NI 78xx Models: R Series Cable and Accessory Compatibility

Publish Date: May 29, 2018 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

This guide describes how to select an NI cables or accessories that is compatible with your NI R Series hardware. This will include the compatible cabling and accessories for your PXI, PXIe, PCI, PCIe, and USB R series devices. R series cards have an onboard reconfigurable FPGA, that can be programmed with the LabVIEW FPGA Module, giving the user flexibility to define custom measurement hardware circuitry.

This guide will help make general recommendations on recommended compatible cables and accessories for your R Series device. If you are looking to buy, replace, or spec out a system this guide will be helpful in finding information regarding the cable Part Number (P/N) and link to the product page. There are also embedded links to more in depth information about some of the cables and accessories, such as pinouts, specifications, and product pages.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Use this Guide
  2. Depth and Coverage of the R Series Cable and Accessory Guide
  3. Finding your Device
  4. Device List
  5. Cabling and Accessories Additional Information
  6. Ordering Information
  7. Additional Information

1. How to Use this Guide

Ideally you would use this guide sequentially and find the NI 78xx R series module you have or are interested in. Then you can find the recommended cable and accessory. If you have further questions regarding the cabling, more information is provided below in the cabling and connector block specific sections of this guide.

At that point you will want to check the Known Limitations and Issue List for any known limitations you may encounter.

Note: Using the page search functionality in your browser to locate your module may speed up this process, typically CTRL+F on Windows or ⌘+F on MacOS.

 

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2. Depth and Coverage of the R Series Cable and Accessory Guide

This guide is intended to give an overview of the current NI 78xx R Series Devices and recommended compatible cables and accessories. The most common and recommended configurations are listed for the devices below.

The guide is not intended to cover cable or accessory options for other NI hardware families such as CompactRIODigital Instruments, C Series, Switches, and Multifunction DAQ.

Some cables or accessories from other NI product families may share the same connector or visually appear the same, but typically come with limitations, incompatibilities, or safety concerns. For this reason, unless expressly mentioned in this guide, compatibility with other NI cables and accessories is not covered in this guide and is not recommended.

 

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3. Finding your Device

How to locate your model number on the physical device:

If your device is already installed it may be easier to locate the model number in software, below.

  • PCI and PCI Express (PCIe) devices: Model numbers are typically found on the faceplate of the card near the connector.
  • PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) modules: Model numbers are typically found at the top of the faceplate of the card.
  • USB devices: Model numbers can be found on the enclosure.

 

How to locate your model number in software:

To confirm that your device is recognized, complete the following additional steps:

  1. Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Measurement & Automation to open Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).
  2. Select My System»Devices and Interfaces.
  3. Verify that the device appears under Devices and Interfaces»RIO Devices.
  4. Click on the RIO device and the model number should be listed under "Model" on the module. If your NI 78xx R Series module is within a PXI chassis the module will be listed under the devices for the Chassis, but still be marked with an FPGA symbol and have a slot number next to it.

 

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4. Device List

Identify your NI 78xx R Series device by form factor and model number, then scan the chart to see the compatible cables and accessories.
Family Device or Module Cable Connector Block Power Cord
Cable MIO Cable DIO Unterminated* Connector Block MIO Connector Block DIO
Digital Reconfigurable I/O Device

PCI-7811

PCI-7813

N/A SHC68-68-RDIO N/A N/A SCB-68 or SCB-68A N/A

PCIe-7820

PCIe-7821

PCIe-7822

N/A SHC68-C68-RDIO2 N/A N/A SCB-68 HSDIO N/A
Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Device

PCIe-7841

PCIe-7842

PCIe-7851

PCIe-7852

SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-68-RDIO SHC68-NT-S SCB-68 or SCB-68A SCB-68 or SCB-68A NA

USB-7845

USB-7846

USB-7855

USB-7856

SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-C68-RDIO2 SHC68-NT-S SCB-68 or SCB-68A SCB-68 HSDIO Varies by country
PXI Digital Reconfigurable I/O Device

PXI-7811

PXI-7813

N/A SHC68-68-RDIO N/A N/A SCB-68 or SCB-68A N/A

PXIe-7820

PXIe-7821

PXIe-7822

N/A SHC68-C68-RDIO2 N/A N/A SCB-68 HSDIO N/A
PXI Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Device

PXI-7841

PXI-7842

PXI-7851

PXI-7852

PXI-7854

SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-68-RDIO SHC68-NT-S SCB-68 or SCB-68A SCB-68 or SCB-68A N/A

