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Design students get simpler version of NI CompactRIO

15 Aug 2013

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Expanding its commitment to educating engineers, National Instruments has announced the release of its latest educational product offering: the NI myRIO.

Based on the same powerful technology as the popular NI CompactRIO platform, NI myRIO is smaller and more student-friendly than its industrial counterpart. NI myRIO includes the latest Zynq all programmable system on a chip (SoC) technology from Xilinx, which combines a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and an FPGA with 28,000 programmable logic cells. Using the power of the NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment, students can program the FPGA and evolve their systems in real time, giving them the flexibility to prototype and quickly iterate on their designs.


NI myRIO

NI myRIO demonstration


The NI myRIO also includes 10 analogue inputs, six analogue outputs, audio I/O channels and 40 lines of digital I/O. It includes onboard WiFi, a three-axis accelerometer and several programmable LEDs in a durable, enclosed form factor.

The addition of NI myRIO to the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture enhances NI's ability to provide tools at all skill levels, from students learning core engineering concepts, all the way to engineers designing the most powerful systems in the world. Ensuring classroom and laboratory adaptability, NI myRIO comes with free downloadable courseware, is compatible with all NI miniSystems and connects with many third-party sensors and actuators. In addition to the expansive hardware ecosystem available for NI myRIO, the device is programmable in multiple environments, including LabVIEW and C/C++, empowering educators to incorporate it into their existing controls, robotics, mechatronics and embedded systems courses.

NI myRIO will begin shipping in early September.


For more information, visit www.ni.com/myrio.




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