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NI Unveils Next-Gen IIoT Control Systems

05 August 2015

National Instruments (NI) has announced new embedded systems hardware based on the open, flexible LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. The hardware includes a CompactRIO Controller, a high-performance option for integrators with rugged, industrial applications; a Controller for FlexRIO for designers with high-performance embedded applications; and a Single-Board RIO Controller for designers requiring greater flexibility in embedded applications.

The new controllers integrate Intel and Xilinx technologies for greater performance and flexibility, and to empower system designers and machine builders to address the most demanding control and monitoring challenges. The controllers are fully supported by LabVIEW software—the LabVIEW FPGA Module and NI Linux Real-Time—now based on Security-Enhanced Linux, enabling advanced security features for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

NI’s platform meets IIoT rapidly evolving requirements by joining intelligent systems, connectivity and system-to-system communications, coupled with analytical software tools designed to deliver business insights and customer value.

CompactRIO, FlexRIO and Single-Board RIO controllers enable smart industrial systems and machines much faster. Source: NI.comCompactRIO, FlexRIO and Single-Board RIO controllers enable smart industrial systems and machines much faster. Source:

Features for each controller include:

High-performance CompactRIO Controller:

  • Intel Atom processor
  • Kintex-7 FPGA
  • NI Linux Real-Time
  • Embedded UI
  • Secure Digital (SD) storage

Controller for FlexRIO:

  • Kintex-7 FPGA
  • Compact size
  • Dual-Core ARM processor

Single-Board RIO Controller:

  • Zynq system-on-a-chip (SoC) with NI Linux Real-Time
  • Optimized for industrial systems:
  • Code reuse

The IIOT is changing the way engineers work to deliver performance, security and rapid time to market. These controllers help to deliver the required performance and speed design time, while reducing costs.

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