March 31, 2015
National Instruments (NI), has expanded its CompactDAQ controller offering to meet higher channel count applications. The new 8-slot controller is suited for harsh environments and enables users to reduce overall system cost and complexity while increasing measurement accuracy, the company states. The device is available in both 4- and 8-slot formats.
The device features an Intel Atom dual-core processor that can run Windows Embedded 7 or NI Linux Real-Time. It also has removable SD storage and an integrated CAN/LIN port. It is compatible with LabVIEW system design software and users can port code from existing measurement systems. For rugged applications, the new controller can take measurements in high shock and vibration environments as well as in temperatures from -40 to 70ºC (-40 to 158ºF).
“We’ve expanded the CompactDAQ family by adding an 8-slot controller to give customers another rugged and integrated solution,” said Stefanie Breyer, director of data acquisition R&D at NI. “The Intel Atom 3800 processor gives engineers powerful processing paired with high-accuracy measurements that can be used in a variety of applications from in-vehicle data logging to distributed measurements.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.