Why Choose NI Single-Board RIO?

Learn four reasons to rely on NI Single-Board RIO for control and acquisition.

Flexible Embedded Hardware

NI Single-Board RIO has a variety of I/O and customization options available through NI C Series I/O modules and the RIO Mezzanine Card connector, providing the flexibility to go from prototype to deployment while staying on the same platform. Currently, there are more than 50 C Series I/O modules for different measurement types including voltage, current, resistance, sensor-specific, and digital signals. NI Single-Board RIO devices also contain built-in I/O and offer a high-density, high-bandwidth RIO Mezzanine Card connector for direct access to the FPGA and processor, providing the option to create custom daughterboards to meet specific application needs.

Advanced Control

With NI Single-Board RIO, you can develop control systems spanning from simple proportional integral derivative (PID) control to advanced dynamic control such as a model predictive control. You can run these control algorithms deterministically and, due to the parallel nature of FPGA processing, adding computation does not reduce the overall performance of the application. For motion control systems, LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module provides the ability to create customized motion controllers for better performance and flexibility.

Quality High-Speed Analog Measurements

For over 35 years, National Instruments has specialized in high-accuracy measurements with high-performance analog front-end design. Many applications require a combination of low-speed static measurements, such as temperature, and high-speed dynamic measurements, such as sound and vibration. NI Single-Board RIO provides multiple types of high-quality measurements all within a single system.

Signal Processing and Analysis

NI Single-Board RIO is built on the LabVIEW graphical system design programming approach, which includes thousands of advanced functions created specifically for industrial measurement and control applications. You can use these powerful tools to easily perform advanced signal processing, frequency analysis, and digital signal processing. Examples include fast Fourier transform (FFT), time-frequency analysis, sound and vibration, wavelet analysis, curve fitting, and control design and simulation. You also can extend LabVIEW with application-specific functions for machine vision, motion control, and machine condition monitoring.

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