NI Expands FieldPoint Distributed I/O Advanced Control and Signal Processing

7/31/2002 - Engineers and scientists now can perform advanced data logging applications while benefiting from advanced control and signal processing capabilities of the National Instruments new FP-2015 real-time control module.

With expanded nonvolatile Flash memory of 512 MB, this new module increases memory for extended data logging. Engineers and scientists now can log up to 16 temperature channels for more than three months. Users also can run more complex NI LabVIEW code with an increased onboard DRAM of 32 MB.

This newest addition to the FieldPoint 2000 real-time control family performs embedded user-defined data logging applications in industrial and rugged environments. While many data loggers simply offer basic alarming capabilities, the FP-2015 running embedded LabVIEW benefits from real-time data reduction. Real-time data reduction uses statistical analysis and point-by-point signal processing to search for events and capture specific data of interest.

Engineers and scientists can monitor and control remote distributed data acquisition using their Web browser to connect up to 20 computers to the customized, embedded front panel of the FieldPoint module.

The FieldPoint 2000 family performs advanced control implementations, such as multi-loop, cascade, feed forward, disturbance rejection, and multi-input/multi-output (MIMO) control. The FieldPoint 2000 family features a power supply voltage range from 11 to 30 VDC, a redundant power supply, and a battery backup of the real-time clock.

NI FieldPoint integrates with popular application development environments, including NI LabVIEW, NI Measurement Studio for Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual C++, and Microsoft Visual Basic.

About NI
NI leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,900 employees and direct sales offices in more than 37 countries. NI increases the productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software and modular hardware. In 2001, the company sold products to more than 24,000 different companies in more than 60 countries around the world. For the past three consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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