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Download Language: English
Product Line: Device Drivers
Release date: 08-01-2009
Software type: Driver
Operating system: PharLap; VxWorks
The NI 9144 expansion chassis together with NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT adds deterministic Ethernet I/O to your NI CompactRIO, NI PXI system or NI Industrial Controller. This 8-slot rugged chassis for NI C Series modules communicates deterministically over an open, real-time Ethernet protocol called EtherCAT. You can use NI CompactRIO controllers that utilizes two Ethernet Ports or any real-time PXI systems with an NI PXI-8231/8232 gigabit Ethernet interface as the master controller for the distributed system. Then you can daisy chain multiple NI 9144 slave chassis from the master controller to expand your time-critical application. LabVIEW RT project automatically recognizes all connected slaves and their modules. LabVIEW also provides I/O variables, which offer instant access to the physical I/O values using a simple drag-and-drop motion. Additionally the 1.1 driver version opens the FPGA at your NI 9144 chassis, so you can download and run LV FPGA code directly to and on your NI9144 chassis.
Execute the niindcom_ecat110.exe file. The self-extracting executable will create the installation files necessary for installing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT and then start the installation. After the installation completes, you may delete the installation image to recover disk space. You should not delete the installation image if you wish to be able to modify or repair the installation in the future.
You need to install NI-RIO 3.2.1 or later before you can install this driver.