This page shows the how you can determine compatibility between USB3 Vision Cameras and NI Real-Time Target Devices. Reference this information to ensure that your USB3 Vision Camera and NI Real-Time Target Device will function correctly together when upgrading or updating your system, when migrating or porting code to a new system, or after the purchase and installation of new NI hardware.
Several NI Real-Time Target Devices have USB 3.0/3.1 ports and are compatible with USB3 Vision Cameras:
*These targets require using a USB Type-C cable to connect the camera to the target’s USB 3.1 Type-C port. USB Type A-to-USB Type C converters are not supported and may limit camera performance.
If you want to use an NI Real-Time Target not listed above with a USB3 Vision Camera, there are two requirements that must be met.
1. The USB3 Vision Camera must be backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 standard - Please check with the camera manufacturer to inquire if a specific camera is compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
2. The NI Real-Time Target Device must be capable of sourcing enough current through its USB 2.0 port to power the camera.
You may refer to this chart or the Device Specifications of your specific device to ensure that the USB 2.0 port meets the power requirements of your camera.
NI Real-Time Target
Maximum current from USB 2.0 port
*These targets do not natively support the Basler USB3 Vision cameras listed above with Vision Acquisition Software February 2015. To enable support for these targets, please download and install the USB3 Vision Patch for CompactRIO and CompactDAQ Targets from the related links below.