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Single Board Embedded Controllers with Multifunction I/O for Custom Development

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Four new single board-level embedded devices for custom embedded control and monitoring applications feature a real-time processor, Xilinx Spartan-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA), analog and digital I/O and more built-in peripherals. The new Single-Board RIO devices from National Instruments provide engineers with off-the-shelf FPGA and real-time processor technology through NI LabView while maintaining the custom I/O often required for high-volume deployments through the option of a RIO mezzanine card connector. The connector provides direct access to FPGA digital input/output (DIO) lines and certain processor-specific functions for mating custom daughter cards. NI Single-Board RIO alleviates the effort of designing an entire system from scratch so designers can focus on the custom parts of their application, such as the I/O.

With the new devices, engineers can achieve shorter time-to-market of an off-the-shelf system along with the I/O customization offered by in-house designs, providing the best of both worlds. The devices also feature built-in analog I/O. The devices’ low cost, small form factor, built-in I/O, real-time processor and FPGA provide a suitable platform for embedded monitoring and control applications in industries such as medical and energy.

• NI sbRIO-9623: 256 Mbyte of memory, 128 Mbyte RAM, 16 channels 12-bit analog input, 4 channels 12-bit analog output, 4 DIO, 96 RMC DIO

• NI sbRIO-9626: 512 Mbyte of memory, 256 Mbyte RAM, 16 channels 16-bit analog input, 4 channels 16-bit analog output, 4 DIO, 96 RMC DIO

• NI sbRIO-9633: 256 Mbyte of memory, 128 Mbyte RAM, 16 channels 12-bit analog input, 4 channels 12-bit analog output, 28 DIO

• NI sbRIO-9636: 512 Mbyte of memory, 256 Mbyte RAM, 16 channels 16-bit analog input, 4 channels 16-bit analog output, 28 DIO

NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware combined with NI LabVIEW system design software provides a commercial off-the-shelf solution to simplify development and shorten time-to-market when designing advanced control, monitoring and test systems. NI RIO hardware, which includes CompactRIO, NI Single-Board RIO, R Series boards and PXI-based FlexRIO, features an architecture with powerful floating-point processors, reconfigurable FPGAs and modular I/O. Engineers can program all NI RIO hardware components with NI LabVIEW to rapidly create custom timing, signal processing and control for I/O without requiring expertise in low-level hardware description languages or board-level design.

National Instruments
Austin, TX.
(888) 280-7645
www.ni.com