National Instruments announces the extension of its NI Smart Camera product line with the introduction of three new products. The NI 1744, NI 1762 and NI 1764 Smart Cameras deliver faster processing speed and higher image resolution to offer more powerful options for engineers requiring an embedded machine vision solution.
Powered by a 533 MHz PowerPC, the new NI 1744 Smart Camera features a high-resolution image sensor that acquires images up to 1.3 megapixels (1280×1024). Industrial engineers and machine builders can use the camera to inspect objects for smaller defects and make measurements with four times the resolution of previous NI Smart Cameras.
For engineers needing higher performance for pattern matching, optical character recognition and code reading, the NI 1762 Smart Camera offers a 720 MHz Texas Instruments DSP coprocessor alongside the 533 MHz PowerPC, making it possible to run algorithms up to four times faster with no changes to the application software. The NI 1762 contains the same 640×480 resolution image sensor found in the previously released NI Smart Cameras.
The new NI 1764 Smart Camera offers the highest resolution and performance of all the new cameras, featuring the 1.3 megapixel image sensor and the 720 MHz Texas Instruments DSP coprocessor. The NI 1764 is ideal for uses such as high-speed manufacturing line applications that are inspecting large objects or locating and identifying small codes or features.
Readers can visit www.ni.com/smartcamera for more information on the new cameras.
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