Matrox Vio Installation and Hardware Reference
Matrox Vio
Installation and Hardware Reference
Manual no. Y10995-101-0101
July 23, 2009
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Matrox Vio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Acquisition features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Display features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Data transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Essentials for getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Inspecting the Matrox Vio Duo package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Handling components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2: Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the Matrox Vio Duo board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the expanded video input adapter board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting external devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Matrox Vio Duo main bracket: connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Expanded video input adapter board: connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 3: Matrox Vio Duo Hardware Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Matrox Vio Duo hardware reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Matrox Vio Duo acquisition section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Digital acquisition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Analog acquisition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Video controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Acquisition interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Display interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Memory interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Overlay composer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Color space converter and formatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
PCI-X interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
PCI-X to PCIe bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Flash EEPROM and CPLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Matrox Vio Duo display section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Digital display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Analog display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Appendix A: Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Appendix B: Technical information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Board summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Global information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Technical features of Matrox Vio Duo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dimensions and environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connectors on Matrox Vio Duo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
External digital video input connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
External digital video output connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
External analog video output connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Internal expanded video input connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Expanded analog video input connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Vio boards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Major revisions of Matrox Vio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Index
Regulatory Compliance
Product support
Chapter
1
Chapter 1:
Introduction
This chapter briefly describes the key features of the Matrox
Vio frame grabber, as well as the software that can be used
with the board.
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Matrox Vio
The Matrox Vio family consists of two x4 PCIe members: Matrox Vio Duo and
Matrox Vio Analog. Matrox Vio Duo is a frame grabber capable of acquiring and
displaying standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) analog or digital
video. Matrox Vio Analog is a frame grabber capable of acquiring and displaying
only SD or HD analog video.
Flash
CPLD
EEPROM
VCO
HD/SD_SDI_IN0
Multi-rate
deserializer
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
PCLK
PCLK
HD/SD_SDI_IN1
Video controller
VCO
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
VID_IN2
VID_IN3
5 BNCs on
a separate
bracket
Lowpass
Multi-format
decoder
8/10-bit
PCLK
Multi-rate
serializer
HD/SD_SDI_OUT1
64-bit
Acquisition and
display memory
(128 MB)
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
CSYNC_IN
HD/SD_SDI_OUT0
Color
Space
Converter
Graphics
Overlay
Composer
8/10-bit
PCLK
PCI-X to
PCIe Bridge
CSYNC_OUT
Multi-format
encoder
Lowpass
Matrox Vio Duo
VID_OUT0
VID_OUT1
VID_OUT2
VID_OUT3
Analog
video
output
connector
(HD-15)
x4 PCIe interconnect
This manual will explain how to install the Matrox Vio Duo, as well as the features
and the necessary technical information about Matrox Vio Duo. Everything that
applies to Matrox Vio Duo also applies to Matrox Vio Analog, with the exception
of the digital acquisition and display information.
Matrox Vio
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Acquisition features
Matrox Vio Duo can acquire video data from an SD or HD analog or digital video
source; the analog path utilizes a multi-format decoder for capturing video data,
whereas the digital path uses a multi-rate deserializer. The table below summarizes
the supported acquisition video formats:
Acquisition video formats
Transmission standard
Digital video
Analog video
1080i at 30 frames/sec
HD-SDI
YPbPr, RGB
720p at 60 frames/sec
HD-SDI
YPbPr, RGB
480i at 30 frames/sec
HD-SDI
YPbPr, RGB
576i at 25 frames/sec (PAL)
SD-SDI
CVBS, RGB1, Y/C, YPbPr (non-square pixels)
480i at 30 frames/sec (NTSC)
SD-SDI
CVBS, RGB1, Y/C, YPbPr (non-square pixels)
576i at 25 frames/sec (CCIR)
-
CVBS, RGB, Y/C, YPbPr (square pixels)
480i at 30 frames/sec (RS-170)
-
CVBS, RGB, Y/C, YPbPr (square pixels)
1. Although the multi-format decoder can capture RGB analog video, it digitizes the data to 20-bit YCbCr.
Video data is converted by the decoder or the deserializer into either YUV or
20-bit YCbCr. Grabbed images can then be transferred to the Host in
BGR24 packed, BGR32 packed, RGB24 planar, YUV, or monochrome pixel
formats. Images can be transferred to an auxiliary display, but the resolution of
the output has to be identical to the resolution of the image acquired.
Matrox Vio Duo can acquire data from only one video source at a time; however
you can attach several video sources and switch between them. You can connect
up to two analog (one CVBS and one RGB/YPbPr/YC) and two digital video
sources.
Display features
Matrox Vio Duo can output video to an auxiliary analog display device, an
auxiliary digital display device1, or to both simultaneously. Although the board
allows for simultaneous analog and digital display, the same information is sent
to both outputs.
1. Except when outputting video captured with square pixel digitization.
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Matrox Vio Duo uses a multi-format encoder to output in analog mode and a
multi-rate serializer to output in digital mode. In either mode, video is output to
the display at the original acquisition resolution; the format can change as long as
the resolution is the same.
Besides outputting acquired video, Matrox Vio Duo can also output static images
from on-board memory.
In addition, Matrox Vio Duo is capable of dynamically overlaying an image over
images that are being displayed. The overlay image can be static or dynamic
(different for every frame of the underlay image).
❖ Note, the display section of Matrox Vio Duo can only output to non-windowed
auxiliary displays.
Memory
As a standard feature, Matrox Vio Duo has 128 Mbytes of linearly addressable
DDR SDRAM, used as acquisition and display memory, with a bandwidth of up
to 100 MHz (1.6 Gbytes/sec), and a 64-bit data bus. The memory interfaces to
the video controller and is used for the storage of acquisition video data, overlay
images, and static images transferred from the Host.
Data transfer
Matrox Vio Duo can exchange data with the Host at a peak transfer rate of up to
800 Mbytes/sec when used in a four lane PCIe slot. Internal data paths allow for
transfer of live video to on-board memory, Host memory, or auxiliary display.
Software
To operate the Matrox Vio Duo, you can purchase one or more Matrox Imaging
software products that support the 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.
❖ Note, the discussion throughout this manual is based in terms of Matrox Imaging
software products.
Software
MIL
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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), code
recognition and verification (1D, 2D and composite code types),
3D reconstruction, and color analysis.
