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CompactRIO Controller Manual

    Last Modified: April 18, 2019

    Finding Documentation for Your Model

    Use this table to find documentation for your model, including PDFs of the User Manual, Getting Started Guide, and Specifications.

    cRIO-9040 cRIO-9053
    cRIO-9041 cRIO-9054
    cRIO-9042 cRIO-9055
    cRIO-9043 cRIO-9056
    cRIO-9045 cRIO-9057
    cRIO-9046 cRIO-9058

    Downloading Software for Your Model

    Use the following links to download the device drivers and LabVIEW modules for your model.

    Application Software LabVIEW
    LabVIEW Real-Time Module
    LabVIEW FPGA Module
    Required Drivers NI CompactRIO Drivers
    Optional Drivers NI-DAQmx (included in NI CompactRIO Drivers)
    Vision Acquisition Software
    NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
    NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen
    NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP
    NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet
    NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850
    Optional LabVIEW Modules Vision Development Module
    LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
    LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

    Understanding the Documentation for Your Model

    Use this reference to discover available documentation for your model and to learn what content that documentation provides.

    Document Contents
    Getting Started Guide
    • Unpacking the kit
    • Installing software
    • Connecting the controller to power, ground, signals, and the host computer
    • Configuring the controller in MAX and LabVIEW
    • Deploying and updating C Series module using programming modes
    • Troubleshooting
    User Manual
    • Controller features, including ports, buttons, and LEDs
    • Mounting the controller
    • Configuring the BIOS
    • Using programming modes with the controller
    • Controller performance
    • Ports and connections
    • NI-DAQmx performance
    • Power requirements
    • Safety and environmental specifications
    Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information Regulatory compliance information for safety, environmental, EMC, and CE
    Dimensional Drawings 2D and 3D CAD drawings
    Product Certifications Information about regulatory standards and certifications met by the controller
    Letter of Volatility Specifications for volatile and non-volatile memory on the controller
    Model Documentation Pages

    Use the links in the Table of Contents on the left to access:

    • Front panel diagrams
    • Block diagrams
    • LED indications
    • Specifications

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