Quad-core power for CompactDAQ controllers

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4 and 8 slot CompactDAQ from NI

More power has been added to the CompactDAQ controllers from NI with quad-cor processors, USB 3.0 streaming and 64-bit DIAdem data management software.

NI has added new hardware and software to its range to help engineers create smarter measurement and data management solutions: new 4- and 8-slot CompactDAQ controllers featuring quad-core processing, a new 14-slot USB 3.0 CompactDAQ Chassis, DIAdem 2015 and DataFinder Server Edition 2015.

With the exponential growth of engineering data, smarter, software-based measurement systems help users embed intelligence and processing at the point of acquisition, capturing only the most necessary data. The new 4- and 8-slot CompactDAQ controllers feature Intel Atom quad-core 1.91 GHz E3845 processors, programmable with new LabVIEW 2015 system design software, so engineers and scientists can customise their data acquisition systems to add functionality like processing, intelligence and control. The new controllers can run either Windows Embedded 7 or NI Linux Real-Time, and include 32 GB of non-volatile storage and removable SD storage to create smarter data logging and embedded monitoring applications.

The new USB 3.0 CompactDAQ Chassis helps users scale their measurement systems to higher-channel-count applications without reducing transfer speed. With a 14-slot expansion capacity and USB 3.0 streaming capabilities, the new CompactDAQ Chassis and LabVIEW software can handle current data acquisition needs and easily adapt to meet future needs in a single system.

To make critical data-driven decisions, an enterprise data management solution is paramount to managing, analysing and visualising big data. NI is releasing DIAdem 2015 as 64-bit software, so users can load and analyse more data than before. DataFinder Server Edition 2015 delivers multistep querying that can be sent out to a global federation of servers to find the data users need to analyse in seconds.

Key features of new high-performance CompactDAQ controllers:

* Integrated Intel Atom quad-core 1.91 GHz processor
* More than 60 sensor-specific I/O modules with integrated signal conditioning
* Two integrated USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, RS232 serial, trigger input and user button
* Removable SD storage to easily access data

Key features of the new higher-channel-count CompactDAQ Chassis:

* 14 slots to integrate more C Series I/O modules into a single system
* Data transfer rates of more than 250 MB/s with USB 3.0
* Easily scale existing NI-DAQmx code with the same software user experience as current CompactDAQ USB chassis

Key features of DIAdem 2015:

* 64-bit release to load and analyse more data within the DIAdem environment
* Improved search capabilities to globally find specific data sets for analysis
* New data visualisations and analysis functions

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