National Instruments (NI) has announced the new embedded systems hardware based on the open, flexible LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. This hardware includes the high-performance CompactRIO Controller for integrators with rugged, industrial applications, Controller for FlexRIO for designers with high-performance embedded applications and Single-Board RIO Controller for designers who require more flexibility in their embedded applications.
These controllers integrate the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility, empowering system designers and machine builders to address the most demanding control and monitoring challenges. The controllers are fully supported by LabVIEW software, the LabVIEW FPGA Module and NI Linux Real-Time, now based on Security-Enhanced Linux, which enables advanced security features for Industrial IoT applications.
“As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to impact the way the world connects, communicates and optimises 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.”
To meet the evolving requirements of the IIoT, NI’s platform brings together intelligent systems, connectivity and system-to-system communications, coupled with analytical software tools designed to deliver business insights and customer value.
“NI’s LabVIEW RIO architecture, with its real-time processors, user-programmable FPGAs and modular I/O, gives us the performance and flexibility to build complex control systems for our smart agricultural machines,” said Steve Aposhian, President and Chief Engineer at FireFly Equipment. “Programming all elements of the system with LabVIEW speeds our development process, allowing us to deliver our innovations to the market faster.”
High-performance CompactRIO Controller
Controller for exRIO
Single-Board RIO Controller