August 9, 2012

NI Releases New Stand-Alone NI CompactDAQ System for High-Performance Embedded Measurements and Logging



National Instruments has announced the new stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform with a built-in dual-core Intel processor for running data acquisition, online analysis and logging software. With the NI CompactDAQ platform, engineers can customize a complete measurement system using LabVIEW or take advantage of over 600 companies in the NI Alliance Partner Network for a custom turnkey data-logging solution.

“We easily upgraded to the stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system with almost no changes to our LabVIEW code,” said Tim Carlier, president and founder of Integrated Test & Measurement. “With the new embedded data-logging platform, we can run our iTestSystem software and log synchronized sensor data directly to the device, eliminating the need for a separate PC and drastically reducing system costs and maintenance requirements.”


Stand-Alone NI CompactDAQ System Features
  • Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB nonvolatile storage – Run high-performance, mixed-measurement tests while logging data directly to the system, removing the need for an external PC.
  • Compatible with LabVIEW 2012 – Accelerate productivity with the latest version of LabVIEW, which provides sample projects and templates for high-speed acquisition and data logging, designed to save time and lower maintenance costs.
  • 8-slot chassis with more than 50 C Series I/O module options – Mix and match a variety of I/O and sensor types, including AI, AO, DIO and CAN to create custom measurement and logging systems.
  • USB, Ethernet and serial ports – Connect USB/Ethernet NI CompactDAQ devices, including the newNI cDAQ-9184 Ethernet chassis, to expand the number of module slots for large-channel-count applications or integrate other devices, such as a camera or GPS device. 
  • Stream data to disk at up to 30 MB/s – Simultaneously stream continuous measurements with sample rates up to 1 MS/s/ch.

Readers can learn more about the stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system at http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/210718/.

About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.