National Instruments Expands Line of PCI Express Frame Grabbers; New NI PCIe-1430 Dual-Channel Board Acquires Images from Two Independent Camera Link Cameras.
AUSTIN, Texas -- With the new National Instruments National Instruments, or NI (NASDAQ: NATI), is an American company with over 4,000 employees and direct operations in 41 countries founded in 1976 by Dr. James Truchard, Bill Nowlin and Jeff Kodosky. (Nasdaq:NATI NATI National Association of Teen Institutes
NATI Newfoundland Association of Technical Industries ) PCIe-1430 image acquisition board, engineers and scientists now can use a single board to acquire images from two independent base-configuration Camera Link cameras. Using PCI Express A high-speed peripheral interconnect from Intel introduced in 2002. Note that although sometimes abbreviated "PCX," PCI Express is not the same as "PCI-X" (see PCI-SIG and PCI-X for comparison). As a result of the confusion, "PCI-E" or "PCIe" is the accepted abbreviation. , the NI PCIe-1430 board can acquire images from two Camera Link cameras at speeds up to 255 MB/s and clock rates up to 85 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. , the maximum defined by Camera Link.
"With the new NI PCIe-1430 frame grabber from National Instruments, our customers can acquire images from two high-resolution Sony Camera Link cameras at the same time," said Ilias Levis, product manager in the Visual Imaging Products division of Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Business Solutions Company. "PCI Express bandwidth ensures reliable frame transfer with both cameras operating at full resolution and maximum frame rate."
Traditionally, engineers and scientists performing multicamera inspections through a PCI bus with data rates more than 100 MB/s had to purchase multiple computers and multiple Camera Link frame grabbers. With the introduction of PCI Express and the NI PCIe-1430 image acquisition board, these engineers and scientists now can acquire high-speed data from two independent cameras through a standard PC bus. Unlike other dual-channel frame grabbers, the NI PCIe-1430 board can obtain information from cameras with different formats, resolutions, speeds and bit depths. Additionally, several NI PCIe-1430 boards can be used together in a single PC to acquire gigabytes of images per second.
The NI PCIe-1430 board is ideal for many machine vision and scientific imaging applications. For instance, engineers can use two cameras with one PC to inspect objects at different angles. Scientists also can reduce cost when acquiring high-resolution images by using the board with two lower-resolution cameras instead of one expensive high-resolution camera.
Each NI PCIe-1430 board includes two independent Camera Link connectors and one triggering line, which engineers and scientists can expand with the NI Camera Link I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output Extension Board to provide camera power and integrate additional triggers, isolated I/O and quadrature quadrature, in astronomy, arrangement of two celestial bodies at right angles to each other as viewed from a reference point. If the reference point is the earth and the sun is one of the bodies, a planet is in quadrature when its elongation is 90°. encode inputs.
The NI PCIe-1430 board is compatible with any base-configuration Camera Link camera and more than 150 supported cameras, listed at www.ni.com/camera. Engineers and scientists can configure their imaging applications with NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection or program them using the NI Vision Development Module with the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, C/C C/C Center to Center
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C/C Communication and Collaboration ++, Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship software development product for computer programmers. It centers on an integrated development environment which lets programmers create standalone applications, web sites, web applications, and web services that run on any platforms .NET. From a software perspective, the NI PCIe-1430 board behaves as two independent Camera Link frame grabbers, which makes migration from two frame grabber systems easy.
PCI Express is a high-performance, point-to-point serial interconnect that improves PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). performance by providing dedicated bus bandwidth. PCI Express features a layered model that offers backward compatibility with existing PCI applications at the operating system level. NI introduced the industry's first PCI Express image acquisition board, the NI PCIe-1429, last year.
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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 in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging PCs and commercial technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for test, control and design applications through easy-to-integrate software, such as NI LabVIEW, and modular measurement and control hardware for PXI (PCI EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real time control systems. Introduced in 1997, PXI uses the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement , PCI, USB USB
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Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. and Ethernet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,600 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. In 2004, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past six years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
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