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article image Conventional digital frame grabber module for Odyssey Xpro vision processor.

MATROX Imaging, represented by Dindima , has announced the addition of the conventional digital frame grabber module for its Matrox Odyssey Xpro vision processor.

The conventional digital frame grabber module is suitable for applications that cannot be served by Camera LinkCM.

Issues arising from transmission over distances greater than 10m, camera synchronisation for surface inspection applications, and legacy scientific/industrial cameras and medical imaging systems are resolved by the Xpro vision processor’s conventional digital frame grabber module.

This plug-in module for the Odyssey Xpro supports simultaneous acquisition from up to four independent inputs, using a 16 bit wide LVDS or RS-422 interface.

Sampling rates are 65MHz for LVDS and 32MHz for RS-422.

Both frame and line scan cameras are supported. Inputs can be combined for component RGB, or for two, four or eight-tap monochrome video sources.

The scalable Matrox Odyssey Xpro is equipped with the 1GHz Motorola G4 PowerPC embedded microprocessor, and Matrox Imaging's Oasis processing and router ASIC.

Odyssey Xpro’s components deliver over 130bn operations per second (BOPS).

The single-slot Odyssey Xpro also offers over 5GB per second of memory bandwidth, up to 1GB of DDR SDRAM memory and up to 2GB per second of external I/O bandwidth.

Analogue and Camera LinkCM acquisition modules are also available.

When combined with PCI-X bus technology and linearly scalable architecture, the Odyssey Xpro is both powerful and flexible.

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.

Developers are provided with high-level algorithms and the ability to distribute workload across multiple boards.

Highly optimised for the Odyssey Xpro's on-board processors, these software libraries are carefully tuned to exhibit low function call overhead, thereby maximising application efficiency and performance.

Developers can run applications either remotely from the host PC or entirely on the board. Alternatively, the developers could write custom functions for the Odyssey's on-board processors.

The Matrox Odyssey Xpro supports Microsoft Windows2000 and WindowsXP.

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