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

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.


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