National Instruments has expanded its reconfigurable I/O (RIO) platform with the addition of high performance multicore CompactRIO systems and small Single-Board RIO devices.

The new NI cRIO-908x systems feature an Intel Core i7 dual-core processor for increased processing power, Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs and the option of a Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) OS configuration for monitoring and control applications that require exceptional performance and the ruggedness of CompactRIO.

For high-volume and OEM applications, the new NI sbRIO-9605/06 devices are sized from less than 102.87mm by 96.52mm and offer greater customisation and I/O support.

With an Intel Core i7 dual-core 1.33GHz processor and a Xilinx Spartan-6 LX150 FPGA, the cRIO-908x systems deliver high processing power for a CompactRIO product and are ideal for performing complex signal processing and control within applications such as rapid control prototyping, motion control and machine vision.

The controllers can be configured with a WES7 OS, which gives engineers access to a broad ecosystem of Windows based software and integrated graphics, or a real-time OS for reliable, deterministic performance.