I have been trying to learn more about the actual engineering behind the FRC 2012 control system, particularly the computer engineering in the cRIO, digital sidecar, analog and solenoid breakouts, and the related control components.
My question is this:
What does cRIO stand for?
I know the c is for compact (compact RIO, and the unit is sometimes referred to by the as the NI-RIO (National Instruments)
What is a RIO? Is it a general term for an independent controller? Does it have a specific association to National Instruments and LabView?
I can't be the only person who wonders this...