Matrox Concord is a family of Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) and IEEE 1394b adaptors that are pre-licensed for use with the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) drivers for the GigE Vision™ and IEEE 1394 IIDC protocols. The Matrox Concord family offers a long and stable life cycle, which eliminates the burden associated with sourcing and qualifying consumer-grade boards. Support for established interface standards
The Matrox Concord G-series are Gigabit Ethernet NICs that provide optimum support for the GigE Vision™ camera interface standard. By way of MIL, these NICs are optimally configured to minimize GigE Vision™ protocol loading on the host through the default enabling of jumbo packets as well as optimal settings for the interrupt throttling rate and number of receive buffers. Unlike generic NICs, using the Matrox Concord G-series with MIL does not require manually adjusting advanced driver properties. Auto medium-dependent interface crossover (MDIX) further simplifies setup by automatically detecting and crossing over signals for peer-to-peer connections thereby eliminating the need for special cables.
The Matrox Concord F-series are IEEE 1394b adaptors that, through MIL, enable the use of leading IEEE 1394 industrial cameras implementing the standard IIDC protocol. These adaptors, by way of MIL, support up to the S400 and S8001 modes of IEEE 1394a and 1394b respectively, ensuring maximum camera performance and minimal transfer latency. In addition, the use of ilingual copper connectivity permits for cost-effective cabling.