Chassis and Controller Systems feature Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs.

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Programmable with LabVIEW graphical design tools, Models cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 combine 400 MHz Freescale real-time processor and 4-slot chassis with reconfigurable Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA for custom timing, control, and signal processing. Model cRIO-9075 features 128 MB DRAM and 256 MB nonvolatile storage, while Model cRIO-9076 offers 256 MB DRAM and 512 MB nonvolatile storage. Systems are suited for embedded control and monitoring applications in energy, medical, and robotics industries.

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NI Extends CompactRIO Platform with New Systems Built for Higher Volume Deployments

New Low-Cost NI cRIO-9075/9076 Systems Offer a Smaller Form Factor and Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs for Advanced Control and Monitoring Applications

AUSTIN, Texas, -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the release of the new NI cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 integrated chassis and controllers, which lower the cost of the NI CompactRIO platform for embedded control and monitoring applications. CompactRIO is powered by reconfigurable I/O (RIO) and NI LabVIEW FPGA technologies and combines an open embedded architecture with a small footprint, extreme ruggedness and a wide breadth of analog, digital, motion and communication I/O modules.

The new integrated systems combine an industrial 400 MHz Freescale real-time processor and four-slot chassis with an embedded, reconfigurable Xilinx Spartan-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for custom timing, control and signal processing capabilities. These NI RIO systems are programmable with LabVIEW graphical system design tools and combine the ease of use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems with the performance of custom hardware. By combining these new low-cost CompactRIO systems with the power and productivity of LabVIEW, engineers and researchers can prototype and deploy custom embedded control and monitoring systems faster and at a lower cost without the need for large engineering design teams. The cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 are ideal for embedded control and monitoring applications within industries such as energy, medical and robotics that require a short time to market, advanced control algorithms and high-speed analog and digital I/O.

The new systems extend the NI RIO technology platform offering, which includes CompactRIO, PXI and PC hardware and features a shared standard embedded hardware architecture. By combining the platform's powerful floating-point processors, reconfigurable FPGA and I/O modules, NI RIO systems help improve time to market and lower development costs of machines and embedded devices. The combination of the NI RIO hardware platform with LabVIEW graphical system design software provides design teams with an easily reconfigurable embedded system, eliminating the need to design custom hardware for higher volume deployments and OEM applications. Additionally, engineers and researchers can further reduce time to market and improve system reliability by reusing the same LabVIEW code in between prototyping and deployment phases. Offering a lower cost to the RIO platform, these new cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 systems help design teams not only get to market faster but also deploy at higher volumes more cost effectively.

Product specifications for the new systems include the following:

                             cRIO-9075                 cRIO-9076
CPU speed 400 MHz 400 MHz
DRAM memory 128 MB 256 MB
Nonvolatile storage 256 MB 512 MB
Ethernet port(s) Single 10/100 Single 10/100
USB port for
removable storage - Single USB port
Serial port Single RS232 Single RS232
FPGA size LX-25 Spartan-6 LX-45 Spartan-6
C Series module
slots 4 slots 4 slots
DC input power Single 9 to 30 VDC Single 9 to 30 VDC
Temperature range -20 to 55 degrees C -20 to 55 degrees C
ratings 50 g shock, 5 g vibration 50 g shock, 5 g vibration

Readers can learn more about the cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 controllers at

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Pricing and Contact Information

NI cRIO-9075 Priced from $1,299; euro 1,199; 156,000 yen

NI cRIO-9076 Priced from $1,999; euro 1,849; 240,000 yen


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