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National Instruments NI 1762 Smart Camera

533 MHz PowerPC processor with 720 MHz Texas Instruments DSP coprocessor
Monochrome 640 x 480 CCD image sensor
Built-in lighting controller
Program with LabVIEW Real-Time Module or configure with Vision Builder AI
Includes Vision Builder AI

The NI 1762 Smart Camera, powered by a 533 MHz PowerPC processor and a 720 MHz Texas Instruments DSP coprocessor, is a real-time target for machine vision. The high-quality Sony CCD image sensor acquires monochrome VGA (640 x 480) resolution images at 60 fps. The DSP coprocessor offers improved performance (up to 4X) for optical character recognition, pattern matching, and code reading. Camera I/O includes two optoisolated digital inputs, two optoisolated digital outputs, one RS232 serial port, and two gigabit Ethernet ports. The NI 1762 also features quadrature encoder support and a direct drive lighting controller that can drive current controlled lights up to 500 mA continuous or 1 A strobed. You can program the NI Smart Camera with the NI LabVIEW Real-Time and NI Vision Development modules or configure the camera with NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI). The NI Smart Camera includes a fully functional copy of Vision Builder AI software to configure the camera.

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NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
780306-01NI 1762 Smart Camera 533MHz with DSP VGA 60fps
NI - Cable P/N 
197818-05NI 17xx 5m Pigtail breakout cable

Note to IE Users: If camera files are opening as text in your browser, you can cause them to instead download with an option to save as a file by associating .icd files in Windows to open in a program like Notepad. This will save you from having to copy text in the browser and manually create and save the file. Here are instructions to do this:
  • create a text file on your desktop and rename it to have the .icd extension (you may be alerted about the file type - just click Yes to continue)
  • 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