Can I use an Ethernet RIO Expansion as Stand-Alone System?

Updated Apr 17, 2020

Reported In


  • NI-9146
  • NI-9147
  • NI-9148
  • NI-9149


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

Can we use a Ethernet CompactRIO Expansion Chassis as a stand-alone device without a computer PC/Compact RIO controller connected to it?


Yes, you can use the Ethernet CompactRIO Expansion Chassis as stand-alone device, but only if the necessary logic is placed in the FPGA.
Also you need to connect it to your PC once in order to download compiled FPGA bitfile and configure startup at powering up.

Additional Information

Futher details to getting started with these devices are available in Getting Started with Ethernet RIO Expansion Chassis.