16:00 | 01/08/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - A complete middleware solution in the size of a credit card will reshape the market for embedded technology across verticals. NI recently unveiled its sbRIO-9651 System on Module (SOM).
National Instruments, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, recently introduced the NI SOM. The first global product launched in India, with NI introducing a major transformation in embedded technology for the world, the NI SOM combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components such as 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 gives design teams the customizability of a SOM without the increased time and risk of developing custom software.
Joel Shapiro, Leader for Marketing, Emerging Markets Region, NI said, “The NI System on Module (SOM), combined with powerful LabVIEW libraries, enables engineers to transform their ideas into embedded products faster than any other tool available on the market. Healthcare devices, smart machines, and other applications that require embedded technology will benefit as the NI SOM not only speeds up but also bridges design, prototyping, and deployment with a single platform.”
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. NI, with this technology, aims to create a world of fresh possibilities for engineers, scientists and innovators – across life sciences, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and energy sectors.
“We have evaluated several SOMs and embedded SBCs, and there is no comparison to the software integration offered by NI,” said Sebastien Boria, R&D mechatronics technology leader at Airbus. “We estimate that our development costs with the NI SOM are a tenth of the costs of alternative approaches because of the productivity gains of NI’s approach to system design, in particular to NI Linux Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA./.”