NI’s Latest CompactRIO Controllers Have TSN-enabled Ethernet Ports

The newest CompactRIO Controllers improve performance with TSN-enabled Ethernet ports and the NI-DAQmx driver. 


Equipping engineers and scientists to analyze and meet future engineering challenges, NI has announced new CompactRIO Controllers that include NI-DAQmx and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). They support deterministic communication and synchronized measurements across standard Ethernet networks to increase performance and improve productivity in addition to flexibility, says Ni.

Engineers can use TSN to synchronize distributed systems across networks, which eliminates the need for costly synchronization cables. . They are, therefore, suitable for industries such as automotive, oil and gas, research and aerospace, who continue to implement IIoT and acquiring accurate and synchronized data across distributed nodes has become increasingly challenging.

In the research space, A.M.S. Software GmbH is already taking advantage of the flexibility of CompactRIO with NI-DAQmx.

“We are excited about the new CompactRIO Controller because of the flexibility it offers us,” said Klaudius Pinkawa, CEO of A.M.S. Software GmbH. “We needed to set up several experiments in a lab and then perform them on an aircraft in zero gravity. CompactRIO with NI-DAQmx allowed us to perform any experiment using the same hardware in both environments, which saved development time and reduced risks to the experiments.


According to NI, the new CompactRIO Controllers feature:

  • Submicrosecond synchronization with TSN over standard Ethernet for tightly synchronized, distributed measurements and control
  • Shorter time to measurement than previous CompactRIO Controllers because of intuitive NI-DAQmx driver software
  • Open and secure processing at the edge of the IIoT with the NI Linux Real-Time OS
  • High-performance data analysis and control with an industrial-grade processor and onboard FPGA, programmable with LabVIEW FPGA
  • Reliable operation in harsh environments with -40 °C to 70 °C operating temperature range, shock resistance up to 50 g and vibration resistance up to 5 g

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