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National Instruments NI 1764 Smart Camera

Program with LabVIEW Real-Time Module or configure with Vision Builder AI
Includes Vision Builder AI
533 MHz PowerPC processor with 720 MHz Texas Instruments DSP coprocessor
Monochrome 1280 x 1024 CCD image sensor
Built-in lighting controller

The NI 1764 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 SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution images. This camera has four times the resolution of the NI 1722 and 1742 Smart Cameras. 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 1764 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 
780402-01NI 1764 Smart Camera 533MHz with DSP SXGA 13fps
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