Matrox Morphis Installation and Hardware Reference
Matrox Morphis
Installation and Hardware Reference
Manual no. 10867-101-0300
August 27, 2007
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Matrox Morphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Board overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Acquisition with Matrox Morphis Quad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General acquisition features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Compression/decompression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Additional functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Data transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Essentials to get started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Inspecting the Matrox Morphis package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Standard package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Optional items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Handling components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installation overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chapter 2: Hardware installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing Matrox Morphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Installing Matrox Morphis boards except for Matrox Morphis PC/104-Plus . . 24
Installing Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing the cables for Watchdog functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installing the Matrox Morphis Video Input module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Installing the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting video sources to Matrox Morphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Connecting video to Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard,
Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, or the Video Input module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Connecting video to the Matrox Morphis Dual HDC and
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Connecting to the Video and I/O module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Chapter 3: Using multiple Matrox Morphis boards. . . . . . . . . . . 43
Multiple board installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Simultaneous image capture from different boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Chapter 4: Hardware reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Matrox Morphis hardware reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Acquisition section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Video Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Video decoders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Video capture controller and formatter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
I/O controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
User-defined signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
RS-485 serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Watchdog circuitry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Compression/decompression accelerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
JPEG2000 controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
JPEG2000 CODEC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Image authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Appendix A: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Appendix B: Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Global information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Acquisition features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Compression/decompression features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Additional features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Data transfer features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Dimensions and environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Base board input and output connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and eQuad/Quad boards . . . . . . . . . . 83
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Connectors of the expansion modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Matrox Morphis Video Input module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Morphis boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Major revisions of Matrox Morphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Appendix D: Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
UART copyright information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Index
Regulatory compliance for Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Regulatory compliance for Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Dual
HDC, and eQuad/Quad
Product Support
Chapter
1
Chapter 1:
Introduction
This chapter outlines the key features of the Matrox Morphis
board.
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Matrox Morphis
Board overview
The Matrox Morphis family consists of three cost-effective imaging boards capable
of acquiring standard, monochrome/color, analog video: Matrox Morphis Dual
Matrox Morphis Quad, and Matrox Morphis QxT. This manual discusses Matrox
Morphis Dual and Matrox Morphis Quad. Refer to the Matrox Morphis QxT
manual for information on Matrox Morphis QxT.
Matrox Morphis Dual boards
Matrox Morphis Dual can be purchased with an acquisition section, a JPEG2000
accelerator, or both. The JPEG2000 accelerator is capable of performing
JPEG2000 compression/decompression. The acquisition section is capable of
simultaneous capture from any two connected, supported, asynchronous video
sources, using its two independent acquisition paths. In addition, it can switch
the capture between video sources of the same type with minimum latency (fast
switching); if not simultaneously capturing from two video sources, it can perform
ultra-fast switching. The acquisition section can acquire video from standard
monochrome/color video sources.
There are four factory-configured versions of Matrox Morphis Dual: Matrox
Morphis Dual Standard, Matrox Morphis eDual Standard, Matrox Morphis Dual
High Density Connector (HDC), and Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus.
Matrox Morphis eDual Standard provides the same features as Matrox Morphis
Dual Standard except that it connects to the Host via a x1 PCIe slot. Therefore,
when this manual refers to both versions of the Standard, it will refer to them as
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard.
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC provides the same features as Matrox Morphis Dual
Standard, except the HDC version has a high density 44-pin video input
connector on its bracket to directly support connection with up to 16
CVBS/monochrome or 8 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both.
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus provides similar functionality to Matrox
Morphis Dual Standard, except it is in a PC/104-Plus form factor and can fit in
embedded/compact computers that support the form factor (for example, Matrox
4Sight-M). Furthermore, it does not include an I/O controller.
Matrox Morphis
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Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
can also be purchased with image authentication capabilities when purchased with
both the acquisition section and the JPEG2000 accelerator.
The following diagram illustrates the data flow of the Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
Standard boards.
Video input from
up to three Video Input modules or
one Video and I/O module
(VID_IN4 to VID_IN15)
Test video to
Video and I/O module
Video input
expansion connectors
Video test
connector
I/O
TX RTS
16
RX CTS
UART
I/O
Watchdog
CVBS/Y
Video
Selector
C
Decoder
CVBS/Y
VID_IN3 or
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
System
reset
connector
I/O expansion
connector
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
VID_IN1
C
To
motherboard
16
VID_IN0
VID_IN2 or
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
From
reset
button
To/From
Video and I/O module
Decoder
JPEG2000
CODEC
I/O
Controller
Video
capture
controllers
and
formatter
JPEG2000
Controller
Image
authentication
TRIG
32
32
Synchronous PCI to PCI or
PCI to PCIe bridge
Compression/
decompression
memory
(16 MB)
32
Secondary 32-bit 33/66 MHZ PCI bus
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard
Optional.
x1 PCIe
32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI
Host PCI/PCIe bus
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The following diagram illustrates the data flow of the Matrox Morphis Dual HDC
board.
Power supply for the
Video and I/O module
Test video to
Video and I/O module
To/From
Video and I/O module
From
reset To
button motherboard
16
I/O module power
supply connector
System
reset
connector
I/O expansion
connector
Video test
connector
TX RTS
I/O
16
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
RX CTS
UART
WatchI/O dog
CVBS/Y
Video
Selector
C
Decoder
CVBS/Y
VID_IN15
C
Decoder
JPEG2000
CODEC
Compression/
decompression
memory
(16 MB)
I/O
Controller
Video
capture
controllers
and
formatter
JPEG2000
Controller
TRIG
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
32
32
32
Synchronous PCI-TO-PCI
bridge
Secondary 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC
32
Optional.
Host 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus
Matrox Morphis
The following diagram illustrates the data flow of the Matrox Morphis Dual
PC/104-Plus board.
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
JPEG2000
CODEC
Compression/
decompression
memory
(16 MB)
CVBS/Y
Video
Selector
C
Decoder
Video
capture
controllers
and
formatter
CVBS/Y
C
Decoder
VID_IN15
JPEG2000
Controller
TRIG
12 V
32
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN
Synchronous PCI-TO-PCI
bridge
32
Image
authentication
32
Secondary 32-bit 33 MHz PCI bus
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Optional.
Host 32-bit 33 MHz PCI bus
11
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Acquisition with Matrox Morphis Quad
Matrox Morphis Quad is a frame grabber that can simultaneously capture from
any four connected, supported, asynchronous video sources, using its four
independent acquisition paths. In addition, it can switch the capture between
video sources of the same type with minimum latency (fast switching). If not
simultaneously capturing from four video sources, Matrox Morphis Quad can
perform ultra-fast switching. Matrox Morphis Quad does not support the optional
JPEG2000 accelerator.
There are two factory configured versions of Matrox Morphis Quad: a PCI-X
version and a PCIe version. The PCIe version has the same features as the PCI-X
version except that it connects to the Host via a x1 PCIe bus. Therefore, when
this manual refers to both versions of the board, it will refer to them as Matrox
Morphis eQuad/Quad. It will refer to the PCI-X version as Matrox Morphis Quad
and the PCIe version as Matrox Morphis eQuad.
The following diagram illustrates the data flow of the Matrox Morphis
eQuad/Quad board.
From To
To/From
reset motherVideo and I/O module button board
Video input from
up to three Video Input modules or
one Video and I/O module
Test video to
(VID_IN4 to VID_IN15)
Video and I/O module
Video input
expansion connectors
16
I/O expansion
connector
Video test
connector
I/O
TX RTS
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
System
reset
connector
16
VID_IN0
RX CTS
Decoder
I/O
UART
VID_IN1
Video
Selector
VID_IN2
Decoder
Decoder
VID_IN3
Video
capture
controllers
and
formatter
Watchdog
I/O
Controller
Decoder
32
Asynchronous PCI-TO-PCI-X
or PCI to PCIe bridge
32
Secondary 32-bit 66 MHz PCI bus
Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
x1 PCIe
64
5V/3.3V PCI/PCI-X
Host PCI/PCI-X/PCIe bus
Matrox Morphis
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General acquisition features
The Matrox Morphis video decoders can accept composite (CVBS) and
component S-video (Y/C) in NTSC/PAL formats, and monochrome video in
RS-170/CCIR. Grabbed data can be converted into the following formats with
square pixels: RGB planar, BGR32 packed, YUV16 packed (stored in YUYV
format), and 8-bit monochrome.
As a standard feature on Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and Matrox
Morphis eQuad/Quad, you can connect up to 4 CVBS/monochrome or 2 Y/C
video sources, or a combination of both. You can extend the number of video
sources that can be connected using optional expansion modules. You can use up
to three Matrox Morphis Video Input modules, and to each module, connect the
same number of video sources as is supported by the base board. Alternatively, you
can use a single expansion module, the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module,
and connect an additional 12 CVBS/monochrome or 6 Y/C video sources, or a
combination of both.
To video input
From video test
expansion connectors connector on
on Matrox Morphis
Matrox Morphis
base board
base board
Video expansion
connectors
DB-44
VID_IN4
VID_IN5
VID_IN6
VID_IN7
VID_IN8
VID_IN9
VID_IN10
VID_IN11
VID_IN12
VID_IN13
VID_IN14
VID_IN15
Video test output
TTL I/Os
OPTOTRIG_0
OPTOTRIG_1
Video test
connector
Video expansion
connector
VID_INn0
VID_INn1
VID_INn2
16
VID_INn3
2
2
DB-9
RS-485
To a video input
expansion connector
on Matrox Morphis
base board
2
Bi-directional
RS-485 serial
interface
I/O
expansion
connector
To/from
I/O expansion
connector on
Matrox Morphis
base board
Matrox Morphis
Video Input module
Matrox Morphis
Video and I/O module
❖ Note that you can only connect a single Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module
to the base board, and that the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module and the
Matrox Morphis Video Input module are mutually exclusive.
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❖ The Dual HDC and the Dual PC/104-Plus versions of the Matrox Morphis Dual
board support direct connection with 16 CVBS/monochrome or 8 Y/C video
sources, or a combination of both.
Formatting features of Matrox Morphis include cropping (ROI capture), arbitrary
downscaling to 1/16th of a field or frame, and vertical/horizontal flipping.
Matrox Morphis Dual boards accept two external trigger inputs, and can operate
in next valid frame/field mode when grabbing upon a trigger. From the BNC
connectors of the base board, the triggers are received directly in TTL format;
whereas from the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, the triggers are
opto-isolated.
Matrox Morphis has 16 Mbytes of on-board acquisition memory.
Compression/decompression
Matrox Morphis Dual supports an optional JPEG2000 image
compression/decompression accelerator. With the accelerator, Matrox Morphis
Dual supports real-time compression/decompression performance for typical
video rates and lossy (9/7 wavelet) and lossless (5/3 wavelet) modes. In addition,
Matrox Morphis Dual boards support up to 8 bits per component in YUV mode,
up to 10 bits per component in monochrome mode.
When the JPEG2000 accelerator is installed, Matrox Morphis Dual has 16 Mbytes
of on-board compression/decompression memory.
Note that Matrox Morphis Dual can be purchased solely as a JPEG2000 image
compression/decompression accelerator.
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Additional functionality
●
Integrated Watchdog capability for automatically recovering from application or system failure.
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16 TTL user I/O integrated signals to control or synchronize with other devices’ user inputs. These signals
can be internally accessed, or accessed externally using the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module.
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An RS-485 serial interface, mapped as a COM port so that the interface can be accessed through the Win32
API. The serial interface can both receive and transmit signals, but in half-duplex mode. The serial interface
can be connected to an RS-485 two-wire multi-drop network.
●
●
●
Video input testing. The CVBS or Y input of decoder 0 can be routed out to the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O
module for test purposes.
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●
●
Support for image authentication. Image authentication allows you to know whether or not someone has
tampered with an image.
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eQuad/Quad
●
Dual PC/04-Plus
Hardware facilities for implementing custom software-based motion detection.
Dual HDC
Feature
eDual/Dual Standard
To simplify overall system integration, Matrox Morphis also offers a variety of
additional features. These features include:
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Data transfer
Matrox Morphis boards allow the transfer of live video to Host memory, off-board
display memory, or other PCI, PCI-X, PCIe, or PC/104-Plus devices. Matrox
Morphis Dual Standard and HDC transfer the video over a PCI bus, Matrox
Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus transfers the video over a PC/104-Plus bus, Matrox
Morphis Quad transfers the video over a PCI-X bus, and Matrox Morphis eDual
Standard and eQuad transfer the video over a x1 PCIe bus. All Matrox Morphis
boards also feature an on-board 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus master to reduce CPU
usage. The boards can also generate interrupts for the start and end of a field,
frame, and sequence capture.
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Important
Note that transfer of image data to a display board or other PCI, PCI-X,
PC/104-Plus, or PCIe device might require intervention from the Host CPU,
depending on your computer’s architecture1.
Documentation conventions
This manual refers to all Matrox Morphis boards discussed in the manual as
Matrox Morphis. When necessary, it distinguishes between them using their full
name. Also note that, when the term Host is used in this manual, it refers to the
host computer.
❖ Note that unless otherwise stated, the information in this manual reflects the most
recent versions of the boards available at the time that this manual was written.
Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Morphis boards lists the major changes that have
been made to the boards since they were first introduced.
Software
To operate Matrox Morphis, you can purchase one or more Matrox Imaging
software products that support the Matrox Morphis board. These are the Matrox
Imaging Library (MIL) and its derivatives (MIL-Lite, ActiveMIL,
ActiveMIL-Lite, and Matrox Inspector). All Matrox software is supported under
Windows; consult your software manual for supported Windows environments.
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).
1. Direct copies are possible if the display memory is physically accessible from
the Matrox Morphis board (which is the case for most AGP display boards,
and for PCI/PCI-X display boards if they are plugged into the same
PCI/PCI-X bus segment as the Matrox Morphis board).
Software
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MIL applications are easily ported to new 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.
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. MIL application developers can use Matrox
Inspector as a prototyping tool to quickly build proof-of-concept demonstrations
for their video surveillance, machine vision, image analysis, and medical imaging
system. 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 camera
interfacing and provides interactive access to all the acquisition features of your
Matrox board. With Matrox Intellicam, you can change the size and position of
the active region by creating a custom digitizer configuration format (DCF) file.
Matrox Intellicam is included with all Matrox Imaging software products.
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Essentials to get started
To use Matrox Morphis, you must have a computer with at least the following:
• For Matrox Morphis Dual Standard, Dual HDC, and Quad, you need an available
conventional 32 or 64-bit PCI or PCI-X slot (bus-master capable). The slot can
be either 3.3 or 5 V, running at 33, 66, 100, or 133 MHz.
For Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus, you need a PC/104-Plus connector that
supports 3.3 and/or 5 V PCI signalling (depending on how the board has been
configured).
For Matrox Morphis eDual and eQuad, you need an available x1 PCIe slot.
You also need a free bracket location at the back of the computer chassis for each
required Matrox Morphis expansion module (preferably, but not necessarily, a
PCI-X or PCI slot to give the installed module increased mechanical stability).
This location need not be adjacent to the Matrox Morphis base board.
• Processor with an Intel 32-bit architecture (IA32) or equivalent.
Other useful
considerations
• A computer with a relatively up-to-date PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI chipset. An
up-to-date chipset is recommended because it generally offers better performance
in terms of data transfer rates. The list of platforms that are known to be
compatible with Matrox Morphis are available on the Matrox website, under the
board’s PC compatibility list.
• MIL, or one of its derivatives. This should be installed after you install your board.
• Microsoft Windows (consult the software package for specific supported
environments and computer memory/storage requirements).
• A CD drive, and a hard disk on which to install the Matrox Morphis software.
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Inspecting the Matrox Morphis package
When you unpack your Matrox Morphis 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
If you ordered Matrox Morphis, you should receive the following items:
• The Matrox Morphis base board.
• An HD-44 video input module, 2 jack screws, and a flat ribbon cable (that has a
standard 40-pin female connector at both ends), included with Matrox Morphis
Dual PC/104-Plus.
Optional items
You might have also ordered one or more of the following:
• MIL-32/CD, which includes ActiveMIL; MIL-LITE/CD, which includes
ActiveMIL-Lite; or Matrox INSPECTOR-32/CD. Matrox Intellicam is included
with each of the aforementioned software packages.
• A Matrox Morphis Video Input module, and a flat ribbon cable (that has a
standard 10-pin female connector at both ends) to connect the module to the base
board.
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• A Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, and four flat ribbon cables to connect
the module to the base board. Three of the flat ribbon cables have a standard
10-pin female connector at both ends (same as the previously illustrated cable),
and one has a standard 30-pin female connector at both ends.
• A DBHD44-TO-13BNC input cable, a 7-foot cable with a high density 44-pin
male connector and thirteen BNC male type connectors. Six BNC-TO-SVHS
adapter cables for Y/C input are shipped with the DBHD44-TO-13BNC cable.
• A DH44-TO-13BNC/O input cable, a 6-foot cable with a high density 44-pin
male connector at one end and both open-ended wires and thirteen BNC male
type connectors at the other end. This cable is required if you want to connect to
synchronization and control signals. Six BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cables for Y/C
input are also shipped with the DH44-TO-13BNC/O cable.
• A BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cable, an 8-inch cable with two BNC female type
connectors at one end, and a Y/C connector at the other end. This cable can be
attached to two standard BNC to BNC cables for Y/C input.
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• An HD-44M-18BNC input cable, a 3-foot cable with a 44-pin male connector
at one end and eighteen BNC female type connectors at the other end. This cable
is used with Matrox Morphis Dual HDC.
• An HD-44M-18BNC+ input cable, a 3-foot cable with a 44-pin male connector
at one end and eighteen BNC female type connectors at the other end. This cable
is used with Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus.
Important
Note that the HD-44M-18BNC and the HD-44M-18BNC+ cables are not
interchangeable. Although both cables have similar terminations, the pins are
wired differently between the two. It is therefore important to always use the
correct cable with your Matrox Morphis board.
Handling components
The electronic circuits in your computer and the circuits on Matrox Morphis 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.
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Installation overview
The installation procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Complete the hardware installation as described in Chapter 2.
2. Complete the software installation procedure as described in the documentation
accompanying your software package.
More information
For information on using multiple Matrox Morphis boards, refer to Chapter 3,
and for in-depth hardware information, refer to chapter 4.
If you want technical information about Matrox Morphis, including specifications
and connector pinouts and descriptions, refer to Appendix B: Technical
information.
Conventions
When the term Host is used in this manual, it refers to your computer.
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, ActiveMIL, ActiveMIL-Lite, or Matrox Inspector.1
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 registered, 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.
In the unlikely event of a failure, you will find the warranty and a Product Assistance
Request Form, that outlines return conditions and procedures, at the back of this
manual.
1. Most operations can be accomplished with Matrox Inspector.
Chapter
2
Chapter 2:
Hardware
installation
This chapter explains how to install the Matrox Morphis
hardware.
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Installing Matrox Morphis
Before you install your Matrox Morphis board(s), 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).
Next, follow the steps to install your board(s) according to its form factor:
PCIe/PCI/PCI-X or PC/104-Plus.
Note that your board(s) should be installed before you install your software.
Installing Matrox Morphis boards except for Matrox
Morphis PC/104-Plus
Use the following steps to install your Matrox Morphis board(s) that install into
a PCIe/PCI/PCI-X slot.
1. Remove the cover from your computer using the instructions from your computer
manual.
2. Check that you have an empty PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI slot that can accommodate
the Matrox Morphis base board, depending on the version of Matrox Morphis
you need to install. Illustrated below are some of the more common PCIe, PCI-X,
or PCI slots:
x1 PCIe
32-bit PCI slot
64-bit PCI-X slot
If you are also installing Matrox Morphis expansion modules, an additional slot
must be available for each expansion module that you intend to install. This slot
need not be adjacent to the base board. In addition, the slot can be of any type
because the expansion modules’ support tab(s) can be removed; if a PCI-X or PCI
slot is selected, the tab(s) will fit into the slot’s connector, ensuring that the module
does not move.
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25
If necessary, remove boards from your computer to make room for your Matrox
Morphis board(s).
3. If present, remove the blank metal plate located at the back of the selected slots.
Keep the removed screws; you will need them to fasten the Matrox Morphis
boards.
4. If Watchdog functionality is required, install the appropriate cables as described
in Installing the cables for Watchdog functionality section, later in this chapter.
5. Carefully position the Matrox Morphis base board in one of the selected empty
PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI slots. Once perfectly aligned with the slot’s connector, press
the board firmly but carefully into the connector.
6. Anchor the board by replacing the screw that you removed.
7. If required, install your expansion modules as described in the Installing the Matrox
Morphis Video Input module section and the Installing the Matrox Morphis Video
and I/O module section, later in this chapter.
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8. Attach your video sources as described in the Connecting video sources to Matrox
Morphis section, later in this chapter.
9. Turn on your computer.
❖ Under Windows 2000/XP, 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 Morphis software.
Installing Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
This section refers to the installation of the Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
board. If you have purchased this board with a Matrox 4Sight-M unit, it should
come pre-installed. In this case, you can skip to the Connecting video to the Matrox
Morphis Dual HDC and Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus section.
Use the following steps to install your Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board:
1. Check that you have an available PC/104-Plus (PCI) connector on the
motherboard, or verify that your existing stack can support another board.
2. Remove the anchoring screws from the stack. Do not discard them since you will
need them to fasten the Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board.
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3. Carefully position Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus over the PC/104-Plus
connector of the motherboard (or the existing board in the stack) and press the
board firmly into place.
4. Set the rotary switch to 0 if installing the first stackable board, or another
appropriate setting if not the first.
Important
Note that if you are stacking multiple boards, you cannot add a PC/104 (ISA)
board on top of a Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus (PCI) board. You should
install the Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus (PCI) on top of the other boards.
For more information on installing multiple boards, see Chapter 3: Using multiple
Matrox Morphis boards.
5. Replace the anchoring screws.
6. If you have to attach another board, go to step 3. If not, go to step 7.
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7. Interface the video input module to video input connector on the Matrox Morphis
Dual PC/104-Plus board using the provided 40-pin flat ribbon cable. The cable
connector will only latch properly when the red wire of the cable is closest to the
board’s video input termination connectors.
Video input
connector
Rotary
switch
HD-44 video input module
Video input
termination connectors
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Insert the HD-44 female connector of the video input module into the available
I/O aperture of your custom-made chassis, and use the distributed jack screws to
attach the connector to the chassis. The jack screws are included in the package
for the board; you will need a 3/16" (4.75 mm) hex nut driver to fasten the jack
screws.
8. Connect your video sources. For more information, see Connecting video sources
to Matrox Morphis later in this chapter.
9. Turn on your computer.
In some cases, when you boot your computer, Windows’ Plug-and-Play system
will detect a new PCI card and you will be asked to assign a driver to it. At this
point, you should click on Cancel because the driver will be installed during the
installation of MIL or one of its derivatives.
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Installing the cables for Watchdog
functionality
Watchdog functionality is available on the Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard,
Dual HDC, and eQuad/Quad boards. If Watchdog functionality is required:
1. Create a custom cable (Cable A) with a standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin female
connector at one end, and at the other end, a connector that fits into the Reset
button connector of the chassis (see the subsection Video test and system reset
connectors of section Base board input and output connectors in Appendix B: Technical
information).
2. Create a second custom cable (Cable B) with a standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin female
connector at one end, and at the other end, a connector that fits into the
motherboard reset connector (see the above-mentioned subsection).
3. Disconnect the end of the Reset button cable currently attached to the Reset
button connector of the chassis, and attach Cable A to this connector instead.
4. Disconnect the end of the Reset button cable currently attached to your
motherboard reset connector, and attach Cable B to this connector instead.
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5. Connect Cable A to the J7 system reset connector of the Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard and Dual HDC base board (pins 5 and 6 of connector J5
for the Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad board).
J5
System reset connectors*
J6 J7
1 2
3 4 5 6
* Note that the location of connectors J5, J6, and J7
differ on Matrox Morphis HDC.
Matrox Morphis Dual/eDual Standard
Matrox Morphis Quad/eQuad
J5
J7
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC
6. Connect Cable B to the J6 system reset connector of the Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard and Dual HDC base board (pins 3 and 4 of connector J5
for the Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad board).
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Installing the Matrox Morphis Video Input
module
To install a Matrox Morphis Video Input module to the Matrox
Morphis eDual/Dual Standard or eQuad/Quad board, proceed with the following
steps:
1. Make sure that your Matrox Morphis base board is fastened to the computer
chassis.
2. If the slot selected for the module is not a PCI-X or PCI slot, the module’s tab
might interfere with other components in the computer; if this is the case, you
can break off the tab. The tab was added so that if used in a PCI-X or PCI slot,
the module would have extra support and be more sturdy.
To break off the tab, use a set of pliers; there is a groove along the tab so that you
can break it off without an excessive amount of force.
Internal video
expansion connector
BNC 0
BNC 1
BNC 2
BNC 3
Tab
Video input
termination connectors
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3. If you are installing the module in a PCI-X or PCI slot, align the module’s tab
with the slot’s connector, and then press the module firmly but carefully into the
slot’s connector. For other types of slots, slide the module’s bracket into the
opening at the back of the selected slot.
4. Anchor the module’s bracket to the chassis using the screw that you removed in
the first section.
5. Connect the Matrox flat ribbon cable, shipped with the module, to the internal
video expansion connector of the module. You can connect either end of the cable
to the module; the selected cable connector will latch properly only when the red
wire of the cable is closest to the module’s bracket.
6. Connect the other end of the Matrox flat ribbon cable to one of the video input
expansion connectors on the base board. The cable connector will latch properly
only when the red wire of the cable is closest to the module’s bracket.
Installing the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module
Important
33
Take note of the base board connector (J1, J2, or J3) to which you attach the cable.
Each connector is associated with specific video input signals. When developing
your application in software, you will need to know the video input signal that
the required video source is driving.
Video input
expansion connectors
J1
J2
J3
I/O expansion
connector
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each Matrox Morphis Video Input module that you
need to install. You can install up to 3 Matrox Morphis Video Input modules.
Installing the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O
module
To install a Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module to the Matrox
Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Dual HDC, or eQuad/Quad boards, proceed
with the following steps:
1. Make sure that your Matrox Morphis base board is fastened to the computer
chassis.
2. If the slot selected for the module is not a PCI-X or PCI slot, the module’s tabs
might interfere with other components in the computer; if this is the case, you
can break off the tab. The tabs were added so that if used in a PCI-X or PCI slot,
the module would have extra support and be more sturdy.
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To break off the tabs, use a set of pliers; there is a groove along the tabs so that
you can break them off without an excessive amount of force.
Video
test
Internal I/O
expansion connector connector
J15
External
Video and
I/O connector 0
J16
Internal
video
expansion
connectors
J17
External
I/O connector 1
Tabs
Video input
termination connectors
3. Connect the Matrox flat ribbon cables, shipped with the module, to the module.
To the internal I/O expansion connector of the module, connect the
accompanying ribbon cable that has a 30-pin female connector at both ends. You
can connect either end of the cable to the module; the selected cable connector
will latch properly only when the red wire of the cable is closest to the module’s
bracket.
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To each of the internal video expansion connectors of the module, connect one
of the other accompanying ribbon cables1. You can connect either end of the cables
to the module; the selected cable connector will latch properly only when the red
wire of the cable is closest to the module’s top edge.
4. If you are installing the module in a PCI-X or PCI slot, align the module’s tab
with the slot’s connector, and then press the module firmly but carefully into the
slot’s connector. For other types of slots, slide the module’s bracket into the
opening at the back of the selected slot.
5. Anchor the module’s bracket to the chassis using the bolt that you removed in the
first section.
6. Connect the other end of the Matrox flat ribbon cables to the base board.
1. Note, even if you are not using the module to capture video input, you must still connect an internal video expansion connector to a video input expansion connector on
the base board, using one of these cables. The module draws power from the base
board using these connectors; the opto-isolated trigger input components and the
serial input/output components need to be powered.
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To the J1 video input expansion connector (closest to the bracket) on the base
board, connect the other end of the ribbon cable attached to the top-most video
expansion connector on the module. To the J2 video input expansion connector,
connect the other end of the ribbon cable attached to the middle video expansion
connector. Then, to the J3 video input expansion connector, connect the other
end of the ribbon cable attached to the bottom video expansion connector.
To the I/O expansion connector on the base board, connect the other end of the
ribbon cable attached to the I/O expansion connector on the module.
In all cases, the red wire of the ribbon cable attached to the base board will be
closest to the bracket.
7. If you expect to test the video inputs arriving on the base board, connect the video
test connector of the module to the video test connector of the base board using
a custom cable. This connection allows you to output any of the CVBS video
inputs, or the Y component of any Y/C video inputs, arriving on the base board
(those from the Video and I/O module or those directly from the base board).
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Connecting video sources to Matrox Morphis
The method of connecting video sources to your Matrox Morphis board depends
on the type of board or module to which you are trying to connect. This section
is divided based on different types of boards or modules that are interfaced in a
similar fashion.
Connecting video to Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard,
Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, or the Video Input module
The Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, and
Video Input module have four BNC connectors on their bracket:
You can use a standard BNC to BNC video cable (available from your local
electronic store) to interface a composite color or monochrome video source with
one of these connectors. To interface a Y/C video source, you can use a custom
cable, or you can use two BNC to BNC cables and a Matrox BNC-TO-SVHS
adapter cable.
