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Prototype for thesis - board selection

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Hi, I'm doing my thesis is about a prototype of a greenhouse, the area is as follows: 9.8 feet (long) x 4.9 feet (wide) x 6.56 feet (high). I am going to buy a card to develop an embedded system in which the logic of control and monitoring, temperature, humidity, and irrigation system will be programmed. My question is, which platform would you use for this type of projects? zybo zynq 7000, nexys 4, or other board ?, what advantages would the platform they select, with the same development with NI board as single board rio or NI MYRIO? ,Below I attach an image with the measures

 

-Time limit between 300 and 700 dollars for the card
-The signals to measure 8 temperature signals (2), relative humidity (2), conductivity (2), ph (2).
- need to control 4 actuators irrigation system (1), ventilation system (2), radiator (1)
-For the monitoring will be a user session interface.
- It is necessary to register about 9 data, mentioned above and additionally the speed of time.
"Supervision will be done from my laptop.

 
 
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Thank you very much to all for your help, it helped me to solve my problem.

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Scholar u4223374
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Re: Prototype for thesis - board selection

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I'd get the Pynq. Four reasons:

 

  • Very well supported by Digilent
  • Supports Arduino shields - which will make things like controlling actuators relatively easy
  • Much more logic available than the Zybo
  • Student pricing is ridiculous - $65 US

A Zynq makes sense for this project; much of the control looks like it'll be more suitable for a CPU than for the FPGA fabric.

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I would seriously consider National Instrument's Labview Rio kit. It is $455 but perhaps there is a student version. 

Labview is *the* premier choice for control systems. It is behind most heavy industrial systems. And it is extremely easy to use. So easy it is used to program the Lego Mindstorms (for kids). There is also a solid firm behind it and much less code to write (everything is graphical). I did all the data acquisition for my MSc and PhD thesis using it. Never hit a snag.

It is a collaboration between Xilinx and National Instruments. 

https://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/1-8dyf-1094.html

 

http://www.ni.com/xilinx/

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/10894/en/

http://www.ni.com/rioeval/

 

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You can contact Xilinx XUP program i.e. xup@xilinx.com . You can also contact your Xilinx local FAEs or DFAEs and discuss your detail requirement
https://www.xilinx.com/about/contact/sales-reps.html
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