System on Module Helps Develop Embedded Systems Faster, With Less Risk

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A new system on module combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components including memory on a small PCB and features a complete middleware solution and ready-to-go Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS) already integrated. The NI SOM  from National Instruments gives design teams the customizability of a SOM without the increased time and risk of developing custom software.

The NI SOM enables design teams to deploy reliable, complex embedded systems faster because it is based on and has the same rigorous design standards as the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. This architecture has already been used in high-reliability applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles and cataract surgery machines.

Key features include a complete middleware solution. The NI SOM is shipped with a complete middleware solution out of the box to remove the time and risk associated with developing an embedded OS, custom software drivers and other common software components. The system also includes LabView FPGA integratiom. LabVIEW FPGA eliminates a design team’s need for hardware description language expertise, making powerful FPGA technology more accessible than ever before.

The NI SOM also offers a robust Linux-based RTOS, which gives design teams access to an extensive community of applications and IP. Design teams can use CompactRIO to quickly prototype their applications and then deploy them with the same code used for prototyping, which saves significant time and effort.

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