Integrated Platforms
Agenda
• About National Instruments
• Integrated Software Platform
• Standardized Hardware Interfaces
  – PXI
  – cRIO
National Instruments Overview
• Direct Operations in 40 Countries
• More Than 1,000 Products, 3,900 Employees, and
  600 A...
National Instruments India
•   Established in the year 1998
•   Headquartered in Bangalore
•   Established R&D unit (Banga...
Integrated Software Platforms

       LabVIEW
Graphical Development Environment




                • Compiled graphical development environment
                • Simil...
Customization but Made Easy
                                  Integration


                NI Toolkit                  Cu...
Customizable Off-the-Shelf Hardware with
    LabVIEW FPGA and Reconfigurable I/O




•Create custom I/O without knowledge ...
LabVIEW Everywhere
                                                                                       Sensor
         ...
NI LabVIEW FPGA Module


Host Interface VI

                                `




  FPGA VI
Compiling G for a FPGA
                   VI




                             VHDL

                                      ...
Component Level IP (CLIP)
   • Allows instantiation of any HDL IP on LabVIEW FPGA
   targets
        • No LabVIEW diagram ...
Unified Environment for Multiple Platforms
Product Platforms

     PXI
Hardware Customization
Front-end     RF Interface   ADC/ DAC         FPGA Processor             Host Processor

          ...
PXI Combines Standard Technologies
                                    PXI backplane
PXI controller                      •...
NI FlexRIO System Architecture

                                                                      Host PC

           ...
Custom I/O with Standardized Interfaces




    • Third-party adapter modules
    • Custom-design integration services

  ...
NI FlexRIO Adapter Module



•   Defined Interface
•   Defined Driver support for FPGA lines
•   Defines I/O for NI LabVIE...
Custom Module Development

                                                       Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
                   ...
Product Platforms

Compact RIO
CompactRIO Reconfigurable Embedded System

Reconfigurable FPGA Circuitry                                               Ext...
NI CompactRIO Embedded System Architecture

             RIO FPGA                                              I/O       I...
CompactRIO Software Integration
• Single development environment
• Now you can use the power of industry standard LabVIEW ...
The Long Tail Opportunities
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FPGA Camp - National Instruments Presentation

