NI cRIO-9072, cRIO-9074 CompactRIO Systems

National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) recently introduced the NI cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 CompactRIO systems. The new CompactRIO systems help engineers rapidly deploy industrial machines at high volume. The systems combine 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.

The new cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 systems extend the family of NI FPGA-based deployment platforms, including PXI, PC and standard CompactRIO hardware that share a standard embedded hardware architecture combining a powerful floating-point processor, a reconfigurable FPGA and I/O modules. This standard architecture helps improve the time to market and reliability of machines and embedded devices for machine builders. Using this standard architecture and LabVIEW tools, engineers can rapidly design and prototype industrial monitoring and control machines and embedded devices with flexible, high-performance hardware and quickly deploy to the new cost-optimized cRIO-907x CompactRIO systems to reduce deployment costs. Because engineers can reuse the same LabVIEW code during prototyping and deployment, they are able to shorten time to market and increase machine reliability.

To reduce the cost of CompactRIO for high-volume applications, NI engineers designed the new cRIO-907x systems as integrated systems, with the embedded real-time processor and FPGA chip on the same printed circuit board (PCB) rather than multiple PCBs as in traditional CompactRIO systems. The new cRIO-9072 integrated system combines an industrial 266 MHz real-time processor and an eight-slot chassis with an embedded, reconfigurable 1M gate FPGA chip. The new NI cRIO-9074 integrated system contains a 400 MHz real-time processor and an 8-slot chassis with an embedded, reconfigurable 3M gate FPGA chip.

  NI cRIO-9072 NI cRIO-9074
CPU speed 266 MHz 400 MHz
FPGA size 1M gates 2M gates
DRAM memory type 64 MB 128 MB

Nonvolatile storage 128 MB 256 MB
Ethernet port(s) Single 10/100 Dual 10/100
Serial port Single RS232 Single RS232
C Series module slots 8 slots 8 slots
DC input power Single 19 to 30 VDC Single 19 to 30 VDC
Temperature range -20 to 55 °C -20 to 55 °C
Shock/vibration ratings 50 g shock, 5 g vibration 50 g shock, 5 g vibration

Pricing Information

NI cRIO-9072
Priced from $1,999; €1,749; ¥269,000
Price per 100 from $1,299; €1,149; ¥179,000

NI cRIO-9074
Priced from $2,999; €2,649; ¥403,000
Price per 100 from $1,999; €1,749; ¥269,000

More info: NI CompactRIO