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Smaller (and cheaper) sbRIO based on Xilinx Zynq

A smaller (and cheaper) sbRIO based on the Xilinx Zynq chip. Target size is SO-DIMM form factor (68 x 30 mm (half the area of a credit card), 200 pins). Such a board  would be OEM friendly and can be plugged into a product (rather than the current sbRIO offerings that requires the product to be developed around the sbRIO rather than the sbRIO fitting into your product). Also, a Base Board that is (only) used during development. Below is what the proposed sbRIO and Base Board would roughly look like (courtesy of Enclustra FPGA Solutions)

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If you like this idea, take a look at the similar and broader idea at (the idea entry occupies a small space, without graphics and is buried amongst some huge entries).

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This would indeed be nice Smiley Happy

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Thierry C - CLA, CTA - Staff R&D Engineer, RF Semiconductor Test - National Instruments
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Rumor is this is already happening, stay tuned


Vitoi: there is another compact board on Kickstarter, but I am not sure it supports labView. 

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With the announcement today of the crio-9068, we are now very close to realising this idea. The crio-9068 uses a Xynq chip, so most of the technical work has now been done. The crio-9068 is a large form factor full-blown cRIO, so it would only be suitable for very low volumes (or prototyping). A sbRIO would be another step closer, but again, not the best solution if you want to deploy more than a few dozen units.


If NI wants this idea to happen, it would not take much effort from here. I look forward to this exciting possibility. It would revolutionise the name of National Instruments and LabVIEW. This is sorely needed after a 23.6% decline in the National Instruments share price relative to the market (Nasdaq) since the beginning of last year (1.6 years ago). This idea, if implemented, would have a hugely positive impact for National Instruments and its customers. Come on, go for it, you'll never regret it.


This will reignite my career!

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This could be an option for some.





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It appears to be for students only and quite large. But at $0, it's a bargain :-)


NI = DIGILENT, So, Why we dont use Digilent Zybo board ? It is nearly the same board with myRIO!


BTW, I have an thesis, but still couldnt find any board that I can program with Labview...

Every boards has lots of Mhz, DI I/Os, A I/Os, but I dont need all of them, I just need maximum 100 Mhz clock and as simple as possible board, that it can run my code autonomously!

Can any body advice me ?


How great would it be if we could target other hardware boards with LabVIEW embedded? This parallella board costs $99 and has a Xilinx Zynq with a 16 core co-processor. NI really needs more/better hardware options, or have the tools to allow developers to target other hardware. It is sad that as a full-time LabVIEW developer I have to use C/C++ with my home hobby projects.




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HOORAY !!!    NI have just announced they plan to release this product !!


They are also releasing a dev board.  Due for release Dec 2014.  How prophetic was this TWO year old idea.



NI System on Module Volume Pricing
The NI sbRIO-9651 System on Module (SOM) is designed for high-volume and OEM applications and can
significantly reduce development time, design risk, and time to market. Table 1 below shows
approximate volume pricing for the NI SOM in USD, Euro, and Yen. All estimates are nonbinding and are
based on annual volume. Contact NI for official pricing.

100     500      1,000
US$559  US$479   US$399
€499    €429     €359
¥69,999 ¥59,999  ¥49,999

Table 1. Approximate Volume Pricing for the NI SOM Based on Yearly Volume in USD, Euro, and Yen



Peter Badcock
Product Development
ResMed Ltd.