The SOM (system-on-module) has a dual-core ARM processor in the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with memory.
But the level of software integration is significant for this type of small format harder development module. This is because it adopts the software design standards of the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture.
As said Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems marketing at NI points out: “Today’s embedded monitoring and control applications are more complex than ever before, and tighter deadlines and rising costs only increase stress for system designers. Studies show that design teams using the LabVIEW RIO architecture can solve complex embedded problems in half the time compared with traditional custom design approaches.”
The SOM board is shipped with a full suite of middleware for developing an embedded OS, custom software drivers and other common software components.
Also, LabVIEW FPGA gets round the difficulties of hardware description language design.