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NI boosts FlexRIO processing power
15 November 2017, Test & Measurement

National Instruments has announced a new PXI FlexRIO architecture that integrates mezzanine I/O modules with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs. The first wave of products based on this new architecture includes two high-resolution PXI FlexRIO digitisers, three dedicated PXI FlexRIO coprocessor modules and a module development kit that helps with custom front-end development.

The FlexRIO product line combines customisable I/O and user-programmable FPGAs into high-performance, reconfigurable instruments users can program with the LabVIEW FPGA module. With Kintex UltraScale FPGAs, the new FlexRIO architecture offers more programmable resources than previous Kintex-7-based FlexRIO modules. In addition, the new mezzanine architecture fits both the I/O module and the FPGA back end within a single, integrated 3U PXI module. For high-speed communication with other modules in the chassis, these new FlexRIO modules feature PCI Express Gen 3 x8 connectivity for up to 7 GBps of streaming bandwidth.

The new modules take advantage of the highest-performance FPGA and A/D converter technology, which makes them ideal for applications that require advanced capabilities like remote sensing, signals intelligence, communications and particle physics.

For more information contact National Instruments, 0800 203 199,,

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Tel: +27 11 805 8197
Fax: +27 11 805 8194
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