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Frame Grabbers
for Machine Vision

Matrox Imaging provides developers with the industry's most comprehensive frame grabber family. Hardware ranges from boards designed for very cost-sensitive applications, to frame grabbers integrating flexible, high-rate acquisition and pre-processing capabilities.

Matrox Clarity UHD

Matrox Clarity UHD is a comprehensive video capture card supporting the full range of video formats from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) all the way to ultra-high definition (UHD). Mini DisplayPort, HD-BNC, HDMI and custom analog DVI connectivity are provided to hook up to and switch between the different types of legacy and advanced video sources used in medical, surveillance and simulation training applications.

Matrox Concord Family

Matrox Concord is a family of Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) and IEEE 1394b adaptors that are pre-licensed for use with the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) drivers for the GigE Vision® and IEEE 1394 IIDC protocols.

Matrox Morphis Family

Matrox Morphis is a family of cost-effective video capture boards whose dual- or quad-decoder architecture supports simultaneous acquisition. Some variants offer JPEG2000 compression/decompression capabilities.

Matrox Solios Family

Matrox Solios is a family of cost-effective frame grabbers for analog, Camera Link® and GigE Vision® image acquisition based on high-performance PCIe® / PCI-X® interfaces. An optional, customizable FPGA-based processing core is available to off-load image processing tasks.

Matrox Vio Family

Matrox Vio is a family of PCIe® video capture and display boards for handling high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) video in Serial Digital Interface (SDI) or analog formats.

Matrox Orion HD

Matrox Orion HD is a high performance graphics and video capture board that supports standard and high definition video inputs and outputs including 1080p/60.

Matrox Radient eV Family

Matrox Radient eV is a family of cost-effective high performance frame grabbers supporting Camera Link®, CoaXPress® and Camera Link HS™ interface standards.

Matrox RadientPro CL

The Matrox RadientPro CL is a vision processor board supporting the highest Camera Link® acquisition rates with FPGA-based processing offload capabilities customizable by Matrox or using the optional Matrox FPGA Development Kit (FDK).

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Machine vision

Broadly speaking, the term "machine vision" covers tasks in manufacturing process, which utilize digital video, and the purpose of which in the production process is to provide information for quality control or other process control, such as dimension measurements or part recognition.

Machine vision is commonly used in production lines packing tasks, operating the robot cells for positioning objects (the camera operates as the robot's "eye"). Machine vision systems are used for monitoring and verifying the faultlessness of the products on the production line. Such a machine vision often include high computing power demanding pattern recognition and measurement algorithms with specific machine vision software.
In the past, machine vision systems, software often based PC applications where the camera image is analyzed on a PC. Today, thanks to micro-technology development and miniaturization, there is an ongoing shift to "smart cameras", where the processing is transferred to the camera. Such a camera is able to perform the programmed machine vision processing independently, and so provide directly information for the rest of the automation control system. On the other hand, development has also enabled machine vision to utilize distributed computing to provide the most cost-effectively implemented measurement tasks by centralizing computing to a dedicated server machine.