Using cRIO 9074 Controller with NI-XNET

Updated Oct 24, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • cRIO-9074

Software

  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Driver

  • NI-XNET
  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
  • NI CompactRIO

Issue Details

Can I use a cRIO-9074 CompactRIO Controller (Legacy) with NI-XNET?

Solution

The cRIO-9074 is a legacy device and not compatible with XNET. You can use the cRIO-9074 with NI-CompactRIO and NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT software.

Additional Information

If you need to use NI-XNET functionality to work with your devices, a workaround is to use NI-XNET on your host computer. You can then transfer the data to your RT via the different communication options
  • For example you can convert a signal to a raw frame using the XNET Convert.vi on your host computer. You can then send that frame data array to your target.

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