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National Instruments Launches New Embedded Systems Hardware

The offerings bring together intelligent systems, connectivity and system-to-system communications, the company states.

National Instruments (NI), a provider of platform-based systems, has launched new embedded systems hardware based on the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. These include the CompactRIO Controller, Controller for FlexRIO and the Single-Board RIO Controller.

These controllers, according to a company press release, offer a small form factor, integrate the latest embedded technology from Intel and Xilinx and are fully supported by LabVIEW, the LabVIEW FPGA (field programming gate array) Module and NI Linux Real-Time.

The CompactRIO Controller now has an Intel Atom processor, Kintex-7 FPGA, an embedded user interface for local HMIs and secure digital storage.

Updates to the Controller for FlexRIO include a Dual-Core ARM Processor and a form factor of 1.75 x 5.5 in.

Engineers can now utilize a Zynq system-on-chip (SoC) with NI Linux Real-Time on the Single-Board RIO Controller with code reuse.

The software-hardware combination brings together intelligent systems, connectivity and system-to-system communications and makes it ideal for Internet of Things applications, NI states.

“As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to impact the way the world connects, communicates and optimizes smart systems, embedded engineers face growing and evolving networking, performance and security demands and increased pressure to get to market faster, all while reducing development costs,” said Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems at NI. “NI’s LabVIEW RIO architecture delivers a complete platform so engineers can quickly design, prototype and deploy embedded systems for advanced monitoring and control applications in the IIoT.”

For more information, visit National Instruments.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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