New frame grabber with on-board image processor for industrial image processing applications
mvTITAN-G1 is a new model from a series of High-End PCI-Bus frame grabbers by German manufacturer MATRIX VISION. The flexible video interface featuring programmable capture control is capable of handling a whole host of standard and non-standard signals. Another outstanding feature of mvTITAN-G1 is the high computing power of the integrated image processor, which provides a number of features for image preprocessing in various areas of application. The frame grabber also provides a local image memory, as well as a separate RGB output for implementing 2-monitor solutions. The local memory of mvTITAN-G1 isolates the image transfer operation and ensures error-free image data transfer even when the system is handling a heavy workload. The memory is configured with 8 MB in the standard version. Up to 32 MB of memory is optionally available. The image processor of the frame grabber has additional processing engines which, in addition to the freely programable image processing CPU, provide the capability to carry out parallel color space conversion, scaling, interpolation and filtering operations. An image can be converted in parallel to different colour spaces and transfered to various destinations: main memory, VGA display and local graphics controller. The high processor power of mvTITAN matches or exceeds that of conventional CPUs and DSPs in image processing operations. The most improtant thing is, this power is permanently available and is not compromised in any way by applications or peripheral devices as is sometimes the case with the system CPU. Thus, real-time image processing can be implemented reliably. An additional plus-point for the local image processor is the scalability of its power by additional mvTITAN Grabbers. With every grabber added, the power of the local image processor increases accordingly. In the case of single grabbers, on the other hand, each additional video input used reduces proportional power per input channel. Extensive software support is provided by ready-made standard applications, libraries or by simple programming of the image processor in C or C++ so that you can deploy mvTITAN-G1 quickly and efficiently. Porting of algorithms to image processor is generally restricted to compiling. All current versions of the Windows and LINUX operating systems are supported.