• CompactRIO Systems

    Build and deploy real-time applications with signal-conditioned I/O modules using an integrated software toolchain.

    What is CompactRIO?

    develop your compactrio system faster using the labview fpga module, the daq mx driver, and ni linux real-time

    CompactRIO systems provide high-performance processing capabilities, sensor-specific conditioned I/O, and a closely integrated software toolchain that make them ideal for Industrial Internet of Things, monitoring, and control applications. The real-time processor offers reliable, predictable behavior, while the FPGA excels at smaller tasks that require high-speed logic and precise timing.

    icon of ni compactrio modules in chassis

    More on CompactRIO

    develop your compactrio system faster using the labview fpga module, the daq mx driver, and ni linux real-time
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    Flexible Development Options

    Abstract low-level code and use a single toolchain to build and deploy time-critical applications on your CompactRIO system using LabVIEW and the real-time and FPGA modules.

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    Long-Term Data Acquisition

    Utilize the integrated controller running a Linux Real-Time OS and sensor-specific I/O modules to build and deploy robust applications directly on the CompactRIO controller.

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    Combined DAQ and Control

    Take advantage of the user-programmable FPGA and integrate existing intellectual property (IP) when you need to acquire high-quality data and process and respond to it in real time.

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    Open, Secure Platform

    Harness the openness of the NI Linux Real-Time OS through thousands of open-source applications, IP, and examples, while collaborating with an active community of users and developers.

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    Why Choose CompactRIO?

    front view of ni compactrio system

    CompactRIO hardware provides an industrial control and monitoring solution using sensor- or protocol-specific, conditioned I/O modules with real-time capabilities.

    Best for

    • Real-time processing needs

    • Industrial monitoring and control applications?

    • Long-term testing in the field

    a compactrio system contains a chassis, controller, and interchangeable input and output modules

    CompactRIO System Components

    CompactRIO systems feature a controller with a processor running a Linux Real-Time OS and a chassis that contains a user-programmable FPGA. It supports industrial I/O modules from both NI and third-party vendors.

    Chassis

    Controller

    Modules

    Software

    Services

    8 slot and 4 slot compactrio chassis

    Chassis

    8 slot and 4 slot compactrio chassis

    The CompactRIO chassis is the center of the integrated system architecture. It is directly connected to the I/O for high-performance access to the I/O circuitry of each module and timing, triggering, and synchronization. Because each module is connected directly to the FPGA rather than through a bus, you experience almost no control latency for system response compared to other controller architectures.

    compactrio real-time controllers are rugged, featuring integrated vision and industrial communication

    Controller

    compactrio real-time controllers are rugged, featuring integrated vision and industrial communication

    The CompactRIO real-time controller is a high-performance integrated controller that features extreme ruggedness, industry-standard certifications, integrated vision and motion, industrial communication, and human-machine interface capabilities. It contains a processor that reliably and deterministically executes LabVIEW Real-Time applications and offers multirate control, execution tracing, onboard data logging, and communication with peripherals.

    you can program on the fpga in compactrio using labview fpga

    Software

    you can program on the fpga in compactrio using labview fpga

    Overcome traditional heterogeneous architecture programming challenges with NI Linux Real-Time, the LabVIEW FPGA Module, and the NI-DAQmx driver. With this combination, you can develop your system faster by programming both the processor and user-programmable FPGA with a single, intuitive software toolchain. Focus on solving problems, not low-level programming tasks, with integrated user-friendly software that reduces risk, enhances productivity, and eliminates the need to create and maintain I/O drivers, OSs, and other middleware.

    ni offers repair services, life cycle services, calibration, and configuration to help you make the most of your compactrio system

    Services

    ni offers repair services, life cycle services, calibration, and configuration to help you make the most of your compactrio system

    From the moment you unbox your hardware to deployment and life-cycle maintenance, NI is here to help you get started quickly and operate efficiently.

    Overcome your challenges with:

    • Repair Services

    • Life-Cycle Services?

    • Configuration

    • Calibration?

    The vision capabilities of the CompactRIO platform offered us additional perspectives for developing robotics guidance using LabVIEW FPGA IP Builder.

    Walid Lachiheb

    Sagemcom Tunisia

    Additional CompactRIO Resources

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    Engineer’s Guide to Signal Conditioning

    Explore one of the most important components of any data acquisition system with the Engineer’s Guide to Signal Conditioning.

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