NI cRIO-9073 Integrated 266 MHz Real-Time Controller and 2M Gate FPGA

Starting at $ 2,085 (view pricing options)
  • Rugged, embedded control and monitoring system
  • 266 MHz industrial real-time processor for control, data logging, and analysis
  • 2M gate, 8-slot FPGA chassis for custom I/O timing, control, and processing
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port; RS232 serial port for connection to peripherals
  • -20 to 55 °C operating temperature range; single 19 to 30 VDC power supply input
  • NI does not recommend cRIO-9073 for use in new designs - use cRIO-9066 instead
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The NI cRIO-9073 integrated system combines a real-time processor and a reconfigurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) within the same chassis for embedded machine control and monitoring applications. It integrates a 266 MHz industrial real-time processor with a 2M gate FPGA and has eight slots for NI C Series I/O modules. For rugged applications, it offers a -20 to 55 °C operating temperature range along with a single 19 to 30 VDC power supply input range. The cRIO-9073 features 64 MB of DRAM for embedded operation and 128 MB of nonvolatile memory for data logging. With the 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet port, you can conduct programmatic communication over the network and built-in Web (HTTP) and file (FTP) servers.

Important Note: National Instruments recommends the NI cRIO-9066 controller over the cRIO-9073. This controller offers four times the performance at a similar price.

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Specifications Summary


A complete CompactRIO system includes all of the elements seen in the diagram below. To purchase a CompactRIO system without I/O Modules or software (controller and accessories only), select Option 1. To purchase a complete CompactRIO system (with I/O modules, software, accessories, etc), select Option 2.

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CompactRIO System

1 Cable

NI cRIO-9073

1 Mounting Accessory

1 Power Supply

cRIO Modules


NI cRIO-9073 and Accessories Only
NI cRIO-9073 - 780471-01 Qty $ 2,085 each
Recommended Accessories
Power Supply -
NI PS-15 Power Supply - 781093-01
Qty $ 221 each
Mounting Accessory -
NI 9905 Horizontal Panel Mounting Kit for 8-slot Chassis - 779558-01
Qty $ 31 each
Cable -
CAT-5E Ethernet Cable (2m) - 151733-02
Select length:
Qty $ 9 each
Optional Accessories

Subtotal: $ 2,346

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