Matrox Imaging 4Sight GPm with Matrox Design Assistant

Product Overview:

  • Tackle typical vision workloads with a mobile-class embedded Intel processor
  • Employ the right image sensor format, resolution, and frame rate for the job by connecting any GigE Vision or USB3 Vision camera
  • Inspect multiple sites through the support for up to four GigE Vision and up to four USB3 Vision cameras
  • Simplify cabling for GigE Vision installations using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) enabled ports
  • Connect separately to the factory floor and enterprise networks via up to two more Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Synchronize with other automation equipment using the integrated real-time digital I/Os with rotary encoder support and RS-232/RS-485 ports
  • Install in space-limited, hostile environments with a small footprint ruggedized casing
  • Reduce service stoppages with a fanless design
  • Employ with assurance of a managed, extended lifecycle

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Matrox® 4Sight GPm is a line of rugged, capable, and configurable vision controllers paired with Matrox Design Assistant, an intuitive, versatile, and extendable integrated development environment (IDE). Equipped with up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports (with power) and up to four SuperSpeed USB ports, Matrox 4Sight GPm supports the use of multiple GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision® industrial cameras to keep an eye on one or many production lines. Powered by a range of mobile-class embedded Intel® processors, it has the ability to handle typical multi-camera inspection applications in a cost-effective manner. It connects easily and directly to factory automation equipment and enterprise systems through discrete I/Os, Ethernet, RS-232 / RS-485, and USB ports. An industrial-strength design and careful component selection ensure its long-term availability.

Real-time discrete I/O management is achieved on the Matrox 4Sight GPm through a dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism. The mechanism enables output events to occur at precise moments in time, based on elapsed time or specific input events. An input event can come directly from a discrete input—including from a rotary encoder—or a count derived from a discrete input. Programmed output events are stored in a hardware list, which is traversed based on a clock or an input event. The execution of an output event results in a state transition, pulse, or pulse train on a specific discrete output. Multiple cascadable hardware timers are available to count or generate specific events. The Matrox 4Sight GPm has what it takes to effectively synchronize a typical vision application with a manufacturing line.

Matrox 4Sight GPm comes with Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard (WES) 7, which provides the familiarity, performance, and reliability of Windows, along with embedded features like the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) to prevent corruptions caused by unanticipated power downs. The unit is pre-loaded with the 64-bit WES 7.

System

Ivy Bridge / Bay Trail
Intel HM76 Platform Controller Hub (PCH) / NA
Two (2) 204-pin DDR3-1600 / 1333 SODIMM slots (dual-channel)
  • Dual-head graphics support
    • One (1) DVI display output: DVI-D 1.0 compliant, up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
    • One (1) DVI-I display output: Up to 1920x1200 @60Hz digital; up to 2048x1536 @75Hz / 60Hz analog
Six (6) / three (3) Gigabit Ethernet ports (10 / 100 / 1,000)
  • Four (4) / two (2) GigE ports with PoE; up to 15.4 watts per port
  • Two (2) / one (1) standard GigE ports
Four (4) / one (1) USB 3.0 ports
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) SATA port (internal)
One (1) mSATA connector; used by supplied 64 GB mSATA MLC SSD
One (1) mini PCIe connector (internal)
One (1) 24-bit stereo audio input and 24-bit stereo output
One (1) RS-232 port
One (1) RS-232 / RS-485 port
Sixteen (16) digital I/Os
  • Eight (8) inputs; up to 24 V
  • Eight (8) outputs; open collector; 100mA max. @24VDC
64 GB / 32 GB mSATA SSD
Power input: 10 to 32 VDC (nominal 24 VDC @ 4.2 Amps)
Fanless enclosure
Dimensions (length x width x height): 22.5x5.0x6.8 cm (8.86x5.90x2.68 in)
Mounting: Four (4) mounting slots

Configuration

Bay Trail
Intel Celeron® J1900
  • Quad core
  • 2.0 GHz – 2.4 GHz
  • 2 MB cache
  • Intel HD Graphics (688 MHz – 854 MHz)
4 GB dual-channel DDR3-1333
Ivy Bridge
Intel Core™ i7-3517UE
  • Dual core with hyperthreading
  • 1.7 GHz – 2.8 GHz
  • 4 MB cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 MHz – 1 GHz)
Intel Core i3-3217UE
  • Dual core with hyperthreading
  • 1.6 GHz
  • 3 MB cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 MHz – 900 MHz)
Intel Celeron 1047UE
  • Dual core
  • 1.4 GHz
  • 2 MB cache
  • Intel HD Graphics (350MHz – 900 MHz)
4 GB dual-channel DDR3-1600
8 GB dual-channel DDR3-1600

