What Is FlexRIO?
FlexRIO instruments combine large, user-programmable FPGAs and high-performance analog, digital, and RF I/O to offer the flexibility of custom hardware without the cost of custom design.
The FlexRIO product line was designed for engineers and scientists who need the flexibility of custom hardware without the cost of custom design. Featuring large, user-programmable FPGAs and high-speed analog, digital, and RF I/O, FlexRIO provides a fully reconfigurable instrument that you can program graphically with LabVIEW or with VHDL/Verilog. FlexRIO products are available in two architectures. The first architecture incorporates modular I/O modules that attach to the front of a PXI FPGA Module for FlexRIO and communicate over a parallel digital interface, and the second uses high-speed serial converters and features integrated I/O and Xilinx UltraScale FPGA technology in a single device.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology used FlexRIO and LabVIEW to quickly build a mass spectrometer-based analytical system for nanoparticles.
The FlexRIO Module Development Kit (MDK) gives users all the tools necessary to develop a custom module for use with NI FlexRIO products.
Learn about the converter technology behind the latest FlexRIO transceiver and its applications for radar systems.