MIL applications are easily ported to new Matrox hardware platforms and can be
designed to take advantage of multi-processing and multi-threading
environments.
MIL-Lite
MIL-Lite is a subset of MIL. It includes all the MIL functions for image
acquisition, transfer, display control, and archiving. It also allows you to perform
processing operations that are typically useful to pre-process grabbed images.
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. 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.
End users can use Matrox Inspector to perform and automate image enhancement
and measurement tasks.
Matrox Intellicam
Matrox Intellicam is an interactive Windows program that allows for fast video
source interfacing and provides interactive access to all the acquisition features of
your Matrox board. Matrox Intellicam also has the ability to create custom digitizer
configuration format (DCF) files, which MIL and its derivatives use to interface
to specific non-standard video sources. Matrox Intellicam is included with all
Matrox Imaging software products.
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Essentials for getting started
To begin using Matrox Vio Duo, you need the following:
• An available PCIe slot with four or more lanes. In addition, if installing the
expanded video input adapter board, an available slot to fasten it onto the chassis.
• Microsoft Windows operating system (consult the software package for supported
environments and computer memory/storage requirements).
• Processor with an Intel 32-bit architecture (IA32) or equivalent. Please refer to
the Matrox Imaging website for information on compatible chipsets.
• A CD drive, and a hard disk or network drive on which to install the Matrox Vio
Duo software.
• A proper power supply. Refer to the Electrical specifications section of Appendix B:
Technical information.
Inspecting the Matrox Vio Duo package
You should check the contents of your Matrox Vio Duo package when you first
open it. If something is missing or damaged, contact your Matrox representative.
Standard items
You should receive the following items:
• The Matrox Vio Duo board.
• An expanded video input adapter board.
Inspecting the Matrox Vio Duo package
13
• A flat ribbon cable to interface the frame grabber with the input adapter board.
• A CD with the Matrox Vio Duo Installation and Hardware Reference manual
(this document).
Available separately
You might have also ordered one of the following:
• MIL, which includes ActiveMIL; MIL-Lite, which includes ActiveMIL-Lite; or
Matrox Inspector. Matrox Intellicam is included with each of the aforementioned
software packages.
Handling components
The electronic circuits in your computer and the circuits on Matrox Vio are
sensitive to static electricity and surges. Improper handling can seriously damage
the circuits. Be sure to drain static electricity from your body by touching a metal
fixture (or ground) before you touch any electronic component. In addition, do
not let your clothing come in contact with the circuit boards or components.
Warning
Before you add or remove devices from your computer, always turn off the power
to your computer and all peripherals.
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Installation
The installation procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Complete the hardware installation as described in Chapter 2: Hardware
Installation.
2. Complete the software installation procedure as described in the documentation
accompanying your software package.
For in-depth hardware information, refer to Chapter 3: Matrox Vio Duo Hardware
Reference; whereas for a summary of this information, as well as environmental
and electrical specifications, and connector pinout descriptions, see Appendix B:
Technical information.
This manual occasionally makes reference to MIL-Lite functions. However,
anything that can be accomplished with MIL-Lite can also be accomplished with
MIL, ActiveMIL, ActiveMIL-Lite, or Matrox Inspector.1
❖ Note that, although other software products might be available to operate Matrox
Vio Duo, the discussion throughout this manual is based in terms of Matrox
Imaging software products.
Conventions
When the term Host is used in this manual, it refers to the host computer.
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, and also 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.
1. Most operations can be accomplished with Matrox Inspector.
Chapter
2
Chapter 2:
Hardware
Installation
This chapter explains how to install the Matrox Vio Duo
board in your computer.
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Installing the Matrox Vio Duo board
Before installing your Matrox Vio Duo board, some precautionary measures must
be taken. Turn off the power to your computer and all its peripherals, and drain
static electricity from your body (by touching a metal part of the computer chassis).
Proceed with the following steps to install your board. Note that your board should
be installed before you install your software.
1. Remove the cover from your computer; refer to your computer’s documentation
for instructions.
2. Ensure that you have an empty PCIe slot with a minimum of four lanes in which
to install your Matrox Vio Duo board.
Installing the Matrox Vio Duo board
17
If you intend to connect multiple video devices, or a device that requires additional
synchronization and control signals, you will need to install the expanded video
input adapter board. This will require an additional empty slot. This slot can be
any type of PCI slot and need not be adjacent to the Matrox Vio Duo board. Note
that the expanded video input adapter board does not plug into a slot’s
PCI/PCI-X/PCIe connector; it attaches only to the back of the computer’s chassis.
3. Remove the metal plate(s) at the back of the selected slot(s), if present. If the metal
plate is held in place using a screw, keep the removed screw(s). You will need the
screw to anchor the board onto the chassis or to secure the expanded video input
adapter board, if installed.
4. Position your Matrox Vio Duo board over the selected slot. Once aligned perfectly,
press the board firmly but carefully into the connector of the slot.
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5. Anchor the board to the chassis. Replace the screw(s) removed in step 3, if any.
6. If required, install the expanded video input adapter board of the Matrox Vio Duo
board as described in the Installing the expanded video input adapter board section
later in this chapter.
7. Replace the cover of your computer. Attach the video output display(s) and input
video sources.
8. Turn on your computer.
❖ Upon booting 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 Vio Duo software.
Installing the expanded video input adapter board
19
Installing the expanded video input adapter
board
Proceed with the following steps to install the expanded video input adapter board:
1. Ensure that your Matrox Vio Duo board is securely fastened to the computer
chassis.
Connect one end of the flat ribbon cable to the 40-pin internal connector of the
Matrox Vio Duo board. To do so, position the ribbon cable so that the red colored
stripe is on the same side as the bracket of the board. In this position, the connector
on only one end of the cable will latch properly. In addition, you should hear a
snap when the hooks of the cable’s connector latch onto the 40-pin internal
connector on the board.
2. Connect the other end of the flat ribbon cable to the 40-pin internal connector
on the expanded video input adapter board. Position the connectors so that their
triangular etchings face each other. The etchings indicate the location of pin 1.
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3. Slide the bracket into the opening at the back of the selected slot. The expanded
video input connector should now be accessible from outside of the chassis.
4. Secure the adapter board’s bracket to the chassis. Replace the screw(s) removed in
the previous section, if any.
