NI Technology Is Used on the 1,200 km Ormen Lange Pipeline
With the LabVIEW Embedded Module for Blackfin Processors, one engineer was able to reduce development time by generating more than 50,000 lines of C code from the LabVIEW graphical environment in less than 12 months.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.