Industrial Communication Buses

Industrial Communication Buses provide native support for common industrial protocols such as PROFINET, OPC UA, and EtherCAT. Use these products to connect NI systems to a variety of third party devices, equipment, and infrastructure.

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    Platform Modules

    Platform modules integrate with modular hardware platforms that allow you to combine different types of modules in a custom system that leverages shared platform features. NI offers three hardware platforms—CompactDAQ, CompactRIO, and PXI—though all platforms may not be represented in this category.

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    Enables CompactRIO systems to connect and communicate as a master on a CANopen network.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Enables CompactRIO systems to connect and communicate as a master or slave on a DeviceNet network.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Enables CompactRIO systems to connect and communicate as a slave on an EtherCAT network.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Adds serial ports to CompactRIO systems that allow you to communicate with serial devices.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Enables CompactRIO systems to connect to and communicate on PROFIBUS DP networks.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Enables CompactRIO systems to connect to and communicate on PROFINET industrial networks as powerful slaves.

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    • Platform: CompactRIO
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    Converts PXI chassis into a CANopen master, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party CANopen network.

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    • Platform: PXI
    • Bus: PXI
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    Converts PXI chassis into a DeviceNet master or slave, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party DeviceNet network.

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    • Platform: PXI
    • Bus: PXI
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    Converts PXI chassis into a PROFIBUS master or slave, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party PROFIBUS network.

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    • Platform: PXI
    • Bus: PXI
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    Converts PXI chassis into PROFINET masters or slaves that can then connect to and communicate with third-party PROFINET networks.

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    • Platform: PXI
    • Bus: PXI
  • Stand-Alone or Computer-Based Devices

    Stand-alone or computer-based devices either integrate with standard desktop and laptop computers or allow you to use them without the need for other modular hardware.

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    Converts PCs into a CANopen master, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party CANopen network.

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    • Bus: PCI
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    Converts PCs into a DeviceNet master or slave, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party DeviceNet network.

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    • Bus: PCI
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    Enables PCs to connect to and communicate as a FOUNDATION Fieldbus Link Master or Basic Device with a third-party FOUNDATION Fieldbus Network.

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    • Bus: USB
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    Converts PCs into a PROFIBUS master or slave, which can then connect to and communicate with a third-party PROFIBUS network.

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    • Bus: PCI
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    Connects to and communicates with devices using I²C, SMBus, and SPI protocols.

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    • Bus: USB