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The video input expansion connector on the base board, to which a module is
attached, establishes the video signal number associated with the module’s BNC
connectors. When developing your application, you will need to know the video
input signal that a video source is driving.
BNC
Connector #
Base
board
Signals of the Video Input modules
Video source to connect and software channel
number (MdigChannel())
Connected to J1
Connected to J2
Connected to J3
0
VID_IN0
VID_IN4
VID_IN8
VID_IN12
A CVBS video source (channel 0, 4, 8, and 12,
respectively), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 0, 2, 4, and 6, respectively).
1
VID_IN1
VID_IN5
VID_IN9
VID_IN13
A CVBS video source (channel 1, 5, 9, and 13,
respectively), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC 0 (channel 0, 2,
4, and 6, respectively).
2
VID_IN21
VID_IN6
VID_IN10
VID_IN14
A CVBS video source (channel 2, 6, 10, and 14,
respectively), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 1, 3, 5, and 7, respectively).
3
VID_IN32
VID_IN7
VID_IN11
VID_IN15
A CVBS video source (channel 3, 7, 11, and 15,
respectively), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC 2 (channel 1, 3,
5, and 7, respectively).
1. Note, if configured for TTL trigger input 0 (P0_TTL_TRIG_IN) (jumper on video/trigger selection connector J17 is positioned across pins 2 and 3), you cannot connect a video source to this BNC connector.
2. Note, if configured for TTL trigger input 1 (P1_TTL_TRIG_IN) (jumper on video/trigger selection connector J18 is positioned across pins 2 and 3), you cannot connect a video source to this BNC connector.
Y/C input
Attach your video source to the BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cables, using the
following cable information.
Connectors on video source
Wires on the BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cable
Luminance
Blue (Y)
Chrominance
Green (C)
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Connecting video to the Matrox Morphis Dual HDC and Matrox
Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC and Dual PC/104-Plus have a high-density DB-44
female connector for video input. The connector is located on the bracket of the
Dual HDC board and on a separate video input module for the Dual PC/104-Plus
board.
To connect video to your Matrox Morphis board, plug the HD-44M-18BNC (for
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC) or HD-44M-18BNC+ cable (for Matrox Morphis
Dual PC/104-Plus) into the DB-44 video input connector.
Important
Note that the HD-44M-18BNC and the HD-44M-18BNC+ cables are not
interchangeable. Although both cables have similar terminations, the pins are
wired differently between the two. It is therefore important to always use the
correct cable with your Matrox Morphis board.
The BNC connectors for the HD-44M-18BNC and the HD-44M-18BNC+
cables are labelled below.
BNC label
Signal
Video device to connect and software channel number
(MdigChannel())
CH-0
VID_IN0
A CVBS video source (channel 0), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 0).
CH-1
VID_IN1
A CVBS video source (channel 1), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC CH-1 (channel 0).
CH-2
VID_IN2
A CVBS video source (channel 2), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 1).
CH-3
VID_IN3
A CVBS video source (channel 3), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC CH-2 (channel 1).
CH-4
VID_IN4
A CVBS video source (channel 4), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 2).
CH-5
VID_IN5
A CVBS video source (channel 5), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC CH-4 (channel 2).
CH-6
VID_IN6
A CVBS video source (channel 6), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 3).
CH-7
VID_IN7
A CVBS video source (channel 7), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC CH-6 (channel 3).
CH-8
VID_IN8
A CVBS video source (channel 8), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 4).
CH-9
VID_IN9
A CVBS video source (channel 9), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC CH-8 (channel 4).
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BNC label
Signal
Video device to connect and software channel number
(MdigChannel())
CH-10
VID_IN10
A CVBS video source (channel 10), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 5).
CH-11
VID_IN11
A CVBS video source (channel 11), or the C component of the
Y/C video source connected to BNC CH-10 (channel 5).
CH-12
VID_IN12
A CVBS video source (channel 12), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 6).
CH-13
VID_IN13
A CVBS video source (channel 13), or the C component of the
Y/C video source connected to BNC CH-12 (channel 6).
CH-14
VID_IN14
A CVBS video source (channel 14), or the Y component of a Y/C
video source (channel 7).
CH-15
VID_IN15
A CVBS video source (channel 15), or the C component of the
Y/C video source connected to BNC CH-14 (channel 7).
TRIG-0
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0. Allows image
synchronization to be coordinated with an external event.
TRIG-11
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 1. Allows image
synchronization to be coordinated with an external event.
OPTO TRIG-12
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1. Allows image
synchronization to be coordinated with an external event.
1. Only on HD-44M-18BNC
2. Only on HD-44M-18BNC+
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Connecting to the Video and I/O module
The Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module has two connectors on its bracket:
External
Video and
I/O connector 0
External
I/O connector 1
• External Video and I/O connector 0. Used to receive video input and user-defined
signals, and transmit user-defined and video test output signals. You can connect
up to 12 video sources to this connector.
• External I/O connector 1. Used to receive trigger signals and connect to an
RS-485 two-wire multi-drop network.
Connecting external
devices to External
Video and I/O
connector 0
Using the DBHD44-TO-13BNC or DH44-TO-13BNC/O optional Matrox
cable, you can attach video sources to External Video and I/O connector 0 of the
module. Both of these cables have thirteen BNC connectors, and a DB-44 plug;
the DH44-TO-13BNC/O cable also has open ended wires to access the
user-defined signals.
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The wires with the BNC connectors are numbered as follows:
BNC #1
Signal
Video device to connect and software channel number
(MdigChannel())
1
VID_IN4
A CVBS video source (channel 4), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 2).
2
VID_IN5
A CVBS video source (channel 5), or the C component of the Y/C video
source connected to BNC 1 (channel 2).
3
VID_IN6
A CVBS video source (channel 6), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 3).
4
VID_IN7
A CVBS video source (channel 7), or the C component of the Y/C video
source connected to BNC 3 (channel 3).
5
VID_IN8
A CVBS video source (channel 8), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 4).
6
VID_IN9
A CVBS video source (channel 9), or the C component of the Y/C video
source connected to BNC 5 (channel 4).
7
VID_IN10
A CVBS video source (channel 10), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 5).
8
VID_IN11
A CVBS video source (channel 11), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC 7 (channel 5).
9
VID_IN12
A CVBS video source (channel 12), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 6).
10
VID_IN13
A CVBS video source (channel 13), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC 9 (channel 6).
11
VID_IN14
A CVBS video source (channel 14), or the Y component of a Y/C video
source (channel 7).
12
VID_IN15
A CVBS video source (channel 15), or the C component of the Y/C
video source connected to BNC 11 (channel 7).
13
P0_VID_OUT
A device that accepts the video test output.
1. The wire color associated with each BNC number can be determined using the color code pinout chart included with the
DBHD44-TO-13BNC or DH44-TO-13BNC/O cable.
Y/C input
The module supports a maximum of six Y/C inputs. To connect a Y/C video
source to Matrox Morphis, connect BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cables to your
DBHD44-TO-13BNC or DH44-TO-13BNC/O cable. Then, attach your video
source to the BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cables, using the following cable
information.
Connectors on video source
Wires on the BNC-TO-SVHS adapter cable
Luminance
Blue (Y)
Chrominance
Green (C)
Chapter
3
Chapter 3:
Using multiple
Matrox Morphis
boards
This chapter explains how to use multiple Matrox Morphis
boards.
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Multiple board installation
This section describes how to use multiple Matrox Morphis boards.
Install each additional Matrox Morphis board as you installed the first board (refer
to chapter 2, Installing Matrox Morphis boards except for Matrox
Morphis PC/104-Plus).
Installing multiple
PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI
boards
When installing Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Matrox Morphis Dual
HDC, Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, you can theoretically have as many as 16
Matrox Morphis boards installed in your computer at one time. This number is,
however, limited by the number of empty slots in your computer and, for
simultaneous image capture, by the available bandwidth of your computer
(discussed later in this chapter).
Using MIL-Lite, you have to allocate a MIL system for each board and allocate
the resources of each MIL system.
Multiple board installation
Installing multiple
Dual PC/104-Plus
boards
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The number of Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus boards that you can stack
depends on the computer that you are using. If using a Matrox 4Sight-M
integrated unit, you can stack a maximum of three PC/104-Plus boards, as shown
in the diagram below.
Video input
connector
Top screw
PCI connector
Host board
40-pin video input connector side view of
multiple PC/104-Plus boards being installed
❖ If you are stacking multiple boards, you cannot add a Matrox Morphis Dual
PC/104-Plus (ISA) board on top of a Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus (PCI)
board. You should install the Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus (PCI) on top of
the other boards.
In addition, you must set the rotary switch of each PC/104-Plus board to a unique
setting in the stack. Setting the rotary switch dedicates a group of PCI signals to
the board in the stack: clock, request grant, ID select, and interrupt signals. It is
recommended that the first board installed (the board closest to the Host CPU
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board) be configured to 0, the second to 1, and so on. The table below shows the
recommended switch setting for each board, as well as the corresponding settings
for the dedicated signals.
Switch position
Board position
Interrupt
Request grant
ID select
0 or 4
1
Interrupt A
0
0
1 or 5
2
Interrupt B
1
1
2 or 6
3
Interrupt C
2
2
3 or 7
4
Interrupt D
2
3
Using MIL-Lite, you have to allocate a MIL system for each board and allocate
the resources of each MIL system.
Simultaneous image capture from different
boards
You can simultaneously capture images from video sources attached to different
Matrox Morphis boards; however, the number of video sources from which you
can simultaneously capture images is determined by the available bandwidth of
your PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI interface (segment). If there is not enough bandwidth,
your board will drop frames.
Matrox Morphis Dual and Quad are susceptible to dropping frames because the
PCI/PCI-X bus bandwidth can be shared if you are using multiple boards.
Matrox Morphis eDual and Matrox Morphis eQuad might have a problem with
dropped frames if you are capturing large images, or your available bandwidth has
been reduced.
The use of a high-performance PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI core-logic chipset is necessary
to sustain PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI transfers to Host memory. If a high performance
chipset is used, you should not have a problem with dropped frames. The list of
platforms that are known to be compatible with Matrox Morphis are available on
the Matrox web site, under the board’s compatibility list.
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You should not have any PCI/PCI-X bandwidth problems capturing the following
number of full-sized color images simultaneously from multiple Matrox Morphis
boards, assuming you are using a high-performance chipset. Capturing more than
this number might result in PCI/PCI-X bandwidth problems.
Transfer mode of
full-sized color images
Number of images captured simultaneously without PCI/PCI-X bandwidth
problems
33 MHz PCI slot
66 MHz PCI slot
1331 MHz PCI-X slot
RGBX (32-bit) mode
2
4
4
YUV16 mode
4
8
8
1. Note that with two Matrox Morphis Quad boards, the bus will run at 100 MHz, and with three, it will run at 66 MHz.
❖ Note that grabbing images from the same board requires the same amount of
PCI/PCI-X bandwidth as grabbing them from two different boards.
As a reference point, capturing one full-sized NTSC or PAL image in real time
will require a PCI bandwidth of 35 Mbytes/sec or 42 Mbytes/sec, respectively,
when transferring in RGBX (32-bit) mode.
It is recommended that when capturing more than two images simultaneously
over a PCI interface, you either use a 66 MHz PCI slot, use a different transfer
mode, or reduce the image size to avoid reaching the upper limits of the overall
available bandwidth.
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Chapter
4
Chapter 4:
Hardware reference
This chapter explains the architecture of the Matrox Morphis
hardware, as well as the available features and modes.
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Matrox Morphis hardware reference
This chapter provides information on the architecture, operating modes, and
supported features of Matrox Morphis. For a summary of the information given
in this chapter and detailed specifications of connectors and pinouts, refer to
Appendix B: Technical information of this manual.
Acquisition section
The acquisition section of Matrox Morphis can capture RS-170 /CCIR
monochrome video and composite (CVBS) and component (Y/C) video in NTSC
/PAL format. The acquisition sections of the Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard, Dual HDC, and Dual PC/104-Plus have two independent
acquisition paths, whereas the Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad have four. These
independent acquisition paths allow Matrox Morphis to simultaneously capture
from any two or four connected, supported, synchronous or asynchronous video
sources, depending on the board. In addition, all boards can switch the capture
between any connected video source of the same type with minimum latency (fast
switching). The speed of switching will increase linearly in relation to the number
of available decoders.
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The following diagram illustrates the main components of the acquisition section
of Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual.
Test video to
Video and I/O module
From Video and I/O module
Video test
connector
I/O expansion
connector
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
CVBS/Y
CVBS/Y
Acquisition
front end
C
Decoder
CVBS/Y
C
Decoder
Video
capture
controller
and
formatter
TRIG
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Acquisition section of Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
The following diagram illustrates the different acquisition front ends of the Matrox
Morphis Dual boards.
Video input from
up to three Video Input modules or
one Video and I/O module
(VID_IN4 to VID_IN15)
Video input
expansion connectors
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
Video
Selector
Video
Selector
Video
Selector
VID_IN2 or
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN0
VID_IN15
VID_IN3 or
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN1
VID_IN15
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
Dual/eDual Standard
Dual HDC
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN
12 V
Dual PC/104-Plus
Acquisition front ends for different Matrox Morphis Dual boards
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The following diagram illustrates the main components of the acquisition section
of Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad.
Video input from
up to three Video Input modules or
one Video and I/O module
Test video to
(VID_IN4 to VID_IN15)
Video and I/O module
Video input
expansion connectors
From Video and I/O module
I/O expansion
connector
Video test
connector
Acquisition
memory
(16 MB)
VID_IN0
Decoder
VID_IN1
VID_IN2
VID_IN3
Video
Selector
Decoder
Decoder
Video capture controller
and formatter
Decoder
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Acquisition section of Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
To grab from a video source, allocate a MIL digitizer with a DCF that matches
the video source’s data type, using the MIL-Lite function MdigAlloc(); a MIL
digitizer represents the acquisition path(s) with which to grab from one input
source of the specified type. Then, using the returned MIL digitizer identifier, call
MdigGrab().
To grab video data from multiple video sources simultaneously, allocate the
appropriate number of digitizers with MdigAlloc() and specify different device
numbers for each.
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Video Selector
The Video Selector is responsible for routing the video inputs to the appropriate
decoder, as well as routing the input to decoder 0 to the video test connector in
Matrox Morphis boards except Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus.
Video test
connector*
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
CVBS/Y
Selector 0
C
Decoder 0
VID_IN15
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
CVBS/Y
Selector n
C
Decoder n
VID_IN15
n = 1 for Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
n = 3 for Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
* Not available on Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Video Selector
The Video Selector can, for each decoder, perform fast switching between
connected video sources of the same type. In addition, the speed of switching will
increase linearly in relation to the number of available decoders. If Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual, for example, is not simultaneously capturing from two video sources,
the Video Selector can perform ultra-fast switching between video sources. In this
case, the new input is routed to the idle decoder so that while the current capture
is in process, the next capture is being set up.
