The Matrox Indio (Sales Rauscher) is an input / output (I / O) and network protocol card for vision applications. The PCIe x1 card provides discrete I / Os with real-time synchronization and industrial network protocols such as Ethernet / IP, Modbus and Profinet, turning any PC into a vision controller.
With eight inputs and eight outputs that can be jumpered between 24V and TTL, Matrox Indio is ideal for use in the lab and field. The I / Os are optically isolated and the outputs support resettable fuses to protect against unwanted use. Selectable as source or sink, the I / Os are accessible via a standard 30-pin D-Sub connector.
Specially built-in hardware achieves accurate real-time behavior of the outputs, controlled either by the lapse of a given time or specific input events. These events can be triggered directly from discrete inputs, a rotary encoder, or an input controlled counter. Output events can be triggered via a hardware-based list, directly through an input trigger or one of many cascadable timers.
Matrox Indio also provides a Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) for the industrial network protocols Ethernet / IP, Modbus and Profinet. To meet the time requirements, the Profinet protocol is supported by hardware. Alternatively, the Gigabit Ethernet port can be connected to a GigE Vision camera, with support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify cabling.
The Matrox Indio I / O and Network Protocol Card gives system developers a robust platform for vision projects. With a card that simultaneously provides communication and synchronization capabilities for almost any Windows-based system, Vision projects can be made compatible across a variety of automation devices.
Developed for both the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 10 SDK and the Matrox Design Assistant 5 integrated development environment, the Matrox Indio I / O card allows system integrators and machine builders to deploy a PC of choice with Matrox Vision software.