Connecting external devices
21
Connecting external devices
The Matrox Vio Duo board has five external interface connectors on its main
bracket and one internal connector. The expanded video input adapter board has
five external interface connectors and one internal connector.
Matrox Vio Duo main bracket: connectors
• Two external digital video input connectors. Two high-quality BNC connectors
used to receive digital video in HD/SD-SDI format.
• Two external digital video output connectors. Two high-quality BNC connectors
used to output digital video in HD/SD-SDI format. Both connectors output the
same video stream. The output is compatible with monitors using an HD/SD-SDI
input.
• One external analog video output connector. A high-quality 15-pin, D-type
(HD-15) connector, used to output analog video and digital synchronization
signals to an auxiliary display. The output is compatible with high-resolution TV
monitors.
• One internal expanded video input connector. A 40-pin male connector used to
transmit analog video and synchronization signals between the Matrox Vio Duo
board and the expanded video input adapter board. The connector is located on
the edge of the board, making the signals accessible from inside of the computer
enclosure.
Expanded video input adapter board: connectors
To access the signals of the internal expanded video input connector from outside
of the computer enclosure, you might have installed the corresponding adapter
board. The adapter board has five external BNC connectors and one internal
40-pin connector.
• Five expanded analog video input connectors. Five standard, low profile, 75 Ohm
impedance BNC connectors, used to input video signals.
• One internal connector. One 40-pin connector to connect to the internal
expanded video input connector on the Matrox Vio Duo board.
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Expanded Video
Input Adapter
Matrox Vio Duo
Internal expanded
video input
connector
External analog
video output
connector
Expanded
analog
video input
connectors
External digital
video input
connectors
External digital
video output
connectors
You can use a standard video cable to connect an external digital video input
connector to a digital video source. Note that this cable is not available from
Matrox.
You can use a standard BNC coaxial cable to connect to an expanded analog video
input connector. Note that this cable is not available from Matrox.
You can use a VGA-compatible cable to connect the external analog video output
connector to a high-resolution TV monitor. Note that this cable is not available
from Matrox.
You can use a standard video cable to connect an external digital video output
connector to a monitor compatible with the HD/SD-SDI format. Recall that both
connectors output the same video stream. For a clear signal, you should use a
shorter cable as the data rate increases. Note that this cable is not available from
Matrox.
Chapter
3
Chapter 3:
Matrox Vio Duo
Hardware
Reference
This chapter explains the architecture of the Matrox Vio Duo
hardware, as well as the features and modes of operation.
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Matrox Vio Duo hardware reference
This chapter provides information on the hardware architecture of Matrox Vio
Duo, as well as the available features and operating modes supported by the board.
The chapter is divided into three sections. The first section describes the Matrox
Vio Duo hardware associated with the acquisition of images, while the second
section discusses the video controller. The third section describes the hardware
related to the transfer of images to an auxiliary display.
Flash
CPLD
EEPROM
VCO
HD/SD_SDI_IN0
Multi-rate
deserializer
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
PCLK
PCLK
HD/SD_SDI_IN1
Video controller
VCO
VID_IN0
VID_IN1
VID_IN2
VID_IN3
5 BNCs on
a separate
bracket
Lowpass
Multi-format
decoder
8/10-bit
PCLK
Multi-rate
serializer
HD/SD_SDI_OUT1
64-bit
Acquisition and
display memory
(128 MB)
8/10-bit
8/10-bit
CSYNC_IN
HD/SD_SDI_OUT0
Color
Space
Converter
Graphics
Overlay
Composer
8/10-bit
PCLK
PCI-X to
PCIe Bridge
CSYNC_OUT
Multi-format
encoder
Lowpass
Matrox Vio Duo
VID_OUT0
VID_OUT1
VID_OUT2
VID_OUT3
Analog
video
output
connector
(HD-15)
x4 PCIe interconnect
A summary of the information in this chapter, as well as pin assignments for the
various connectors, can be found in Appendix B: Technical information.
Matrox Vio Duo acquisition section
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Matrox Vio Duo acquisition section
Matrox Vio Duo supports acquisition of both analog and digital video. Although
you can acquire data from only one video source at a time, you can attach several
video sources and switch between them. The board features six software-selectable
input channels: four for analog video and two for digital video.
For analog video acquisition, you can attach either:
• One CVBS video source.
• One Y/C video source (and if required one CVBS video source).
• One RGB video source (and if required one CVBS video source).
• One YPbPr video source (and if required one CVBS video source).
For digital video acquisition, you can attach up to two independent HD/SD-SDI
video sources.
To switch between video sources of the same type, allocate a single digitizer (using
the MIL-Lite function MdigAlloc()) and switch between the input channels
(using the MIL-Lite function MdigChannel()). To grab and switch between
different types of video sources, allocate a digitizer for each type of video source.
Digital acquisition
The digital acquisition path captures SD or HD digital video in SDI format and
converts it to 20-bit YCbCr data.
Cable equalizer
The digital video signal acquired by the input BNC passes through a multi-rate
cable equalizer. This is a high speed bipolar integrated circuit that equalizes and
restores signals received over the 75 Ohm co-axial cable.
Multi-rate deserializer
A multi-rate deserializer is used to recreate data that is transmitted over a serial
digital input stream. The deserializer can accept SD-SDI video (480i) at
270 Mbytes/sec (SMPTE 259M-C) or HD-SDI video (720p, 1080i) at
1.485 Gbytes/sec (SMPTE 292M). It uses the reference clock signal from a voltage
controlled oscillator (VCO) to reclock the input stream and then convert the data
to YCbCr 20-bit pixel format.
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Analog acquisition
The analog acquisition path captures SD (CVBS, RGB, Y/C, or YPbPr) or HD
(RGB or YPbPr) analog video and converts it to 20-bit YCbCr data.
Low-pass filter
Analog video signals acquired by the expanded video input adapter board pass
through a 4th order Butterworth filter in a low-pass filtering stage. This effectively
restricts the frequency bandwidth and limits high frequency noise and aliasing
effects at the input of the A/D converters in the decoder. Enable the low-pass filter
using the MIL-Lite function MdigControl() with M_INPUT_FILTER.
