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Embedded Systems Hardware

Hardware products for National Instruments embedded systems share a common architecture that includes three components: an embedded controller for communication and processing; an FPGA for advanced control, timing, signal processing, filtering, and custom protocols; and industrial I/O modules for connectivity to any sensor or device. All of the components are reconfigurable through a single software toolchain.

Evaluate the NI LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture

Product Lines for NI Embedded Systems


Maximize value with a rugged, reliable form factor and modular I/O.


Maximize flexibility with a small form factor and customizable I/O.

PXI or PC-Based

Maximize performance with analog and digital I/O using standard PC form factors.

  Packaged Board-Level PXI or PC-Based
Processor Speeds Up to 1.33 GHz
(Dual Core)
Up to 400 MHz Up to 2.26 GHz
(Quad Core)
FPGA Resources Up to 147,443 logic cells,
Up to 220 multipliers
Up to 43,661 logic cells,
Up to 58 multipliers
Up to 94,208 logic cells,
Up to 640 multipliers
Analog I/O Rates Up to 1 MS/s Up to 1 MS/s Up to 250 MS/s
System I/O Channel Count Medium ( 10s to 100s of channels) Low (10s of channels) High (100s to 1000s of channels)
Ruggedness -40 to 70 degree Celsius, packaged, passively cooled -40 to 85 degree Celsius, packaged, passively cooled 0 to 55 degree Celsius, packaged, actively cooled
Target Applications In-vehicle logging
Machine condition monitoring
Industrial machine control and robotics
Oil and gas control and monitoring
Turbine control and monitoring
Rapid control prototyping
Power quality monitoring
Environmental monitoring
Mobile robotics
Medical diagnostics and device control
Special-purpose machines
Hardware-in-the-loop test
Medical imaging
High-end simulation
Protocol-aware test
Wireless test
Software-defined radio
Signal intelligence