Matrox Meteor II cards

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The Meteor II devices are a family of frame grabber cards produced by Matrox (in the mid-1990s ?) which utilize Matrox's custom VIA (Video Interface ASIC) PCI interface chipset.

Meteor II Linux Driver Projects

In order from "oldest" to "newest", here are relevant Linux driver projects for Meteor II cards:

It doesn't appear that any have been updated in a long while, though some interest in a working driver may still exist. (Also see the article's discussion/talk page for a reported user experience from 2006).

Models(and board revisions of those models)

  • Matrox Meteor-II (aka Matrox Meteor II/Standard)
Part Numbers:
  • METEOR2/4 : Matrox Meteor-II/Standard for PCI
750-00 rev. A Original version.
750-01 rev. A No functional change.
750-02 rev. A Added expansion connectors, moved up from 4 to 7 inputs.
750-02 rev. B No functional change.
750-0201 rev. A Support for KS0127 rev. B video decoder, and moved up from 7 to 12 inputs.
Note that MJPEG module support has been removed for some boards with this revision number. This is due to the discontinuation of this module.
  • MET2-C/4  : Matrox Meteor-II/Standard for CompactPCI
807-00 rev. A Original version.
807-00 rev. B No functional changes.
807-0001 rev. A Support for KS0127 rev. B video decoder.
Note that MJPEG module support has been removed for some boards with this revision number. This is due to the discontinuation of this module.
  • MET2+/4  : Matrox Meteor-II/Standard for PC/104-Plus
885-00 rev. A Original version.
885-00 rev. B No functional change.
885-00 rev. C No functional change.
885-0001 rev. A Support for KS0127 rev. B video decoder.
885-01 rev. A Replaced expansion connectors (for 896-01).
Note that MJPEG module support has been removed for some boards with this revision number. This is due to the discontinuation of this module.
  • Matrox Meteor-II/1394, Part Number: METEOR2-1394
  • Matrox Meteor-II/MC (aka Matrox Meteor-II/Multi Channel)
Part Numbers:
  • METEOR2-MC/4C  : Matrox Meteor-II/Multi-Channel for PCI
751-00 rev. A Original version.
751-01 rev. A No functional change.
751-02 rev. A No functional change.
751-0201 rev. A No functional change.
Note that MJPEG module support has been removed for some boards with this revision number. This is due to the discontinuation of this module.
751-03 rev. A VMChannel removed.
MJPEG module support removed for all boards.
Board now fits in a half-length PCI slot.
751-0301 rev. A No functional change.
  • MET2-C-MC  : Matrox Meteor-II/Multi-Channel for CompactPCI
  • MET2-MC+/4  : Matrox Meteor-II/Multi-Channel for PC/104-Plus
886-00 rev. A Original version.
886-00 rev. B No functional change.
886-01 rev. A Replaced expansion connectors (for 896-01).
Note that MJPEG module support has been removed for some boards with this revision number. This is due to the discountinuation of this module.
  • Matrox Meteor-II/DIG (aka Matrox Meteor-II/Digital)
Part Numbers
  • METEOR2-DIG/4/R : Matrox Meteor-II/Digital for PCI, RS-422 digital (METEOR2DIG64R ?)
  • METEOR2-DIG/4/L : Matrox Meteor-II/Digital for PCI, LVDS digital
752-00 rev. A Original version.
752-01 rev. A No functional change.
752-02 rev. A No functional change.
  • MET2-DIG+/R  : Matrox Meteor-II/Digital for PC/104-Plus, RS-422 (METEOR2DIG64L ?)
  • MET2-DIG+/L  : Matrox Meteor-II/Digital for PC/104-Plus, LVDS
7035-01 rev. A Original version
  • Matrox Meteor-II/CL (aka Matrox Meteor-II/Camera Link), Part Number METEOR2-CL/32
Note: There is also a card called Meteor-II/Display, but this is not a framgrabber !!!
 MET2-C-DISP/AD Graphics adapter for CompactPCI with one analog VGA and one digital VGA (DVI) output
 MET2-C-DISP/A24 Graphics adapter for CompactPCI with two analog VGA outputs 
 MET2-C-DISP/D24 Graphics adapter for CompactPCI with two digital VGA (DVI) outputs

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