Multi-format video decoder
A multi-format video decoder is implemented for analog video acquisition and
subsequent conversion to digitized video with square pixel or ITU-R BT.601
digitization. The decoder can capture standard definition (NTSC, PAL) video in
CVBS, RGB, Y/C, or YPbPr video formats, with either ITU-601or square pixel
digitization, or high definition (720p, 1080i) video in RGB or YPbPr video
format. In addition, it can capture RS-170/CCIR analog monochrome video in
CVBS video format. Component video signals (RGB/YPbPr) can have either
embedded synchronization or external synchronization.
Note that if the decoder is capturing video with square pixel digitization, the
encoder must also operate with the same digitization standard.
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A built-in multiplexer allows for connectivity to multiple video sources and
internal current and voltage clamps ensure the removal of DC offsets from the
input video signal. Three 12-bit A/D converters then digitize the analog video
signal into a 20-bit YCbCr pixel stream. The video decoder has an adaptive
multi-line comb filter for enhanced chrominance and luminance separation of
composite video signals.
Video Timing Parameters
ITU-R BT.601 Digitization
Sampling rate (MHz)
Field Rate (Hz)
Square Pixel Digitization
NTSC/RS-170
PAL/CCIR
NTSC/RS-170
PAL/CCIR
13.5
13.5
12.27
14.75
60
50
60
50
Pixels/line (Pixels)
858
864
780
944
Active pixels/line (Pixels)
720
720
640
768
Active lines/frame (Lines)
480
576
480
576
Clock Frequency (MHz)
27.0
27.0
24.54
29.5
The video decoder also features automatic gain control (AGC). This allows the
video signal processing range to be optimized before being digitized. You can,
however, disable the AGC and set the gain manually, using the MIL-Lite function
MdigControl() function with M_GRAB_AUTOMATIC_INPUT_GAIN set to
M_DISABLE and M_GRAB_INPUT_GAIN set to any integer value between
0 to 255.
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Video controller
The video controller processes and formats digitized video received from the
decoder or the deserializer, before transferring the video data to an auxiliary display
or to the Host. Video data can be output to an auxiliary display in the same format
that it was acquired, or it can be transferred to the Host in either monochrome,
BGR24 packed, BGR32 packed, or YUV pixel formats. The video controller also
allows for dynamic allocation of overlay images on image data.
128 MB DDR SDRAM
Memory Interface
Graphics
overlay
composer
Pixel
packer
HD/SD-SDI
YCbCr 20-bit
Analog
YCbCr 20-bit
Overlay
frame buffer
Acquisition
Interface
Image
Controller
Image
buffer
HD/SD-SDI
YCbCr 20-bit
Display
Interface
Analog
YCbCr 20-bit
Color space converter
and formatter
PCI-X Interface
64-bit @ 100 MHz
(800 MB/s)
PCI-X to PCIe bridge
Video controller
Encoder/
serializer
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Acquisition interface
The acquisition interface receives the grabbed images from the decoder and the
deserializer as a stream of digital pixels in 20-bit YCbCr pixel format. The video
controller can route grabbed images directly to the display (bypass/ low-latency
mode), store them in on-board memory, or perform both operations
simultaneously. The internal data paths preserve the full pixel resolution.
Display interface
The video controller feeds the encoder and/or serializer with a stream of digital
pixels in 20-bit YCbCr pixel format. The encoder and/or serializer reconvert the
digitized video and transfer the video signal to an auxiliary display. Digital
acquisition images can be sent to either the digital display interface or to the analog
display interface. Although analog acquisition images captured using ITU-601
digitization can be sent to either the analog display interface and/or the digital
display interface, images captured using square pixel digitization can only be sent
to the analog display interface. You can have simultaneous analog and digital
display, however both outputs will display the same video signal.
Note that the video controller does not implement resolution conversion and will
display images at the same frame rate as they were acquired. It also does not support
display of progressive images if the acquisition was interlaced nor does it support
the display of interlaced images if the acquisition was progressive.
Memory interface
The video controller is interfaced to 128 Mbytes of linearly addressable
DDR SDRAM, having a bandwidth of up to 100 MHz (1.6 Gbytes/sec) and a
64-bit data bus. The on-board memory is responsible for the storage of acquisition
video data, overlay images, and static images transferred from the Host.
Using the PCI-X interface, Matrox Vio Duo can access Host DMA memory
(physically contiguous, non-paged memory). An advantage of DMA memory is
that a bus mastering device (such as Matrox Vio Duo) can access this memory
without Host intervention.
Overlay composer
The overlay composer overlays image(s) onto image data. Overlay images are
stored in local memory in a 32-bit color format (BGR32 packed), however the
overlay composer converts each overlay pixel to YCbCr 30-bit pixel format before
combining it with the underlay image. The overlay image pixels replace the
original pixels in the image based on a specific keying color. Pixels of the overlay
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image are displayed unless they are equal to the keying color, in which case the
corresponding pixels of the underlay image are displayed instead. The overlay
image size should equal the size of the underlay image to avoid corrupting the
image.
Color space converter and formatter
The color space converter and formatter can crop captured images, downscale
them (subsample), and convert their color format. Images can be flipped vertically
as well.
The color space converter and formatter can crop captured images (ROI capture)
or arbitrarily downscale them to 1/16th of a field or frame. Downscaling is
implemented using a configurable pixel subsampling engine, which allows for
integer subsampling values between 0 (no subsampling) and 16 (1 pixel out of
16). This can be useful to implement custom software-based motion detection
because at a reduced scale, comparison is faster.
The color space converter and formatter can convert YCbCr 20-bit images to
BGR packed 24-bit, 32-bit, or 48-bit images, or to YUV 16-bit images. The color
space converter and formatter can extract the Y component from a YUV stream;
it can also extract R, G, or B from the result of the conversion. The color space
converter and formatter can also perform color kill, which first converts data to
grayscale and then converts it to its appropriate destination format. Each color
component is transferred to the destination in packed mode; however, planar
transfer mode is available for all output color formats in SD. Planar transfer mode
is not sustainable for real-time transfers in HD.
