Using the NI 17xx Smart Camera Direct Drive Lighting Controller


This application note discusses considerations when selecting lighting equipment and demonstrates how to utilize the Direct Drive lighting controller feature on the NI 17xx Smart Camera with LabVIEW or Vision Builder for Automated Inspection.

The use of proper lighting is often overlooked when designing a machine vision application. More robust and accurate inspections can be achieved when appropriate lighting techniques are utilized. With the NI 17xx Smart Camera Direct Drive integrated lighting controller, LED lights can be powered directly from the camera without requiring an external controller, providing a quicker and lower cost development cycle.