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CompactRIO Single-Board Controller Manual

    Last Modified: April 1, 2020

    Finding Documentation for Your Model

    Use this table to find documentation for your model, including PDFs of the Hardware Installation Manual, System Development Manual, and Specifications.


    Downloading Software for Your Model

    Use the following links to download the device drivers and LabVIEW modules for your model.

    Application Software LabVIEW
    LabVIEW Real-Time Module
    LabVIEW FPGA Module
    Required Drivers NI CompactRIO Drivers
    Optional Drivers NI-DAQmx (included in NI CompactRIO Drivers)
    Vision Acquisition Software
    NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
    NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen
    NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP
    NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet
    NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850
    Optional LabVIEW Modules Vision Development Module
    LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
    LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

    Planned Software Support

    Interface Software Release
    RS-232 through the RMC connector NI CompactRIO 19.6
    RS-485 through the RMC connector NI CompactRIO 19.6
    CAN and CAN FD through the dedicated CAN port TBD

    Cooling CompactRIO Single-Board Systems

    For information about meeting thermal requirements and accommodating environmental and design factors that impact thermal performance, go to

    Accessories for the CompactRIO Single-Board Controller

    Part Description NI Orderable Part Number
    NI-9697 2-slot C Series RMC Board 783883-01
    NI-9698 1-slot C Series RMC Board 785890-01
    NI 9694 Digital I/O Breakout RMC Board 153171-01
    NI 9683 12-bit GPIC Board 782592-01
    NI 9684 16-bit GPIC Board 785257-01
    sbRIO IDC Breakout Board 784507-01
    50-pos IDC Cable 154041-12
    Thermal Kit for CompactRIO Single Board Controller with DAQmx 787331-01
    10-pos IDC to 9-pos DSUB IDC Cable 153158-10
    Standoffs and screws 153166-12

    Understanding the Documentation for Your Model

    Use this reference to discover available documentation for your model and to learn what content that documentation provides.

    Document Contents
    Hardware Installation Manual
    • Locating features on the sbRIO model
    • Mounting the sbRIO model
    • Grounding and connecting to power
    • Connecting and configuring the sbRIO model over a network
    System Development Manual
    • Using the sbRIO model in MAX and LabVIEW
    • Programming the sbRIO model
    • Designing a system using a RIO Mezzanine Card
    • Hardware performance
    • Ports and connections
    • NI-DAQmx performance
    • Power requirements
    • Safety and environmental specifications
    Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information Regulatory compliance information for safety, environmental, EMC, and CE
    Dimensional Drawings 2D and 3D CAD drawings
    Product Certifications Information about regulatory standards and certifications met by the controller
    Letter of Volatility Specifications for volatile and non-volatile memory on the controller
    Cooling CompactRIO Single-Board Systems Examples of thermal limits for sbRIO models in sample system configurations
    Model Documentation Pages

    Use the links in the Table of Contents on the left to access:

    • Parts locator diagrams
    • Pinouts
    • Block diagrams
    • LED indications
    • Specifications

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