|[August 06, 2014]
New CompactRIO Software-Designed Controller Simplifies Control Systems
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 CompactRIO
performance controller. This software-designed controller integrates
the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx (News - Alert) to deliver
unparalleled performance and flexibility, and is fully supported by LabVIEW
2014 and NI
Linux Real-Time. It is ideal for advanced control and applications
in harsh, industrial environments and provides high-performance
processing, custom timing and triggering, and data transfer from modular
C Series I/O.
The CompactRIO performance controller integrates an Intel (News - Alert) Atom processor and Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA technlogy for improved performance and easier system integration. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The LabVIEW RIO architecture breaks the barriers of traditional
embedded system design and provides the best off-the-shelf platform to
solve any demanding control and monitoring task," said Jamie Smith,
director of embedded systems at NI. "Our platform-based approach gives
small design teams the confidence to build innovative embedded systems
without wasting development time and cost."
LabVIEW 2014 with NI Linux Real-Time support lets engineers and
scientists use a single, familiar development environment to continue
developing their system while taking immediate advantage of increased
CompactRIO hardware performance.
"The Intel and NI collaboration allows industrial customers to benefit
from the latest processing technologies while meeting their rugged
performance requirements," said Shahram Mehraban, global head of energy
and industrial segments at the Intel Internet of Things Group. "By
working closely with NI during early phases of product development, we
are able to rapidly bring the latest Intel® Atom™ processor
to this segment."
Intel® Atom™ Processor (News - Alert): Close the loop
faster, tackle more tasks with the same controller, and process data
with more precision, accuracy and speed with this dual-core processor.
Kintex-7 FPGA: Process more channels and implement more complex
filtering and control algorithms.
NI Linux Real-Time: Get access to an extensive community of
applications and IP with a robust Linux-based real-time OS.
Embedded UI: Implement a local HMI device and use the control
system to handle HMI tasks, cutting component costs as well as
development and integration time.
Improved Vision Integration: Add USB3 or GigE Vision cameras
using NI Linux Real-Time, integrate vision acquisition directly into
an application, and use new Vision IP to turn the FPGA into a
high-performance vision coprocessor.
To learn more about the CompactRIO 4-slot performance controller, visit ni.com/compactrio/performance-controller.
An 8-slot version of the controller will be released later this year.
NI is an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of
Things Solutions Alliance.
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
CompactRIO, LabVIEW, National Instruments (News - Alert), NI and ni.com are
trademarks of National Instruments. Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks
of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. The
registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI,
the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a
worldwide basis. Other product and company names listed are trademarks
or trade names of their respective companies.
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