06/05/2013

Simplify Vision systems with Power Over Ethernet frame grabbers

- PoE technology reduces the need for additional external power supplies by powering cameras over the Ethernet bus, streamlining system design and reducing cabling complexity.

- The frame grabbers also feature advanced triggering and synchronization options such as an FPGA-enabled network trigger for performing deterministic, low-latency camera triggering over Ethernet.

National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the NI PCIe-8236 and NI PCIe-8237R two-port GigE Vision frame grabbers featuring PoE technology. The NI PCIe-8237R features NI LabVIEW FPGA-enabled I/O, including isolated digital inputs and outputs, as well as bidirectional TTL lines for implementing custom counters, PWM signals and quadrature encoder inputs.

It also offers advanced triggering and synchronization options, such as a low-jitter, low-latency FPGA-based network trigger as well as RTSI synchronization bus support.

"With these new frame grabbers, you can power a camera, perform triggering and acquire images from a single Ethernet cable," said James Smith, director of industrial embedded marketing at National Instruments.

"Engineers are constantly being challenged to do more with less, so this is a huge advantage for anyone building a vision system."

Source: National Instruments Germany GmbH