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Input channels
For each of the video decoders, the Video Selector can switch between
16 CVBS/monochrome or 8 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both. The
video sources can be connected to the base board and/or to one of the Matrox
Morphis expansion modules. For fast or ultra-fast channel switching, the video
sources must be of the same type.
As a standard feature on the Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and Matrox
Morphis eQuad/Quad, you can connect up to 4 CVBS/monochrome or 2 Y/C
video sources, or a combination of both, to the base board. To each of a maximum
of three Matrox Morphis Video Input modules, you can connect the same number
of video sources as is supported by the base board. To the Matrox Morphis Video
and I/O module, you connect 12 CVBS/monochrome or 6 Y/C video sources, or
a combination of both.
❖ Note that you can only connect a single Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module
to the base board, and that the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module and the
Matrox Morphis Video Input module are mutually exclusive.
To switch between video sources of the same type for each MIL digitizer, use
MdigChannel().
Video input testing
With the exception of Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus, you can test the
CVBS/monochrome video input or the Y component of the Y/C video input that
is routed to decoder 0. To test the video signal, it can be output to the video test
connector. If you have a Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, this video signal
can be sent out through external Video and I/O connector 0 (HD-44). You can
connect this output to a monitor to establish, for example, the channel to which
a video source is connected. When performing ultra-fast channel switching, this
output is not very useful because most monitors cannot synchronize to this output
and because every second switch causes the video input to be routed to decoder 1.
Video decoders
The acquisition section has either two or four multi-standard video decoders,
depending on the board type. These decoders feature internal filtering and
automatic gain control, in addition to digitizing video.
Gain
The video decoders feature automatic gain control (AGC). This allows the video
signal input range to be optimized before being digitized. You can, however, disable
the AGC and set the gain manually, using the MdigControl() function, with
M_GRAB_AUTOMATIC_INPUT_GAIN set to M_DISABLE and
M_GRAB_INPUT_GAIN set to any integer value from 0 to 255.
Acquisition section
Digitizing
component
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The multi-standard video decoders can convert analog composite (CVBS) and
component (Y/C) video in NTSC/PAL format, to digitized video in
YUV16 (YUYV).
Each decoder supports the following video timing parameters:
Square pixel video formats
NTSC
PAL
Pixel sampling rate (MHz)
12.27
14.75
Y component sampling rate (MHz)
12.27
14.75
6.14 each
7.38 each
24.54
29.5
U and V components (MHz)
Digitizing component sampling rate (MHz)
Field rate (Hz)
60
50
Pixel/line (Pixels)
780
944
Active pixel/line (Pixels)
640
768
Active lines/frame (Lines)
480
576
15.734
15.625
Line rate (KHz)
Video capture controller and formatter
Once the analog video has been converted to digitized video, it enters a component
called the video capture controller and formatter.
The video capture controller and formatter accepts all data signals provided by
the decoders, and formats the digitized video for transfer to Host or graphics
controller memory.
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The following diagram illustrates the video capture controller and formatter found
on Matrox Morphis.
Clock and sync. signals from video
input device and external trigger *
From Decoder 0
16 Mbytes
SDRAM
Capture
Controller
Memory
controller
From Decoder n
Capture
Controller
n = 1 for Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
n = 3 for Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
Video-to-PCI
bridge
Image
Formatter
To secondary
PCI bus
Interrupt generation
Video capture
controller and formatter
* Not available on Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
The video capture controller and formatter contains the following elements:
• Capture controller.
• Memory controller.
• Video-to-PCI bridge (which includes an image formatter).
Capture controllers
There are either two or four capture controllers in the video capture controller
and formatter. Each capture controller has the following functions:
• Each sets the conditions under which to start and end a grab. Examples of grabbing
conditions are whether to grab one or two fields per frame, or whether to start the
grab on an odd or even field. Set the capture controller conditions using the
MIL/MIL-Lite MdigControl() function.
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57
• Each can generate interrupts, based on various grabbing events. You can hook a
function to these events using the MdigHookFunction() function. The various
events that can cause an interrupt are listed in the following table:
Hook Type
Description
M_GRAB_START
Hook to the start of each grab.
M_GRAB_END
Hook to the end of each grab.
M_GRAB_FIELD_END_ODD
Hook to the end of grabbed odd fields.
M_GRAB_FIELD_END_EVEN
Hook to the end of grabbed even fields.
M_FRAME_START
1
Hook to the start of the incoming signal’s frames.
M_FIELD_START_ODD1
Hook to the start of the incoming signal’s odd fields.
M_FIELD_START_EVEN1
Hook to the start of the incoming signal’s even fields.
1. These events occur even when a video source is connected but not grabbing.
• Each receives clock and synchronization signals from the video source and, with
the exception of Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, accepts an external trigger input.
Trigger
With the exception of the capture controllers on Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad,
each capture controller accepts an independent external trigger input, which
allows image acquisition to be synchronized with an external event.
From the BNC connectors of the eDual/Dual Standard board, the trigger input
is received directly in TTL format; whereas from the Matrox Morphis Video and
I/O module, the trigger input is received through an opto-coupler, which isolates
the rest of the circuitry from outside surges.
When receiving the trigger through the opto-coupler, the voltage difference across
the positive and negative components of the signal must be between 4.05 V and
9.16 V for high level voltage, and between -4.5 V and 0.8 V for low level voltage.
Each capture controller operates in next valid frame/field (synchronous) mode. In
this mode, the capture controller waits for the next valid frame or field (depending
on whether grabbing a frame or a field) before commencing the grab.
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Acquisition in next valid frame/field mode is executed in one of two ways:
• Edge-triggered acquisition. The capture controller waits for the rising/falling edge
of the trigger to capture a frame/field.
• Level-sensitive acquisition. The capture controller waits for the level of the trigger
to become high/low to capture a frame/field. The polarity of the active and inactive
levels of the trigger signal are programmable.
To grab upon a trigger, you must enable trigger detection and specify the trigger
mode and trigger source, using the MIL-Lite MdigControl() function.
Memory controller
The memory controller is responsible for toggling between the incoming video
data, storing it in the 16 Mbytes of on-board acquisition memory, and upon
request, transferring it to the video-to-PCI bridge. After storing the video, an
interrupt is generated notifying the Host of the acquired data. The Host is then
responsible to request its transfer to the optional JPEG2000 controller, Host
memory, off-board display memory, or other PCI devices across the PCI bus.
Upon receiving the request, the memory controller transfers the data to the
video-to-PCI bridge.
Video-to-PCI bridge
The video-to-PCI bridge is capable of high-speed transfers to Host memory,
off-board display memory, or other PCI devices across the PCI bus. It can also
send the video to the optional compression/decompression section of the board.
Upon transmitting the video data, the video-to-PCI bridge can format the data
with its image formatter.
Image formatter
The image formatter can perform several operations:
• Image resizing. Captured data can be cropped (ROI capture) or it can be arbitrarily
downscaled to 1/16th of a field or frame. This can be useful to implement custom
software-based motion detection because at a reduced scale, image comparison is
faster.
• Vertical/horizontal flipping. Captured data can be flipped vertically or
horizontally, or both.
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• Color-space conversion. Captured data can be converted into the following
formats with square pixels: RGB planar, BGR32 packed, YCrCb, and 8-bit
monochrome. Alternatively, YUV16 packed (stored in YUYV format) can be
passed through. The image formatter can also perform color kill, which converts
the data to grayscale and then converts it to the appropriate destination format.
The equations for the conversions are as follows:
Color space conversion
Equations
YUV-to-Y
• Y=Y
YUV-to-RGB
• R = Y + 1.4017 V
• G = Y - 0.3437 U - 0.7142 V
• B = Y + 1.7722 U
YUV-to-YCrCb
• Y = Y x 220/256 + 16
• Cb =(U - 128) x (113/256) + 128
• Cr =(V - 128) x (113/256) + 128
I/O controller
The I/O controller is responsible for routing user-defined signals and controlling
the RS-485 serial interface of the Video and I/O module. The I/O controller also
integrates Watchdog circuitry for automatically recovering from application or
system failure.
❖ Note that the RS-485 serial interface and the integrated Watchdog circuitry are
only available with Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Dual HDC, and
eQuad/Quad.
User-defined signals
Using the I/O controller, Matrox Morphis supports 16 user-defined TTL
compatible (5 V) signals for synchronizing with or controlling other devices, such
as a strobe light. The signals can be programmed for input or output. All
user-defined input signals can also generate an interrupt.
The user-defined signals can be accessed inside the chassis from the I/O expansion
connector of the base board, or accessed externally from the bracket of the Matrox
Morphis Video and I/O module.
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These user-defined signals are programmed using the MIL-Lite function
MsysControl() with M_USER_BIT_...
For information on the electrical specification of user-defined signals, see the
section Electrical specifications in Appendix B: Technical information.
RS-485 serial interface
Using the Video and I/O module, Matrox Morphis offers an RS-485 serial
interface. It is mapped as a COM port so that the interface can be accessed through
the Win32 API. The serial interface can both receive and transmit signals, but in
half-duplex mode. The serial interface can be connected to an RS-485 two-wire
multi-drop network.
The interface is controlled by a Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter
(UART)1 circuit in the I/O controller. Matrox Morphis integrates a
16450-compatible UART, which features independently programmable baud
rates (maximum recommended baud rate = 9600 baud).
The RS-485 interface supports multiple devices, and distances of up to 4000 feet.
In addition, with the RS-485 interface, data communication uses differential
signaling.
You can use the serial interface to connect Matrox Morphis to a multi-drop
network. This allows you to connect Matrox Morphis to multiple devices that are
already connected to each other through this network.
1. The UART implementation was derived from a design by Daniel Wallner. Please see
Appendix D: Acknowledgments for copyright information.
I/O controller
Since, as mentioned earlier in this section, the serial interface can only operate in
half-duplex mode, it can only be connected to a RS-485 two-wire multi-drop
network shown below. Note that Matrox Morphis does not have a termination
resistor nor bias resistors.
Two-wire multi-drop
network
SUPPORTED BY MATROX MORPHIS
UP TO 4000 FT
TERMINATION RESISTORS AT BOTH ENDS ONLY
A
A
Rt
D
Rt
B
B
R
TX
ENABLE
TX
RX
ENABLE
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A
A
RX
R
B
B
A
D
A
D
B
TX
B
TX
ENABLE
A
RX
ENABLE
A
RX
R
R
B
D
B
D - Driver
R - Receiver
- Circuit ground or
circuit common
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Matrox Morphis cannot be connected to a four-wire multi-drop network.
Four-wire multi-drop
network
NOT SUPPORTED BY MATROX MORPHIS
UP TO 4000 FT
MASTER
ALWAYS
ENABLED
SLAVE
A
A
B
B
Rt
Rt
D
R
TX
ENABLE
RX
ALWAYS
ENABLED
R
A
A
B
B
Rt
Rt
SLAVE
SLAVE
A
A
D
D
B
TX
B
D
D - Driver
R - Receiver
- Circuit ground or
circuit common
TX
ENABLE
ENABLE
A
RX
R
B
A
RX
R
B
Watchdog circuitry
The I/O controller integrates Watchdog circuitry to automatically recover from
application or system failure. The Watchdog circuitry automatically reboots your
computer when, for some reason, your computer hangs for longer than a pre-set
amount of time.
The Watchdog circuitry works based on several integrated timers. When the
Watchdog circuitry is enabled, it must receive a reset signal from the user
application within the time specified by a timer. Every time the signal is received,
Watchdog resets this timer. If, however, the Watchdog circuitry does not receive
a reset signal for a period longer than the time allotted by this timer, it will either
send a warning interrupt signal or a hardware signal to reboot the computer,
depending on the timer.
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There are three main timers that make up the Watchdog circuitry:
• Warning timer: If, during the course of regular operations, the Host computer
does not reset the warning timer before the specified interval expires, it is assumed
to have hung. The Watchdog’s warning timer will then generate a warning
interrupt.
• Timeout timer: If, during the course of regular operation, the Host computer does
not reset the timeout timer before the specified interval expires, it is assumed to
have hung. The Watchdog’s timeout timer will then force the Host computer to
reboot.
• Reboot timer: If, during a reboot, the Host computer does not start regular
operations before the specified interval expires, the Host computer is assumed to
have hung. The Watchdog’s reboot timer will then force the Host computer to
reboot again.
You can enable the Watchdog circuitry and set and reset the Watchdog timers
using the MIL-Lite MsysControl() function. You can hook an event handler
function to the warning interrupt using MsysHookFunction().
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Compression/decompression accelerator
The Matrox Morphis Dual boards support a JPEG2000 image
compression/decompression accelerator that can be purchased alone or with the
acquisition section.
The JPEG2000 image compression/decompression accelerator supports real-time
compression/decompression of monochrome and color video, for typical video
rates. The video can be arriving from the acquisition section of Matrox Morphis
or from the Host. For video arriving from the Host, Matrox Morphis supports
JPEG2000 tiling with intervention from the Host. For more information on tiling,
refer to the MIL Board Specific Notes.
SDRAM
16 MB
JPEG2000
CODEC
JPEG2000 Controller
Image
formatter
Compression/decompression
accelerator
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JPEG2000 controller
The JPEG2000 controller of the accelerator is responsible for interfacing with the
secondary PCI bus and for transferring data to and from the JPEG2000 CODEC.
The JPEG2000 controller has an integrated image formatter for formatting
uncompressed data to the appropriate format before transferring it to the
JPEG2000 CODEC or the secondary PCI bus. It can convert the data to YUV16
(4:2:2 in YUYV format) 8-bit, and to 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit monochrome. If
transferring uncompressed data to the secondary PCI bus, it can also convert the
data to 16-bit monochrome.
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Upon receiving data from the secondary PCI bus, the controller transfers the data
to the 16 Mbytes of compression/decompression memory; the entire image/tile
must be saved in this memory before compression or decompression. When the
JPEG2000 CODEC is available, the controller transfers the compressed or
uncompressed image/tile to the CODEC, converting it to the requested format
(bit-alignment) and performing the compression or decompression. When the
CODEC has finished compressing or decompressing the image/tile, the controller
transfers it to compression/decompression memory, converting it to the requested
format. When the secondary PCI bus is available, the controller transfers the
compressed/decompressed image/tile to Host memory, converting it to the
requested format if required. Decompressed images/tiles can also be transferred
to off-board display memory or other PCI devices across the PCI bus.
JPEG2000 CODEC
The JPEG2000 CODEC can compress/decompress YUV16 (4:2:2 in YUYV
format) 8-bit image data, and 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit single component image
data.
The JPEG2000 CODEC supports lossy (9/7 wavelet) and lossless (5/3 wavelet)
modes.
PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI interface
The Matrox Morphis board allows the transfer of live video to Host memory,
off-board display memory, or other PCI devices across either a PCIe, PCI-X, or
PCI bus.
All Matrox Morphis boards feature an on-board 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus
master to reduce CPU usage. The board can also generate interrupts for the start
and end of a field, frame, and sequence capture.
Matrox Morphis eDual Standard and eQuad have a x1 PCIe bus interface.
Matrox Morphis Dual Standard and Dual HDC have a 32-bit synchronous PCI
bus interface, which is capable of a peak transfer rate of 132 Mbytes/sec when
operating at 33 MHz or 264 Mbytes/sec when operating at 66 MHz.
Matrox Morphis Quad has a 64-bit asynchronous PCI-X bus interface which is
capable of a peak transfer rate of 1056 Mbytes/sec when operating at 133 MHz.
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Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus has a 32-bit synchronous PCI bus interface,
which is capable of a peak transfer rate of 132 Mbytes/sec when operating at
33 MHz.
Image authentication
Matrox Morphis Dual Standard and Dual PC/104-Plus support optional image
authentication. Note that this feature is only available as an option on the versions
of the boards that have both the acquisition section and the JPEG2000 accelerator.
Image authentication is a security measure that allows you to know whether
someone has tampered with an image. Image authentication is achieved by
creating a checksum based on all the data that is in an image. The checksum is a
unique number which cannot feasibly be reproduced if any changes are made to
the image; even if one pixel is altered in the image, a completely different checksum
is produced. Typically, an image is grabbed and compressed before the checksum
is calculated, but the checksum can be calculated on an uncompressed image as
well. To protect the original checksum, the number is encrypted using a private
key from an RSA key pair.
The combination of an image and its encrypted checksum is known as a signed
stream. If you need to verify that an image is authentic, you can run the image
through the checksum calculator and compare the result with the decrypted
checksum. To decrypt the checksum, you can use the public key from the original
RSA key pair. If the checksums match, then the image is authentic.
Implementation
The Matrox Morphis board accelerates two main steps in the image authentication
process: checksum calculation and checksum encryption.
Checksum calculation
Matrox Morphis calculates the checksum using the Secure Hash Algorithm
(SHA-256), specified in the Secure Hash Standard of the U.S. Department of
Commerce1. This algorithm provides a checksum with a level of security sufficient
to protect against today’s computationally feasible attacks.
1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce. FIPS
180-2, Secure Hash Standard, August 2002.
Image authentication
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Checksum encryption
Matrox Morphis encrypts the checksum using the verification primitive of the
RSA Cryptography Standard1. To provide a high level of security, this algorithm
uses a 1024-bit key from an RSA key pair.
The RSA key pair must be obtained from a cryptographically secure random
number generator. The private key of this pair will then be sent to the Matrox
Morphis board to begin the encryption process. It is important to know that
revealing the private key compromises the integrity of all images that have been
signed with this key pair. It is advised that you consult the RSA recommendations
regarding secure key generation.
1. RSA Laboratories, PKCS #1 v2.1: RSA Cryptography Standard, June 2002.
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Appendix A:
Appendix A:
Glossary
This appendix defines some of the specialized terms used
in this Matrox Morphis document.
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Glossary
• Band
One of the surfaces of a buffer. A grayscale image requires just one band. A color
image requires three bands, one for each color component.
• 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.
• Color component
One of the components that make up a color space. Typically, each component
of a color image is stored in a separate band of a multi-band buffer.
• Color space
A color space is a way of representing and describing the complete range of
perceived colors. A number of color spaces have been developed. Common color
spaces are RGB and HSL. Both describe the same range of perceivable colors.
• 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.
• Field
One of the two halves that make up an image. One half consists of the image's
odd lines (known as the odd field); the other half consists of the image's even lines
(known as the even field).
Glossary
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• Frame
A single image grabbed from a video camera.
• Grab
To acquire or capture an image from a camera.
• Horizontal synchronization signal
The part of a video signal that indicates the end of a line and the start of a new one.
See also vertical synchronization signal.
• Host
In general, Host refers to the principal CPU in one’s computer.
• Interlaced scanning
Describes a transfer of data in which the odd-numbered lines of the source are
written to the destination buffer first and then the even-numbered lines (or
vice-versa).
See also progressive scanning.
• PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect. Present day standard expansion bus.
• Progressive scanning
Describes a transfer of data in which the lines of the source input device are written
sequentially into the destination buffer.
Also known as non-interlaced. See also interlaced scanning.
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• RGB
A color space that represents color using the primary colors (red, green and blue)
as components.
• Vertical synchronization signal
The part of a video signal that indicates the end of a frame and the start of a new
one.
See also horizontal synchronization signal.
Appendix B:
Appendix B:
Technical
information
This appendix contains information that might be useful
when installing your Matrox Morphis boards.
74 Appendix B: Technical information
Technical information
This appendix contains information that might be useful when installing your
Matrox Morphis board.
Global information
• Operating system: See your software manual for supported versions of Microsoft
Windows.
• System requirements: A computer with a PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI bus and an Intel
Pentium processor (or equivalent) or better.
Some older computers use a core logic chipset (interfaces PCI with Host memory)
that has limited throughput capabilities. Matrox Morphis might not be able to
attain full functionality on such a computer. We recommend a computer with a
relatively up-to-date PCIe, PCI-X, or PCI chipset because it generally offers better
performance in terms of data transfer rates. To learn more about the most
appropriate chipset, refer to the Matrox Imaging website or consult with your local
Matrox Imaging representative, local Matrox Imaging sales office, or the Matrox
Imaging Customer Support Group at headquarters.
Acquisition features
• Accepts composite (CVBS) and component S-video (Y/C) in NTSC/PAL
formats, and monochrome video in RS-170/CCIR format.
• Captured data can be converted into the following formats with square pixels:
RGB planar, BGR32 packed, YCrCb, YUV16 packed (stored in YUYV format),
and 8-bit monochrome.
• Performs fast switching between multiple video sources. In addition, it can either:
- Perform ultra-fast switching between multiple video sources.
- Simultaneously capture images from two or four independent video sources,
depending on the board type.
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• Supports connection to the following number of video sources:
- With the Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard or eQuad/Quad base board,
up to 4 CVBS/monochrome or 2 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both.
With the Matrox Morphis Dual HDC or Dual PC/104-Plus base board, up to
16 CVBS/monochrome or 8 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both.
- With each Matrox Morphis Video Input module, used with Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard or eQuad/Quad, an additional 4 CVBS/monochrome or
2 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both. You can connect up to 3 Matrox
Morphis Video Input modules to the eDual/Dual Standard and eQuad/Quad
boards.
- With the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, used with Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard, Dual HDC, or eQuad/Quad, an additional
12 CVBS/monochrome or 6 Y/C video sources, or a combination of both. You
can only connect a single Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module to the base
board.
❖
Note that the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module and the Matrox Morphis
Video Input module are mutually exclusive.
• With the exception of Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad, Matrox Morphis accepts
two external trigger inputs that can operate in next valid frame/field mode. From
the BNC connectors of the base board, the triggers are received directly in TTL
format; whereas from the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, the triggers
are opto-isolated.
• Controllable automatic gain control (freeze with manual adjust).
• Supports cropping (ROI capture), arbitrary downscaling to 1/16th of a field or
frame, and vertical/horizontal flipping.
Compression/decompression features
• Available on the Matrox Morphis Dual boards.
• Performs JPEG2000 image compression/decompression in real-time for typical
video rates.
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• Supports lossy (9/7 wavelet) and lossless (5/3 wavelet) modes.
• Handles up to 8 bits per component in YUV mode, 10 bits per component in
monochrome mode.
Additional features
Feature
eDual/Dual Standard
Dual HDC
Dual PC/104-Plus
eQuad/Quad
In addition to the video capture and compression/decompression optional
functionality, Matrox Morphis incorporates a variety of features to simplify overall
system integration. These features include:
Hardware facilities for implementing custom software-based motion detection.
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Integrated Watchdog capabilities for automatically recovering from application or
system failure.
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16 TTL user I/O integrated signals to control or synchronize with other devices
user inputs. These signals can be internally accessed, or accessed externally
using the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module.
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An RS-485 serial interface, mapped as a COM port so that the interface can be
accessed through the Win32 API. The serial interface can both receive and
transmit signals, but in half-duplex mode. The serial interface can be connected
to an RS-485 two-wire multi-drop network.
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Video input testing. The CVBS or Y input of decoder 0 can be routed out to the
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module for test purposes.
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Support for image authentication. Image authentication allows you to know
whether or not someone has tampered with an image.
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Data transfer features
• Features an on-board 32-bit 33/66 MHz PCI bus master to reduce CPU usage.
• Allows the transfer of live video to Host memory, off-board display memory, or
other PCI devices across either a PCI, PCI-X, or PCIe bus.
• Can generate interrupts for the start and end of a field, frame, and sequence
capture.
Electrical specifications
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Electrical specifications
The following tables list the electrical specifications of the different boards under
different conditions.
Important
When determining the power requirements for your computer, do not forget to
include the power requirements for other peripheral devices. In addition, if
combining multiple boards, do not forget to add their total power requirements
together.
Typical operating voltage and current for the Matrox Morphis eDual Standard with two video decoders
and with JPEG2000 option (applies to PCB Y7272-01 rev. A VER. 001).
Voltage
Current
Power
3.3 V ± 5%
1.90 A
6.3 W
12 V ± 10%
0.09 A
1.1 W
Total
7.4 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual Standard with two video decoders, no
JPEG2000 option, and no expansion module (applies to PCB 7142-03 rev. A / VER. 302).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
900 mA
4.5 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
100 mA
Total
1.2 W
5.7 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual Standard with two video decoders,
JPEG2000 option, and no expansion module (applies to PCB 7142-03 rev. A / VER. 302).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
1.3 A
6.5 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
100 mA
Total
1.2 W
7.7 W
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Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual Standard with no video decoders,
JPEG2000 option, and no expansion module (applies to PCB 7142-03 rev. A / VER. 301).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
700 mA
3.5 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
n/a
Total
3.5 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual HDC with two video decoders, no
JPEG2000 option, and no expansion module (applies to PCB 7173-01 rev. A / VER. 100).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
900 mA
4.5 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
100 mA
Total
1.2 W
5.7 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual HDC with two video decoders, with
JPEG2000 option, and no expansion module (applies to PCB 7173-01 rev. A / VER. 101).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
1.4 A
7W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
100 mA
Total
1.2 W
8.2 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus with two video decoders and
no JPEG2000 option (applies to PCB 7227-00 rev. A / VER. 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
150 mA
0.75
3.3 V ± 5%
650 mA
2.145
12 V ± 10%
80 mA
0.96
Total
3.855
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Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus with two video decoders and
with JPEG2000 option (applies to PCB 7227-00 rev. A / VER. 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
210 mA
1.05
3.3 V ± 5%
1.080 A
3.564
12 V ± 10%
80 mA
0.96
Total
5.574
Typical operating voltage and current for the Matrox Morphis eQuad (applies to PCB Y7281-00 rev. A
VER. 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
3.3 V ± 5%
2.02 A
6.7 W
12 V ± 10%
0.21 A
Total
2.5 W
9.2 W
Typical operating voltage and current for Matrox Morphis Quad with four video decoders, and no
expansion module (applies to PCB 7198-01 rev. A / VER. 103).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
1.4 A
7W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
270 mA
Total
3.24 W
10.24 W
Typical operating voltage and current for the Matrox Morphis video and I/O expansion module (applies to
PCB 7150-00 rev. A / VER. 001).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
150 mA
0.75 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
100 mA
Total
1.2 W
1.95 W
Typical operating voltage and current for the Matrox Morphis video input expansion module (applies to
PCB 7162-00 rev. A / VER. 000).
Voltage
Current
Power
5 V ± 5%
50 mA
0.25 W
3.3 V ± 5%
n/a
12 V ± 10%
35 mA
Total
0.42 W
0.67 W
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The following table lists the electrical signal specifications of Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard, Dual HDC, and eQuad/Quad.
Signals
Specifications
Video input signals
Termination: 75 Ω with jumper installed, >100 KΩ without jumper.
User input signals
No termination.
Input current: ± 1 μA max.
Input voltage:
• Low: 0 V min; 0.8 V max.
• High: 2.0 V min; 5 V max.
User output signals
No termination.
Maximum output current: 24 mA.
Output voltage:
• Low: 0.55 V max.
• High: 2.4 V min; 5 V max.
Opto-coupled input signals
511 Ohm series termination.
Input current:
• max of low: 250 μA
• min of high: 5 mA (6.3 mA min recommended)
• max of high: 15 mA (10 mA max recommended)
Input voltage (with 511 Ohm series resistor only):
• low: 0.8 V max
• high: 4.05 V min
Input signal in RS-485 format
No termination.
Input voltage:
• Differential range: ±12 V.
• Sensitivity: ±200 mV
• Common mode range: -7 V to 12 V.
Output signal in RS-485 format
Specified for a 27 Ω load.
Output voltage:
• Differential range: 1.5 V to 5 V.
• Common mode range: -1 V to 3 V.
Electrical specifications
The following table lists the electrical signal specifications of Matrox Morphis
Dual PC/104-Plus.
Signals
Specifications
Video input signals
Termination: 75 Ω with jumper installed, >100 KΩ without jumper.
User input signals
No termination.
Input current: ± 1 μA max.
Input voltage:
• Low: 0 V min; 0.8 V max.
• High: 2.0 V min; 5 V max.
Opto-coupled input signals
330 Ohm series termination.
Input current:
• max of low: 250 μA
• min of high: 2 mA (5.0 mA min recommended)
• max of high: 40 mA (20 mA max recommended)
Input voltage (with 330 Ohm series resistor only):
• low: 1.0 V max
• high: 4.00 V min
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Dimensions and environmental
specifications
• Dimensions:
- Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard, Matrox Morphis Dual HDC, and
Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad boards: 16.7 L x 10.7 H cm (6.6" x 4.2") from
bottom edge of goldfinger to top edge of board.
- Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board: 9.6 L x 9.0 H cm (3.8" x 3.5").
- Matrox Morphis Video Input module: 5.6 L x 9.1 H cm (2.2" x 3.6")
- Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module: 6.9 L x 10.7 H cm (2.7" x 4.2")
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C.
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: -25°C to 85°C.
• Operating humidity: 10% - 90% (non-condensing).
• Storage humidity: 10% - 90% (non-condensing).
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3000 meters.
• Maximum altitude for transport: 12000 meters.
