HL2V Cards Datasheet

Best Practices: IR/Optical

David Cole's white paper covers implementation of HOTLink II video in IR and optical applications. (PDF)

Matrix on LabVIEW datasheet

Matrix Install for Windows

This quick-start video covers Matrix installation for Windows.

GRAVity Cards: Obsolete

Great River Technology has issued an end-of-life notice for GRAVity cards, which will be sold only until the current stock is depleted.

Consider GRT's Matrix Series cards or systems for proven perfomance in modern environments.

GRAVity Series PCIe cards were introduced in 2004 to work with PCIe Gen 1 and 32-bit operating systems. GRT recommends them only for exisiting projects using legecy environments. Performance and reliability is greatly limited in newer platforms, and GRT cannot provide integration services for those systems. For details, see Tech Note 011G: GRAVity Card Compatibility.

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HOTLink II is a trademark of
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.


HL2V board options
Matrix PCIe4 (top) and XMC options.

Frame Grabber and Video Generator

GRT offers three form factors and test software supporting a range of video formats at data rates from 160 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s. HOTLink II™ video (HL2V) cards are based on Cypress HOTLink II interfaces that are Fibre channel–compatible at the FC-0 and FC-1 layers.

IR sensor development is one of its many applications.

diagram demonstrating SXGA upgrade
In this custom application, camera or sensor output displays via a dedicated SXGA video port (a card upgrade).


Versatile IR/optical frame grabber

Use our flexible GUI to easily configure frame size, header size, and SOF trigger; enable receiver;
view images; and save received image to file.

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Frame grabber.

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Powerful GUI.

You have complete control over key video frame characteristics: frame size, SOF character or idle trigger count, number of bytes per pixel, bit shift, and image offset.

Powerful camera and sensor emulator

Within minutes:

Configure the following parameters: frame size, SOF character, SOL character, EOL character, number of EOL nulls, EOF character, number of EOF nulls, number of bytes per pixel, bit shift, and image offset.

Complete SDK for applications development

With a software development kit (SDK), purchased separately, you can quickly deploy:

Full SDKs are available for Windows or Linux. For those using LabVIEW™ to develop systems with our Matrix, we offer SDKs with sample and functional code that can be quickly customized.

Our SDKs includes application programming interface (API), User Guide, Programmer Guide, sample code, and four hours of technical support. SDK training classes and applications development consulting are available upon request.

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