1. Cameras and Image Sensors
Choosing the Right Camera Bus
From PC-based buses to vision-specific buses, there are a number of cameras to choose from on the market today. Check out this white paper to learn about the benefits and trade-offs for different camera buses.
Camera Selection Basics
Need help finding the camera that is right for your application? Watch this short webcast from our camera technology partner, Basler, to learn the basics for choosing the right camera and sensor technology.
NI Camera Network
Find or submit cameras that have been tested with NI software. Download necessary camera support files to quickly start acquiring images.
A Practical Guide to Machine Vision Lighting
Lighting is one of the most critical, and often overlooked, components of any vision system. With so many types of light sources on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. Read this in-depth guide to learn about the different types of lighting, and when you should use each.
Fundamentals of Machine Vision Lighting
Need help finding the best lighting for your application? Watch this short webcast from our lighting technology partner, Advanced Illumination, to learn the basics for choosing the right light source for your application.
Fundamentals of Optics
Need help finding the lens that is right for your application? Watch this short webcast from our optics technology partner, Edmund Optics, to learn the basics for choosing the right camera and sensor technology.
Additional Optics Resources
Visit Edmund Optics' resource portal for more advanced information.
4. FPGA Image Processing
Introduction to FPGA Vision
Need more performance out of your vision system? FPGAs can be used as an inline, or coprocessor to your vision application to give you the boost you need.
Synchronize Vision and I/O
Want to synchronize your vision acquisition with I/O for applications like vision and motion integration? Take advantage of Vision RIO, turnkey IP for NI vision systems that allows you to use the FPGA-based I/O without having to program the FPGA.