NI adds measurement and synchronization to the Compactrio platform
National Instruments has announced Compactrio controllers that include NI-Daqmx and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). These controllers offer deterministic communication and synchronized measurements across standard Ethernet networks to increase performance and help improve productivity in addition to flexibility. NI was the first to market with industrial embedded hardware supporting TSN, the next evolution of the IEEE 802.11 Ethernet standard, and provides these controllers as part of its continued investment in TSN. Engineers can use TSN to synchronize distributed systems across networks, which eliminates the need for costly synchronization cables.
As industries such as automotive, oil and gas, research and aerospace continue to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), acquiring accurate, reliable and synchronized data across distributed nodes has become more challenging. As a result, companies must keep pace to ensure their systems are ready to meet these evolving requirements.
The new Compactrio controllers feature:
- Submicrosecond synchronization with TSN over standard Ethernet for tightly synchronized, distributed measurements and control;
- Shorter time to measurement than previous Compactrio controllers because of intuitive NI-Daqmx driver software;
- Open and secure processing at the edge of the IIoT with the NI Linux Real-Time OS;
- High-performance data analysis and control with an industrial-grade processor and onboard FPGA, programmable with Labview FPGA;
- Reliable operation in harsh environments with -40 to 70 degrees Celsius operating temperature range, shock resistance up to 50 g and vibration resistance up to 5 g.