CompactRIO is an advanced embedded control and monitoring system that includes a real-time processor, an FPGA, and hot-swappable C Series modules. CompactRIO is programmed using LabVIEW system design software. Because CompactRIO is a distributed real-time system, it also uses the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and, optionally, the LabVIEW FPGA Module. CompactRIO also requires that you install the NI-RIO driver on your development PC to support the various CompactRIO real-time controllers, reconfigurable chassis, and C Series modules. This same installation procedure applies for Single-Board RIO and R Series multifunction RIO targets.
The following software is required for programming CompactRIO:
Although you can install each of these software components separately, the easiest way to install them is using the LabVIEW Platform DVD. If you are not using the LabVIEW Platform DVD, you should install the software in the order listed above. To download and install from ni.com click here.
Video: CompactRIO Out of the Box (Software Installation Begins at 0:42)
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