Base board input and output connectors
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Base board input and output connectors
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and eQuad/Quad boards
The Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard and eQuad/Quad boards have several
interface connectors. On their brackets, they have four BNC connectors for video
input. On the top edge of the boards, there are three 10-pin connectors for video
input from the Matrox Morphis expansion modules, and one 30-pin connector
for I/O from the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module. In addition, there is a
video output connector for test purposes and two system reset connectors. Behind
each BNC connector, there is a video input termination connector, which allows
you to control the video input termination. In addition, on the Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard, there is a 3-pin video/trigger selection connector behind
BNC 2 and BNC 3, which establishes if its respective BNC is used for video input
or trigger input.
Video input
expansion connectors
video
test
connector
System reset
I/O expansion
connectors
connector
BNC 0
BNC 1
BNC 2
BNC 3
Video input
termination connectors
Video/trigger selection connectors
*Although this is an image of Matrox Morphis Dual Standard, the
connectors are the same for Matrox Morphis eDual Standard.
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
Standard connectors*
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Video input
expansion connectors
I/O expansion
connector
Video test and
system reset
connector
BNC 0
BNC 1
BNC 2
BNC 3
Video input
termination connectors
*Although this is an image of Matrox Morphis Quad, the
connectors are the same for Matrox Morphis eQuad.
Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad
connectors*
BNC connectors
The BNC connectors are standard, low profile, 75 Ohm impedance BNC
connectors, used to receive CVBS and/or Y/C video input. The connectors’ pin
assignment is as follows:
1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
Base board input and output connectors
Pin
Signal
Description
1
VID_IN0
CVBS video input 0 or the Y component of Y/C video input 0.
2 (shell)
GND
Ground.
3
VID_IN1
CVBS video input 1 or the C component of Y/C video input 0.
4 (shell)
GND
Ground.
5
VID_IN2
(or P0_TTL_TRIG_IN)1
CVBS video input 2, the Y component of Y/C video input 1, or
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
6 (shell)
GND
Ground.
7
VID_IN3
(or P1_TTL_TRIG_IN)1
CVBS video input 3, the C component of Y/C video input 1, or
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 1.
GND
Ground.
8 (shell)
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1. Trigger input pin should not be used at the same time as the equivalent trigger input pin on the I/O expansion connector.
You can use a standard video cable (available from your local electronic store) to
interface with this connector.
Video input expansion connectors
The video input expansion connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 10-pin male
connectors, used to interface video input from any of the Matrox Morphis
expansion modules with the base board. The connector’s pin assignment is as
follows:
2
10
1
9
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Pin
Signals of video input expansion connectors
Description
J1
J2
J3
1
+12V
+12V
+12V
Fused +12 Volt supply for Matrox Morphis modules.
2
+5V
+5V
+5V
Fused +5 Volt supply for Matrox Morphis modules.
3
VID_IN4
VID_IN8
VID_IN12
CVBS video input 4, 8, or 12, respectively, or the Y
component of Y/C video input 2, 4, or 6,
respectively.
4
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
5
VID_IN5
VID_IN9
VID_IN13
CVBS video input 5, 9, or 13, respectively, or the C
component of Y/C video input 2, 4, or 6,
respectively.
6
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
7
VID_IN6
VID_IN10
VID_IN14
CVBS video input 6, 10, or 14, respectively, or the Y
component of Y/C video input 3, 5, or 7,
respectively.
8
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
9
VID_IN7
VID_IN11
VID_IN15
CVBS video input 7, 11, or 15, respectively, or the C
component of Y/C video input 3, 5, or 7,
respectively.
10
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
To interface this connector with a Matrox Morphis expansion module, the module
includes a Matrox cable that has a standard 10-pin female connector at both ends.
For customers planning to build their own cable to interface with video input
from another source, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
3M
IDC Connector
3473-6610
Ribbon cable
3365/10
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I/O expansion connector
The I/O expansion connector is a standard, 0.1" spacing, 30-pin male connector,
used to transmit user-defined signals and receive trigger or user-defined signals. It
is also used by the UART to send and receive control signals to and from an external
device. This connector is typically interfaced with the Matrox Morphis Video and
I/O module. The I/O expansion connector’s pin assignment is as follows:
2
30
29
1
Pin
Signal
Description
1
TTL_USER_IO_0
TTL user input/output 0.
2
TTL_USER_IO_1
TTL user input/output 1.
3
TTL_USER_IO_2
TTL user input/output 2.
4
TTL_USER_IO_3
TTL user input/output 3.
5
GND
Ground.
6
GND
Ground.
7
TTL_USER_IO_5
TTL user input/output 5.
8
TTL_USER_IO_4
TTL user input/output 4.
9
TTL_USER_IO_7
TTL user input/output 7.
10
TTL_USER_IO_6
TTL user input/output 6.
11
GND
Ground.
12
GND
Ground.
13
TTL_USER_IO_8
TTL user input/output 8.
14
TTL_USER_IO_9
TTL user input/output 9.
15
TTL_USER_IO_10
TTL user input/output 10.
16
TTL_USER_IO_11
TTL user input/output 11.
17
GND
Ground.
18
GND
Ground.
19
TTL_USER_IO_13
TTL user input/output 13.
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Pin
Signal
Description
20
TTL_USER_IO_12
TTL user input/output 12.
21
TTL_USER_IO_15
TTL user input/output 15.
22
TTL_USER_IO_14
TTL user input/output 14.
23
GND
Ground.
24
GND
Ground.
25
TTL_RxD
UART serial TTL input (receive data).
26
TTL_TxD
UART serial TTL output (transmit data).
27
TTL_CTS
UART CTS input (clear to send).
28
TTL_RTS
UART RTS output (ready to send).
29
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN1
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
30
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN1
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 1.
1. Trigger input pin should not be used at the same time as the equivalent trigger input pin on the BNC connectors
To interface this connector with the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, the
module includes a Matrox cable that has a standard 30-pin female connector at
both ends.
For customers planning to build their own cable to interface this connector with
a custom board, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
3M
IDC Connector
3419-6630
Ribbon cable
3365/30
Video test and system reset connectors
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard has a video test connector and two system
reset connectors, while Matrox Morphis eQuad/Quad has a single connector that
encompasses this functionality. In both cases, the connectors are standard, right
angle, 0.1" spacing, male connectors; you interface with them in the same way.
The video test pins are used to output the CVBS/monochrome video input, or
the Y component of the Y/C video input that is routed to decoder 0. You can also
interface with these pins through Video and I/O expansion connector 0 (DB-44)
of the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module.
Base board input and output connectors
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The system reset pins are used to reset the motherboard if the reset button is pressed
or the Watchdog circuitry of Matrox Morphis detects abnormal Host inactivity.
The video test and system reset connectors’ pin assignment for Matrox Morphis
eDual/Dual Standard is as follows:
2 1
J6
J7
2 1 2 1
Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
J5
1
P0_VID_OUT
Video test output for acquisition path 0.
J5
2
GND
Video test ground.
J6
1
RESET_MB
Reset signal output (usually to motherboard).
J6
2
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
J7
1
RESET_BUTTON
Reset signal input (usually from Reset button).
J7
2
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
The video test and system reset connector’s pin assignment for Matrox Morphis
eQuad/Quad is as follows:
J5
1 2
3 4 5 6
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Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
J5
1
GND
Video test output for acquisition path 0.
J5
2
P0_VID_OUT
Video test ground.
J5
3
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
J5
4
RESET_MB
Reset signal output (usually to motherboard).
J5
5
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
J5
6
RESET_BUTTON
Reset signal input (usually from Reset button).
To build your own cable for the video test and system reset connectors, parts can
be purchased from:
Manufacturer
FCI
Crimp-to-wire receptacle
76357-301 (discrete contact; wire size: 22-30 AWG)
Housing
65039-035 (2 positions)
65039-033 (4 positions)
Trigger input through BNC 2 and BNC 3
Video/trigger
selection connectors
J17 and J18
On the Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual Standard board, BNC 2 and BNC 3 each
support a TTL trigger input. The BNC connectors are set for video input data by
default, but through the use of jumpers, the connectors can each be configured
for trigger input.
Warning
If you connect a trigger input to the BNC connectors without appropriately
installing the jumpers, you can cause damage to board because the trigger operates
at +5 V and video input operates at +1 V. Follow the instructions below to correctly
install the jumpers.
Base board input and output connectors
91
1. Behind the BNC connector that must be configured to accept a trigger input.
locate the 3-pin Video/trigger selection connector (J17 or J18):
2. Remove the jumper that is positioned across pins 1-2, as shown above, and replace
it over pins 2-3. The pin numbers are clearly printed on the board itself.
Video termination connectors
The video termination connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors that allow you to change the termination of their associated video
input.
Jumper
Description
Installed
75 Ohm termination.
Not installed
High impedance (> 100 KOhms).
92 Appendix B: Technical information
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC board
The Matrox Morphis Dual HDC base board has several interface connectors. On
its bracket, it has a DB-44 connector for video input. On the top edge of the
board, there is a 30-pin connector for I/O from the Matrox Morphis Video and
I/O module and a 10-pin connector to supply power to the Matrox Morphis Video
and I/O module if connected. In addition, there is a video output connector for
test purposes and two system reset connectors. Adjacent to the video input
connector, there is a video input termination connector for each possible video
input, allowing control of its termination.
I/O module power
supply connector
Video test
connector
J5
I/O expansion
connector
System reset
connectors
J6 & J7
Video input
termination
connectors
Video input
connector
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC
Base board input and output connectors
Video input connector
The video input connector is a high-density DB-44 female connector, used to
receive video input signals. The connector’s pin assignment is as follows.
1
15
16
30
44
31
Pin
Signal
Description
1
VID_IN15
Analog video input 15 (CVBS15 or C7).
2
VID_IN7
Analog video input 7 (CVBS7 or C3).
3
GND
Ground.
4
GND
Ground.
5
GND
Ground.
6
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
7
VID_IN14
Analog video input 14 (CVBS14 or Y7).
8
GND
Ground.
9
VID_IN5
Analog video input 5 (CVBS5 or C2).
10
GND
Ground.
11
VID_IN13
Analog video input 13 (CVBS13 or C6).
12
NC
Not connected.
13
VID_IN4
Analog video input 4 (CVBS4 or Y2).
14
GND
Ground.
15
VID_IN12
Analog video input 12 (CVBS12 or Y6).
16
GND
Ground.
17
GND
Ground.
18
GND
Ground.
19
VID_IN0
Analog video input 0 (CVBS0 or Y0).
20
VID_IN1
Analog video input 1 (CVBS1 or C0).
21
GND
Ground.
22
GND
Ground.
23
VID_IN6
Analog video input 6 (CVBS6 or Y3).
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Pin
Signal
Description
24
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 1.
25
GND
Ground.
26
GND
Ground.
27
GND
Ground.
28
NC
Not connected.
29
GND
Ground.
30
GND
Ground.
31
NC
Not connected.
32
GND
Ground.
33
VID_IN8
Analog video input 8 (CVBS8 or Y4).
34
GND
Ground.
35
VID_IN9
Analog video input 9 (CVBS9 or C4).
36
NC
Not connected.
37
NC
Not connected.
38
NC
Not connected.
39
NC
Not connected.
40
VID_IN2
Analog video input 2 (CVBS2 or Y1).
41
VID_IN3
Analog video input 3 (CVBS3 or C1).
42
GND
Ground.
43
VID_IN10
Analog video input 10 (CVBS10 or Y5).
44
VID_IN11
Analog video input 11 (CVBS11 or C5).
You can use the optional Matrox HD-44M-18BNC cable to interface with this
connector. The cable has a high density D-Subminiature 44-pin male connector
at one end, and 18 BNC female type connectors at the other end.
To build your own cable to interface with this connector, you can purchase the
following parts:
Manufacturer:
NorComp, Inc.
Connector:
180-044-102-031
Backshell:
970-025-010-011
These parts can be purchased from third parties such as Digi-Key Corporation
(www.digikey.com).
Base board input and output connectors
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I/O expansion connector
The I/O expansion connector is a standard, 0.1" spacing, 30-pin male connector,
used to transmit user-defined signals and receive trigger or user-defined signals. It
is also used by the UART to send and receive control signals to and from an external
device. This connector is typically interfaced with the Matrox Morphis Video and
I/O module. The I/O expansion connector’s pin assignment is as follows:
2
30
29
1
Pin
Signal
Description
1
TTL_USER_IO_0
TTL user input/output 0.
2
TTL_USER_IO_1
TTL user input/output 1.
3
TTL_USER_IO_2
TTL user input/output 2.
4
TTL_USER_IO_3
TTL user input/output 3.
5
GND
Ground.
6
GND
Ground.
7
TTL_USER_IO_5
TTL user input/output 5.
8
TTL_USER_IO_4
TTL user input/output 4.
9
TTL_USER_IO_7
TTL user input/output 7.
10
TTL_USER_IO_6
TTL user input/output 6.
11
GND
Ground.
12
GND
Ground.
13
TTL_USER_IO_8
TTL user input/output 8.
14
TTL_USER_IO_9
TTL user input/output 9.
15
TTL_USER_IO_10
TTL user input/output 10.
16
TTL_USER_IO_11
TTL user input/output 11.
17
GND
Ground.
18
GND
Ground.
19
TTL_USER_IO_13
TTL user input/output 13.
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Pin
Signal
Description
20
TTL_USER_IO_12
TTL user input/output 12.
21
TTL_USER_IO_15
TTL user input/output 15.
22
TTL_USER_IO_14
TTL user input/output 14.
23
GND
Ground.
24
GND
Ground.
25
TTL_RxD
UART serial TTL input (receive data).
26
TTL_TxD
UART serial TTL output (transmit data).
27
TTL_CTS
UART CTS input (clear to send).
28
TTL_RTS
UART RTS output (ready to send).
29
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
30
P1_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 1.
To interface this connector with the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module, the
module includes a Matrox cable that has a standard 30-pin female connector at
both ends.
For customers planning to build their own cable to interface this connector with
a custom board, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
3M
IDC Connector
3419-6630
Ribbon cable
3365/30
Base board input and output connectors
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I/O module power supply connector
The I/O module power supply connector is a standard, 0.1" spacing, 10-pin male
connector, used to provide power to the Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module
if connected. The connector’s pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signal
2
10
1
9
Description
1
+12V
+12 Volt supply for Matrox Morphis modules.
2
+5V
+5 Volt supply for Matrox Morphis modules.
3
reserved
Reserved.
4
GND
Ground.
5
reserved
Reserved.
6
GND
Ground.
7
reserved
Reserved.
8
GND
Ground.
9
reserved
Reserved.
10
GND
Ground.
To interface this connector with a Matrox Morphis expansion module, the module
includes a Matrox cable that has a standard 10-pin female connector at both ends.
