The System on Module (SOM) Development Kit includes a full-featured reference carrier board to help you develop your embedded application. The reference board saves development effort by offering design files, including schematics and Gerber designs, for all of the onboard peripherals, such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB Host, USB Device, SD, Serial, and CAN, for reuse in a design. The development kit also comes with a heat sink that you can use as an optional desktop thermal design.
You can choose from four PMOD connectors on the reference carrier board to quickly integrate I/O. Multiple chip vendors offer PMOD modules ranging from simple analog I/O to stereo power speakers. The digital prototyping area offers a selectable voltage level for 48 FPGA I/O, so you can connect to a wide range of components such as analog-to-digital converters or a custom connector.
Before developing with the SOM, use the CompactRIO platform to accelerate prototyping. CompactRIO controllers offer the same hardware components along with mechanical packaging and modular I/O, which saves design time by removing the need for custom board design and a mechanical solution so you can focus on application development. After you prototype with CompactRIO controllers, the SOM reuses most of the code, so you do not have to design custom algorithms or application software again.
Order the development kit online or contact NI to learn more about the SOM from a representative.
Development Kit Contents
-Reference carrier board
-Desktop power supply
-USB A to B cable
-Heat sink (optional for desktop use)