Austin, Tex. National Instruments has released the NI cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 CompactRIO systems for rapidly deploying industrial machines at high volume. These CompactRIO systems, part of NI's high-performance embedded control and acquisition platform, offer an integrated hardware architecture that combines an embedded real-time processor and a reconfigurable FPGA in a single chassis.
The cRIO-9072 integrated system combines an industrial 266 MHz real-time processor and an eight-slot chassis with an embedded, reconfigurable 1M gate FPGA chip, while the NI cRIO-9074 integrated system contains a 400 MHz real-time processor and an 8-slot chassis with an embedded, reconfigurable 3M gate FPGA chip. These CompactRIO systems enable engineers to design, prototype and deploy customizable, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware systems for embedded machine control and data acquisition systems using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical development environment.
The cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 systems extend the family of NI FPGA-based deployment platforms, including PXI, PC and standard CompactRIO hardware that share a standard embedded hardware architecture. Using this standard architecture and LabVIEW tools, engineers can design and prototype industrial monitoring and control machines and embedded devices with high-performance hardware and quickly deploy to the new cRIO-907x CompactRIO systems to reduce deployment costs, said NI. Because engineers can reuse the same LabVIEW code during prototyping and deployment, they are also able to shorten time to market and increase machine reliability.
Pricing: The NI cRIO-9072 is priced at $1,999; $1,299 in quantities of 100. The NI cRIO-9074 is priced at $2,999; $1,899 in quantities of 100
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