TB 3001 :: cRIO MDK Cradle Module


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The TB 3001 Cradle Module is a carrier board that simplifies the design and prototyping of new cRIO modules. It provides common elements required by the cRIO specification and National Instruments’ cRIO module development kit (MDK), allowing you to focus on the application-specific portion of the module design.

Single-board RIO Interface

The TB 3001 provides common cRIO interface design elements, including I/O isolation, Schmitt trigger buffering, sleep power down control, and ID Select holdoff control.

Application Daughterboard

The TB 3001/2001 comes with daughterboard connectors that mate with your application-specific I/O circuit. The daughterboard can be powered by a choice of an isolated 3.3V or a user-defined power rail supplied by the cradle board.

Front Panel

The DB-25 front panel connector provides connections for 24 user-defined signals. These signals and control lines for the eight front panel LEDs are routed to the application daughterboard, where their function is defined by your circuit design.



Carrier for new cRIO module designs

cRIO Interface


I/O Isolation

Sleep mode power down control

User circuit interface

4.7 x 3.3 x 2.6cm (L x W x H) design area

Low profile daughterboard connectors

  • Front panel and FPGA I/O signals

Isolated power supply

  • 3.3V (100mA) and user-defined DC/DC converter

Isolated digital signals (standard – other options available)

  • 7 FPGA Outputs - SPI_CLK, SPI_CS*, DIO0, DIO1, DIO3, DIO7
  • 2 FPGA Inputs - DIO2, DIO6
  • ID Select Control

Front panel signals

  • Isolated ground
  • 24 User signals
  • Shell connected to chassis ground

Basic driver for IO and LED operations

Front Panel

DB-25 Front Panel Connector

  • 24 User-defined I/O (UDIO) lines
  • Schottky diode input protection

8 indicator LEDs (user controlled)


Twisted pair ribbon cable assembly with DB-25 connector

On-board circuitry

Shmitt Trigger buffers

Isolation barrier

  • Power supply
  • Digital signals


FPGA Interface signals

  • ID Mode and SPI, Parallel or User Operation mode

Power management (sleep) control

LED control lines

System Requirements

Development Software

  • Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 8.1 or 7, 2GB RAM
  • NI LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA for Windows 8.6 or later
  • NINI cRIO-9951 Module Development Kit (MDK)
  • Driver is compatible with LabVIEW for Windows or LabVIEW Real-Time

Target Hardware

  • NI 96xx Single-Board RIO (sbRIO)
  • NI 78xxR R Series + 9151R expansion chassis


I/O Isolation: 2,500V

Ambient Temperature: 0C - 70C

Humidity: 10%-90%, non-condensing

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