but can help reduce latency.
42 Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP hardware reference
Appendix A:
Appendix A:
Glossary
This appendix defines some of the specialized terms used
in the Matrox Radient eV-CXP documentation.
44 Appendix A: Glossary
Glossary
• Acquisition path.
A path that has the components to, for example, digitize or capture a video input
signal.
• ASPM.
Active State Power Management. A hardware PCIe mechanism that autonomously
controls power consumption of the PCIe connectors in a computer. The actual
power consumed by a PCIe device depends on the PCIe traffic and on the
power-saving level to which the PCIe slot is configured. The power-saving level
of the PCIe slot is initialized by the operating system.
• Auxiliary I/O.
Auxiliary input/output. Auxiliary, multi-purpose signals that can be configured as
user-defined signals, or to some other functionality depending on the auxiliary
signal (for example, as trigger input or exposure output signals).
• 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 or by increasing the clock frequency at which an interface or a
processing core operates (for example, increasing the DDR3 SDRAM clock
frequency).
• BNC connector.
Bayonet Neill-Concelman connector. A common connector used for 75 Ω coaxial
cables. Its fastener uses L-shaped slots to ensure that the coaxial cable is secured
to the Matrox Radient eV-CXP.
Glossary
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• CoaXPress.
An asymmetric high-speed communication standard used primarily for video and
image data transfer. CoaXPress supports the transmission of video data, control
signals, triggers, and power all on the same coaxial line. CoaXPress supports
downlink data rates of up to 6.25 Gbits/sec (1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5.0, and
6.25 Gbits/s) and an uplink data rate of 20.83 Mbits/sec.
• Contiguous memory.
A block of memory occupying a single, unbroken series of addresses.
• CXP.
See CoaXPress.
• DCF.
Digitizer configuration format. A format that defines how the video source and the
frame grabber are configured. The video source and the frame grabber are set to
the specified camera mode, which defines the format of transferred data. The DCF
can also configure the triggers, timers, and quadrature decoders.
DCF files have a .dcf extension.
• DDR3 SDRAM.
Double-data-rate type 3 synchronous dynamic random-access memory. A type of
general purpose consumer RAM. DDR3 SDRAM allows for data transfer at very
high speeds, which is important for I/O-bound functions. This type of memory
is inexpensive, high density, and very efficient as long as the data is accessed
contiguously.
• Digitizer configuration format.
See DCF.
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• Dynamic range.
The range of values present in a buffer. An unsigned 8-bit buffer, for example, has
an allowable range of 0 to 255; its dynamic range can be any range within these
values.
• Exposure signal.
The signal generated by one of the programmable timers of the frame grabber.
The exposure signal can be used to control external hardware. For example, it can
be fed to the video source to control its exposure time or can be used to fire a
strobe light.
• Exposure time.
Refers to the period during which the image sensor of a video source is exposed
to light. As the length of this period increases, so does the image brightness.
• Frame.
A single image grabbed from a video source.
• Grab.
To acquire an image from a video source.
• GPIO.
General purpose input and output. These signals represent control bits of a register
on the frame grabber, which can be shared and updated by both the frame grabber
and the video source. They are updated over the CoaXPress links via packet
transfers.
• Latency.
The time from when a command is sent to when its operation is started.
Glossary
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• LVDS.
Low-voltage differential signaling. LVDS offers a general-purpose, high bandwidth
interface standard for serial and parallel data interfaces that require increased
bandwidth at high speed, with low noise and power consumption.
• PCIe.
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express. The standard used for the computer
bus that acts as an interface between hardware devices, such as Matrox
Radient eV-CXP, and your computer.
• Payload.
The amount of data transmitted to the PCIe bus within each data packet.
Common payload sizes are 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, and 4096 bytes.
• PoCXP.
Power-over-CoaXPress. Power-over-CoaXPress is the term for power transmitted
to a video source over a coaxial cable using the CoaXPress standard. Power can be
provided to a video source, at up to 13 W per cable, at a nominal voltage of 24 V.
• Real-time processing.
The processing of an image at the same speed or faster than the speed at which
images are grabbed. Real-time processing ensures that no frames are missed.
Also known as live processing.
• Rotary encoder.
A device used to convert the angular position of a shaft or axle to an analog or
digital code.
48 Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B:
Appendix B:
Technical
information
This appendix contains information that might be useful
when installing your Matrox Radient eV-CXP board.
50 Appendix B: Technical information
Board summary
Global information
• Operating system: See your software manual for supported versions of Microsoft
Windows and Linux.
• Minimum computer requirements:
- x8 (or x16) PCIe 1.x or 2.x slot*.