The equations for the conversion from YCbCr to RGB are described in the
following table:
Color space conversion
Equations
YCbCr-to-RGB (SD)
• R = 1.164Y + 1.596Cr - 222.912
• G = 1.164Y - 0.813Cr - 0.391Cb +135.488
• B = 1.164Y + 2.018Cb - 276.928
YCbCr-to-RGB (HD)
• R = 1.164Y + 1.793Cr - 248.128
• G = 1.164Y - 0.534Cr - 0.213Cb + 76.992
• B = 1.164Y + 2.115Cb - 289.344
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PCI-X interface
PCI-X bus technology is implemented for interfacing the video controller to the
Host. PCI-X is an enhanced PCI bus standard that doubles the speed and the data
exchanged between the system bus and the peripherals. The PCI-X bus is 64-bits
wide and runs at a bus speed of 100 MHz, providing a throughput of up to
800 Mbytes/sec. The PCI-X interface integrates a DMA write engine for direct
data transfer from local memory to Host memory. However, it does not support
master read transaction. Therefore, the Host must write data to the on-board
memory itself.
PCI-X to PCIe bridge
Matrox Vio Duo is a PCIe board. It connects to the 4x PCIe connector of a 4-lane
PCIe slot on the motherboard. PCIe is a high-speed serial transmission protocol
based upon the PCI bus standard. However, since Matrox Vio Duo implements
PCI-X bus technology to interface with on-board components, a PCI-X to PCIe
bridge is installed on the board to translate between the two protocols.
Flash EEPROM and CPLD
The video controller interfaces to a CPLD, which in turn interfaces to a 1 Mbyte
flash EEPROM.
The flash EEPROM stores:
• Board initialization parameters and board data.
• Configuration data for the acquisition section.
The CPLD generates a serial bitstream from data stored in the EEPROM, which
programs the video controller upon power-up.
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Matrox Vio Duo display section
Matrox Vio Duo can output video to an auxiliary display in either analog mode,
digital mode1, or both simultaneously. In either mode, video is output to the
display at the original acquisition resolution. In addition, if the acquisition mode
and the display mode are the same, video is output in its original acquisition
resolution; the format can change as long as the resolution is the same.
Digital display
The digital display path converts the digitized video output by the video controller
to its appropriate digital video format.
Multi-rate serializer
A multi-rate serializer converts the YCbCr 20-bit digitized video received from
the video controller into a serial digital bitstream and performs appropriate
encoding and scrambling. It does so in conjunction with the reference clock signal
from a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). When displaying acquired data, the
reference clock signal that is produced is the same as the reference clock signal
used during acquisition.
Cable driver
The digital video signal output by the serializer goes through a multi-rate cable
driver. This is a high-speed bipolar integrated circuit designed to drive signals sent
over one or two 75 Ohm co-axial cables.
Analog display
The analog display path converts the digitized video, output by the video
controller, to its appropriate analog video format.
Multi-format video encoder
A multi-format video encoder converts the 20-bit YCbCr digitized video stream
output by the video controller into an analog video signal. The encoder contains
six 12-bit D/A converters which perform high-speed digital-to-analog conversion.
Low-pass filters
Analog video signals, sent to the analog video output connector, pass through 4th
order Butterworth filters in a low-pass filtering stage. This limits high frequency
noise and smooths the reconstructed signal by removing unwanted higher
frequency components.
1. Except when outputting video captured with square pixel digitization.
Appendix A:
Appendix A:
Glossary
This appendix defines some of the specialized terms used
in the Matrox Vio SDI documentation.
34 Appendix A: Glossary
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.
• Blanking period
The portion of a video signal after the end of a line or frame, and before the
beginning of a new line or frame. During this period, the video signal is "blank"
so that a scan line can be brought back to the beginning of the new line or frame.
• 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.
• Composite synchronization
A synchronization signal made up of two components: one horizontal and one
vertical.
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• DCF
Digitizer Configuration Format. A file format that defines the input data format
and, for example, how to accept or generate video timing signals, such as horizontal
sync, vertical sync, and pixel clock. Such files have a .dcf extension.
• DDR SDRAM
Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. A type of memory
used for image capture and processing. SDRAM allows the Matrox Solios FPGA
to access data at very high speed, which is important for I/O-bound functions.
• Decoder
A device which separates the various components of a composite video signal and
converts the information into digital format.
• Double buffering
Alternating the destination of an operation between two buffers. Double buffering
allows you to, for example, process one buffer while grabbing into the other buffer.
• Dynamic range
The range of values present in a buffer. An unsigned 8-bit buffer, for example, has
an allowable range of 0 to 255; its dynamic range can be any range within these
values.
• Encoder
A device that combines the individual component signals into a composite signal
and converts the information into analog format.
• Exposure signal
The signal generated by one of the programmable timers of the frame grabber
module. The exposure signal can be used to control external hardware. For
example, it can be fed to the video source to control its exposure time or used to
fire a strobe light.
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• Exposure time
Refers to the period during which the image sensor of a video source is exposed
to light. As the length of this period increases, so does the image brightness.
• Field
One of the two halves that together make up the image grabbed from an interlaced
video source. 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).
• FPGA
Field-programmable gate array. An array of digital electronic components that can
be programmed to perform a specific function. An FPGA can contain logic gates,
lookup tables, flip-flops, and programmable interconnect wiring. This
combination of customizability and functionality allows for the same FPGA
design to be used in a variety of projects.
• Frame
A single image grabbed from a video source.
• Grab
To acquire an image from a video source.
• Horizontal blanking period
The portion of a video signal after the end of a line and before the beginning of
a new line. During this period, the video signal is "blank".
See also vertical blanking period.
• 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.
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• 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.
• Latency
The time from when an operation is started to when the final result is produced.
• PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect. Present day standard expansion bus.
• PCI-X
Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended. An enhanced PCI bus standard that
doubles the speed and the data exchanged between the system bus and the
peripherals.
• PCIe
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express. A high speed serial transmission
protocol based upon the PCI bus standard.
• Progressive scanning
Describes a transfer of data in which the lines of the source are written sequentially
into the destination buffer.
Also known as non-interlaced. See also interlaced scanning.
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• Reference levels
The zero and full-scale levels of an analog-to-digital converter. Voltages below a
black reference level are converted to a zero pixel value; voltages above a white
reference level are converted to the maximum pixel value. Together with the analog
gain factor, the reference levels affect the brightness and contrast of the resulting
image.
• RGB
A color space that represents color using the primary colors (red, green and blue)
as components.
• Saturate
To replace overflows (or underflows) in an operation with the highest (or lowest)
possible value that can be held in the destination buffer of the operation.