For customers planning to build their own cable to interface with video input
from another source, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
3M
IDC Connector
3473-6610
Ribbon cable
3365/10
98 Appendix B: Technical information
Video test connector
The video test connector is a standard, right-angle, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connector, used to output any of the CVBS video inputs, or the Y component of
any Y/C video inputs, for test purposes. You can interface this connector with the
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module and access the video signal from the Video
and I/O expansion connector 0 (DB-44). The video test connector’s pin
assignment is as follows:
2 1
Pin
Signal
Description
1
P0_VID_OUT
Video test output for acquisition path 0.
2
GND
Video test ground.
To build your own cable, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
FCI
Crimp-to-wire receptacle
76357-301 (discrete contact; wire size: 22-30 AWG)
Housing
65039-035
Base board input and output connectors
System reset connectors
The two system reset connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors, used to reset the motherboard if the reset button is pressed or the
Watchdog circuitry of Matrox Morphis detects abnormal Host inactivity. The
system reset connectors’ pin assignment are as follows:
J6
J7
2 1 2 1
Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
J6
1
RESET_MB
Reset signal output (usually to motherboard).
J6
2
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
J7
1
RESET_BUTTON
Reset signal input (usually from Reset button).
J7
2
GND_MB
Motherboard active reset level (usually ground).
To build your own cable, parts can be purchased from:
Manufacturer
FCI
Crimp-to-wire receptacle
76357-301 (discrete contact; wire size: 22-30 AWG)
Housing
65039-035 (2 positions)
65039-033 (4 positions)
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100 Appendix B: Technical information
Video termination connectors
The video termination connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors that allow you to change the termination of their associated video
input.
Jumper
Description
Installed
75 Ohm termination.
Not installed
High impedance (> 100 KOhms).
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board
The Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus board has several interface connectors.
On the top side of the board, there is a 40-pin video input connector. This input
can be connected to the supplied HD-44 video input module with the 40-pin flat
ribbon cable. Behind the video input connector, there are sixteen video input
termination connectors for each possible video input, allowing control of their
termination.
Video input
connector
Rotary
switch
HD-44 video input module
Video input
termination connectors
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
Base board input and output connectors
101
Video input connector
The video input connector is a standard, 0.1" spacing, 40-pin male connector,
used to receive video input signals. The connector’s pin assignment is as follows.
2
40
1
39
Pin
Signal
Description
1
VID_IN_0
Analog video input 0 (CVBS 0 or Y0).
2
GND
Ground.
3
VID_IN_1
Analog video input 1 (CVBS 1or C0).
4
GND
Ground.
5
VID_IN_2
Analog video input 2 (CVBS 2 or Y1).
6
GND
Ground.
7
VID_IN_3
Analog video input 3 (CVBS 3 or C1).
8
GND
Ground.
9
P1_OPTO_TRI_IN+
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1 (+).
10
GND
Ground.
11
VID_IN_4
Analog video input 4 (CVBS 4 or Y2).
12
GND
Ground.
13
VID_IN_5
Analog video input 5 (CVBS 5 or C2).
14
GND
Ground.
15
VID_IN_6
Analog video input 6 (CVBS 6 or Y3).
16
GND
Ground.
17
VID_IN_7
Analog video input 7 (CVBS 7 or C3).
18
GND
Ground.
19
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
20
GND
Ground.
21
VID_IN_8
Analog video input 8 (CVBS 8 or Y4).
22
GND
Ground.
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Pin
Signal
Description
23
VID_IN_9
Analog video input 9 (CVBS 9 or C4).
24
GND
Ground.
25
VID_IN_10
Analog video input 10 (CVBS 10 or Y5).
26
GND
Ground.
27
VID_IN_11
Analog video input 11 (CVBS 11 or C5).
28
GND
Ground.
29
P1_OPTO_TRI_IN-
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1 (-).
30
GND
Ground.
31
VID_IN_12
Analog video input 12 (CVBS 12 or Y6).
32
GND
Ground.
33
VID_IN_13
Analog video input 13 (CVBS 13 or C6).
34
GND
Ground.
35
VID_IN_14
Analog video input 14 (CVBS 14 or Y7).
36
GND
Ground.
37
VID_IN_15
Analog video input 15 (CVBS 15 or C15).
38
GND
Ground.
39
12V
+12 volt power, up to 750 mA.
40
GND
Ground.
Video input connector on the HD-44 video input module
The video input connector on the HD-44 video input module is a high-density
44-pin female connector, used to receive video input signals. The connector’s pin
assignment is as follows.
15
30
44
1
16
31
Base board input and output connectors
Pin
Signal
Description
1
12V
+12 volt power, up to 750 mA total with pin 16.
2
VID_IN11
Analog video input 11 (CVBS 11 or C5).
3
GND
Ground.
4
GND
Ground.
5
GND
Ground.
6
NC
No connect.
7
VID_IN13
Analog video input 13 (CVBS 13 or C6).
8
GND
Ground.
9
VID_IN14
Analog video input 14 (CVBS 14 or Y7).
10
GND
Ground.
11
VID_IN4
Analog video input 4 (CVBS 4 or Y2).
12
P0_TTL_TRIG_IN
TTL trigger input for acquisition path 0.
13
VID_IN2
Analog video input 2 (CVBS 2 or Y1).
14
GND
Ground.
15
VID_IN0
Analog video input 0 (CVBS 0 or Y0).
16
12V
+12 volt power, up to 750 mA total with pin 1.
17
GND
Ground.
18
GND
Ground.
19
VID_IN9
Analog video input 9 (CVBS 9 or C4).
20
VID_IN8
Analog video input 8 (CVBS 8 or Y4).
21
NC
No connect.
22
NC
No connect.
23
VID_IN7
Analog video input 7 (CVBS 7 or C3).
24
GND
Ground.
25
GND
Ground.
26
GND
Ground.
27
GND
Ground.
28
GND
Ground.
29
GND
Ground.
30
GND
Ground.
31
GND
Ground.
32
VID_IN15
Analog video input 15 (CVBS 15 or C15).
33
VID_IN10
Analog video input 10 (CVBS 10 or Y5).
34
GND
Ground.
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Pin
Signal
Description
35
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1.
36
NC
No connect.
37
NC
No connect.
38
VID_IN12
Analog video input 12 (CVBS 12 or Y6).
39
NC
No connect.
40
VID_IN6
Analog video input 6 (CVBS 6 or Y3).
41
VID_IN5
Analog video input 5 (CVBS 5 or C2).
42
GND
Ground.
43
VID_IN3
Analog video input 3 (CVBS 3 or C1).
44
VID_IN1
Analog video input 1 (CVBS 1or C0).
You can use the optional Matrox HD-44M-18BNC+ cable to interface with this
connector. The cable has a high density D-Subminiature 44-pin male connector
at one end, and 18 BNC female type connectors at the other end.
To build your own cable, you can purchase the following part:
Manufacturer:
NorComp, Inc.
Connector:
180-044-102-031
Backshell:
970-025-010-011
This part can be purchased from third parties such as Digi-Key corporation
(www.digikey.com).
Base board input and output connectors
105
Video termination connectors
The video termination connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors that allow you to change the termination of their associated video
input.
7
15
0
8
J6
J5
Edge
Termination
Signal
Description
0
CH_0
Termination connector for channel 0.
1
CH_1
Termination connector for channel 1.
2
CH_2
Termination connector for channel 2.
3
CH_3
Termination connector for channel 3.
4
CH_4
Termination connector for channel 4.
5
CH_5
Termination connector for channel 5.
6
CH_6
Termination connector for channel 6.
7
CH_7
Termination connector for channel 7.
8
CH_8
Termination connector for channel 8.
9
CH_9
Termination connector for channel 9.
10
CH_10
Termination connector for channel 10.
11
CH_11
Termination connector for channel 11.
12
CH_12
Termination connector for channel 12.
13
CH_13
Termination connector for channel 13.
14
CH_14
Termination connector for channel 14.
15
CH_15
Termination connector for channel 15.
Jumper
Description
Installed
75 Ohm termination.
Not installed
High impedance (> 100 KOhms).
106 Appendix B: Technical information
Connectors of the expansion modules
Matrox Morphis Video Input module
The Matrox Morphis Video Input modules have four BNC connectors on their
bracket to receive CVBS and/or Y/C video input; these connectors are the same
as those used on the base board. The module also has an internal video expansion
connector, which interfaces with a video input expansion connector on the base
board. In addition, behind each BNC connector, there is a video input termination
connector, which allows you to control the video input termination.
Internal video
expansion connector
BNC 0
BNC 1
BNC 2
BNC 3
Tab
Video input
termination connectors
Connectors of the expansion modules
107
BNC connectors
The BNC connectors are the same as those on the base board. The BNC
connectors are used to receive CVBS and/or Y/C video input. Their pin
assignment depends on the video input expansion connector on the base board to
which the module is connected. The connectors’ pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signals of the Video Input modules
Description
Connected to
J1
Connected to
J2
Connected to
J3
1
VID_IN4
VID_IN8
VID_IN12
CVBS video input 4, 8, or 12, respectively,
or the Y component of Y/C video input 2, 4,
or 6, respectively.
2 (shell)
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
3
VID_IN5
VID_IN9
VID_IN13
CVBS video input 5, 9, or 13, respectively,
or the C component of Y/C video input 2, 4,
or 6, respectively.
4 (shell)
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
5
VID_IN6
VID_IN10
VID_IN14
CVBS video input 6, 10, or 14, respectively,
or the Y component of Y/C video input 3, 5,
or 7, respectively.
6 (shell)
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
7
VID_IN7
VID_IN11
VID_IN15
CVBS video input 7, 11, or 15, respectively,
or the C component of Y/C video input 3, 5,
or 7, respectively.
8 (shell)
GND
GND
GND
Ground.
Video termination connectors
The video termination connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors that allow you to change the termination of their associated video
input.
Jumper
Description
Installed
75 Ohm termination.
Not installed
High impedance (> 100 KOhms).
108 Appendix B: Technical information
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module
The Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module has two connectors on its bracket:
external Video and I/O connector 0 (HD-44) and external I/O connector 1
(DB-9). The module also has five internal connectors: 3 video expansion
connectors (which interface with the video input expansion connectors on the
base board), an I/O expansion connector (which interfaces with the I/O expansion
connector on the base board), and a video test connector (which interfaces with
the video test connector on the base board). In addition, behind Video and I/O
connector 0, there is a video input termination connector for each possible video
input, allowing control of its termination.
Video
test
Internal I/O
expansion connector connector
J15
External
Video and
I/O connector 0
J16
Internal
video
expansion
connectors
J17
External
I/O connector 1
Tabs
Video input
termination connectors
Connectors of the expansion modules
109
External Video and I/O connector 0
External Video and I/O connector 0 is a high-density DB-44 female connector,
used to receive video input and user-defined signals, and transmit user-defined
and video test output signals. The connector’s pin assignment is as follows:
1
15
16
30
44
31
Pin
Signal
Description
1
TTL_USER_IO_15
TTL user input/output 15.
2
VID_IN15
Analog video input 15 (CVBS15 or C7).
3
GND
Ground.
4
GND
Ground.
5
GND
Ground.
6
TTL_USER_IO_9
TTL user input/output 9.
7
TTL_USER_IO_8
TTL user input/output 8.
8
TTL_USER_IO_5
TTL user input/output 5.
9
TTL_USER_IO_2
TTL user input/output 2.
10
GND
Ground.
11
VID_IN8
Analog video input 8 (CVBS8 or Y4).
12
TTL_USER_IO_0
TTL user input/output 0.
13
VID_IN6
Analog video input 6 (CVBS6 or Y3).
14
GND
Ground.
15
VID_IN4
Analog video input 4 (CVBS4 or Y2).
16
TTL_USER_IO_14
TTL user input/output 14.
17
GND
Ground.
18
GND
Ground.
19
VID_IN13
Analog video input 13 (CVBS13 or C6).
20
VID_IN12
Analog video input 12 (CVBS12 or Y6).
21
TTL_USER_IO_13
TTL user input/output 13.
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Pin
Signal
Description
22
TTL_USER_IO_10
TTL user input/output 10.
23
VID_IN11
Analog video input 11 (CVBS11 or C5).
24
TTL_USER_IO_4
TTL user input/output 4.
25
GND
Ground.
26
GND
Ground.
27
GND
Ground.
28
TTL_USER_IO_1
TTL user input/output 1.
29
GND
Ground.
30
GND
Ground.
31
TTL_USER_IO_12
TTL user input/output 12.
32
TTL_USER_IO_11
TTL user input/output 11.
33
VID_IN14
Analog video input 14 (CVBS14 or Y7).
34
GND
Ground.
35
P0_VID_OUT
Video test output for acquisition path 0.
36
GND
Ground.
37
TTL_USER_IO_7
TTL user input/output 7.
38
TTL_USER_IO_6
TTL user input/output 6.
39
TTL_USER_IO_3
TTL user input/output 3.
40
VID_IN10
Analog video input 10 (CVBS10 or Y5).
41
VID_IN9
Analog video input 9 (CVBS9 or C4).
42
GND
Ground.
43
VID_IN7
Analog video input 7 (CVBS7 or C3).
44
VID_IN5
Analog video input 5 (CVBS5 or C2).
You can use the optional Matrox cable DH44-TO-13BNC/O to interface with
this connector. The cable has a high density D-Subminiature 44-pin male
connector at one end, and 13 BNC male type connectors and 18 open-ended
wires at the other end.
Connectors of the expansion modules
111
To build your own cable, you can purchase the following part:
Manufacturer:
NorComp, Inc.
Connector:
180-044-102-031
Backshell:
970-025-010-011
This part can be purchased from third parties such as Digi-Key Corporation
(www.digikey.com).
External I/O connector 1
External I/O connector 1 is a standard DB-9 female connector, used to receive
trigger signals and connect to an RS-485 two-wire multi-drop network. The
connector’s pin assignment is as follows:
5
9
1
6
Pin
Signal
Description
1
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN+
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1 (positive).
2
P1_OPTO_TRIG_IN-
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 1 (negative).
3
P0_OPTO_TRIG_IN+
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 0 (positive).
4
RS485_TRxD+
RS-485 bi-directional serial port (non-inverting terminal).
5
RS485_GNDREF
RS-485 ground reference.
6
GND
Ground.
7
P0_OPTO_TRIG_IN-
Opto-isolated trigger input for acquisition path 0 (negative).
8
GND
Ground.
9
RS485_TRxD-
RS-485 bi-directional serial port (inverting terminal).
112 Appendix B: Technical information
To build your own cable, you can purchase the following part:
Manufacturer:
NorComp, Inc.
Connector:
172-E09-102-031
Backshell:
970-009-010-011
This part can be purchased from third parties such as Digi-Key Corporation
(www.digikey.com).
Video termination connectors
The video termination connectors are standard, 0.1" spacing, 2-pin male
connectors that allow you to change the termination of their associated video
input.
Jumper
Description
Installed
75 Ohm termination.
Not installed
High impedance (> 100 KOhms).
