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Module for vision

25 January 2013

National Instruments' has released a vision module for the PXI platform that provides a high-performance parallel processing architecture for hardware-defined timing, control and image pre-processing. The NI 1483 Came

National Instruments' has released a vision module for the PXI platform that provides a high-performance parallel processing architecture for hardware-defined timing, control and image pre-processing.

The NI 1483 Camera Link adapter module, in combination with an NI FlexRIO field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board, offers a solution for embedding vision and control algorithms directly on FPGAs.

Engineers and scientists can use FPGAs to process and analyse an image in real time with little to no CPU intervention. Using FPGAs helps eliminate the need to design custom hardware.

FPGAs can be used to perform operations by pixel, line and region of interest. They can implement many image processing algorithms that are inherently parallel, including fast Fourier transforms, thresholding and filtering. The NI 1483 is suitable for optical coherence tomography and high-speed control systems for tasks such as laser alignment and sorting.
 
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