Home > New USB plug and play comes to the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture

New USB plug and play comes to the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture

Supplier News
article image The new USB boards are based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture
logo

Contact supplier

Your Email * indicates mandatory fields.
image

National Instruments Aust & NZ has added four new boards with USB connectivity to its R Series product family.

The four new R Series boards, USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM with USB connectivity and will help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. Based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture, these new boards are a result of the company’s continued investment in the R Series product family.

The LabVIEW RIO architecture is an integral part of the NI graphical system design platform. A modern approach to designing, prototyping and deploying embedded monitoring and control systems, graphical system design combines the open NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment with commercial off-the-shelf hardware to dramatically simplify development, which results in higher-quality designs with the ability to incorporate custom design.

Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems marketing at National Instruments explains that engineers and scientists can use these new USB R Series devices to create highly customisable measurement and control systems using standard PC technology. The new boards are ideal for high-performance medical, life science and semiconductor machines.

Key features of the new NI R Series USB boards include Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA to implement tasks such as custom timing and triggering, synchronisation, multirate sampling, high-speed control and onboard signal processing; improved I/O to benefit from analogue input and analogue output rates of up to 1 MHz for closed-loop control tasks, as well as digital I/O (DIO) rates of up to 80 MHz; selectable logic levels from 1.2 to 3.3 V to adjust DIO levels to meet specific application requirements; selectable gain for analogue input ranges to get more resolution at lower voltage ranges; and OEM options to get the same power in a board-only form factor with the flexibility to create one’s own I/O interface.

Newsletter sign-up

The latest products and news delivered to your inbox