Adding Peripherals to a CLIP

NI Single-Board RIO CLIP Generator Help

Edition Date: August 2015

Part Number: 375106C-01

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A peripheral is user-configurable capability of the NI sbRIO device—such as a Serial, CAN, or secondary Ethernet port—that requires pins, FPGA space, or both pins and FPGA space in order to function. Refer to the Related Documentation topic for other documentation resources you can use to help you plan and implement the peripherals you want to use.

Complete the following steps to use the Peripherals page of the sbRIO CLIP Generator to specify the processor peripherals you want to implement in your CLIP design and configure the pins that each peripheral uses.

  1. Place a checkmark in the Enabled column of the Additional Peripherals pane for each peripheral you want to add to the CLIP.
  2. Select a peripheral you enabled and use the Configuration pane to configure the peripheral. Refer to the following notes for information about peripherals specific to different NI sbRIO targets.
  3. Repeat the preceding steps to configure additional peripherals.
  4. Click Next to continue to the Pin Configuration page.

General Notes for All Targets

Notes Notes
  • You might not need to configure all the lines for a selected peripheral to function, depending on the needs of your application. For example, if you enable the Serial2 port, you might not need to configure any RTS or Modem lines for your application.
  • If you do not select a pin, the sbRIO CLIP Generator does not automatically assign a pin for you, which might cause a pin configuration warning.
  • Peripherals cannot reserve the same pins. If a peripheral uses a specific DIO pin and another peripheral attempts to request it, the Enabled column for the second peripheral becomes disabled and a warning icon appears.
  • Serial ports may be notated differently depending on the environment in which you are working.


SD Card SD Card  Refer to the NI sbRIO-9607 RMC Board Design Guide or NI sbRIO-9627 RMC Board Design Guide for information about specific SD card support.

sbRIO-9651 SOM

Secondary Ethernet (Eth2) Eth2
  • Enable the Eth2 peripheral to allow communication over a secondary Ethernet network interface controller. Enabling this peripheral reserves a subset of Bank 2 pins and sets the voltage level for those pins. However, you cannot modify which specific pins the secondary Ethernet peripheral uses.
  • You can select the pins to use for the green and yellow Ethernet speed LED signals.
Note Note  Peripherals that require different bank voltages cannot be used together on the same bank. For example, the Eth2 peripheral, which requires 2.5 V, cannot be on the same bank as the Serial2 peripheral, which requires 3.3 V.
Caution Caution  If your CLIP design will use the primary RS-232 port for console access, National Instruments recommends that you define a pin for the Data Terminal Ready (DTR) and Data Carrier Detect (DCD) signals. These signals are used to automatically log a user out when the serial cable is disconnected. Failure to implement these signals for console access might cause a security vulnerability.

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Configuring I/O Pins on the Target

Related Topics

NI-Embedded CAN documentation

NI-Serial documentation

Serial Port Naming Conventions


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