Matrox RAD Series

Matrox RAD display controller boards feature dual output support for grayscale or color, analog or digital and provide pristine image quality and offer flexible visualization capabilities for medical imaging professionals. Designed for diagnostic and review stations, Matrox RAD Series boards are available in low-profile PCI and full-height PCI Express versions. 

  • Hardware Pivot
  • For stretched or independent mode
  • xtendiGray© technology
  • DICOM Compliance
  • PCIe x 16

Features & Benefits


Single Matrox RAD PCI (low profile) and Matrox RAD PCIe board powers up to two 3 MP digital or 2 MP analog

ExtendiGray© technology accurately converts color displays into grayscale, reducing color distraction during readings, and allows for concurrent execution of color and grayscale applications on a single grayscale desktop

Hardware Pivot provides smooth and accelerated image display

Pristine image quality at high bit-depths and flicker-free output

Capable of driving stretched or independent display modes

Enhanced features available through Matrox Imaging Library (MIL), enabling hardware-accelerated operations such as image cached window/levelling, zoom, rotate and display cloning

Bus performance optimized for fast window & level and cineloop applications

Hardware Cursor eliminates cursor flicker during cineloops

No tearing and flicker-free, optimized cineloop playback

1 Support can differ amongst OEM versions.

Technical Specifications

  RAD Series    
Bus Interface PCI–32/33 1*, PCI Express (PCIe x16)    
Weight Approximately 0.3 kg    
Frame Buffer Memory 128 MB of high-speed memory for fast image caching and loading    
Display Support Dual DVI-I connectors supporting up to two 3 MP digital and up to 2 MP analog displays, in grayscale or color, with proper EDIDs    
Digital Communications DDC-CI (support available for custom EDIDs)    
Display Calibration As supplied by each display vendor, or with purchase of third-party hardware/software solutions 2*    
Display Configurations Color/Color, Color/Grayscale, Grayscale/Color, Grayscale/Grayscale    
Color Resolution Digital: Up to 3 MP 2048x1536 (landscape) and up to 1536x2048 (portrait) resolutions

Analog: Up to 2 MP 1600x1200 (landscape) and up to 1200x1600 (portrait) resolutions
Grayscale Resolution Digital: Up to 3 MP 2048x1536 (landscape) and up to 1536x2048 (portrait) resolutions

Analog: Up to 2 MP 1600x1200 (landscape) and up to 1200x1600 (portrait) resolutions
Grayscale Settings 8-bit supporting Fixed Linear, Fixed Non-Linear, or Programmable palettes offering up to 256 distinct shades of gray 3*

ExtendiGray© capability for accurate conversion of color data to grayscale without artifacts
Dual Programmable LUTs Import a non-linear gamma ramp from a calibration device and independently program either display's Look Up Table outputs    
OS Support Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows 2000    
VGA Support Built-in controller displays boot messages on either a fixed frequency or multi-sync monitor    
Software Support Supports OpenGL® 1.3 and/or DirectDraw/DirectX compatible applications    
Industry Compliance DICOM Pt 14 grayscale compliant    
EMI Certifications Class A    
Environmental Operating temperature from 0 to 55 degrees Celsius    
Atmospheric Operating pressure from about 650 to 1013 hPa    
Humidity Operating humidity from 20% to 80%, non-condensing