NI LabVIEW Delivers Real-Time Capabilities to DeviceNet Networks

7/15/2004 - Machine control designers and factory automation engineers now can incorporate the benefits of real-time technology into their DeviceNet applications with the latest version of National Instruments NI-DNET driver software. NI-DNET 1.4 supports innovative NI LabVIEW Real-Time features while offering a high-level application programming interface for complete access to DeviceNet networks. In addition, NI-DNET 1.4 delivers both Controller Area Network (CAN) protocols and DeviceNet on a single PC.

By incorporating LabVIEW Real-Time into their DeviceNet networks, engineers can take advantage of features such as deterministic control and easy development to create robust, deterministic programs. Because of the determinism and easy-to-use API in LabVIEW Real-Time, NI-DNET 1.4 is ideal for industrial applications. For example, NI-DNET is especially useful in semiconductor processing applications that use DeviceNet devices such as digital mass flow controllers and digital pressure controllers.

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National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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