The NI CompactRIO Controls and Mechatronics Bundle provides deterministic, reconfigurable hardware and software for students and researchers focusing on embedded systems and control design. With a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based backplane and a real-time controller, this bundle delivers loop rates up to 40 MHz and deterministic execution of control algorithms. For controls, mechatronics, and robotics applications, it works seamlessly with National Instruments design software including NI LabVIEW, the LabVIEW System Identification Toolkit, the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, and the LabVIEW MathScript RT Module in addition to the LabVIEW FPGA and LabVIEW Real-Time modules.
You can expand the bundle by incorporating the Quanser Q1-cRIO module for NI CompactRIO to provide direct connectivity to Quanser plants. Additionally, students can focus on control algorithm development with minimal I/O configuration by programming with the Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping Toolkit software add-on for LabVIEW.
National Instruments designs and manufactures all products to minimize failures, however unexpected failures can still occur. Extended warranties provide a fixed economical price at the time of system purchase, covering any repair costs for up to three years. In addition, they offer the following benefits:
Significant cost savings compared to individual repair incidents
Fault location, diagnostics, and repair by NI any time the system product fails
All parts and labor costs covered as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications
NI recognizes the need to maintain properly calibrated devices for high-accuracy measurements. NI provides manual calibration procedures, services to recalibrate your products, and automated calibration software to calibrate many NI measurement products.
Return your registered product under warranty at no additional labor and parts cost. NI offers fault location, diagnostics, and repair any time the system fails as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications.