National Instruments announces the launch of the compactDAQ controller at eight locations, which is expanding its range of controllers. The goal is to meet the needs of applications with large numbers of pathways in hardened environments. By integrating the processor, signal conditioning and I/S into a single CompactDAQ system, users can reduce the complexity and overall cost of the system while increasing measurement accuracy. Integrated measurement systems reduce the number of components, connections and cables needed, which are frequent sources of noise and additional costs, to ensure high-precision measurements and systems at optimized costs.
Whether equipped with four or eight locations, CompactDAQ controllers incorporate an Intel Atom dual-core processor running Windows Embedded 7 or NI Linux Real-Time. By combining standard operating systems with LabVIEW system design software, users can easily carry LabVIEW code from their existing measurement systems to these new CompactDAQ controllers. They can also combine LabVIEW with more than 60 sensor-specific I/S modules for CompactDAQ to quickly customize data acquisition systems to meet their application requirements.
"We expanded the CompactDAQ family by adding the controller to eight locations to provide users with another hardened and integrated solution,"says Stefanie Breyer, Ni's Director of Data Acquisition Research and Development. The Intel Atom 3800 processor guarantees engineers processing power combined with the high accuracy of measurements that can be used in a wide variety of applications, from on-board recording to distributed measurements. »
Key features of CompactDAQ controllers:
- Intel Atom's built-in dual-core processor reduces complexity and deploys the measurement system anywhere with the built-in processor.
- Removable SD card storage: more limits thanks to data storage on removable and hot-exchangeable SD cards.
- Integrated CAN/LIN port: cost-cutting by leveraging the integrated CAN/LIN port.
- Choose four or eight locations for C-Series modules to combine a variety of I/Os, including analog inputs, analog outputs and digital I/O, to meet the specific needs of each application.
- A hardened form factor, to measure in environments subject to high shocks and vibrations, as well as temperatures ranging from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius.
Find out more: www.ni.com/compactdaq/controllers/f