National Instruments (NI), has announced the release of NI Vision Development Module 2018, is designed to help you develop and deploy machine vision applications. It includes hundreds of functions to acquire images from a multitude of cameras and to process images by enhancing them, checking for presence, locating features, identifying objects, and measuring parts.
The 2018 release of the Vision Development Module includes the following new features:
Support for LabVIEW 2018 (32- and 64-bit)
Pattern Matching (PM) Improvements:
- Improved robustness and performance for learning and matching by improving optimal pyramid level
- Improved match reliability for images with Symmetrical Parts
- Added Pyramid - PreProcess Learn Advanced Parameter to allow pre-processing of noisy and low contrast images for improved templates
- Added Pyramid - Enable Target to Template Score Advanced Match Parameter to allow for improved match scores
- Updated Pyramid - Initial Match List Length Advanced Match Parameter to automatically estimate size, leading to improved match performance for varied number of matches
- Updated Pyramid - Max Cache in MB Advanced Match Parameter to automatically estimate cache size, leading to improved match performance for varied image sizes
- Updated Versions: IMAQ Match Pattern 4, IMAQ Learn Pattern 6
Geometric Pattern Matching (GPM) Improvements
- Improved match accuracy for Large Templates (~1024x1024) and Symmetrical Parts
- Improved match reliability and robustness for detecting Small Parts
- GPM 16-bit support
- Defect Map Support for GPM (IMAQ Calculate Defect Map)
. Added parameter Enable Defect Map to use the Defect Map feature in GPM. This is found in the Advanced Geometric Match Options 2 parameter in IMAQ Advanced Setup Match Geometric Pattern 2.
- Updated Versions: IMAQ Learn Geometric Pattern 3, IMAQ Match Geometric Pattern 2
Presets for Pattern Matching and Geometric Pattern Matching
- Pre-defined known-good sets of options for different match requirements
- New: IMAQ Set Preset Match Options, IMAQ Set Advanced Match Options
Deep Learning Support:
- New Model Importer APIs (under Machine Learning -> Deep Learning) to import pre-trained TensorFlow Models into LabVIEW and run inference on NI hardware targets
- Support for TensorFlow within LabVIEW
- Supported Development Environment: LabVIEW 64 bit
- Supported NI HW Targets: NI Linux RT 64 bit based hardware
- IMAQ AutoBThreshold2 (Interclass Variance/Otsu Method) FPGA IP
- Optimized Particle Analysis (x8) IP
- Merged Pattern Matching (PM) and Geometric Pattern Matching (GPM) Steps
- Updated UI with new look and feel
- Support for PM and GPM Presets
- Support for GPM in Defect Map
- Support for AutoBThreshold for FPGA
- Support for Modified Sauvola for FPGA
About NI Vision Development Module. The NI Vision Development Module (VDM) provides hundreds of image processing and machine vision functions. Along with programming libraries, the NI Vision Development Module also includes NI Vision Assistant. Use NI Vision Assistant to prototype and test image processing algorithms or applications.
After prototyping and testing the algorithm, use the LabVIEW VI Creation Wizard to create a block diagram of the algorithm, use the LabVIEW FPGA VI Creation Wizard to create a block diagram to run the algorithm on an FPGA target, use the C Code Creation Wizard to create the C code of the algorithm, or use the .NET Code Creation wizard to create C# or Visual Basic .NET code of the algorithm. Then use the NI Vision machine vision and image processing libraries to implement the solution in LabVIEW, LabVIEW FPGA, LabWindows/CVI, or in Visual Studio .NET.
About NI LabView. LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a graphical programming language that uses icons instead of lines of text to create applications. In contrast to text-based programming languages that use instructions to determine the order of program execution, LabVIEW uses dataflow programming. In data flow programming, the flow of data through the nodes on the block diagram determines the execution order of the VIs and functions. VIs, or virtual instruments, are LabVIEW programs that imitate physical instruments.
In LabVIEW, you build a user interface by using a set of tools and objects. The user interface is known as the front panel. After you build the front panel, you add code using graphical representations of functions to control the front panel objects. You add this graphical code, also known as G code or block diagram code, to the block diagram. The block diagram somewhat resembles a flowchart. The block diagram, front panel, and graphical representations of code compose a VI.
About National Instruments. Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
Product: NI Vision Development Module
Version: 2018 version 18.0.0
Supported Architectures: 32bit / 64bitLanguage: english
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even SP1/ 8.1 Update 1 / 10 (version 1709) / Server 2012 R2 or Server 2008 R2 SP1
NI Application Software Support:The installer specifically allows side-by-side installations of Vision Development Module for each of the supported versions of LabVIEW, enabling you to use the NI Vision Development Module with multiple versions of LabVIEW. National Instruments recommends that you install LabVIEW, LabVIEW Real-Time, or any other supported development environment, before installing the NI Vision Development Module.
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