NI-9697 and SEA Modules Compatibility

Updated Jul 2, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • NI-9796
  • CompactRIO Single-Board Controller
  • Single-Board RIO Custom RMC

Software

  • CompactRIO OS for Embedded Controllers

Driver

  • NI-RIO

Issue Details

Are SEA modules compatible with NI-9697 for using with Single-Board RIO (sbRIO) controllers? 

Solution

SEA modules are supported in CompactRIO (cRIO) devices as described in CompactRIO Third-Party Products Complete Overview List. There is no  differentiation between cRIO and sbRIO devices as far as module software support is concerned. You should concern about physical limitations of using the NI-9697 mezzanine card with enclosed modules. According to CompactRIO Single-Board Controller Module Compatibility, National Instruments recommends to use board-only modules with sbRIO devices and doesn't recommend to remove a module from its enclosure because it voids the warranty rules and invalidate certain certification. Then, before purchasing and using a module of the SEA or any third-party ones with sbRIO, you must contact the vendor to make sure they provide a board-only card version.