National Instruments introduced two embedded controllers – the PXI-8104 and PXI-8183 – intended for value-based test, measurement, and control applications across the consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. The NI PXI-8104 is an Intel Celeron M 440 processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI and CompactPCI systems. With its 1.86 GHz processor and dual-channel 533 MHz DDR2 memory, the PXI-8104 controller offers 41 percent performance improvement compared to its predecessor, the NI PXI-8195 controller. Engineers can use the new controller to create a PC-based platform that balances performance and value. The NI PXI-8183, the company’s lowest-cost Windows-based PXI embedded controller at $1,500 USD, is suited for high-volume OEM and industrial control applications. The two-slot embedded controller features an 850 MHz Intel Celeron processor and provides a compact platform when combined with a PXI-compatible chassis, such as the NI PXI-1036. Both controllers are also available in versions that support NI LabVIEW Real-Time and LabWindows/CVI Real-Time software to provide a flexible, rugged platform for deterministic and real-time measurement and control.
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