 

Environmental Information

Ivy Bridge / Bay Trail
Operating temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 50°C (122°F)
Storage temperature: -40°C (-40°F) to 85°C (185°F)
Up to 90% (non-condensing) relative humidity

 

Certifications

Ivy Bridge / Bay Trail
FCC part 15 class A
CE Class A (ITE)
CSA certified to CSA60950 and UL60950
RoHS-compliant

Connectivity

Matrox 4Sight GPm (Ivy Bridge)
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Matrox 4Sight GPm (Bay Trail) 
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Matrox 4Sight GPm 
Front and back views

Matrox 4Sight GPm (Ivy Bridge)

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1. GbE ports with PoE 5. GbE ports 9. Digital outputs 13. RS232 port
2. DVI-D output 6. USB 2.0 ports 10. Audio out 14. Power input
3. DVI-I output 7. Power button 11. Audio in 15. HDD LED
4. USB 3.0 ports 8. Digital inputs 12. RS232/RS485 port 16. Power on LED

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Matrox 4Sight GPm (Bay Trail)

Matrox 4Sight GPm chassis

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More Product Information

  • Install comfortably in confined and dirty industrial environments by way of a compact IP67-rated design
  • Run typical vision jobs efficiently using an Intel® dual-core embedded processor
  • Capture images at high speed through a choice of CMOS sensors
  • Simplify vision setup and upkeep via integrated lens focusing and illumination intensity control
  • Interact with vision and automation devices by way of real-time digital I/Os
  • Synchronize to the manufacturing line through the support for incremental rotary encoders
  • Communicate with automation controllers and enterprise networks via a Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • Take on HMI function by way of VGA and USB connectivity
  • Configure with ease for vision inspection and guidance using Matrox Design Assistant flowchart-based vision software

  • Solve machine vision applications efficiently by constructing flowcharts instead of writing program code
  • Choose the best platform for the job within a hardware-independent environment that supports Matrox smart cameras and vision controllers, and third-party PCs with GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras
  • Tackle machine vision applications with utmost confidence using field-proven tools for analyzing, locating, measuring, reading, and verifying
  • Use a single program for creating both the application logic and operator interface
  • Work with multiple cameras all within the same project or per project running concurrently and independently from one another2
  • Interface to third-party 3D sensors to process and analyze their depth map
  • Rely on a common underlying vision library for the same results with a Matrox smart camera, vision system, or third-party computer
  • Maximize productivity with instant feedback on image analysis and processing operations
  • Receive immediate, pertinent assistance through an integrated contextual guide
  • Communicate actions and results to other automation and enterprise equipment via discrete Matrox I/Os, RS-232, and Ethernet (TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP™3, Modbus®, PROFINET®, and native robot interfaces)
  • Maintain control and independence through the ability to create custom flowchart steps
  • Increase productivity and reduce development costs with Matrox Vision Academy online and on-premises training
  • Protect against inappropriate changes with the Project Change Validator tool

  • Reduce service stoppages with a fanless design
  • Inspect multiple sites through the support for four GigE Vision and four USB3 Vision cameras
  • Simplify cabling for GigE Vision installations using PoE-enabled ports
  • Tackle typical vision workloads with a mobile-class embedded seventh-generation Intel Core processor
  • Connect separately to the factory floor and enterprise networks via two more Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Synchronize with other equipment using the integrated real-time digital I/Os with rotary encoder support and RS-232/RS-485 ports

  • Reduce service stoppages with a fanless design
  • Inspect multiple sites through the support for four GigE Vision and four USB3 Vision cameras
  • Simplify cabling for GigE Vision installations using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) enabled ports
  • Tackle typical vision workloads with a mobile-class embedded 3rd generation Intel Core processor
  • Connect separately to the factory floor and enterprise networks via two more Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Synchronize with other equipment using the integrated real-time digital I/Os with rotary encoder support and RS232/RS485 ports
  • Drive up to two operator displays
  • Install in space-limited hostile environments with a small footprint ruggedized casing
  • Run applications in a familiar, reliable and customizable environment using the provided Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7 1
  • Solve applications rather than develop underlying tools by leveraging standard Microsoft development tools and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 2
  • Employ for the long run with assurance as a result of a managed extended lifecycle