- Processor with an Intel 32-bit or 64-bit architecture, or equivalent.
- A relatively up-to-date PCIe chipset. A chipset that supports the PCIe 2.x
standard is preferable. The list of platforms that are known to be compatible
with Matrox Radient eV-CXP is available on the Matrox website, under the
board’s PC compatibility list.
- A proper power supply. Refer to the Electrical specifications section.
Matrox does not guarantee compatibility with all computers that have the above
specifications. Please consult with your local Matrox Imaging representative, local
Matrox Imaging sales office, the Matrox web site, or the Matrox Imaging
Customer Support Group at headquarters before using a specific computer.
Technical features of Matrox Radient eV-CXP
• Four independent CoaXPress links (acquisition paths). Image data can be
transmitted at up to 6.25 Gbits/sec when using a single coaxial cable (1.25, 2.5,
3.125, 5.0, or 6.25 Gbits/s), and up to 25 Gbits/sec when using four cables.
• Provides power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) (up to 13 W per link) to any
PoCXP-compliant device. The board is equipped with an overcurrent protection
mechanism and a resettable fuse. The fuse can sustain a current of 1 A.
• Has a x8 PCIe 2.0 Host interface.
*. Note that you can also install Matrox Radient eV-CXP in a x4 PCIe slot that has a
mechanical x8 connector; however, the maximum transfer rate between Matrox
Radient eV-CXP and the Host is reduced by 50%.
Board summary
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• Supports coaxial cable lengths of up to 40 m running at 6.25 Gbits/sec.
• Supports frame and line-scan video sources. The minimum and maximum
number of pixels per line are 33 and 65535, respectively.
• Supports video sources with a Bayer color filter. Bayer-encoded data (GRBG,
GBRG, BGGR, or RGGB) is converted to RGB.
• Can convert 8- or 16-bit monochrome or 24- or 48-bit packed BGR data to
monochrome, packed or planar BGR, packed BGRa, or YUV (YUYV) format.
• Can perform horizontal or vertical flipping.
• Can subsample image data by integer subsampling factors of 1 to 16.
• Has 1, 2, or 4 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM. Total memory bandwidth of up to
8.5 Gbytes/sec.
• Supports external 5 V rotary encoders with quadrature output.
• Has up to 32 auxiliary signals (with the cable adapter brackets installed) that are
path independent; the auxiliary signals can be transmitted on any of the CoaXPress
links. Each auxiliary I/O connector provides the following number of signals:
- Three TTL auxiliary I/O signals (trigger or user-defined input signals, or
exposure or user-defined output signals).
- One LVDS auxiliary output signal (exposure or user-defined output signal).
- Two LVDS auxiliary input signals (trigger, quadrature, or user-defined input
signals).
- Two opto-isolated auxiliary input signals (trigger or user-defined input signals).
• Has four CoaXPress LEDs, one for each CoaXPress input connector, to identify
the status and activity of connected devices.
• Has four board status LEDs to indicate the status of each of the following: power,
board configuration, PCIe (Host) slot, and firmware.
52 Appendix B: Technical information
Electrical specifications
Matrox Radient eV-CXP (starting from version 000)
Operating voltage and Typical: 3.3 V, 425 mA: 1.4 W
current (eV-CXP)
Typical 12.0 V, 1.2 A: 14.4 W
Max. PoCXP 18.5 - 24.0 V, 700 mA: 17 W* (Current drawn from the PCIe auxiliary power connector. Power is not
dissipated by the board; it is only used by the video source).
Total dissipated by the board: 1.4 W + 14.4 W =15.8 W
Total dissipated by board and PoCXP video sources = 15.8 W + (4 * 17 W) = 83.8 W
I/O Specifications
Input signals in
LVDS format
100 Ohm differential termination.
Input current: -10 μA (min) to +10 μA (max).
Common-mode: -4 V (min) to +5 V (max).
Differential threshold: low of -50 mV (min); high of +50 mV (max).
Output signals in
LVDS format
No parallel termination.
Output current : -10 μA to 10 μA.
Output voltage: high (Voh) 1.6 V (max), 1.33 V (typ); low (Vol) 0.9 V (min), 1.02 V (typ)
Differential output voltage (with load of 100 Ohm): 250 mV (min) to 450 mV (max).
Offset voltage (common-mode): 1.125 V (min) to 1.375 V (max).
Propagation delay: 2.8 ns (max).
Input signals in
TTL format
No series termination.
Pulled up to 3.3 V with 4.716 K Ohm.
Clamped to -0.7 V to +5.7 V.
Input current: 5 μA (max).
Input voltage: low of 0.8 V (max); high of 2.0 V (min).
