National Instruments now supplies board-level backplanes from all of its industry-leading PXI/CompactPCI and PXI Express chassis for OEMs for use in aerospace/defense and industrial embedded control applications.
Engineers and scientists can utilise the PXI/CompactPCI backplanes to produce custom, rugged applications that meet their unique form factor needs or environmental specifications.
There are over 10 new 3U and 6U PXI/CompactPCI backplanes that offer from 4 to 18 slots and work with PXI, PXI Express, CompactPCI and CompactPCI Express modules. Engineers are able to design custom installations and enclosures around the backplanes while integrating over 1,500 existing PXI modules – from data acquisition to FPGA-based I/O modules, to high-end instruments such as signal generators and RF signal analyzers, as well as a variety of bus interface modules including serial, MIL-STD-1553, IEEE 1588, PROFIBUS and DeviceNet. The NI LabVIEW graphical system design platform can also be used to design, prototype and deploy all aspects of their system, increasing productivity and reducing time to market.
Don McCook, vice president of business development for Logic Instrument USA, Inc explained “As an OEM, we've used the new NI PXI/CompactPCI board-level backplanes to create a family of custom, portable, high-performance military-grade computer platforms that give integrators the power to deliver instrumentation test systems using NI modules and controllers. NI has a solid reputation for creating high-quality hardware, and now, OEMs can leverage that reliability in our own products.”
Those wishing to learn more about the NI approach to embedded design can visit the National Instruments website and select ‘board-level PXI/Compact PCI’.
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