High-performance framegrabber with FPGA-based processing offload now compatible with open source operating system. Matrox Imaging is announcing Linux support for Matrox Radient eCL, a high-performance Camera Link framegrabber with an Altera Stratix III / IV processing FPGA. The introduction of Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) support for the Matrox Radient eCL on Linux gives system developers - who use the open-source operating system - access to this high-performance Camera Link frame grabber.
Linux system developers can now take advantage of the Matrox Radient eCL's high-bandwidth image capture-up to four Base or two Full mode Camera Link cameras on a single board - and high-throughput FPGA-based processing capabilities
Matrox Radient eCL is the single-board solution for applications that require today's highest-performing Camera Link cameras. The PCIe x8 card ensures that the data from the highest-throughput 10-tap, 85-MHz cameras is transferred to the host CPUs. Its half-length form factor ensures an excellent fit in compact systems. Optimized for multi-camera applications, Matrox Radient eCL supports for up to four Base or up to two Full mode Camera Link cameras.
The board also features an on-board real-time processing FPGA device that can be configured to offload and even accelerate the most compute intensive part of typical image processing applications without generating additional data traffic for the host computer. Matrox Radient eCL supports 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista and Linux, and is programmed with the field-proven, hardware-independent Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) or MIL-Lite development toolkits.