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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
After some years, I am wondering whether NI is selling any cDAQ chassis/controller product in which "sleep" mode is allowed for long-term power saving.