  1. 1. Integrated Platforms
  2. 2. Agenda • About National Instruments • Integrated Software Platform • Standardized Hardware Interfaces – PXI – cRIO
  3. 3. National Instruments Overview • Direct Operations in 40 Countries • More Than 1,000 Products, 3,900 Employees, and 600 Alliance Program Members • Corporate Headquarters in Austin, Texas Direct Sales Offices Distributors
  4. 4. National Instruments India • Established in the year 1998 • Headquartered in Bangalore • Established R&D unit (Bangalore) in the year 2004 • Amongst the fastest growing NI branches, worldwide • Top brand recall in Test, Embedded & Measurement space, in India EFY Award twice for Design and Simulation Software for NI LabVIEW
  5. 5. Integrated Software Platforms LabVIEW
  6. 6. Graphical Development Environment • Compiled graphical development environment • Similar to flowcharting • Development time reduction of 4 to 10X
  7. 7. Customization but Made Easy Integration NI Toolkit Custom IP (from 3rd –parties/ partners) Application Development Environments (LabVIEW, LabVIEW FPGA, Measurement Studio for VC++ & VB) PXI Express Bus (4 GB/s + Timing and Synchronization) NI FPGA Custom Module Module Processor/s Host Processor Conditioning Custom I/O
  8. 8. Customizable Off-the-Shelf Hardware with LabVIEW FPGA and Reconfigurable I/O •Create custom I/O without knowledge of hardware design or VHDL •Easily integrate with other I/O •Simple interface to existing VHDL or Verilog
  9. 9. LabVIEW Everywhere Sensor Embedded (FPGA) Handheld Wireless Networked I/O PC Boards Industrial Computer (PXI) Tektronix Open Windows Oscilloscopes Windows, Mac, Linux, Sun Workstation
  10. 10. NI LabVIEW FPGA Module Host Interface VI ` FPGA VI
  11. 11. Compiling G for a FPGA VI VHDL Synthesis LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx Compilation BitStream 1001100011100110001110011 0001110011000111001100011 1001100011100110001110011 0001110011000111001100011 10011000111001100011
  12. 12. Component Level IP (CLIP) • Allows instantiation of any HDL IP on LabVIEW FPGA targets • No LabVIEW diagram dataflow restrictions • HDL can run in multiple clock domains • CLIP can interface to the LabVIEW FPGA code • Exposes to the user the full capability of the underlying FPGA technology FPGA Custom HDL CLIP Soft LabVIEW FPGA VI I/O Processors CLIP Xilinx IP Cores
  13. 13. Unified Environment for Multiple Platforms
  14. 14. Product Platforms PXI
  15. 15. Hardware Customization Front-end RF Interface ADC/ DAC FPGA Processor Host Processor Backplane Power NI RF Up/ NI Adapter IFRIO Amplifier Downconverter Module PXI Express Low Noise Integrated IO FlexRIO Controller Amplifier Custom Adapter . PXI Express Switching Custom Up/ Module . Backplane Downconverter . Filters FPGA Processor
  16. 16. PXI Combines Standard Technologies PXI backplane PXI controller •Bus Technology •OS Technology Chassis •Timing •ADEs •Synchronization Peripheral Slots
  17. 17. NI FlexRIO System Architecture Host PC PXI NI FlexRIO Adapter Module NI FlexRIO FPGA Module PXI Platform • Interchangeable I/O • Virtex-5 FPGA • Synchronization • Customizable by users • 132 digital I/O lines • Clocking/triggers • Adapter MDK • 128 MB of DDR2 DRAM • Power/cooling • Data streaming
  18. 18. Custom I/O with Standardized Interfaces • Third-party adapter modules • Custom-design integration services Module #1 of FlexRIO for Test
  19. 19. NI FlexRIO Adapter Module • Defined Interface • Defined Driver support for FPGA lines • Defines I/O for NI LabVIEW FPGA • Self identification • Custom connectivity • Adapter Module Development Kit Module #1 of FlexRIO for Test
  20. 20. Custom Module Development Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA CLIP CLIP … CLIP Socketed CLIP PXI Bus Custom Front End LabVIEW FPGA VI Socketed CLIP Socketed CLIP DRAM DRAM Memory Memory Module #1 of FlexRIO for Test
  21. 21. Product Platforms Compact RIO
  22. 22. CompactRIO Reconfigurable Embedded System Reconfigurable FPGA Circuitry Extreme Durability Custom hardware reliability, optimization -40 to 70 °C temperature range Flexible timing, triggering, synchronization 50 G shock, Industrial certifications 179.6 mm (7.07 in) Real-Time OS 200 MHz Pentium Class Reliable embedded control, analysis, and logging 88.1 mm (3.47 in) Isolated Industrial I/O Signal conditioning for ±80 mV to ±250 V Small Size, Low Power Consumption Junction box integrated into module 179.6 x 88.1 mm (7.07 x 3.47 in) 11 to 30 VDC power, 17 W max (7-10 W typ.)
  23. 23. NI CompactRIO Embedded System Architecture RIO FPGA I/O I/O Real-Time Processor I/O I/O Real-Time Controller I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O Signal Modules Connectivity Conditioning ADC • DC power with redundant supply inputs • 50 G shock • -40 to 70 C temperature
  24. 24. CompactRIO Software Integration • Single development environment • Now you can use the power of industry standard LabVIEW to design NI RIO™ FPGA hardware using intuitive graphical programming. FPGA VI Host VI
  25. 25. The Long Tail Opportunities
  26. 26. Thank You

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