|[August 05, 2014]
Reduce Measurement System Cost with the New, Rugged CompactDAQ Controller
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and
scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges, today
announced the CompactDAQ
4-slot controller. By integrating the processor, signal conditioning
and I/O into a single CompactDAQ
system, engineers and scientists can reduce overall system cost and
complexity while increasing measurement accuracy. Integrated measurement
systems reduce the number of components, connections and wiring needed,
where noise and additional costs are often introduced, to ensure
high-accuracy measurements and cost-optimized systems.
The CompactDAQ 4-slot controller integrates an Intel (News - Alert) Atom processor and high-accuracy measurements into a small, affordable form factor. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Because the CompactDAQ controller is a stand-alone device, we don't
have to spend money on a separate computer, signal conditioning or
cabling," said Ryan Ewart, mchatronics engineer at Yanos Aerospace.
"Using the CompactDAQ platform, we've reduced system complexity, cost
and installation time."
The CompactDAQ controller features an Intel Atom dual-core processor
that can run either industry-standard Windows Embedded 7 or NI
Linux Real-Time for ultimate system reliability. By pairing
industry-standard OS options with LabVIEW
system design software, customers can easily port LabVIEW code from
existing measurement systems to these new CompactDAQ controllers.
Engineers and scientists can combine LabVIEW and over 60 sensor-specific
I/O modules for CompactDAQ to quickly customize data acquisition systems
to meet their specific application needs.
"We designed this next-generation CompactDAQ controller based on
customer feedback, making it smaller, less expensive and more rugged,"
said Stefanie Breyer, director of data acquisition R&D at NI. "By
leveraging the latest Intel Atom 3800 processor within the controller,
our customers can deploy powerful processing paired with high-accuracy
Integrated Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor (News - Alert): Reduce system cost
and take your measurement system anywhere by having an integrated
processor built into the measurement system.
Removable SD Storage: Forget about data storage limits with
hot-swappable, removable SD storage.
Integrated CAN/LIN Port: Cut costs by taking advantage of the
built-in CAN/LIN port.
Four C Series Module Slots: Mix and match a variety of I/O
types, including AI, AO and DIO to meet your specific application
Rugged Form Factor: Take measurements in high shock and
vibration environments as well as temperatures ranging from -40 �C to
To learn more about the CompactDAQ 4-slot controller, visit ni.com/compactdaq/controllers.
Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com)
has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's
greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology
solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.
Customers from a wide variety of industries-from healthcare to
automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics-use NI's
integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live
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