Customer Benefits




Stand-alone use from power-ups

Key Technology


NI cRIO-9076

NI 94018 Channel TTL

i/o Card

Product Description

Our cRIO™ and FlexRIO™ Trigger System for real-time applications is web-based, allowing for stand-alone use from power-ups. This platform offers great flexibility and portability at an affordable price. The NI cRIO™ systems feature an on-board FPGA which offers the ability to perform sophisticated count, reset, and re-trigger operations, all with hardware timing (rates up to 10MHz).

The typical system consists of a NI cRIO-9076 chassis with an integrated controller with NI 9401.8 channel TTL i/o card. Additional slots are available for expansion to other sensor types.

Re-trigger functions are performed by custom LabVIEW™ software running onboard. Re-trigger function can also be performed using settings passed to the system from a user application running on a laptop, connecting to the NI cRIO™ through the ethernet jack.


This platform has been deployed to manage the timing of automotive thermal imaging systems. These thermal imaging systems were used for engine monitoring in an unforgiving environment. Our Trigger System offers a simple, robust solution to hardware timing control.

Industries Served


Department of Defence