Appendix C:
Appendix C:
Listing of Matrox
Morphis boards
This appendix lists specific versions and revisions of the
Matrox Morphis boards.
114 Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Morphis boards
Major revisions of Matrox Morphis
Board
PCB#/ VER.
Description
Matrox Morphis
Dual Standard board
7142-00 rev. A
• Original version.
7142-01 rev. A
• Added support for Y/C video format.
7142-02 rev. A
• Added video signal clamping on 16 channels.
• Added EOC flag for JPEG2000 compression.
• Faster JPEG2000 CODEC.
• Installed low power video decoder.
7142-0201 rev. A
• Fixed BNC connectors soldering issue.
7142-03 rev. A/302
• Separated JPEG2000 CODEC core voltage from
global voltage supply for increased reliability.
• Applied assembly optimizations.
Y7142-03 rev. A/300
• Separated JPEG2000 CODEC core voltage from
global voltage supply for increased reliability.
• Applied assembly optimizations.
• RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
Dual HDC board
7173-00 rev. A
• Original version.
7173-00 rev. B
• Modified copper plane to avoid possible
short-circuit between ground and analog power
planes when installing PCI bracket.
7173-01 rev. A/101
• Added video signal clamping on 16 channels.
• Added EOC flag for JPEG2000 compression.
• Faster JPEG2000 CODEC.
• Separated JPEG2000 CODEC core voltage from
global voltage supply for increased reliability.
• Installed low-power video decoder.
• Applied assembly optimizations.
Major revisions of Matrox Morphis
Board
PCB#/ VER.
Description
Y7173-01 rev. A/100
• Added video signal clamping on 16 channels.
• Added EOC flag for JPEG2000 compression.
• Faster JPEG2000 CODEC.
• Separated JPEG2000 CODEC core voltage from
global voltage supply for increased reliability.
• Installed low-power video decoder.
• Applied assembly optimizations.
• RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
Dual PC/104-Plus
board
7227-00 rev. A/000
• Original version.
Y7227-00 rev. A/001
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
eDual board
Y7272-01 rev 01
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
Quad board
7198-00 rev. A
• Original version.
7198-01 rev. A/103
• Increased soldering pad area on PCB for
surface-mount 75-Ohm jumpers
Y7198-01 rev. A/101
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
eQuad board
Y7281-00 rev. 00
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
Video and I/O
module
7150-00 rev. A/001
• Original version.
Y7150-00 rev. A/000
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
Matrox Morphis
Video Input module
7162-00 rev. A/000
• Original version.
Y7162-00 rev. A/000
• Original version. RoHS compliant.
115
116 Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Morphis boards
Appendix D:
Appendix D:
Acknowledgments
This appendix lists the copyright information regarding
third-party material used to implement components on the
Matrox Morphis board.
118 Appendix D: Acknowledgments
UART copyright information
The following is the copyright notice for the UART design used on the Matrox
Morphis boards.
Copyright © 2002 Daniel Wallner ([email protected])
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and synthesized forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions, and the following disclaimer.
Redistributions in synthesized form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
other materials provided with the distribution.
Neither the name of the author nor the names of other contributors may be used
to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior
written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND
CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF
USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE
USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGE.
Index
A
acquisition features, Matrox Morphis 50, 74
acquisition features, Matrox Morphis Dual 8
acquisition features, Matrox Morphis Quad 12
ActiveMIL 17
B
BNC connectors 84, 107
BNC-TO-SVHS cable 20, 37–38, 42
C
cameras
number of cameras per board 13, 54
supported see video formats supported
capture controllers 56
channel switching
Matrox Morphis 13, 54
CODEC, JPEG2000 65
color-space conversion 59
COM port 15, 76
compression 14, 64
compression/decompression accelerator 64
computer requirements 18
connecting video sources 37
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC 39
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus 39
Matrox Morphis Dual Standard 37
Matrox Morphis Quad 37
Video and I/O module 41
Video Input module 37
connectors
base board connectors 83
BNC connectors 84, 107
Dual HDC base board connectors 92
Dual HDC I/O expansion connector 95
Dual HDC I/O module power supply connector 97
Dual HDC system reset connectors 99
Dual HDC video input connector 93
Dual HDC video termination connectors 100
Dual HDC video test connector 98
Dual PC/104-Plus board connectors 100
Dual PC/104-Plus video input connector 101
Dual Standard base board connectors 83
Dual Standard I/O expansion connector 87
Dual Standard system reset connectors 89
Dual Standard video input expansion connector 85
Dual Standard video termination connectors 91
Dual Standard video test connector 88
external I/O connector 1 111
External Video and I/O connector 0 42
external video and I/O connector 0 109
PC/104-Plus HD-44 video input module 102
PC/104-Plus video termination connectors 105
Quad board connectors 83
Quad I/O expansion connector 87
Quad system reset connectors 89
Quad video input expansion connector 85
Quad video termination connectors 91
Quad video test connector 88
Video and I/O module connectors 108
Video Input module connectors 106
video termination connectors 107, 112
video/trigger selection connectors J17 and J18 90
conventions 22
cropping 14
D
data interface 65
data transfer 15, 76
DBHD44-TO-13BNC cable 20, 41
DBHD44-TO-13BNC/O cable 20, 41
decoders, video 54
decompression 14, 64
dimensions, specifications 82
documentation conventions 16
E
electrical specifications 77
environmental, specifications 82
external I/O connector 1 111
external video and I/O connector 0 109
F
flipping 14, 58
formatting features 14
four-wire multi-drop network 62
G
gain 54
H
hardware
reference 50
HD-44M-18BNC cable 21
HD-44M-18BNC+ cable 21
I
I/O controller 59
I/O expansion connector 87, 95
I/O module power supply connector 97
I/O signals 15, 76
image authentication 66
installation
hardware 24
multiple boards 44
overview 22
Video and I/O module 25, 33
Video Input module 25, 31
Watchdog cables 29
J
jack screws 19
JPEG2000 14, 64
CODEC 65
controller 64
jumpers 90–91, 100, 105, 107, 112
M
major revisions of Matrox Morphis 114
Matrox Inspector 17
Matrox Intellicam 17
Matrox Morphis
acquisition features 50, 74
additional features 15, 76
capture controllers 56
compression/decompression accelerator 64
compression/decompression features 14, 64, 75
Dual acquisition features 8
formatting features 14
I/O controller 59
memory controller 58
Quad acquisition features 12
revisions 114
selectable inputs 13, 54
Video and I/O module 20, 25, 33
video capture controller and formatter 55
video decoders 54
Video Input module 13, 19, 25, 31, 54
Video Selector 53
video-to-PCI bridge 58
Matrox Morphis Dual HDC 8
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus 8
Matrox Morphis eDual Standard 8
Matrox Morphis eQuad 12
Matrox Morphis package
optional items 19
standard package 19
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module 13, 20, 25, 33,
54
Matrox Morphis Video Input module 19
installing 25, 31
memory
acquisition 14
compression/decompression 14
controller 58
MIL 16, 19
MIL-Lite 17, 19
modules 13, 54, 59
multi-drop network, two-wire 61
multiple boards
installation 44
PCI bandwidth 47
N
network
four-wire multi-drop 62
two-wire multi-drop 61
O
optional items
BNC-TO-SVHS cable 20, 38
cables 20, 42
DBHD44-TO-13BNC cable 20, 41
DBHD44-TO-13BNC/O cable 20, 41
HD-44M-18BNC cable 21
HD-44M-18BNC+ cable 21
Matrox Morphis Video and I/O module 20
Matrox Morphis Video Input module 19
U
MIL 19
MIL-Lite 19
opto-isolated trigger 57
ox Meteor-II /Digital 2
UART 15, 60, 76
user bits 60
user-defined signals 15, 59, 76
P
V
PCI
bandwidth 44
interface 65
slot 18
PCI bus interface 65
PCIe
interface 65
PCI-X
interface 65
PCI-X bus interface 65
pinouts see connectors
pixel formatter 57
R
requirements, computer 18
revisions of Matrox Morphis 114
RS-485 compatible serial interface 60
RS-485 compatible serial interfaces 15, 76
S
sampling rate 55
scaling 14, 58
serial interface, RS-485 60
software supported 16
specifications
dimensions 82
electrical 77
environmental 82
technical 74
system reset connectors 89, 99
T
technical information 74
trigger
opto-isolated 57
TTL 57
two-wire multi-drop network 61
video capture controller and formatter 55
video formats supported
CVBS 13
monochrome 13, 74
NTSC 13, 50, 74
PAL 13, 50, 74
Y/C 13, 50, 74
video input expansion connector 85
video input testing 15, 54, 76
Video Selector 53
video termination connectors 91, 100, 105, 107, 112
video test connector 88, 98
video/trigger selection connectors J17 and J18 90
video-to-PCI bridge 58
W
Watchdog
circuitry 62
installing cables 29
timer 25, 76
Regulatory compliance for
Matrox Morphis Dual PC/104-Plus
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.
Regulatory compliance for
Matrox Morphis eDual/Dual
Standard, Dual HDC, and
eQuad/Quad
FCC Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These devices have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
causes harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect
the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the
dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
Changes or modifications to this unit 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 connection of the monitor to
the card is required to meet FCC requirements.
Declaration of conformity of a Class B digital device
according to the FCC rules
We, the Responsible Party
Matrox International Corporation, 625 State Route 3, Unit B, Plattsburg, NY 12901-6530
Telephone: (514) 822-6000 (x2026) • Attention: Conformity Group
Declaration
The Matrox hardware products supported by this guide comply with Part 15 of the 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. Any
question regarding this declaration should be forwarded to the above coordinates.
(English) Industry Canada Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These digital devices do not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus devices set
out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
(Français) Conformité avec les exigences du ministère de
l’Industrie Canada
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces appareils numériques n’émettent aucun bruit radioélectrique dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
(English) European user’s information – Declaration of
Conformity
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These devices comply with EC Directive 89/336/EEC for a Class B digital device. They have been tested and
found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and EN55024/CISPR24. In a domestic environment these products
may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.To meet EC
requirements, shielded cables must be used to connect the monitor and other peripherals to the card. These
products have been tested in a typical class B compliant host system. It is assumed that these products will also
achieve compliance in any class B compliant system.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens –
Déclaration de conformité
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces unités sont conformes à la directive communautaire 89/336/EEC pour les unités numériques de classe B.
Les tests effectués ont prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24.
Le fonctionnement de ces produits dans un environnement résidentiel peut causer des interférences radio, dans
ce cas l’utilisateur peut être amené à prendre les mesures appropriées. Pour respecter les impératifs
communautaires, les câbles de connexion entre le moniteur ou autres périphériques et la carte doivent être blindés.
Ces produits ont été testés dans un système hôte typique compatible classe B. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la
même compatibilité dans tout système compatible classe B.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender –
Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses
Handbuch
Diese Geräte entsprechen EC Direktive 89/336/EEC für ein digitales Gerät Klasse B. Sie wurden getestet und
entsprechen demnach EN55022/CISPR22 und EN55024/CISPR24. In einer Wohnumgebung können diese
Produkte Funkinterferenzen erzeugen, und der Benutzer kann genötigt sein, entsprechende Maßnahmen zu
ergreifen. Um EG-Anforderungen zu entsprechen, müssen zum Anschließen des Monitors und anderer
Peripheriegeräte an die Karte abgeschirmte Kabel verwendet werden. Diese Produkt wurden in einem typischen,
der Klasse B entsprechenden, Host-System getestet. Es wird davon ausgegangen, daß diese Produkte auch in
jedem Klasse B entsprechenden System entsprechend funktionieren.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Dichiarazione
di conformità
Nota per i prodotti hardware Matrox supportati da questa guida
Questi dispositivi sono conformi alla direttiva CEE 89/336/EEC relativamente ai dispositivi digitali di Classe B.
Sono stati provati e sono risultati conformi alle norme EN55022/CISPR22 e EN55024/CISPR24. In un
ambiente domestico, questi prodotti possono causare radiointerferenze, nel qual caso all’utente potrebbe venire
richiesto di prendere le misure adeguate. Per soddisfare i requisiti CEE, il monitor e le altre periferiche vanno
collegati alla scheda grafica con cavi schermati. Questi prodotti sono stati provati in un tipico sistema host
conforme alla classe B. Inoltre, si dà per scontato che questi prodotti acquisiranno la conformità in qualsiasi
sistema conforme alla classe B.
(Español) Información para usuarios europeos –
Declaración de conformidad
Observación referente a los productos de hardware de Matrox apoyados por
este manual
Estos dispositivos cumplen con la directiva de la CE 89/336/EEC para dispositivos digitales de Clase B. Dichos
dispositivos han sido sometidos a prueba y se ha comprobado que cumplen con las normas EN55022/CISPR22
y EN55024/CISPR24. En entornos residenciales, estos productos pueden causar interferencias en las
comunicaciones por radio; en tal caso el usuario deberá adoptar las medidas adecuadas. Para satisfacer las
disposiciones de la CE, deberán utilizarse cables apantallados para conectar el monitor y demás periféricos a la
tarjeta. Estos productos han sido sometidos a prueba en un típico sistema anfitrión que responde a los requisitos
de la clase B. Se supone que estos productos cumplirán también con las normas en cualquier sistema que responda
a los requisitos de la clase B.
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.
Material disclosure table – (PN:MOR/2VD)
YPBNC002FS0S1
抲㘴⣷ BNC
YQMN4920M0
1䂯拢026)(7
YIL01117CXXM6
♾♧庒☚⣷
YRN33R0IA08M4
䟄棊
Pb
Hg
Cd
Cr(VI)
PBB
PBDE
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
Material disclosure table – (PN:MOR/4VD)
Pb Hg Cd
YPBNC002FS0S1
BNC
YIL01085CXXM8
抲㘴⣷
♾♧庒☚⣷
YQMN4920M0
1䂯拢026)(7
YRSK120B05M0
䟄棊
Cr(VI)
PBB
PBDE
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
Product Support
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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.
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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
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Hardware and does not apply to any damage which arises from:
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with or in which the Matrox Product interfaces;
iii) Matrox Products of a special or custom-made nature;
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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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Product Assistance Request Form
Name:
Company:
Address:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Hardware Specific Information
Computer:
CPU:
System memory:
PCI Chipset:
System BIOS rev:
Video card used:
Resolution:
Network Card:
Network Software:
Other cards in system:
Software Specific Information
Operating system:
Rev:
Matrox SW used:
Rev:
Compiler:
Rev:
Fill out only if you are returning a board
RMA #:
Who were you talking to in customer support?
Date board was received:
Date of failure:
MOD #:
These numbers are on the label at the back of the board.
SER #:
REV #:
PMB #:
PNS #:
Can you reproduce the problem? Yes ❐ No
Is an error code displayed? Yes ❐
No
❐
❐
If so, what code?
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Describe the problem:
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