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Recommendations for low power Windows Labview controller

I build a lot of battery powered Labview systems.  The lowest power Windows controllers I've been able to find are the Intel Atom based units (e.g. iGoLogic iBox510 at about 3-5 Watts).  I'd love to find something in the 1 Watt or less range.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'd be willing to consider non-windows solutions if they had really low power consumption.

 

Thanks - Gene

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Have you looked at NI's cRIO systems?  I know some of the single board cRIO run on less than a Watt.  Your application needs will drive what models to look at.


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I did a quick look at some of the lower end sbCRIO boards and didn't see anything near 1 Watt.  Which one in particular were you referring to?

 

Thanks - Gene

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You have to dig into the specifications on the user guide pdf.  Just picking one, the 9481E is 580mW max active and 5mW in sleep.


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Aha!  You're talking about just a DAQ card.  My understanding is the DAQ cards (like the 9481)  have to plug into one of the single board RIO controllers (like the sbRIO-9601).  The controllers are on the order of 5 Watts. 

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Yes, that is correct that the modules need to be plugged into a chassis or controller.  I'll take a look into our controllers and see if any of them meet those power constraints.

 

Jon

Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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I've taken a look into this, and unfortunately it appears that none of our controllers will have that low of a power consumption.  Thanks for your interest!

 

Jon

Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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