M100 GigE

Multi-Camera Vision Controller M100 GigE

M100 GigE belongs to Tattile’s M100 range. M100 GigE is an industrial PC particularly designed for vision systems. Entirely “in-house”: designed, developed and manufactured by Tattile; it is employed in many industrial sectors. It has 6 GigE ports that can be connected to Tattile’s or other manufacturers’ cameras, as long as compatible with GigE protocol. All ports are independent, as well as Power over Ethernet (PoE). The system allows you to connect up to four USB 3.0 cameras, thus giving the customer a wide range of applications according to specifications.

M100 GigE is an industrial PC thought for machine vision applications and employed in many different sectors.

All ports are independent, each one with its own direct connection to the CPU, and all Power over Ethernet (PoE); so the cameras can be powered directly through the Ethernet cable connection without the need to add extra power cables.
As the whole Tattile series M100, M100 GigE is a “Plug & Play” PC, already completed, that does not require to be implemented with other cards or expansions. It is 24 V powered and it is a fanless system, therefore with minor problems of maintenance.

Its completely “in-house” development guarantees the life of the product up to at least ten years: Tattile’s architecture longevity translates for the OEM into a safe replicability of its machines.
M100 GigE boasts of latest generation Intel processors (i3 or i7, according to customer’s requirements) and installs Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) or Linux operating systems.
The open architecture allows the user to decide whether to develop the vision application using Tattile’s software platform or other manufacturers’ softwares/ libraries or to use a previously developed program.
M100 GigE integrates by default:
– 8 digital inputs.
– 8 digital outputs.
– 6 Trigger outputs (one for each camera).

– 1 serial port: RS232 / RS485.
– 1 Line Drive Encoder Input.
– 1 Ethernet port (to connect the system to a Company LAN).
– Optional: industrial Fieldbus protocols (such as Profinet, Ethercat, Profibus, etc…).

All communication interfaces are controlled by an FPGA; thanks to this architecture it is possible to work in “real time”.
The system provides a default SSD hard drives up to 128 GB of capacity and allows you to install two extra dedicated hard disks, for example: to the images storage, data, back-up, log files. It also allows “customization” and provides one PCI Express 8x free slot, so the customer can install a third-party card to expand the functionality of the system.

It features two standard USB ports, an internal USB port and a Display Port video port.
The intelligent diagnostic service enables to verify the functioning of all devices and hardware; this would not be possible on common industrial PC, where the hardware components are installed at a later stage.

Key points

  • Multiple inspections available thanks to 6 GigE Vision port and 4 USB 3.0 port
  • Maximized acquisition performance through 6 GigE independent channels.
  • Easy cabling with PoE
  • Ethernet network connectivity and Real Time Input & Output
  • Enhanced communication with Fieldbus and Industrial
  • Customizable using 1 PCIe 8x expansion card
  • Huge data record with 2 dedicated HD for storage
  • Fanless design reduces maintenance cost
  • Long Term  Longevity up to 10 years
  • Open System: Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 or Linux O.S.
  • Improved inspections capabilities through Intel i3/i7 high performance processor


Gigabit Ethernet

6 Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE (Power over Ethernet) allow the connection of GigE Vision cameras using only one cable (Ethernet + power supply).

Each Gigabit Ethernet port is connected to the CPU through a dedicated PCI-Express interface in order to guarantee the maximum acquisition performance.

Camera sync can be implemented using the 6 high-speed trigger outputs or thanks to the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) IEEE1588.

One additional Gigabit Ethernet port is dedicated to the LAN connection.


Real Time I/O

The isolated high-speed digital I/Os (8 in / 8 out) allows the perfect low-latency synchronization between vision system, cameras and machine automation.

Thanks to the FPGA technology, implementing real-time logics is incredibly easy.


USB 3.0 / 2.0

4 ports allow the connection of high-speed USB 3.0 Vision cameras with a bandwidth up to 350 MB/s.

Additionally, two USB 2.0 ports are accessible from the front panel and one USB 2.0 internal protected port can be used to connect a license dongle or other sensitive devices.


Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet connectivity

Several Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet interfaces (Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT…) are optionally integrated.

This simplifies and speeds up the communication with the automation system.


SSD/HDD internal data storage

The internal SSD disk stores the operating system and the user program; it can be write-protected to enhance reliability.

Two separated 2.5″ hard disk slots provide space for image storage, statistical data and more.

Separate storage slots increase the bandwidth for high-speed applications and reduce the possibility of data loss.


PCIe Expansion

One PCI Express x8 expansion slot gives the possibility to install an additional card like a frame grabber or a vision processing unit (from Tattile or other manufacturers).


Open Architecture

Thanks to the use of standard WES 7 or Linux O.S., it is possible to develop Vision Application with Tattile software or third parties library/software


Long Term Longevity

M100 Series is designed to guarantee long term longevity of the main electronic components (up to 10 years).


Intel 3rd generation i3 / i7 processors

Today’s multi-camera vision applications require a performing processing engine. The M100 is powered by Intel 3rd generation i3 / i7 processors with 8GB of DDR3 RAM (up to 16 GB) in order to tackle the most demanding inspection tasks.


Direct encoder input

If the vision system must be interfaced to an incremental encoder, the line-drive RS422 encoder input of the M100 allows a perfect synchronization of the system without the need of other interface devices.


Internal USB port

M100 provides one internal USB 2.0 port to integrate a Dongle key for software licenses or copy Protection.



DIN Mounting

The M100 GigE Series have 2 DIN mounting point

for quickly assembly inside rack






Intel® Core i3-3217UE 1.6GHz 17W 2 core
Intel® Core i7-3612QE 2.1 GHz 35W 4 core
FPGAAltera Cyclone GX 22K LEs (I/O management)
RAM8 GB (up to 16 GB)
Storage1x SSD 16 GB (up to 128 GB)
2x SATA HDD/SSD (optional)
Camera Interface
ProtocolsGigE Vision – USB 3.0
GigE Vision Ports6
USB 3.0 Ports4
Camera SupplyPoE – USB
Machine Interface
LAN1x Gigabit Ethernet
Video Output1x Display Port
Serial InterfaceRS232 / RS485
Expansion Bus1x PCIe 8x expansion card
USB 2.02x USB 2.0 External / 1x USB 2.0 Internal
Trigger6x fast isolated PNP
Digital Input8x isolated PNP
Digital Output8x isolated PNP
Encoder Input3-channel Line Drive RS422
Fieldbus (optional)Profinet, Profibus, EtherCat, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Modbus, Powerlink, CANopen
Technical Data
Power Supply
22-27 VDC
Weight3.5 Kg
Operating Temperature0 °C – 45 °C
EN 61326-1:2006
EN 62311:2008
SoftwareWindows Embedded Standard (WES) 7, Linux (optional)


Pro/ENGINEER - F01605

Pro/ENGINEER - F01605

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