The National Instruments CompactRIO is a small rugged industrial control and acquisition system powered by reconfigurable I/O (RIO) FPGA technology for ultrahigh performance and customization. NI CompactRIO incorporates a real-time processor and reconfigurable FPGA for reliable stand-alone embedded or distributed applications, and hot-swappable industrial I/O modules with built-in signal conditioning for direct connection to sensors and actuators. CompactRIO embedded systems are developed using high-productivity LabVIEW graphical programming tools for rapid development.
CompactRIO in Robotics
With over 100 I/O modules available from National Instruments and third party vendors, including modules for motion control, analog and digital I/O, the CompactRIO provides a tightly integrated and customizable solution for a wide range of robotics and automation applications.
The AF-1501 Module
The AF-1501 is a CompactRIO frame grabber module that supports analog video cameras. Any off-the-shelf NTSC, PAL, or SECAM camera can be plugged into the AF-1501 module to capture video data directly into the CompactRIO system. The AF-1501 LabVIEW drivers provided by MoviMED allow developers to fully leverage the native image processing libraries included in the LabVIEW Vision Development Module
What You Need to Get Started
- NI CompactRIO Real-Time Controller and Chassis
- AF-1501 Module
- Analog Camera with BNC cable
- LabVIEW Professional Development System with the following software modules:
- Real-Time Module
- FPGA Module
- Vision Development Module
- AF-1501 LabVIEW Driver
Refer to the Quick Start Tutorial for setup instructions.
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