National Instruments (Austin, Texas) has announced the new NI cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which has been redesigned but maintains full NI LabVIEW and I/O compatibility with the CompactRIO platform. The company says this new controller uses the Xilinx Zynq-7020 system on a chip, which combines a dual-core ARM processor and Xilinx 7 Series FPGA fabric. By improving the specifications of the controller, engineers are better able to build systems for a variety of applications with less wasted development time and cost. Additional features include:
- Four times faster performance than previous generations due to the dual-core ARM processor and Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA.
- A Linux-based, real-time operating system that provides greater flexibility for both LabVIEW Real-Time and C/C++ developers.
- An extended operating range of -40 to 70°C.
- A consistent LabVIEW programming experience that ensures both new and existing designs take full advantage of this updated technology.
Learn more about the updated controller at www.ni.com/crio-9068.