NI PCIe-1473R Camera Link Frame Grabber With FPGA Image Processing

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  • Places FPGA in image path for on-board pre-processing and control applications
  • Supports up to 10-tap, 80-bit image acquisition at 20 MHz to 85 MHz pixel clock frequency
  • 850 MB/s of available bandwidth over two Camera Link cables
  • Power over Camera Link (PoCL) support; can be used with PoCL cables to power cameras or without
  • Optional digital I/O expansion card for extra triggering and isolation
  • Requires LabVIEW FPGA Module software for image acquisition and processing
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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.

Specifications Documents

Specifications Summary

General
Product Name PCIe-1473R
Product Family Frame Grabbers
Form Factor PCI Express
Part Number 781585-01
Operating System/Target FPGA
Product Certifications WEEE , CE , CAN/CSA , IEC , RoHS , FCC Part 15 , UL - Product Safety , ICES
Camera Connectivity
Camera Interface Camera Link
Number of Camera Input Ports 2
Camera Link Configuration Full , Medium , Base
Frame Grabber
PCIe Link Width x4
Digital I/O
Number of Isolated Input Channels 2
Number of Bidrectional TTL Channels 4
Physical Specifications
Length 10.7 cm
Width 17.5 cm
Minimum Operating Temperature 0 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature 45 °C
Part Number Description Est Ship  US Dollars Qty
PCIe-1473R
781585-01NI PCIe-1473R, Virtex-5 LX50, Camera Link Frame Grabber12 - 20$ 3,029.00
782849-01NI PCIe-1473R, Virtex-5 LX110, Camera Link Frame Grabber12 - 20$ 4,544.00
Accessories
780869-01Camera Link I/O Extension Board (PCIe)12 - 20$ 333.00
779352-01Camera Link I/O Extension Board (PCI)12 - 20$ 344.00
778790-01NI 1450, I/O Terminal Block, Horizontal Mount and Cable12 - 20$ 249.00
199744-05Cable, Power over Camera Link (PoCL), MDR to MDR, 5M10 - 15$ 145.00
199745-05Cable, Power over Camera Link (PoCL), MDR to SDR, 5M10 - 15$ 145.00
199744-02Cable,Power over Camera Link(PoCL),MDR to MDR,2M12 - 20$ 135.00
782142-01Basler ace camera, acA2000-340km, 2048 x 1088, 340 fps,Monochrome12 - 20$ 1,599.00
782143-01Basler ace camera, acA2000-340kc, 2048 x 1088, 340 fps, Color12 - 20$ 1,629.00
782144-01Basler ace camera, acA2040-180km, 2048 x 2048, 180 fps,MonochromeCall$ 2,339.00
782145-01Basler ace camera, acA2040-180kc, 2048 x 2048, 180 fps, Color12 - 20$ 2,369.00
782290-01Power Supply 12V/2A, Basler ace Camera Link12 - 20$ 171.00
782055-01Tripod Adapter Plate, Basler ace Series10 - 15$ 62.00
782023-01Computar M1620-MPV, Ultra Low Distortion,16mm, F2.0,2/3 inch,3MP12 - 20$ 417.00
782024-01Computar M2518-MPV, Ultra Low Distortion, 25mm,F1.8, 2/3 inch,3MP12 - 20$ 417.00

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