Todd Dobberstein, National Instruments
CompactRIO is an advanced embedded control and data acquisition system designed for applications that require high performance and reliability. With the system’s open architecture, small size, extreme ruggedness, and flexibility, engineers and embedded developers can use COTS hardware to quickly build custom embedded systems.
Embedded systems have a substantial list of design constraints. The combination of cost pressure, real-time requirements, reliability/durability requests, and performance needs make it extremely difficult to successfully build a competitive embedded so...