Six New FPGA-based NI FlexRIO Adapter Modules

National Instruments announced six new adapter modules for their NI FlexRIO family. The modules feature FPGA-based reconfigurable I/O for general-purpose automated test and high-speed digital communication. The new FlexRIO adapter modules include four general-purpose digitizers, a module for high-speed digital I/O and a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from Analog Devices (ADI) that is optimized for modulated communications.

NI FlexRIO Adapter Modules Highlights

  • FPGA-based reconfigurable I/O — enhanced functionality for general-purpose automated test and high-speed digital communication
  • Combines NI LabVIEW FPGA technology with high-speed, user-configurable I/O on the PXI platform
  • Features a Xilinx Virtex-class field-programmable gate array (FPGA)
  • Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution
  • FPGAs can be directly interfaced for I/O for measurement applications requiring real-time performance, low-latency processing and reconfigurable behavior
  • Modules integrate with the new NI FlexRIO Instrument Development Library (collection of LabVIEW host and FPGA code, designed to provide capabilities commonly found in instruments such as acquisition engines, DRAM interfaces and trigger logic, along with the associated host APIs)
  • Can be programmed with LabVIEW graphical system design software and the LabVIEW FPGA Module

New NI FlexRIO FPGA I/O Modules

  • NI 5762: 16-bit, 250 MS/s digitizer, featuring the AD9467 ADC from Analog Devices
  • NI 6587: 16-ch, 1 Gb/s digital I/O module for high-speed LVDS interfaces
  • NI 5731: 12-bit, 40 MS/s general-purpose digitizer adapter module, featuring typical SFDR better than -87 dBc
  • NI 5732: 14-bit, 80 MS/s general-purpose digitizer adapter module, featuring typical SNR better than 69 dB
  • NI 5733: 16-bit, 120 MS/s high-resolution digitizer adapter module, featuring 37 MHz of alias-free bandwidth
  • NI 5734: 16-bit, 120 MS/s, quad-channel, high-resolution digitizer adapter module

National Instruments FlexRIO Adapter Modules Pricing

  • NI 573x priced from $799 (euro 779, 112,000 yen)
  • NI 5762 priced from $3,999 (euro 3,849; 560,000 yen)
  • NI 6587 priced from $2,199 (euro 2,149; 308,000 yen)

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