Erdos Miller Favorites: the cRIO and the cDAQ
Erdos Miller's David Taylor takes a few minutes to talk about some of Erdos Miller's favorite hardware platforms. Check out the video and read on to learn more!
- cRIO is short for CompactRIO
The Compact RIO, also known as cRIO, is a real-time embedded industrial controller made by National Instruments for industrial control systems.
These devices are a combination of:
- real-time controller
- reconfigurable IO Modules (RIO)
- FPGA module
- Ethernet expansion chassis
Advantages to the cRIO
- Reduced risk
- Increased reliability
- Faster and more efficient
- Better performance
- Simplified design
- Spend less time gathering data and more time acting on analysis
- CDAQ is short for CompactDAQ
"CompactDAQ is a portable, rugged DAQ platform that integrates connectivity and signal conditioning into modular I/O for directly interfacing to any sensor or signal. From in-vehicle data logging to benchtop research, the breadth of bus, chassis, controller, and I/O conditioning options combined with the customizable nature of LabVIEW software provide the best solution to meet the needs of any medium-channel-count application."
ADVANTAGES to the CDAQ
- Exceptional performance
- Increased accuracy, speed, and efficiency
- Direct connection to other tools
- Rugged design that lasts
- Simultaneous operations
- Stream more data faster
- Automation opportunities
"The main difference between them: the CDAQ is inteded for use with a PC."
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