The NI PCI-8517/2 is a 2-port FlexRay PCI board for developing FlexRay applications in NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI, and C/C++ on Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OSs. As part of the NI-XNET platform, the PCI-8517/2 works well in applications requiring real-time, high-speed manipulation of hundreds of FlexRay frames and signals, such as hardware-in-the-loop simulation, rapid control prototyping, bus monitoring, automation control, and more.
The PCI-8517/2 contains two fully functional FlexRay interfaces, so you can connect an individual ECU to the interface when other cold-start nodes are not available. You also can use the interfaces individually to connect two separate FlexRay networks while maintaining full performance on each interface.
NI-XNET: One API, Many Embedded Networks and Form Factors The NI-XNET platform combines a series of high-performance CAN, LIN, and FlexRay interfaces with the NI-XNET API, a common set of easy-to-use functions for reading and writing CAN, LIN, and FlexRay frames and signals in many different platforms including PXI, PCI, NI CompactDAQ, and NI CompactRIO.
Top Performance With Less Programming NI-XNET interfaces bring together the performance associated with low-level microcontroller programming and the speed and power of Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OS development. The patent-pending NI-XNET device-driven DMA engine reduces system latency, a common pain point for PC-based FlexRay interfaces, from milliseconds to microseconds. The engine enables the onboard processor to move FlexRay frames and signals between the interface and the user program without CPU interrupts, freeing host processor time for processing complex models and applications.
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