National Instruments announced the NI CVS-1457RT, a rugged, compact device powered by a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor and featuring two independent GigE Vision ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. These ports support deterministic camera triggering over the Ethernet bus, so users can power the camera, send triggers and acquire images all from a single Ethernet cable, the company says.
The system also features FPGA-enabled I/O, which can be combined with the Vision RIO API to synchronize vision inspection results with other parts of the system, such as encoders, ejectors and proximity sensors. It is programmed with either NI LabVIEW system design software or NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI).
"The NI CVS-1457RT is a giant step forward for NI compact vision systems," said Jamie Smith, director of product marketing for embedded systems at National Instruments. "I don't think there's a better vision system out there for engineers and scientists involved in machine building, automated inspection, manufacturing or quality assurance."
NI also announced four new R Series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which the company says will help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system.
"Using these new USB R Series devices, engineers and scientists can create highly customizable measurement and control systems using standard PC technology," Smith said. "They are ideal for high-performance medical, life science and semiconductor machines."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.