NI's latest stand-alone CompactDAQ system serves high-performance embedded measurements and logging



National Instruments announced the new stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform with a built-in dual-core Intel processor for running data acquisition, online analysis and logging software. With the NI CompactDAQ platform, engineers can customize a complete measurement system using LabVIEW or take advantage of over 600 companies in the NI Alliance Partner Network for a custom turnkey data-logging solution. "We easily upgraded to the stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system with almost no changes to our LabVIEW code," said Tim Carlier, president and founder of Integrated Test & Measurement. "With the new embedded data-logging platform, we can run our iTestSystem software and log synchronized sensor data directly to the device, eliminating the need for a separate PC and drastically reducing system costs and maintenance requirements." NI CompactDAQ System Features Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB nonvolatile storage - Run high-performance, mixed-measurement tests while logging data directly to the system, removing the need for an external PC. Compatible with LabVIEW 2012 - Accelerate productivity with the latest version of LabVIEW, which provides sample projects and templates for high-speed acquisition and data logging, designed to save time and lower maintenance costs. 8-slot chassis with more than 50 C Series I/O module options - Mix and match a variety of I/O and sensor types, including AI, AO, DIO and CAN to create custom measurement and logging systems. USB, Ethernet and serial ports - Connect USB/Ethernet NI CompactDAQ devices, including the new NI cDAQ-9184 Ethernet chassis, to expand the number of module slots for large-channel-count applications or integrate other devices, such as a camera or GPS device. Stream data to disk at up to 30 MB/s - Simultaneously stream continuous measurements with sample rates up to 1 MS/s/ch. National Instruments