Slow response of CameraLink Control Tool when using Matrox Solios/Radient frame grabber

When using Matrox Solios/Radient frame grabber, JAI camera control may perform very slow or even no response, but actually this problem can be solved or at least be improved by change one setting in Matrox Intellicam.


In default mode, Matrox CL frame grabbers outputs random signal through CC1. Camera will be busy to answer this signal, and have no time to answer ASCII commands that user sends. 



 For MIL9:

-Open your dcf file

-Click Menu Digitizer -> Control

-Once open Digitizer Controller dialog, CC1 signal will be fixed.

 For MIL10:

Click Feature Browser in Intellicam.


Switch to "CC IO 1" settings.


Change IO Source of CC1 to User Bit 0.


When the setting done, you can connect camera without no response.


@Recommended setting in Control Tool

Control tool provides different category of connection, usually we use "COM Port" and select COM port number which defined by frame grabber as default, but category "Camera Link spec ver. 1.1" is also easy to use.



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  • 0
    Joon Park

    Hello Den

    Test environment
    1.Camera: GO-5101C-PMCL (firmware 5.0.2)
    2. Board: SOL 2M EV CLB
    3. SDK: MIL 10.0
    4.Tool: GO-5101-PMCL_ControlTool_V0.18_x64
    5.OS: Windows 10 x64

    I tested it the way you said, but my symptoms did not improve.
    As a result of testing under the same conditions, the WU511260 model worked normally, but the WU510382 model has a communication problem.
    Communication is cut off when changing parameters, and communication is only possible when power is reconnected.
    Please refer to the attached video.

    video download link 

    Thanks for your supporting.
    Best regards

  • 0
    Koko Den

    Hi Joon,

    Could you please try to use category "Camera Link spec ver. 1.1"?

    Best regards


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