I/O Modules expand measurement communication capabilities.

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By plugging embedded C Series Modules into NI Single-Board RIO embedded control and data acquisition devices, users can add high-voltage power monitoring, high-resolution analog input, strain, and communications capabilities. RIO Devices combine embedded real-time processor, reconfigurable FPGA, and analog and digital I/O on single PCB. Modules include 3-channel, 300 V analog input, 16-channel analog output module; 4-channel, 24-bit bridge/strain module; and 4-channel, 24-bit universal module.



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National Instruments Introduces 15 Embedded I/O Modules for Board-Level Hardware



New Embedded NI C Series Modules Add Functionality Such As Power Quality, Strain and Communications

AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2009 /- National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) today announced a new suite of I/O modules for expanding the measurement communication capabilities of NI Single-Board RIO embedded control and data acquisition devices. Combining an embedded real-time processor, a reconfigurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and onboard analog and digital I/O on a single printed circuit board (PCB), NI Single-Board RIO devices are used for applications that require flexibility, high performance and reliability in a small form factor. Engineers and scientists can plug the 15 new embedded C Series modules into NI Single-Board RIO devices to add capabilities such as high-voltage power monitoring, high-resolution analog input, strain and communications to their embedded applications.

"NI Single-Board RIO helps lower development time and costs by giving engineers and scientists all the components required for a reliable, high-performance embedded system on a single printed circuit board," said John Hanks, vice president of product marketing for data acquisition and industrial control at National Instruments. "By combining NI Single-Board RIO with the wide breadth of new I/O offerings, engineers and scientists easily can expand their custom embedded systems into applications such as power quality monitoring, structure health monitoring and embedded networking."

With the new embedded C Series modules, engineers and scientists easily can add measurement quality I/O to their applications by plugging any combination of the new modules directly into the three I/O expansion ports on NI Single-Board RIO devices. The 15 modules include a three-channel, 300 V analog input, 16-channel analog output module; four-channel, 24-bit bridge/strain module; and four-channel, 24-bit universal module.

NI Single-Board RIO is one of several NI FPGA-based deployment platforms that have the NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture, which is composed of a real-time processor, FPGA and I/O modules. Because NI Single-Board RIO shares this architecture with the NI CompactRIO embedded control and data acquisition system, many engineers and scientists design and prototype their applications on CompactRIO and then deploy their systems to the lower-cost CompactRIO integrated system or NI Single-Board RIO devices. All the NI RIO technology platforms can be programmed easily using the NI LabVIEW graphical system design platform, so no recoding is required when transitioning from prototype to deployment. By using hardware with the same RIO architecture and a single software platform throughout the design, prototype and deployment phases, engineers and scientists can accelerate their development processes and increase system reliability.

Readers can visit www.ni.com/singleboard to learn more about the NI Single-Board RIO devices and the new embedded C Series modules.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 10 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing nati@ni.com or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.

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