• Vertical blanking period
The portion of a video signal after the end of a frame and before the beginning of
a new frame. During this period, the video signal is "blank".
See also horizontal blanking period.
• 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 Vio Duo board.
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Board summary
This appendix contains information that might be useful during installation.
Global information
• Operating system: See software manual for supported versions of Microsoft Windows.
• System requirements:
- An available conventional PCIe slot with four or more lanes.
- Processor with an Intel 32-bit architecture (IA32) or equivalent.
Important
- A proper power supply. Refer to the Electrical specifications section (next page).
To learn more about appropriate chipsets, refer to the Matrox Imaging website.
Technical features of Matrox Vio Duo
• Can acquire data from one video source at a time.
• The analog acquisition path supports capture of standard definition (NTSC/PAL)
video in RGB, CVBS, Y/C, and YPbPr video formats and high definition video
(1080i, 720p) in RGB and YPbPr video format. It also supports capture of analog
monochrome video in RS-170/CCIR video format.
• The digital acquisition path can acquire standard definition (480i) and high
definition (1080i, 720p) video in SDI format.
• Allows you to connect up to two analog (one CVBS and one RGB/YPbPr/YC)
and two digital video sources, and switch between them.
• All video data is converted by the decoder or the deserializer into either YUV or
20-bit YCbCr. However, data can be transferred to the Host in BGR24 packed,
BGR32 packed, RGB24 planar, YUV16, or monochrome pixel formats. The data
can also be cropped (ROI capture), arbitrarily downscaled to 1/16th of a field or
frame, and vertically flipped.
• Can display to an auxiliary analog display device, an auxiliary digital display
device1, or both simultaneously. If displaying to both analog and digital display
1. Except when outputting video captured with square pixel digitization.
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devices, the same information will be sent to both. In either mode, video can only
be output to the display device at the original acquisition resolution. Performs
static or dynamic overlaying of an image onto an underlay image.
• 128 Mbytes of 100 MHz DDR SDRAM used as acquisition and display memory.
1.6 Gbytes/sec of memory bandwidth and 64-bit wide data bus.
• 1 Mbyte flash EEPROM for storage of board data.
Electrical specifications
Matrox Vio Duo (applies to PCB# Y7231-01)
Operating voltage and current
Typical: 3.3 V, 2.48 A = 8.18 W
Typical 12.0 V, 0.73 A = 8.76 W
Total (typical) = 16.94 W
Dimensions and environmental
specifications
• Dimensions:
Board
Dimensions
Matrox Vio Duo
16.3 L x 11.1 H 0.158 W cm (6.4" x 4.4" 0.062") from bottom edge
of goldfinger to top edge of board.
• Ventilation:
Board
Ventilation
Matrox Vio Duo
~100 LFM between boards.
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C
(32°F to 131°F).
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: -40°C to 75°C.
• Operating humidity: 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
• Storage humidity: 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
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Connectors on Matrox Vio Duo
The Matrox Vio Duo board has several interface connectors. The board has two
BNC connectors for digital video input, two BNC connectors for digital video
output, and a high density 15-pin (HD-15) connector for analog video output
on its main bracket. On the top edge of the board, there is an internal 40-pin
connector that connects to the expanded video input adapter board via a flat
ribbon cable. The adapter board has five BNC connectors for analog video input.
The following image illustrates the connectors on Matrox Vio Duo:
Expanded Video
Input Adapter
Matrox Vio Duo
Internal expanded
video input
connector
External analog
video output
connector
Expanded
analog
video input
connectors
External digital
video input
connectors
External digital
video output
connectors
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External digital video input connectors
The external digital video input connectors are standard, low profile, 75 Ohm
impedance BNC connectors, used to receive HD/SD-SDI video signals. The
connectors are shown in the following image.
IN 1
IN 2
1
2
3
4
Their pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signal
Description
1
HD/SD_SDI_IN0
High definition or standard definition
serial digital video input 0.
2 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
3
HD/SD_SDI_IN1
High definition or standard definition
serial digital video input 1.
4 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
You can use a standard video cable (available from your local electronics store) to
interface with these connectors. If the cable has to be longer than normal, you will
need a very good cable, or very good components, in order to prevent loss.
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External digital video output connectors
The digital video output connectors are standard, low profile, 75 Ohm impedance
BNC connectors, used to send HD/SD-SDI video signals. The connectors are
shown in the following image.
OUT 1
OUT 2
1
2
3
4
Their pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signal
Description
1
HD/SD_SDI_OUT0
High definition or standard definition
serial digital video output 0.
2 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
3
HD/SD_SDI_OUT1
High definition or standard definition
serial digital video output 1.
4 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
For a clear signal, you should use a shorter cable as the data rate increases. To
prevent data loss, especially with higher definition signals, you will need high
quality components and a high-quality cable to compensate. You can use a
standard video cable to interface with these connectors.
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External analog video output connector
The external analog video output connector is a high density 15-pin (HD-15)
female connector used to output video signals to an auxiliary display. The
connector is shown in the following image.
5
10
15
1
6
11
Its pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signal
Description
1
VID_OUT2
Pr component of YPbPr output, or R component of RGB output.
2
VID_OUT0
Y component of YPbPr output, G component of RGB output, or
Y component of Y/C output.
3
VID_OUT1
Pb component of YPbPr output, B component of RGB output, or
C component of Y/C output.
4
N/C
No connection.
5
GND
Ground.
6
GND
Ground.
7
GND
Ground.
8
GND
Ground.
9
N/C
No connection.
10
GND
Ground.
11
N/C
No connection.
12
N/C
No connection.
13
CSYNC_OUT
Analog composite sync output.
14
VID_OUT3
CVBS video output1.
15
N/C
No connection.
1. Only available in standard definition mode
You can use a standard HD D-Sub 15-pin VGA to 5x BNC monitor cable to
interface with this connector.
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Internal expanded video input connector
The internal expanded video input connector is a standard, 0.1" spacing, 40-pin
male connector, used to receive video input signals. It connects to a similar
connector on the expanded video input adapter board via a 40-pin flat ribbon
cable. The connector is shown in the following image.
2
40
1
39
Its pin assignment is as follows:
Pin
Signal
Description
1
Reserved
Reserved.
2
GND
Ground.
3
GND
Ground.
4
GND
Ground.
