myRIO Student Embedded Device

The myRIO Student Embedded Device provides reconfigurable I/O that allows you to teach and implement multiple design concepts with one device.

It features I/O on both sides of the device in the form of MXP and MSP connectors. It includes analogue inputs, analogue outputs, digital I/O lines, LEDs, a push button, an onboard accelerometer, a Xilinx FPGA, and a dual‐core ARM Cortex‐A9 processor. You can program the myRIO Student Embedded Device with LabVIEW or C. With its onboard devices, seamless software experience, and library of courseware and tutorials, the myRIO Student Embedded Device provides an affordable tool for students and educators.

myRIO provides educators with an embedded, Wi-Fi-enabled (some models) solution to deliver an engaging approach to learning controls, investigating mechatronics, and designing imaginative capstone projects.

With its onboard devices, seamless software experience, and library of courseware and tutorials, NI myRIO provides an affordable tool that students can use to do real engineering in one semester.

Students can complete a project in one semester no matter their major or programming experience. NI myRIO harnesses the power of FPGA programming with LabVIEW software and provides the option to program the processor in either LabVIEW or C/C++. Students can program at their current experience level and graduate to more complexity as they grow comfortable.

Students gain experience on one, expandable platform with the ability to scale their learning and create more sophisticated projects in a shorter amount of time. Using both new and existing sensors and actuators, NI myRIO gives educators and students the ability to reuse the device from project to project and semester to semester.

Students can now learn on the same device that they will later use to build projects. Using industry-standard technology in a portable form factor, students can explore a variety of engineering concepts that scale to real-world projects.

For lecturers: you can supplement your curriculum with downloadable courseware and example projects. By incorporating a hands-on approach to teaching, you can build student proficiency.

NI myRIO uses the latest Zynq technology from Xilinx featuring an FPGA integrated with a processor running a real-time OS. This powerful technology coupled with an onboard accelerometer, programmable LEDs, audio I/O, analogue and digital I/O, and USB port helps thousands of project ideas come to life.

Based on the technology in the popular NI CompactRIO platform, NI myRIO is smaller and more student-friendly than its industrial counterpart. It 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 comes with free downloadable courseware, is compatible with all NI miniSystems and connects with many third-party sensors and actuators. 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.