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Matrox Radient eCL

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Matrox Imaging has introduced the Matrox Radient eCL, a high-performance Camera Link frame grabber with an Altera Stratix III processing FPGA.

The frame grabber is a single-board solution for applications using high-performing Camera Link cameras. The x8 PCIe card ensures that the data from high-throughput, 10-tap, 85MHz cameras is transferred to the host CPUs. Its half-length form factor provides an excellent fit in compact systems. Optimised for multi-camera applications, Matrox Radient eCL supports up to four base or two full mode Camera Link cameras.

The Altera Stratix III processing FPGA provides high processing performance and easy customisation. With Matrox Imaging's FPGA-design services, OEMs can benefit from FPGA-based processing without the high costs of specialised staff and FPGA development tools.

Onboard FPGA processing provides a solution to offload processing to keep the CPU free for other tasks and applications generating large volumes of data, such as electronics manufacturing and inspection, semiconductor wafer manufacturing, and medical imaging, can benefit from this. In addition, standard image processing tasks such as filtering, transforms, flat field correction and dead pixel replacement can overwhelm CPUs and therefore would benefit from an onboard FPGA.

Matrox Radient supports 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista and Linux, and is programmed with Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) or MIL-Lite development toolkits.

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