Using off-the-shelf National Instruments RIO hardware and the LabVIEW FPGA Module, scientists and engineers can define their own hardware without in-depth knowledge of hardware design tools or hardware description languages (HDL). Whether you need analog, digital, counter I/O, or more complex I/O for communication protocols or control signals, you can develop LabVIEW code to connect directly to your signal using NI RIO technology. When the signal requirements change, the LabVIEW code can be modified and downloaded to the FPGA to change the I/O mix or type. This flexibility can save valuable time and money because you can reuse the same hardware and software at no extra expense.
RIO technology, found throughout the NI platform, includes NI PCI and PXI R Series DAQ devices , NI CVS-145x compact vision systems , and NI CompactRIO. Use the R Series DAQ devices for custom data acquisition or real-time I/O applications. Develop custom FPGA logic on compact vision systems to add triggering, pulse-width modulation signals, or custom communications protocols to your machine vision application. For maximum flexibility in embedded measurement and control applications, use CompactRIO, which provides the benefit of modular FPGA-timed I/O with built-in signal conditioning and direct signal connectivity.
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