National Instruments supports USB3 vision standard

November 12, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
National Instruments is supporting the new USB3 Vision camera standard that offers significant performance and usability improvements.

“More than 30 machine vision vendors have participated in the standardisation of USB3 Vision,” said Eric Gross, Chair of the USB3 Vision Standardisation Committee and Senior Software Engineer at National Instruments. “USB 3.0 ports are becoming mainstream on consumer and industrial computer products and, with this new standard, users can easily adopt cutting-edge technology for a wide array of vision applications.”
Through the NI Vision Acquisition Software driver package in LabView, USB3 Vision support inculdes interfaces such as GigE Vision, with faster bandwidth up to 400 M/s and 4.5 W to directly power cameras, as well as plug-and-play functionality and ease of use through a standardised catalogue of functions.
The USB3 Vision standard supports easy camera connectivity to newer off-the-shelf computer products with built-in USB 3.0 ports, including the new NI PXIe-8135 embedded controller. Engineers and scientists can also take advantage of powerful image processing libraries from National Instruments with the NI Vision Development Module, which includes new 3D vision functionality, and NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection, the stand-alone configuration software environment for machine vision applications.