Vision Controllers

Matrox 4Sight EV6 with Matrox Design Assistant X

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Vision controller with an intuitive, versatile, and extendable IDE for machine vision applications

Matrox® 4Sight EV6 is a powerful industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. This system pairs readily with the intuitive, versatile, and extendable integrated development environment (IDE), Matrox Design Assistant® X1.

Equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and four SuperSpeed USB ports, Matrox 4Sight EV6 supports the use of multiple GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision® industrial cameras to enable the oversight of many production lines. Powered by an embedded quad-core Intel® Core™ processor, the Matrox 4Sight EV6 is ready to handle multi-camera inspection applications. It interfaces directly to factory automation equipment and enterprise systems through discrete I/Os, plus Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232/RS-485, and USB ports. The Matrox 4Sight EV6’s industrial-strength design and careful component selection ensures its long-term availability.

A dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism on the Matrox 4Sight EV6 delivers real-time discrete I/O management, effectively allowing this vision controller to synchronize a typical vision application with a manufacturing line. The dedicated mechanism enables output events to occur at precise moments in time, based on elapsed time, or for specific input events. An input event can come directly from a discrete input—including from a rotary encoder—or be 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.

Matrox 4Sight EV6 comes pre-installed with Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 (64-bit) and Matrox Design Assistant X, making it ready to deploy on power up. The Windows 10 environment offers familiarity, performance, and reliability, with key embedded features like the Unified Write Filter (UWF) to prevent corruptions caused by unanticipated power-downs.