SAN FRANCISCONational Instruments (NI) announced the expansion of its NI FlexRIO product line with multiple forthcoming adapter modules, said to provide engineers with application-specific I/O for RF, digital, time-domain and vision inspection systems.
According to NI (Austin, Texas), the NI FlexRIO family is a commercial off-the-shelf solution that provides engineers the flexibility of NI LabVIEW FPGA technology combined with high-speed, instrument-class, reconfigurable and user-defined I/O on the PXI platform.
All FlexRIO solutions require two distinct hardware piecesan I/O-specific adapter module and a PXI-based NI FlexRIO FPGA module, which features a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, NI said. With a variety of NI FlexRIO adapter modules, engineers can directly interface FPGAs to new types of I/O for measurements across automated test applications that require real-time performance, the company said.
NI said it plans to release several new specialized adapter modules including:
A dual-channel, 100 MS/s, 14-bit input, 16-bit output baseband transceiver for radio prototyping and stimulus-response applications.
A 3 GS/s, eight-bit digitizer for time-domain measurements and ultra-wideband spectral analysis.
A four-channel, 250 MS/s, 14-bit digitizer for signal intelligence and other applications requiring high speed and resolution.
A full-configuration Camera Link interface for high-speed image processing and low-latency control.
More information about FlexRIO adapter modules is available on NI's website.