The PCIe-1473R supports 80-bit, 10-tap image acquisition from Camera Link 1.2 standard cameras up to 850MB/s, and features on-board FPGA image processing.
The PCI-Express form factor of the FPGA-based frame grabber offers a cost-effective deployment alternative to complement the NI 1483 camera link adapter module and FlexRIO prototyping platform.
FPGA image processing is ideal for high-throughput systems in medical imaging, food sorting, semiconductor wafer alignment, flat panel display inspection, and more.
Placed directly in the image path, FPGAs can acquire and process images in closed-loop control without CPU intervention. This technology is also suitable for high-throughput system architecture to preprocess image data on the FPGA and then send to the CPU for further processing and decision-making.
The frame grabber also supports Power over Camera Link (PoCL) and can be used to power cameras through PoCL-enabled cables. You can access additional digital I/O lines using optional PCI and PCI Express I/O extension boards, which expose the following digital lines: eight TTL, three optically isolated input, three optically isolated output, and one quadrature encoder.
As the highest-bandwidth accepted imaging standard, Camera Link works well for high-resolution cameras and line-scan cameras.
NI LabVIEW software and the LabVIEW FPGA Module are required to program the NI PCIe-1473R.
The base model includes the Xilinx Virtex-5 LX-50 FPGA, and custom engineering options are available for large quantity orders to substitute larger or smaller FPGAs (LX30, LX85, LX110). Contact NI for more information.