The NI cRIO-9012 embedded real-time controller features an industrial 400 MHz Freescale MPC5200 real-time processor for deterministic and reliable real-time applications. It contains 64 MB of DRAM memory and a minimum of 128 MB of nonvolatile storage. The embedded controller is designed for extreme ruggedness, reliability, and low power consumption with dual 9 to 35 VDC supply inputs that deliver power to the CompactRIO chassis/modules and a -40 to 70 °C operating temperature range. The cRIO-9012 accepts 9 to 35 VDC power supply inputs on power-up and 6 to 35 VDC power supply inputs during operation, so it can function for long periods of time in remote applications using a battery or solar power.
With the 10/100 Mbits/s Ethernet port, you can conduct programmatic communication over the network and built-in Web (HTTP) and file (FTP) servers. For additional storage capability, the cRIO-9012 has a full-speed USB host port to which you can connect external USB-based storage media (flash drives and hard drives) for embedded logging applications requiring additional storage. Also, there is a fault-tolerant file system embedded in the cRIO-9012 that provides increased reliability for data-logging applications.
The cRIO-9012 runs the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module on the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for extreme reliability and determinism. With the cRIO-9012 real-time controller, you can use the leading VxWorks RTOS technology to quickly design, prototype, and deploy a customizable COTS embedded system using LabVIEW graphical programming tools.
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.