- October 18, 2018
- Matrox Imaging
October 18, 2018 — Matrox Imaging announced the arrival of the Matrox FDK, a development kit for the Matrox Rapixo CXP Pro family of frame grabbers, based on Xilinx Kintex UltraScale devices. The Matrox FDK helps developers harness the power and flexibility of FPGAs for image processing. Used in combination with Xilinx Vivado Design suite, the Matrox FDK supports the development of custom FPGA configurations that relieve the host system of intensive image-processing functions.
Matrox Imaging provides a library of ready-made FPGA design components within the Matrox FDK; the FDK also works in tandem with the Xilinx IP library, delivering more than 50 image-processing functions and associated source code to streamline application development. With the aid of Xilinx Vivado’s synthesis (HLS) tool, components from either or both libraries compile into compatible building blocks useable within the Matrox FDK.
Designed for software application developers and FPGA designers, the Vivado HLS tool delivers streamlined access to the underlying FPGA hardware. Using C and C++ languages, the Vilvado HLS enables iterative, software-oriented design methods for development of FPGA hardware modules from C/C++ source code. This allows developers to utilize FPGA design components—either the provided Xilinx examples or customized versions—without the burden of generating the peripheral logic. Custom- and ready-made Matrox FPGA design components combine within the graphical Xilinx Vivado IP Integrator tool.
Matrox FDK leverages the Matrox Rapixo CXP family of frame grabbers, supporting version 2.0 of the CoaXPress® (CXP) digital interface standard for machine vision applications.