LabVIEW Real-Time Running on DuroPC RAC160

Recognizing the need for low-cost, long-life RTOS systems, DuroPC recently tested model RAC160 with LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2010 – ETS, Real-Time OS, PharLap – Desktop PC Evaluator.  DuroPC Model RAC160-6CAN-RTOS-6UCAB configuration testing was a success and this configuration was compatible with LabVIEW Real-time.

RTOS on RAC160

-DuroPC RAC160 Runs LabVIEW Real-Time (RTOS) and Windows XP Pro on Separate Dive Partitions

The DuroPC RAC160 is configured as a dual boot system with an option at the boot screen to select either booting LabVIEW Real Time or Microsoft Windows XP Professional as shown.  Windows XP Pro boots from the D: drive partition.  LabVIEW real time boots from the C: drive partition.

-Testing Communication between Windows PC and RTOS Target

Communication between a Windows PC and the DuroPC RAC160 was tested using National Instruments Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) software. The MAX software was loaded onto the DuroPC RAC200 configuration running Windows XP Pro on the same network as the DuroPC RAC160 running LabVIEW Real-Time 10.0. As shown, the MAX software running on the RAC200 is able to access the individual CAN ports on the remote DuroPC RAC160 Target (NI-GenericDesktopPC-E0498DC8).

DuroPC LabVIEW System Configurations:


DuroPC Model RAC200

2U Intel Core 2 Duo Rackmount Motherboard Computer with 3 x PCI:
– Accessories: 20″ Rack Slide Kit
– CPU Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB (Q9550)
– HDD (primary): 320 GB
– HDD (secondary) None
– HDD (third) None
– Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional to XPProfessional, SP3, No Media, English
– Optical Drive: SlimLine DVD
– Power Supply: 400W
– RAID: None
– RAM 4 GB
– Video: Dual DVI output GF FX 5200 128 MB DDR with Splitter Cable, PCI


4U Core 2 Duo/Quad 8-PCI, 1-PCIex16, 3-PCIex1:
– Accessories: 20″ Rack Slide Kit
– Color: Black
– CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB (Q9550)
– HDD (primary): 320GB
– HDD (secondary): None
– HDD (third-internal only): None
– Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional to XP Professional, SP3, No Media, English
– Power Supply: 500W Power Supply
– RAID: None
– RAM: 2GB
– IO: Qty-3 NI PCI-8512/2, CAN Interface, High-Speed, 2 Port
– IO: Qty-1 NI PCI-6518
– Software: LabVIEW RTOS Installed on separate partition, configured as dualboot
– Cabinet: 6U 900mm Depth Rack-Mount, Cabinet (W x H x D) 23.6 x 21 x 35.4 inch

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