3G Module - Applications case study from National Instruments

“Monitoring system that synchronizes channels using GPS clocks and transmits data to a server using S.E.A. 3G cRIO module.”   more....

cRIO 3G Starter Kit

cRIO 3G Starter Kit

Starting to work with wireless data transfer we recommend to use the Starter Kit which includes:

  • cRIO 3G Mobile module
  • GSM antenna for magnetic mounting
  • GPS antenna for magnetic mounting
  • power supply cable
  • user manuals
  • LabVIEW drivers with programming examples

SEA 9721 and 9724 3G Mobile Communication Modules

SEA 9721 Order Number 60000037
SEA 9724 Order Number 60000060


SEA cRIO 3G Mobile module

The cRIO 3G module offers modern standards of telecommunication. Basing on 3G standard higher data transfer rates are reachable than using conventional GSM modules.

The new 3G software allows you to update a DynDNS profile, so you can always access your module via a static internet address. Besides you have remote connection to the CompactRIO system via a VPN server.

The 3G module additionally offers GPS function for position and time determination  of CompactRIO systems.

SEA 9721: may be used in the U.S. only in the AT & T network.

The cRIO 3G module can also be used with the National Instruments CompactDAQ Ethernet chassis.


cRIO GXXX 3G module is a high performance module for the mobile communication via modern GSM 3G standards and additional GPS functionality to supply accurate position and time information with the build in 50 channel receiver.
The communication can be done with different frequencies via GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz) protocol which can supply data transmission rates up to 7.2 Mbit/s.
Supports worldwide data transfer with multi-band technology. SIM card reader with mechanical lock mechanism. GPS programmable update rate of up to 10 Hz. The module supplies a PPS pulse output (TTL) signal to the backplane. Module is directly connected via the ethernet bridge cable with the CompactRIOTM Controller.
As an optional accessory there is a mounting kit available to mount the module as a 5th or 9th module to a CompactRIO Chassis. See Order No 60000057.
Included Accessories:
1 * Ethernet bridge cable
1 * Power cable
1 * Hardware manual.
1 * Driver & Config-Software for LabVIEW 2011 or higher and user manual as download.

Technical data

SEA 9721**

SEA 9724 (NTT)

GSM Functions

GSM frequencies [MHz]

850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100

GSM protocols


Power Supply

Power supply frontpanel connector (typical) [V DC]

7...30 (12V)

Typical Power Consumption (typical) VA avg


Peak Current Consumption VA peak


Average current

dependent on used communication standard between 85 mA and 250 mA


GSM connector


GPS antenna connector


Environmental conditions

Operating temperature range I* [° C]


Operating temperature range II* [° C]


Relative humidity [%] non condensing


Size [mm]

80 x 88 x 23

Weight [g]


*Operating temperature range I (Active data transmission with duty cycle of 30% per hour

*Operating temperature range II (no limitation)

**SEA 9721: may be used in the U.S. only in the AT & T network.


Accessories for this module are available in our shop


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Access to all downloadable files:

Shop Info

Scope of Delivery

  • Driver software
  • VIs and programming examples for LabVIEW 2011 and higher.
  • Manual

These files are available for download.

Shop info

Our modules and the respective accessories can be ordered in our Shop. The SEA cRIO 3G modules have the order numbers SEA 9721 (60000037) and SEA 9724 ( 60000060).


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