Programmable Controller

Latest NI CompactRIO controller redesigned with faster processor, latest RT OS.

Comments Off on Programmable Controller August 14, 2013
by Design Engineering Staff

National Instruments announced that its NI cRIO-9068 software-designed controller represents a complete redesign for the CompactRIO platform. The controller integrates state-of-the-art technologies including the Xilinx Zynq-7020 All Programmable system on a chip (SoC), which combines a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Xilinx 7 Series FPGA fabric.

Based on the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture, the new CompactRIO controller features a 667 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA. In addition, the controller has an extended operating temperature range (-40 °C to 70 °C) and comes with NI’s Linux-based, real-time OS that provides greater flexibility for both LabVIEW Real-Time and C/C++ application developers, the company says.