7/7/2004 - National Instruments announced the industry’s first PXI-compatible image acquisition module for Camera Link cameras. With the new module, engineers and scientists now can use Camera Link cameras to perform high-speed, high-resolution machine vision and scientific imaging applications such as particle velocimetry, industrial inspection and precision motion guidance on the PXI platform.
The NI PXI-1428 image acquisition module connects to a wide range of base configuration Camera Link cameras. The module features a 32 MB image buffer for high-speed image acquisition as well as advanced triggering capabilities to control camera lighting and communicate with other automation equipment. Engineers can use the serial interface on the Camera Link connector to easily configure and control the camera with NI-IMAQ and NI Measurement & Automation Explorer software.
Camera Link is an industrial high-speed serial data and cabling standard developed by National Instruments, camera vendors and other image acquisition companies in October 2000. Created for easy connectivity between the PC and camera, Camera Link offers simple, flexible cabling for high-speed, high-resolution digital cameras. NI plays an active role in advancing the Camera Link standard for image acquisition.
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National Instruments (www.ni.com) is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.ni.com/nati.
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