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Matrox Solios tools

There are three Matrox Solios external applications (utilities) available (Matrox Usage Meter, Matrox Solios Performance Monitor, and Matrox Solios Bench) and two Matrox Solios tools integrated in the MILConfig utility (Camera-Link Configuration and Usable On-Board Memory). To access these utilities and tools, in the MILConfig utility's tree structure, select the Boards Solios item. These utilities are located in the Launch external applications, Camera-Link Configuration, and Usable On-Board Memory panes, respectively.

Matrox Usage Meter utility

The Matrox Usage Meter utility calculates how much is being used of the grab section and the transfer section of each DMA engin. This rate of utilization is expressed as a percentage. This utility also shows the usage of on-board memory.

Matrox Solios Performance Monitor utility

The Matrox Solios performance monitor utility is integrated with the Windows Performance Monitor and is used to monitor information about the Matrox Solios, such as:

  • Grab usage.

  • Transfer usage of each DMA engine.

  • Memory size of the memory bank.

  • Current and maximum temperatures of the on-board FPGAs.

Matrox Solios Bench utility

The Matrox Solios Bench utility calculates the real-time transfer speed of the PCI/PCI-X/PCIe slot (in Mbytes/sec) from:

  • Matrox Solios to Host.

  • Host to Matrox Solios.

Camera-Link Configuration tool

The Camera-Link Configuration tool allows you to switch the camera configuration from Camera-Link Dual Base to Camera-Link Single Full. Note that, you must select an acquisition device and make ceratin that all cameras are unplugged before changing the Camera-Link configuration.

Usable On-Board Memory tool

The Usable On-Board Memory tool allows you specify the amount of memory on-board your Matrox Solios board that MIL can use.