Archive for the ‘motion’ Category

We just introduced new additions to NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) technology – a reconfigurable Camera Link frame grabber, a motion module for the NI CompactRIO platform, and six new custom brushless DC motors.


Ideal for advanced inspection and imaging applications, the NI PCIe-1473R frame grabber is a PC-based embedded vision board that combines FPGA technology with a Camera Link interface. The new frame grabber’s onboard FPGA can be programmed with the NI LabVIEW FPGA Module for custom image processing and analysis in real time. It also features a high-bandwidth 850 MB/s Camera Link bus to support a range of Camera Link configurations and includes Power over Camera Link (PoCL) wireless capabilities, removing the need for additional cables or external power supply.


For advanced motion control challenges, the NI 9502 motion drive module for CompactRIO can power brushless, stepper or brushed servo motors directly with NI C Series modules to provide a compact, highly customizable motion drive solution. With 4 A continuous/8 A peak current, multiple commutation modes and direct connectivity with our six new three-phase brushless DC motors and integration with LabVIEW FPGA, the NI 9502 helps engineers implement proprietary custom drive control algorithms, eliminating the need for custom firmware from a drive manufacturer.


Check out the frame grabber at and learn more about the drive modules and motors at

The presentation slides for the 2010 NI Technical Symposium sessions are now available to download for your use as a training resource.


The NI Technical Symposium, a series of free day-long technical forums that highlight the latest NI technology for improving system performance and productivity, were presented in 27 U.S. and Canadian cities from September to December. The events were attended by nearly 3,000 engineers.


Each symposium delivered technical sessions, hands-on tutorials, and product demonstrations by NI experts. Topics included the following:

  • Optical and RF measurements
  • Advanced motion control
  • Real-time testing
  • Wireless sensor network programming
  • Best practices for LabVIEW development



Download the session slides here.