  • Harness the full power of today’s multi-core CPU, GPU, and FPGA technology for image processing
  • Interface to any camera type by adding appropriate Matrox Imaging frame grabber board(s)
  • Eliminate I/O bottlenecks with a PCIe 2.0 switched fabric backplane Architecture
  • Maximize density in a 4U chassis with up to 13 full-length full-height PCIe 2.0 slots
  • Increase host data transfer bandwidth through PCIe 2.0 x16 and x4 interfaces1
  • Interface directly to external process equipment via integrated Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity
  • Minimize the need for revalidation by utilizing a lifecycle-managed platform with consistent long term availability
  • Simplify system integration by using an integrated platform from a single vendor
  • Solve applications rather than develop underlying tools by leveraging standard Microsoft® development tools and MIL software

  • Tackle extreme applications with certainty using a high-performance compute cluster platform
  • Harness the full power of today's multicore CPU, GPU, and FPGA technology to provide image processing offload and acceleration
  • Eliminate I/O bottlenecks with a unique PCIe® / PCI-X® switched fabric backplane architecture
  • Directly interface to external process equipment through the integrated Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232/485 and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Minimize the need for revalidation by using a lifecycle managed platform with consistent long term availability
  • Simplify system integration by using an integrated platform from a single vendor and pre-qualified third-party components
  • Run applications under a state-of-the-art OS with factory-installed Windows® 7 for Embedded Systems
  • Solve applications rather than develop underlying tools by leveraging standard Microsoft® development tools and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)

  • Capture from legacy to the latest video sources through support for standard definition (SD) analog to ultra-high definition (UHD) digital formats
  • Connect and switch between different video sources via Mini DisplayPort, HD-BNC, HDMI and custom analog DVI1 connectivity
  • Handle multiple video sources with the simultaneous capture of up to four HD or two UHD streams2
  • Optimize video transmission and storage through onboard multi-stream H.264 encoding
  • Minimize system footprint by way of a single-slot PCIe® card design
  • Simplify application development using the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software development kit (SDK)
  • Deploy on a current platform of choice with support for 64-bit Windows® 7/10 and Linux®3
1. Using supplied USB Type C to DVI-I adaptor cable.
2. Or a maximum combined bandwidth of 4 GB/sec.
3. Ask for availability.

  • Solve applications rather than develop underlying tools by leveraging a toolkit with a 25-year history of reliable performance
  • Tackle applications with utmost confidence using field-proven tools for analyzing, locating, measuring, reading, and verifying
  • Harness the full power of today’s hardware through optimizations exploiting SIMD, multi-core CPU, multi-CPU, and FPGA technologies
  • Support platforms ranging from smart cameras to high-performance computing (HPC) clusters via a single consistent and intuitive application programming interface (API)
  • Obtain live images from the interface of choice, with support for analog, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™, CoaXPress®, DVI-D, GigE Vision®, SDI, and USB3 Vision®2,3 transmission formats
  • Maintain flexibility and choice by way of support for 32-/64-bit Windows®, Linux®, and RTX64 (RTOS)
  • Leverage available programming know-how with support for C, C++, C#, CPython3, and Visual Basic® languages
  • Increase productivity and reduce development costs with Matrox Vision Academy online and on-premises training

  • PCIe® x1, PCI (-X2) or PCI-104 form factor
  • captures from NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and CCIR video sources
  • dual/quad video decoder architecture for ultra-fast channel switching
  • connect and switch between up to 16 CVBS, up to 8 Y/C or a combination of inputs
  • two trigger inputs1
  • real-time JPEG2000 image compression and decompression1
  • 16 TTL auxiliary I/Os and RS-485 serial interface
  • watchdog timer for monitoring overall system integrity
  • programmed using Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) sold separately
  • supports 32-bit Windows® XP, 32/64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10 and 32/64-bit Linux®2 through MIL
  1. Morphis Dual only with MIL/MIL-Lite 9.
  2. Morphis Quad only.

Matrox Imaging

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