What is NI Compact FieldPoint?

Publish Date: Dec 01, 2011 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

Compact FieldPoint is an easy-to-use, highly expandable programmable automation controller (PAC) composed of rugged I/O modules and intelligent communication interfaces. The Compact FieldPoint I/O modules filter, calibrate, and scale raw sensor signals to engineering units, as well as perform self-diagnostics to look for problems, such as an open thermocouple. Through its built-in Web and file servers, the Compact FieldPoint interface automatically publishes measurements over the Ethernet network.

Figure. 1. Compact FieldPoint system.

The Compact FieldPoint I/O modules filter, calibrate, and scale raw sensor signals to engineering units, as well as perform self-diagnostics to look for problems, such as an open thermocouple. Through its built-in Web and file servers, the Compact FieldPoint interface automatically publishes measurements over the Ethernet network.

  • Deploy real-time embedded controllers for stand-alone data logging, advanced analysis, and process control.
  • Access I/O points nearby or miles away on the network using the same simple read and write software framework.
  • Connect virtually any sensor directly to the wide variety of high-accuracy analog and discrete I/O modules.
  • Download your NI LabVIEW application to the embedded controller for reliable, stand-alone operation.

 

1. Compact FieldPoint Benefits

Industrial Grade

Compact FieldPoint features industrial specifications such as 50 g shock, 5 g vibration, and a temperature range from -40 to 70 °C. Compact FieldPoint is compliant with North American and European certification such as safety, hazardous locations, marine approval, and EMC compliance.

Understanding FieldPoint Module Specifications | View Compact FieldPoint Product Certifications

Reliability

Compact FieldPoint runs LabVIEW Real-Time applications to deliver deterministic, real-time performance. Develop your application on a host computer using graphical programming and download the application to the controller to run on a real-time operating system.

What Is LabVIEW for Industrial Control and Measurements?

Ease of Use

Compact FieldPoint helps you quickly begin performing industrial control and measurement without any programming experience required. Getting started is a simple two-step process. First configure the I/O using Measurement & Automation Explorer, and then read or write the I/O.

 

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