Next-Generation Control Systems For Industrial IoT Applications


The latest embedded systems hardware based on the open, flexible LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture from NI deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility that empowers system designers and machine builders to address the most demanding control and monitoring challenges for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

According to the press release, “The hardware comprises of CompactRIO, FlexRIO and Single-Board RIO Controller. CompactRIO features a quad-core 1.91GHz processor, a Kintex-7 FPGA and combines with an open embedded architecture with small size, extreme ruggedness, hot-swappable industrial I/O modules. With its Kintex-7 FPGA, Dual-Core ARM processor and compact size, the Controller for FlexRIO is ideal for designers with high-performance embedded applications. Single-Board RIO controller offers increased performance with a dual-core, 667MHz ARM processor, Artix-7 FPGA and a robust real-time OS. These controllers integrate the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx. 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 IIoT applications. The platform brings together intelligent systems, connectivity and system-to-system communications, coupled with analytical software tools designed to deliver business insights and customer value.

Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems at NI said, “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. 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.”



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