5
Reserved
Reserved.
6
GND
Ground.
7
GND
Ground.
8
GND
Ground.
9
Reserved
Reserved.
10
GND
Ground.
11
GND
Ground.
12
GND
Ground.
13
Reserved
Reserved.
14
GND
Ground.
15
GND
Ground.
16
GND
Ground.
Connectors on Matrox Vio Duo
Pin
Signal
Description
17
Reserved
Reserved.
18
GND
Ground.
19
N/C
No connection.
20
GND
Ground.
21
N/C
No connection.
22
GND
Ground.
23
CSYNC_IN
Analog component sync input.
24
GND
Ground.
25
GND
Ground.
26
GND
Ground.
27
VID_IN0
Y component of YPbPr input,
G component of RGB input, or
Y component of Y/C input.
28
GND
Ground.
29
GND
Ground.
30
GND
Ground.
31
VID_IN1
Pb component of YPbPr input,
B component of RGB input, or
C component of Y/C input.
32
GND
Ground.
33
GND
Ground.
34
GND
Ground.
35
VID_IN2
Pr component of YPbPr input, or
R component of RGB input.
36
GND
Ground.
37
GND
Ground.
38
GND
Ground.
39
VID_IN3
CVBS video input.1
40
GND
Ground.
1. Only available in standard definition mode.
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Expanded analog video input connectors
The expanded analog video input connectors are five standard, low profile,
75 Ohm impedence BNC connectors, used to receive video input signals. The
connectors are shown in the following image:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
The pin assignment for the connectors are as follows:
Pin
Signal
Description
1
VID_IN2
Pr component of YPbPr input, or R component of RGB input.
2 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
3
VID_IN0
Y component of YPbPr input, G component of RGB input, or
Y component of Y/C input.
4 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
5
VID_IN1
Pb component of YPbPr input, B component RGB input, or
C component of Y/C input.
6 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
7
CSYNC_IN
Analog component sync input.
8 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
9
VID_IN3
CVBS video connection (SD mode only).
10 (SHELL)
GND
Ground.
You can use a standard BNC coaxial cable to interface with one of the connectors.
Appendix C:
Appendix C:
Listing of Matrox Vio
boards
50 Appendix C: Listing of Matrox Vio boards
Major revisions of Matrox Vio
Board
Part#
Version#
Description
Matrox Vio Analog
VIO7IAOA*
101
• Initial product version. ROHS compliant.
• Upgrade analog video decoder version.
Matrox Vio Duo
VIO7ISAOSA*
101
• Initial product version. ROHS compliant.
VIO7ISAOSA
101
• Initial product version.
103
• Upgrade analog video decoder version.
• Upgrade analog video decoder version.
• Upgrade PCIe™ bridge version.
105
• Update onboard FPGA firmware.
• Add C-SYNC hardware support for
capture.
Index
A
acquisition
analog 25–26, 40
digital 25, 40
features 9
ActiveMIL 11
adapter board, expanded video input 12, 19, 42
analog path 9
B
bandwidth 34
BGR 9, 30
blanking period 34
BNCs
expanded analog video input 48
external digital video input 43
external digital video output 44
C
cable driver 32
color space converter and formatter 30
computer requirements 12
connector
expanded analog video input 20–21, 48
external analog video output 21, 45
external digital video input 21, 42–43
external digital video output 21, 44
internal expanded video input 19, 21, 42, 46
CVBS 26, 40
display
analog 32
digital 32
features 9
double buffering 35
dynamic range 35
E
EEPROM 41
electrical specifications 41
encoder, multi-format 10
environmental specifications 41
expanded analog video input connector 48
expanded video input adapter board 18
expanded video input connector, internal 46
exposure signal 35
external connector
analog video output 21, 45
digital video input 21, 42–43
digital video output 21, 44
F
field 36
filter, low-pass 32
Flash EEPROM 31
frame 36
frame grabber 8
G
global information 40
D
data transfer 10
DCF 35
decoder, multi-format 9
deserializer, multi-rate 9
digital path 9
digitizer 25
dimensions 41
H
hardware reference 24
horizontal
blanking period 36
synchronization 36
I
O
installation
expanded video input adapter board 19
Matrox Vio board 16
overview 14
interface
acquisition 29
display 29
memory 29
PCI-X 31
interlaced scanning 37
internal expanded video input connector 46
Overlay composer 29
M
Matrox Imaging Library 10–11
Matrox Inspector 11
Matrox Intellicam 11
Matrox Vio
acquisition features 9
boards 8
connectors 42
display devices 9
display section 32
hardware architecture 24
package 12
PCI-X to PCIe bridge 31
revisions 50
software 10
static images 10
technical features 40
Matrox Vio Analog, differences with Matrox Vio Duo 8
memory, acquisition 10
MIL. See Matrox Imaging Library
MIL-Lite 11, 14
multi-format video encoder 32
N
NTSC 26
P
PAL 26
PCIe 10, 16, 31
PCI-X interface 31
R
reference levels 38
requirements, computer 12
revisions of Matrox Vio 50
RGB 26, 40
S
SDRAM 10, 35
serializer, multi-rate 10, 32
specifications
electrical 41
technical 40
T
transfer buffer data to/from the Host 10
V
vertical
blanking period 38
synchronization 38
Video controller 28
Y
Y/C 26, 40
YCbCr 27, 29–30, 32
YPbPr 26, 40
YUV 9
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Compliance Statement
Warning
Changes or modifications to these units not expressly approved by the party responsible for the compliance could
void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
The use of shielded cables for connections of these devices to other peripherals is required to meet the regulatory
requirements.
Note
These devices comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. These devices may not cause harmful interference, and
2. These devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A digital devices, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of these devices in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
These digital apparatuses do not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatuses set
out in the Radio Interference Regulations of Industry Canada.
Ces appareils numériques n’émettent pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
EU Notice (European Union)
WARNING: These are class A products. In a domestic environment these products may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
AVERTISSEMENT: Ces appareils sont des produits informatiques de Classe A. Lorsque ces appareils sont
utilisent dans un environnement résidentiel, ces produits peuvent entraîner des interférences radioélectriques.
Dans ce cas, l'usager peut être prié de prendre des mesures correctives appropriées.
