NI launches TSN-enabled CompactRIO controllers
May 4, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
May 4, 2018 – NI has unveiled the CompactRIO Controllers featuring NI-DAQmx and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), marking the industry’s first fully supported implementation of TSN, it says. The company says engineers can now synchronize distributed systems across networks, thus further enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
As industries such as automotive, oil and gas, research and aerospace continue to implement the 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. NI says the new controllers feature: submicrosecond synchronization with TSN over standard Ethernet for synchronized, distributed measurements and control; shorter time to measurement than previous CompactRIO controllers because of the NI-DAQmx driver software; open processing at the edge of the IIoT with the NI Linux Real-Time OS; and data analysis and control with an industrial-grade processor and onboard FPGA. With the addition of NI-DAQmx to the CompactRIO controller family, engineers can access I/O directly from ready-to-use functions, adds NI. The units are suitable for use in environments with -40 to 70 degrees C operating temperature range.
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