FPGA News – 2007.11.27

National Instruments Rolls Out cRIO-9072, cRIO-9074 CompactRIO Systems
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the release of the new NI cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 CompactRIO systems that give engineers and machine builders an ideal solution for rapidly deploying industrial machines at high volume. These new National Instruments CompactRIO systems have an integrated hardware architecture that combines an embedded real-time processor and a reconfigurable FPGA within a single chassis, lowering the cost of CompactRIO for OEM applications. Engineers can quickly design, prototype and deploy the customizable, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware systems for embedded machine control and data acquisition systems using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical development environment, eliminating the need for spending unnecessary time and money designing custom embedded hardware for high-volume deployment.

Altera Wins Innovation Award for Quartus II Software
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced its Quartus® II software received EDN China’s 2007 Innovation Award in the development tools and software category. The EDN China Innovation Award honors products and technologies that are widely accepted and used in applications throughout the electronics industry. Quartus II software provides industry-leading performance and productivity features for Altera’s CPLD, FPGA and structured ASIC device families.