Controller designed to reduce measurement system cost

National Instruments' CompactDAQ 4-slot controller integrates an Intel Atom processor and high-accuracy measurements into a single unit and can be used in high shock and vibration environments.


National Instruments' CompactDAQ 4-slot controller integrates an Intel Atom processor and high-accuracy measurements into a single unit and can be used in high shock and vibration environments. Courtesy: National InstrumentsNational Instruments' (Nasdaq: NATI) CompactDAQ 4-slot controller integrates the processor, signal conditioning and I/O into a single system, which allows engineers and scientists to reduce overall system cost and complexity while increasing measurement accuracy. The CompactDAQ controller features an Intel Atom dual-core processor that can run either industry-standard Windows Embedded 7 or NI Linux Real-Time for ultimate system reliability. By pairing industry-standard OS options with LabVIEW system design software, customers can port LabVIEW code from existing measurement systems to these new CompactDAQ controllers. Engineers and scientists can combine LabVIEW and over 60 sensor-specific I/O modules for CompactDAQ to quickly customize data acquisition systems to meet their specific application needs.

Other features include an integrated Intel atom dual-core processor that is designed to reduce system cost. It also has removable SD storage and an integrated CAN/LIN port. Other CompactDAQ controller features include four C Series module slots that allow the user to use a variety of I/O types. Its rugged design allows it to take measurements in high shock and vibration environments as well as temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C.

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