Custom Circuit Design for NI Hardware

Publish Date: Feb 06, 2012 | 4 Ratings | 1.75 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

National Instruments offers engineers and scientists several off-the-shelf hardware platforms for data acquisition, signal processing, embedded monitoring, measurement, and control applications. NI Multisim software features more than 90 predefined connector symbols and footprints to develop custom applications for NI hardware systems. Using NI tools for accessory design can save you days of development and reduce prototype iterations instantly.

Creating connector symbols and footprints is time-consuming, and even the smallest mistake on pin spacing, definition, or overall sizing results in errors and prototype iterations. For instance, an engineer could spend up to two days creating and testing the RIO Mezzanine Card (RMC) connector, a high-density 240-pin SEARAY connector used in some NI Single-Board RIO systems.

The new components include connectors for the following NI devices:
  • NI Data Acquisition: E Series, M Series, R Series, S Series, and X Series
  • NI SCXI
  • NI myDAQ
  • NI CompactRIO
  • NI Single-Board RIO
By using these connectors, you can save hours of work and focus on your application designs.

View a featured case-study on custom OEM design using NI Ultiboard and NI Single Board RIO.

1. Custom Design Resources

Access white papers, reference designs, and case studies and learn how you can customize your NI hardware platform with Multisim and Ultiboard.

       
 
 
 

NI CompactRIO

Reference Design: Breakout Board Design for a CompactRIO Module  

Reference Design: Custom C Series Module Design                                                                         

Case Study: Rapid Design of a Military Communication System Using NI Multisim and CompactRIO  

 

 

       
 
 
 
 

 

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2. How to Access the NI Connectors in Multisim

Open Multisim 12.0 and select Place»Component to open the Select a Component window. In the Group field, select NI_Components. Multisim displays the list of NI connectors included in the Master Database as shown in the figure below.

                 

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