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What Is NI myRIO?


NI myRIO places dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 real-time processing and Xilinx FPGA customizable I/O into the hands of students. 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.

Teach With a Multiconcept Tool

One device for teaching controls, robotics, mechatronics, and embedded concepts.

Imagine the Idea and Create It

Program onboard devices and connect third-party sensors.

Design On Time

Students design real engineering systems faster than ever before.

Teach Multiple Concepts With One Tool

Learn and Design on One Device

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.

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Integrate With Existing Curriculum

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

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Imagine the Idea and Create It


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, analog and digital I/O, and USB port helps thousands of project ideas come to life.

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Affordable and Portable

The NI myRIO student-ready enclosure and academic pricing discount means students can work on their own hardware device inside or outside of the classroom. With built-in WiFi capability, students can wirelessly transfer data and deploy code.

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Design On Time

Programmable for All Skill Levels

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.

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Compatible and Expandable

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.

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Learn more about the NI Education Platform

The NI education platform combines hardware, software, and courseware designed to create engaging learning experiences that prepare students for the next generation of innovation.

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