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NI Single Board RIO 9606

Single Board RIO 9606


National Instruments is providing Rescue Robotics with a sbRIO-9606 embedded computer & software for the 2011/12 Outback UAV Challenge.

The main features of the 9606:

  • 400 MHz processor with real time OS.
  • 512 MB nonvolatile storage, 256 MB DRAM.
  • Xilinx Spartan-6 LX45 FPGA.
  • 96 3.3 V configurable DIO lines.
  • Mezzanine connector to interface FPGA with custom daughter board.
  • 10.3cm x 9.65cm dimensions.
  • Can be fully programmed in LabVIEW

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The plan is to implement a custom autopilot to meet the design constraints of the 2011/12 OBC. 


The following NI software packages are being used:

  • LabVIEW Professional Development System,
  • LabVIEW Robotics Module
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module,
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • NI Vision Development Module,
  • LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
  • LabVIEW Statechart Module
  • LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit,
  • System Identification Toolkit