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Indigo Systems Merlin Near

Ultra-low noise CMOS readout IC
12 bit digital video, 60 frames/second
Wide integration time range
Camera control graphical user interface

The Merlin Near is a high-performance digital infrared camera with a 320 by 256 pixel indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) focal plane array. The camera detects light in the 900 to 1680 nm waveband, which is ideal for telecom laser imaging. The Merlin Near accepts C-mount lenses for imaging applications, and can also withstand direct illumination by intense laser energy without damage.

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NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
777662-01NI PCI-1424 for RS-422 and TTL cameras, and NI-IMAQ for Windows
777959-01NI PCI-1422/PXI-1422, RS-422 Digital Camera Image Acquisition Board
NI - Cable P/N 
777915-01IMAQ, SCB-100 Shielded Connector Block and Cable
Camera File 
Merlin Near (2.7 kb)Camera File for use with NI-IMAQ 2.6 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 12/11/2003
Compatibility Report 
Merlin Near support (0.3 kb)Compatibility Report for use with NI-IMAQ 2.6 or later
Created by: Vendor Supplied 12-11-2003

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  • right-click on your new file, select Open, and choose the option to "Select from a list of programs"
  • choose Notepad from the list of programs, select the option to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and open the file
  • Windows will now associate that file type with Notepad, and clicking Camera File links will download and save as desired