Austin, Tex. National Instruments says it has introduced the industry's first 80-channel USB data acquisition devices, together with the BNC USB M Series devices and a USB-9237 C Series module. The 80-channel USB M Series devices is said to deliver the highest channel-count USB multifunction data acquisition devices, the BNC USB M Series devices provide direct BNC connectivity and the USB C Series modules offer less expensive and more portable hardware, according to NI.
Using the 80-channel USB M Series devices, engineers can collect more data with less equipment because the devices provide high-channel-count application solutions in a single device. The NI USB-6225 and USB-6255 offer 80 channels for analog inputs and up to 1.25 MS/s (750 kS/s aggregate) sampling rates per channel. The devices feature NI signal streaming and provide up to 48 digital input/output lines and two counter/timers.
The NI USB-6221, USB-6229, USB-6251 and USB-6259 BNC USB M Series devices include the standard M Series features along with direct BNC connectivity that provides up to 16 differential analog inputs, four analog outputs, eight digital I/O BNC connectors and up to 60 screw terminals. The BNC devices offer up to 1.25 MS/s (750 kS/s aggregate) sampling rates per channel, support NI signal streaming technology, provide up to 48 digital I/O lines and feature two counter/timers.
The USB-9237, based on the NI C Series platform, offers high-speed in a compact form factor for low-channel-count applications including strain, load, pressure, and other bridge-based measurements. The bus-powered module removes the need for an external power supply and offers NIST-traceable calibration and quarter-, half- and full-bridge completion. Other features include 24-bit resolution, direct connectivity, 50 kS/s simultaneously sampled analog inputs, up to 10-V internal excitation, and transducer electronic data sheet (TEDS) smart sensor compatibility.
Pricing: 80-Channel USB M Series devices: from $1,599; BNC USB M Series devices: from $1,599 and NI USB-9237: from $1,299
Product information: data acquisition devices
National Instruments, 1-800-258-7022, www.ni.com