The NI cRIO-9024 embedded real-time controller is part of the high-performance NI CompactRIO programmable automation controller (PAC) platform. It features an industrial 800 MHz real-time Freescale processor for deterministic, reliable real-time applications and contains 512 MB of DDR2 RAM and 4 GB of nonvolatile storage for holding programs and logging data.
This rugged, reliable controller is designed for low-power consumption with dual 9 to 35 VDC supply inputs that deliver isolated power to the CompactRIO chassis/modules and a -20 to 55 °C operating temperature range. The cRIO-9024 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.
The controller provides two Ethernet ports - 10/100 and 10/100/1000 - that you can use to conduct programmatic communication over the network and built-in Web (HTTP) and file (FTP) servers. The ports also are compatible with the NI 9144 C Series expansion chassis, so you can connect more deterministic I/O for your application.
To create additional storage capability for your embedded logging applications, the cRIO-9024 has a Hi-Speed USB host port to which you can connect external USB-based storage media (flash drives and hard drives). In addition, the controller features a fault-tolerant file system that provides increased reliability for data-logging applications.