Output signals in
TTL format
27 Ohm series termination.
High-level output current: -32 mA (max).
Low-level output current: +64 mA (max).
Output voltage: low of 0.55 V (max); high of 2.0 V (min).
Opto-coupled input
signals†
511 Ohm series termination (connected on the anode inputs of the opto-coupler device).
Input current: low: 250 μA (max); high: 5 mA (min (thresholded)) to 15 mA (max) (6.3 to 10 mA recommended).
Input voltage: low (Vil) of 0.8 V (max); high (Vih) of 4.71 V (min) to 9.165 V (max).
Input forward voltage (at 25 degrees C): 1.3 V (min), 1.8 V (max).
Propagation delay (at 25 degrees C): 100 ns (max).
*. The PoCXP protection fuse on Matrox Radient eV-CXP can sustain a current of 1 A.
†. The Matrox Radient eV-CXP opto-couplers are manufactured by Agilent or Avago Technologies (P/N HCPL-0631).
Dimensions and environmental specifications
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Dimensions and environmental
specifications
• Dimensions of Matrox Radient eV-CXP: 16.76 L x 11.12 H x 1.871 W cm
(6.6" x 4.376" x 0.737") from bottom edge of goldfinger to top edge of board.
These values respect the dimensions of a PCIe half-length board.
• Ventilation: 200 LFM between boards.
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C
(32°F to 131°F).
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: -40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F).
• Operating relative humidity: up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
• Storage humidity: up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
54 Appendix B: Technical information
Connectors on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP
board
On the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board, there are several interface connectors. On
the bracket of the main board, there are four CoaXPress video input connectors
and one Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP) connector. In addition, close to the top edge
of the main board, there are two internal auxiliary I/O connectors and a 12 V
PCIe auxiliary power connector.
12 V PCIe
Internal
auxiliary power auxiliary I/O
connector
connector 1
External auxiliary I/O
connector 0
Internal
auxiliary I/O
connector 2
MiniDP
connector
MiniDP-to-DBHD-15
adapter cable
CoaXPress
video input
connectors
The MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable connects to the the MiniDP connector
on the main bracket. The DBHD-15 connector at the end of this cable is called
external auxiliary I/O connector 0.
Connectors on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
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The optional cable adapter brackets provide three additional external auxiliary I/O
connectors. The primary cable adapter bracket (the bracket attached to internal
auxiliary I/O connector 1) has auxiliary I/O connectors 1 and 2. The secondary
cable adapter bracket (the bracket attached to internal auxiliary I/O connector 2)
has auxiliary I/O connector 3 and an unused connector.
MiniDP
connector
CXP 0
CoaXPress video
input connectors
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 1
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 3
CXP 1
CXP 2
CXP 3
External
auxiliary I/O
connector 2
Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
Primary cable
adapter bracket
Unused
connector
Secondary cable
adapter bracket
CoaXPress video input connectors
The four CoaXPress (CXP) video input connectors are standard 75 Ω BNC
connectors. They are used to receive video input streams and send and receive
CoaXPress trigger and GPIO signals, as well as control and acknowledgement
messages.
To interface with these connectors, use standard 75 Ω coaxial cables with BNC
connectors. You can purchase high-quality, 75 Ω coaxial cables from your video
source manufacturer, Belden Inc., or other third parties. Note that these cables are
not available from Matrox.
56 Appendix B: Technical information
When using more than one CoaXPress cable to connect to the same video source,
you must choose cables of the same type and length, to ensure that the cables have
the same propagation delay.
Video sources can be connected to the CoaXPress video input connectors in any
order. Matrox Radient eV-CXP communicates with the video source(s) to identify
which video source is connected to which link(s).
External auxiliary I/O connectors
The external auxiliary I/O connectors on the MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable
and the cable adapter brackets are DBHD-15 male connectors. The external
auxiliary I/O connectors are used to transmit and receive auxiliary signals.
❖ The auxiliary I/O connectors on Matrox Radient eV-CXP are not compatible with
display devices. Connecting one of the DBHD-15 connectors to a VGA monitor
or any other display device might damage both the device and the Matrox
Radient eV-CXP board.
The auxiliary signals are path independent; regardless of the acquisition path that
is being used to grab images, any of the auxiliary signals can be used. For more
information, see the Auxiliary signals section in Chapter 4: Matrox Radient eV-CXP
hardware reference chapter for supported functionality.
