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NI adds speed to bus-powered DAQ devices for USB

Posted: 09 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:M Series DAQ devices? USB?

NI USB-6212, USB-6216

National Instruments has announced the release of two new bus-powered M Series DAQ devices for USB that deliver faster sampling rates and more digital I/O features than previously released bus-powered M Series devices for USB. The NI USB-6212 and USB-6216 are available with 68-pin SCSI mass termination, screw terminals or 50-pin IDC connectivity to provide multiple connectivity options.

The USB-6212 and USB-6216 enhance the NI USB-621x product offering with a 60 percent improvement in analog sampling rates while maintaining high absolute accuracy of 2.7mV at 10V and 89?V at 200mV. The devices also provide sixteen 400KSps analog inputs and two 250KSps analog outputs, both with 16-bit resolution. These light and compact devices deliver high-performance I/O for portable USB applications such as field measurements and laptop-based data acquisition.

The new devices also feature improved digital I/O by providing more channels, 32bit counters and 32 bi-directional digital lines for screw-terminated devices or 24 bi-directional digital lines for 68-pin devices. The USB-6212 and USB-6216 mass terminated devices deliver 68-pin cabled connectivity to terminal blocks and custom accessories while 50-pin IDC connectors on OEM devices offers easy board mating for integration in embedded systems. Additionally, the USB-6216 provides optional 60V CAT I isolation for protection against transient voltages, improved noise immunity and ground-loop removal.

The USB-6212 and USB-6216 are shipped with NI-DAQmx driver software and NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE, a limited-feature version of the interactive measurement software for quickly acquiring, analyzing and presenting data with no programming required. The NI-DAQmx driver delivers time-saving features such as code generation for both LabVIEW and text-based languages; more than 3,000 measurement examples; device simulation; connection diagrams; and compatibility with LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6.0.

These devices are fully RoHS-compliant, demonstrating the NI commitment to eliminating certain hazardous substances from products to benefit the environment.

Pricing for NI USB-6212 is from $999 and for NI USB-6216 is from $1,199.

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