National Instruments has announced the NI PXI-8108, reportedly the industry’s fastest PXI embedded controller, and two PXI system accessories, a 32 GB solid-state hard drive and the NI PXI-8250 system monitoring module. These products provide increased system performance and reliability to help engineers and scientists achieve faster process execution, lower test times and longer system life. The PXI-8108 embedded controller, which features an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, is designed for high-performance PXI and CompactPCI systems. With its 2.53 GHz dual-core processor and 800 MHz DDR2 memory, the PXI-8108 offers a 25 percent performance improvement over its dual-core predecessor, the NI PXI-8106, and a two times performance improvement over its single-core predecessor, the NI PXI-8196. With NI LabVIEW 8.6 software, engineers and scientists can take full advantage of the latest multicore controllers, such as the PXI-8108, by simplifying multithreaded application development and achieving increased performance without requiring major changes to existing LabVIEW code.