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National Instruments Frame Grabbers

Once you have chosen a camera, the video signal from it needs to be connected to a computer. This is accomplished by using a frame grabber or a direct digital interface, Many video output standards are available today. The choices include several analog standards (RS-170, CCIR, NTSC, PAL, Interlaced, Progressive Scan, S-Video and some non-standard formats), as well as serial and parallel digital interfaces (Firewire, Camerlink, GigEthernet, Parallel Digital and others). The frame grabber takes care of properly formatting the video signal coming from the camera (or any other video source), so it can be further processed in software. In addition, most frame grabbers also handle other signals for triggering, digital I/O, Encoder signals etc.

National Instruments frame grabbers go beyond image acquisition by offering advanced synchronization signals (RTSI Technology). This technology enables a frame grabber to synchronize image information to motion control and data acquisition cards in real-time. Total integration of complex automation systems is hereby easily achievable.

MoviMED has partnered with National Instruments to produce a unique analog frame grabber that has the world talking: the AF-150x Series Analog Frame Grabbers:

 

AF-1510 Analog frame Grabber by moviMED

AF-150x
Series Analog Frame Grabbers
Machine Vision Meets CompactRIO

Featuring:

  • Programmable ROI
  • 9-bit ADC
  • “PSS” Progressive Skip Sampling
  • Hardware Accelerated Thresholding
  • -40 to 70 Degrees C

Available in:

  • Single and Dual BNC Input
  • Monochrome and Color

National Instruments Analog Frame Grabbers
National Instruments Camera Link Frame Grabbers
National Instruments Parallel Frame Grabbers
Firewire Cards
Analog
Camera Link
Parallel
Firewire IEEE-1394

 

Analog Frame Grabbers
National Instruments analog image acquisition devices are ideal for cost-sensitive machine vision and scientific imaging applications that need widely available cameras and simple cabling. Advanced features include partial image scanning, programmable gain and offset, and onboard decimation and LUT processing.

Key Features:

  • Color and monochrome standards such as NTSC, PAL, RS170, and CCIR
  • Image acquisition from standard and nonstandard analog cameras
  • Image acquisition from multiple cameras
  • Compatibility with NI Vision Builder AI, NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI, C/C++, and Visual Basic

PCI 1405 (PDF file, 259 KB)
PCI 1411 / PXI 1411 (PDF file, 84 KB)

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Analog Card
Camera Link Frame Grabbers
National Instruments image acquisition products for Camera Link cameras are designed for machine vision and scientific imaging applications that require high-performance image acquisition with simple cabling. NI products for Camera Link can acquire images from any Camera Link camera.

Key Features

  • Image acquisition from base, medium, and full-configuration Camera Link cameras
  • Interactive camera configuration from software
  • Standard Camera Link cabling
  • Compatible with NI Vision Builder AI, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, C/C++, and Visual Basic

u PCI 1426 / PCIe 1427 (PDF file, 109 KB)
y PCI 1428 / PXI 1428 (PDF file, 52 KB)
e PCIe 1429 (PDF file, 352 KB)

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Camera Link Card
Parallel Frame Grabbers
National Instruments accommodates many LVDS and RS422 parallel digital cameras through high-speed plug-in boards, custom cables, and integrated software.

Key Features

  • Interactive camera configuration from software
  • Compatibility with NI Vision Builder AI, NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI, C/C++, and Visual Basic
  • Image acquisition from LVDS and RS422 parallel digital cameras
  • Dozens of custom cables available

PCI 1422 / PXI 1422 (PDF file, 89 KB)
PCI 1424 (PDF file, 89 KB)

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Parallel Card
Firewire IEEE 1394 and GigE Vision Frame Grabbers
National Instruments hardware and software products for IEEE 1394 and Gigabit Ethernet cameras provide a low-cost and simple way to acquire images for industrial inspection or scientific imaging. IEEE 1394 is the simplest way to connect a camera to a PC, while GigE Vision is ideal for acquiring images over long distances.

Key Features

  • Interactive camera configuration from software
  • Image acquisition from any IIDC-compliant IEEE 1394 camera
  • Image acquisition from any GigE Vision-compliant camera
  • Compatibility with Vision Builder AI, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, C/C++, and Visual Basic
  • No frame grabber requirement

y PCI 8252 / PXI 8252 (PDF file, 284 KB)
y PCI 8254R / PCIe 8255R (PDF file, 178 KB)

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Firewire IEEE 1394 and GigE Vision Card
 
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