One of those with new technology to present was returning exhibitor, National Instruments, which now offers the capability to change fuel injection timing and spark advance in an engine between spark plug firings at 6,000rpm in an engine-testing environment. Gary Parente of NI said, “This show adds a lot of value for us because we can demonstrate our expertise in automotive, and it also targets customers that are perfect application spaces for our high-performance FPGAs and our other products. It’s a very focused show for us and we place high value on it.”
Meanwhile Andrew Sharpe, of IO Instruments, in London, Ontario, brought his company’s newest ultra-high-resolution video camera and recording system to the Novi show for the first time. The Flare 12M-125 is a 12-megapixel camera designed for high-speed machine-vision parts-inspection applications. The new camera is offered in both color and monochrome versions, and can shoot at up to 125fps at a resolution of up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixels, with the capability to shoot up to 10,000fps at lesser resolutions.