PXIe-7846

PXIe-7847

PXIe-7856

PXIe-7857

PXIe-7858

PXIe-7861

PXIe-7862

PXIe-7867

PXIe-7868

SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-C68-RDIO2 SHC68-NT-S SCB-68 or SCB-68A SCB-68 HSDIO N/A
OEM Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Device

USB-7845 OEM

USB-7846 OEM

USB-7855 OEM

USB-7856 OEM

SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-C68-RDIO2 SHC68-NT-S SCB-68 or SCB-68A SCB-68 HSDIO Varies by country

*Unterminated cables do not require a connector block and can be used in place of the RDIO cable(s)

Note: USB R Series 78xx devices connect to your PC though a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable with USB type a and Type B connectors on opposite ends. This cable is included in the original shipping kit of your USB R Series 78xx device. 

 

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5. Cabling and Accessories Additional Information

Cabling Part Number (P/N), Link, and Pinout

Cable P/N Product Pages Cabling Pinout
SHC68-68-RMIO 189588-01 (1m) or
189588-02 (2m)
SHC68-68-RMIO SHC68-68-RMIO Pinout
SHC68-68-RDIO 191667-01 (1m) SHC68-68-RDIO SHC68-68-RDIO Pinout
SHC68-C68-RDIO2 156166-01 (1m) or 156166-02 (2m) SHC68-C68-RDIO2 SHC68-C68-RDIO2 Pinout
SHC68-NT-S 189041-02 (2m) SHC68-NT-S SHC68-NT-S Pinout

 

Here is more detailed information about the differences between the SHC68-C68-RDIO2 vs SHC68-68-RDIO for R Series Devices

 

For more information about the Benefits of Using the RMIO and RDIO Cables as opposed to other cables

 

Connector Block Part Number (P/N), User Guide/Specifications, and Dimensional Drawings

Connector Block P/N Product Page Product Resources
SCB-68* 776844-01 SCB-68 SCB-68 Published Resources
SCB-68A* 782536-01 SCB-68A SCB-68A Published Resources
SCB-68 HSDIO 782914-01 SCB-68 HSDIO SCB-68 HSDIO Published Resources

*Important:
Note that the pinouts for the SCB-68 and SCB-68A are different if you are using these devices with an NI 78xx R series module, and even have differences between the specific NI 78xx R series models. You can find a quick reference guide linked below for both of these connector block. It is suggested that you print out the pinout appropriate for your NI 78xx R Series Device and attach it to the inside cover of your connector clock.

The SCB-68 HSDIO has the correct pinout for those NI 78xx R Series devices that utilize it.

 

Device Pinout Labels
SCB-68 78xxR Pinout Labels for the SCB-68
SCB-68A 78xxR Pinout Labels for the SCB-68A

 

The SCB-68 and SCB-68A are functionally equivalent, with some improvements and small changes to the SCB-68A. So any of the above devices that call out the SCB-68A could be replaced with the SCB-68 with no functional differences. For more information on the connector blocks please visit their product documentation pages in the DAQ Accessory Guide and Digital Instrument Accessory Guide.

 

Expansion System

The NI-9151 CompactRIO R Series Expansion Chassis connects directly to any digital connector on NI 78xx R Series devices and houses up to four C Series I/O modules for industrial signal conditioning, I/O channel expansion, and direct sensor connectivity. This expansion chassis is not compatible with all NI 78xx R series modules/connectors.

Listed here are the links to the NI 9151 Product Page & NI 9151 User Manual and Specifications

The Expansion System is compatible with the DIO connector on the following modules:

Module Number of 9151's Total CompactRIO I/O Modules

PCI-7811R

PXI-7811R

PCI-7813R

PXI-7813R

4 16

PCI-7830R

PXI-7830R

1 4

PCI-7831R

PXI-7831R

PCI-7833R

PXI-7833R

PCIe-7841R

PXI-7841R

PCIe-7842R

PXI-7842R

PCIe-7851R

PXI-7851R

PCIe-7852R

PXI-7852R

PXI-7853R

PXI-7854R

2 8

 

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6. Ordering Information

When purchasing a NI 78xx:R Series device, for ease of use, the cables and accessories are listed on the product selection page. To begin browsing the NI 78xx R Series devices, visit the following pages for PXI and for PCI/USB devices. 

You may also purchase your cables and accessories separately. Click here to browse for cables and terminal blocks for NI 78xx R Series Devices. 

 

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7. Additional Information

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