1
5
11
6
15
10
Connectors on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board
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The pinout for auxiliary I/O connector 0 is as follows. Auxiliary I/O connectors
1, 2, and 3 have the same pinout as auxiliary I/O connector 0, except you must
add 8, 16, or 24, respectively, to their signal numbers. For example,
AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_4 (TTL auxiliary 4) on connector 0 would be
AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_12 (TTL auxiliary 12) on connector 1.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_4
2
AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_5
TTL auxiliary 4 (input/output).
Supported functionality: exposure timer output, trigger input or user-defined input/output.
TTL auxiliary 5 (input/output).
Supported functionality: exposure timer output, trigger input, or user-defined input/output.
3
AUX(TRIG)_TTL_IO_6
TTL auxiliary 6 (input/output).
Supported functionality: exposure timer output, trigger input, or user-defined input/output,
4
AUX(TRIG)_LVDS_IN2+
5
AUX(TRIG)_LVDS_IN2-
LVDS auxiliary 2 (input) (positive).
Supported functionality: trigger input, user-defined input, or quadrature input bit 0.
LVDS auxiliary 2 (input) (negative).
See pin 4 for more information.
6
AUX(TRIG)_LVDS_IN3+
LVDS auxiliary 3 (input) (positive).
Supported functionality: trigger input, user-defined input, or quadrature input bit 1.
7
8.
GND
AUX(TRIG)_LVDS_IN3-
Ground.
LVDS auxiliary 3 (input) (negative).
See pin 6 for more information.
9
AUX(TRIG)_OPTO_IN0-
10
GND
Opto-isolated auxiliary 0 (input) (negative).
See pin 15 for more information.
Ground.
11
AUX(TRIG)_OPTO_IN1-
Opto-isolated auxiliary 1 (input) (negative).
See pin 12 for more information.
12
AUX(TRIG)_OPTO_IN1+
13
AUX(EXP)_LVDS_OUT7+
Opto-isolated auxiliary 1 (input) (positive).
Supported functionality: trigger input or user-defined input.
LVDS auxiliary 7 (output) (positive).
Supported functionality: exposure timer output or user-defined output.
14
AUX(EXP)_LVDS_OUT7-
LVDS auxiliary 7 (output) (negative).
See pin 13 for more information.
15
AUX(TRIG)_OPTO_IN0+
Opto-isolated auxiliary 0 (input) (positive).
Supported functionality: trigger input or user-defined input.
58 Appendix B: Technical information
To build your own cable, you can purchase the following parts:
Mating information
Manufacturer:
Connector:
NorComp, Inc.
180-015-203L001
Backshell:
970-015-010-011
These parts can be purchased from third parties such as Digi-Key Corporation
(www.digikey.com).
PCIe auxiliary power connector
The PCIe auxiliary power connector on Matrox Radient eV-CXP is a standard
6-pin, 12 V connector. When this connector is connected to the 12 V power
supply of your computer, Matrox Radient eV-CXP can provide
power-over-CoaXPress to the devices connected to the CoaXPress input
connectors, at up to 13 W per link.
1
2
3
4
5
6
LEDs on Matrox Radient eV-CXP
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LEDs on Matrox Radient eV-CXP
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has LEDs to display the status of the CoaXPress links,
the on-board power, the board configuration, the PCIe (Host) slot, and the
firmware.
CoaXPress LEDs
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has four CoaXPress LEDs on the main bracket. Each
LED corresponds to a CoaXPress video input connector, indicates the status of
the device attached to that connector, and indicates communication between the
device and Matrox Radient eV-CXP. The LED can help identify whether the
device is sending data, and whether Matrox Radient eV-CXP is transmitting
power to the device.
LED color and state
Off
Description
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is not receiving power.
Red, slow flash
Red, 500 ms flash
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is sensing for a PoCXP-compliant device.
An error occurred during data transfer.
Red, fast flash
A CoaXPress system error occurred on the Matrox Radient eV-CXP board. This type of error can prevent
Matrox Radient eV-CXP from receiving data. For example, an error will occur if PoCXP is enabled, but the
auxiliary 12 V power connector is not connected to a power source.
Red, solid
Overcurrent was detected in the PoCXP circuitry, possibly because of a failure in the connected device or
damage to the cable. Matrox Radient eV-CXP stopped sending power to the device to avoid damaging the
device or the board.
One of the following is occurring:
• Matrox Radient eV-CXP is sensing for a non-PoCXP compliant device. PoCXP is disabled.
Alternating red/orange,
slow flash
Alternating red/green,
slow flash
Orange, slow flash
Green, slow flash
Orange, fast flash
Green, fast flash
Green, solid
Orange, solid
• The device is incompatible. PoCXP is disabled.
The device is incompatible; PoCXP is enabled.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is waiting for an event (for example, a trigger).
