The M570 CameraLink™ frame grabber PMC interfaces with digital still cameras supporting the CameraLink™ protocol and physical interface. Data received from the camera may be delivered to the carrier board resources over the PCI bus or be manipulated on-board the M570 PMC using its integrated image-processing engine.
The M570 provides hardware image processing through a processing module implemented in a high-end FPGA. The image-processing engine is supported by two memory arrays. One array allows for storage of complete digital video frames as received from the camera or for image-processing support (temporary storage of the image processing products). The second array is used for storage of the image-processing engine final products. The two memory arrays are accessible from the PCI bus through the PCI Bridge. Data stored within the arrays may be transferred to the carrier board over the PCI bus.
The image-processing engine may be implemented per customer requirements. Further flexibility is provided through software allowing the manipulation of the processing parameters.
The M570 PMC is available in rugged version and is designed to perform in harsh environment applications.