Conventional LVDS/RS-422 Now Supported By Matrox Odyssey Xpro

„June 3, 2003, Rosemont, Illinois – Today at the Robots & Vision show, Matrox Imaging announced the addition of the conventional digital frame grabber module for its Matrox Odyssey Xpro vision processor. “The conventional digital frame grabber module is ideal for those applications that cannot be served by Camera LinkCM, even though it is becoming the interface of choice,” explains Pierantonio Boriero, Product Line Manager for Matrox Imaging. “Issues such as transmission over distances greater than 10 metres, camera synchronization for surface inspection applications, and legacy scientific/industrial cameras and medical imaging systems are resolved with the conventional digital frame grabber module for the Xpro vision processor.”\r\n
\r\nThis plug-in module for the Odyssey Xpro supports simultaneous acquisition from up to 4 independent inputs, using a 16-bit wide LVDS or RS-422 interface. Sampling rates are 65 MHz for LVDS and 32 MHz for RS-422. Both frame and line-scan cameras are supported, and inputs can be combined for component RGB, or 2-, 4-, or 8-tap monochrome video sources.\r\n
\r\nMatrox Odyssey Xpro\r\n
\r\nThe scalable Matrox Odyssey Xpro is equipped with the 1 GHz Motorola G4 PowerPC™ embedded microprocessor, and Matrox Imaging’s state-of-the-art Oasis processing and router ASIC. These components deliver over 130 billion operations per second (BOPS). The single-slot Odyssey Xpro also offers over 5 GB per second of memory bandwidth, up to 1 GB of DDR SDRAM memory and up to 2 GB per second of external I/O bandwidth. Analog and Camera LinkCM acquisition modules are also available. All these features, combined with PCI-X bus technology and linearly scalable architecture, provide the Odyssey Xpro with the power and flexibility needed for vision applications today and tomorrow.\r\n
\r\nAll-encompassing software environment\r\n
\r\nThe Odyssey software development tools offer developers a choice of application programming interfaces (APIs) and programming models. The board can be programmed using either the field-proven, hardware-independent Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) or the Matrox Odyssey Native Library (ONL), which is compatible with the Matrox Genesis family of vision processors. Both options come with royalty-free run-time environments. \r\n
\r\nDevelopers are provided with high-level algorithms and the ability to distribute workload across multiple boards. Highly optimized for the Odyssey Xpro’s on-board processors, these software libraries are carefully tuned to exhibit low function call overhead, thereby maximizing application efficiency and performance. Developers can either run their application remotely from the host PC, run it entirely on the board itself, or write their own custom functions for the Odyssey’s on-board processors.\r\n
\r\nThe Matrox Odyssey Xpro supports Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP. The Matrox Odyssey Xpro with conventional digital frame grabber module will be available in Q3 2003.\r\n
\r\n“;“About Matrox Imaging\r\n
\r\nMatrox Imaging is the only leading designer and manufacturer of PC-based hardware and software for machine vision, image analysis and medical imaging to draw on over 26 years of industry experience to meet customer needs. Headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit:\r\n
\r\nFor more information, please contact:\r\n
\r\nSarah Sookman, Media Relations Specialist \r\n
\r\n1055 St. Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec, H9P 2T4 \r\n
\r\nTel: 514-685-2630 ext. 2753 \r\n
\r\nFax: 514-822-6273 \r\n

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