The device is compatible and Matrox Radient eV-CXP has established a connection with the device. No data is
being transferred.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP detected a non-PoCXP compliant device. Matrox Radient eV-CXP is trying to establish
a connection with the device, without sending power to the device. This state occurs when initially connecting
your device.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP detected a PoCXP-compliant device. Matrox Radient eV-CXP is sending power to the
device, and is trying to establish a connection. This state occurs when initially connecting your device.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has established a connection with the device and data is being transferred. The LED
blinks synchronously with data.
Matrox Radient eV-CXP is booting, or the PoCXP circuitry is not ready.
60 Appendix B: Technical information
Board status LEDs
Matrox Radient eV-CXP has four board status LEDs to indicate the status of each
of the following: power, the board configuration, the PCIe (Host) slot, and the
firmware.
LEDs
123
4
1
2
3
4
Power
Board
PCIe slot
Firmware
The table below outlines the possible colors for each LED, and their definitions.
LED type
1. Power
Green
Description
One or more of the on-board voltage regulators did not start.
If your computer is on and this LED state occurs, there is an
issue with the voltage regulators on your Matrox
Radient eV-CXP. Please contact Matrox technical support.
All of the on-board voltage regulators are working properly.
2. Board
Red
Green
The board is not configured.
The board is configured.
3. PCIe slot
Off
The type of slot cannot be established. The PCIe link is
down.
Blinking red
Blinking orange
Slot is PCIe 1.x, x1
Slot is PCIe 1.x, x4
Blinking green
Solid red
Slot is PCIe 1.x, x8
Slot is PCIe 2.x, x1
Solid orange
Solid green
Slot is PCIe 2.x, x4
Slot is PCIe 2.x, x8
Off
On
The firmware is OK.
The firmware is corrupted. Fall-back firmware is being used.
4. Firmware status
LED color and state
Off/Red
Appendix C:
Appendix C:
Listing of Matrox
Radient eV-CXP
boards
This appendix lists the key feature changes to the
Matrox Radient eV-CXP board.
62 Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Radient eV-CXP boards
Key feature changes
Part number
Version
Description
RAD EV 1G 4C6*
000
001
First shipping version.
Moved CoaXPress connectors. Replaced DBHD-15 connector on
main bracket with a Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP) connector. Product
ships with MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable.
Index
A
E
electrical specifications 52
exposure signal 35, 37
defined 46
external auxiliary I/O connector 56–57
absolute numbering mode 34
acquisition features 30, 32
acquisition memory 39
acquisition path 28
ASPM 19
defined 44
auxiliary signals 9, 33–36, 38, 51, 56–57
flip 40
frame
defined 46
B
global information 50
GPIO 30, 33
defined 46
bandwidth 26, 32
defined 44
BNC connector 44, 55
C
F
G
H
hardware 28
Host interface 41
cable adapter bracket 18, 20, 22
CoaXPress 8, 23, 45, 56
connecting cables 23, 56
trigger and GPIO signals 33
CoaXPress interface 32
color space conversion 40–41
computer requirements 11
connectors
CoaXPress with BNC connectors 21, 23, 55
external auxiliary I/O connector 21, 56–57
MiniDP connector 21, 54
independent acquisition path 28
installation
hardware 16
multiple boards 26
overview 14
D
L
data transfer 8, 10, 32, 40
DBHD-15 connector 13
DCF
defined 45
see digitizer configuration format
DDR3 SDRAM 39
defined 45
digitizer configuration format 28
digitizer, MIL 28
dynamic range
defined 46
I
K
Key feature changes to Matrox Radient eV-CXP 62
LEDs 24, 59–60
LUTs 33
LVDS
defined 47
M
U
Matrox Intellicam 11, 28
Matrox Radient eV-CXP 8, 30, 52, 54
MIL 10, 13–14
MIL-Lite 10, 13, 26, 32–34, 36–40
MiniDP connector 21, 54
MiniDP-to-DBHD-15 adapter cable 12, 21, 54
monochrome 30
multiple boards 26
user-defined signal 35, 38
N
non-PoCXP 32
P
PCIe 11
2.x 10–11, 16, 26, 32, 41
defined 47
PCIe slot 11, 16–17, 32
PoCXP 24, 32, 52
defined 47
power 19, 32, 52
Q
Quadrature decoder 38
Gray code 38
R
relative numbering mode 34
requirements
computer 11
RGB 9, 30
Rotary encoder 38
S
SDRAM 9, 39, 51
defined 45
software supported 10
specifications
electrical 52
technical 50
T
technical specifications 50
triggers 33, 35, 37
V
video sources supported
monochrome 30
RGB 9, 30
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.
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