This device complies with EC Directive 89/336/EEC for Class A digital devices. They have been tested and
found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and EN55024/CISPR24 when installed in a typical class A compliant
host system. It is assumed that these devices will also achieve compliance in any Class A compliant system.
Ces unités sont conformes à la Directive communautaire 89/336/EEC pour les unités numériques de Classe A.
Les tests effectués one prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24
lorsqu’elles sont installées dans un système hôte typique de la Classe A. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même
compatibilité dans tout système compatible de la Classe A.
Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE)
Europe
(English) European user’s information – Directive on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Please refer to the Matrox Web site (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) for recycling
information.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens – Règlementation
des déchets d’équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE)
Se référer au site Web de Matrox (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) pour l’information concernant le
recyclage.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Europäische Regelungen zu Elektro- und
Elektronikaltgeräten (WEEE)
Bitte wenden Sie sich an dem Matrox-Website (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) für Recycling
Informationen.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Direttiva sui rifiuti di apparecchiature elettriche
ed elettroniche (RAEE)
Si prega di riferirsi al sito Web Matrox (www.matrox.com/environment/weee) per le informazioni di riciclaggio.
Product support
Limited Warranty
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1.1 UPON PURCHASE OF MATROX HARDWARE BY LICENSEE (HEREAFTER KNOW AS
"PURCHASER"), MATROX WARRANTS TO THE PURCHASER THAT THE MATROX HARDWARE
PURCHASED FROM MATROX OR MATROX AUTHORIZED DEALERS WILL BE FREE FROM
DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP UNDER NORMAL USE FOR A PERIOD OF ONE
(1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO THE LICENSEE
AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. MATROX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE
MATROX HARDWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE
CORRECTED, OR THAT THE PRODUCTS WILL MEET THE PURCHASER AND\OR LICENSEE'S
REQUIREMENTS OR PERFORM WITH ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY THIRD
PARTIES.
1.2 Matrox's limited warranty described in section 1.1 hereto applies only to Matrox Hardware manufactured
by or for Matrox. The limited warranty does not apply to any non-Matrox hardware products or any software,
including, without limitation, the Software Package, even if packaged is sold with Matrox Hardware. The
Software Package provided by Matrox is not covered under this limited warranty.
1.3 Matrox's limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the Matrox
Hardware and does not apply to any damage which arises from:
i) improper or inadequate maintenance;
ii) incompatibilities due to the Licensee's hardware or software applications, including non-Matrox products,
with or in which the Matrox Product interfaces;
iii) Matrox Products of a special or custom-made nature;
iv) unauthorized modification or misuse, including physical damage to the Matrox Product caused by the
Licensee;
v) improper installation, abuse, misapplication or negligence;
vi) failure to follow instructions relating to the Matrox Hardware's use;
vii) operation outside the Matrox Hardware's environmental specifications;
viii) improper site preparation or maintenance;
ix) software;
x) services performed by anyone who is not a representative of Matrox;
xi) other causes that do not relate to a Matrox Hardware defect;
xii) defects or damage suffered as a result of force majeure (including theft);
1.4 If Matrox receives from the Licensee, during the applicable warranty period, notice of a defect in the Matrox
Hardware, which is subsequently confirmed by Matrox, Matrox shall at its sole option, either i) repair the defect
using new or refurbished parts and return the repaired Matrox Hardware within a reasonable delay; or ii) replace
the Matrox Hardware with Matrox Hardware that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable
used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original Matrox Hardware and send such replacement
Matrox Hardware within a reasonable delay.
1.5 A replacement Matrox Hardware or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original Matrox Hardware.
When a Matrox Product or part is replaced, any replacement item shall become the purchaser's property and the
replaced item shall become Matrox's property.
1.6 This warranty is valid in any country where Matrox Hardware is distributed by Matrox or its authorized
dealers.
1.7 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTY OUTLINED IN THIS SECTION 1
AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS. NEITHER MATROX NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD
PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKES ANY OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO MATROX HARDWARE. MATROX SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS (AND
THE PURCHASER, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, SPECIFICALLY ACCEPTS SUCH
DISCLAIMER AND WAIVES) ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL
OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR INTENDED PURPOSE OR USE AND
THE WARRANTY AGAINST LATENT DEFECTS, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATROX HARDWARE.
MATROX FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE MATROX HARDWARE, IN WHOLE
OR IN PART, WILL BE FREE FROM INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PATENTS, OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
1.8 To the extent that this limited warranty is inconsistent with the law of the locality where the Licensee purchases
the Matrox Product, this limited warranty shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under
such local law, certain limitations of this limited warranty may not apply to the consumer. If Matrox cannot
lawfully disclaim statutory or implied warranties then to the extent permitted by law, all such warranties shall be
limited in duration to the duration of this express warranty and to repair or replacement service as determined
by Matrox at its sole discretion.
1.9 To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this limited warranty are the Licensee's sole and
exclusive remedies.
1.10 EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY
SET OUT IN THE PRESENT SECTION 1, IN NO EVENT SHALL MATROX BE LIABLE FOR:
i) any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, foreseeable or unforeseeable, or punitive damages,
whether based on contract, tort, delict or any other legal theory and whether advised of the possibility of such
damages; and/or
ii) damages arising from the loss of use, data, production, revenue, use of money, anticipated savings, business,
opportunity, goodwill, reputation and/or profit in connection with the Matrox Hardware or any business
interruption.
1.11 To the extent allowed by local law, Matrox's entire liability and the Licensee's exclusive remedy shall be the
repair or replacement of any defective Matrox Product during the warranty period. Matrox does not offer any
other warranty.
1.12 The Licensee shall be responsible for all applicable taxes, duties and customs fees on any replacement unit,
as well as all transport, insurance, storage and other charges incurred on all returned Matrox Hardware.
1.13 If the Purchaser needs to return Matrox Hardware, it must pack the Matrox Product in its original box and
return it to its Matrox dealer where the Matrox Product was purchased, together with the proof of purchase. The
Matrox dealer will return the Matrox Product for the Purchaser. Alternatively, if this first option is unavailable,
then the Purchaser may contact the Matrox Technical Support group which will issue a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number, upon receipt of adequate proof of purchase, and inform the Purchaser of shipping
instructions. THE PURCHASER IS NOT TO RETURN A MATROX PRODUCT TO MATROX
WITHOUT MATROX'S RMA NUMBER AND EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION.
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