NI Delivers USB Portable DAQ System for Sensor and High-Voltage Measurements

  • March 11, 2005
  • National Instruments Corporation
  • News
NEWS RELEASE – National Instruments today announced two new versions of the NI DAQPad-6015, a plug-and-play, multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) device for USB. Engineers and scientists can use NI SCC signal conditioning devices with the new NI DAQPad-6015 mass termination version to measure a wide range of sensor and high-voltage signals up to 100 VDC. NI SCC signal conditioning carriers fit neatly on top of the DAQPad-6015 to create a portable, customizable data acquisition system with up to 300 V Cat II isolation per module.Because the DAQPad-6015 connects to SCC signal conditioning carriers such as the SC-2345 and SC-2350 modules for transducer electronic data sheets (TEDS), engineers can reduce system setup time by taking advantage of USB plug-and-play features and smart sensor technology. Engineers can use the SCC carriers to select their sensor or signal conditioning types, as well as their direct connectivity types on a per-channel basis.The combined DAQPad-6015 and SCC system is ideal for applications requiring a laptop for portability because it connects easily via USB to any laptop and provides a broad range of measurements in the field. For example, vehicle and machine diagnostic applications or biomedical environments often require portable measurement systems that engineers can transport directly to where they are conducting tests. For portable applications that do not require signal conditioning, the BNC connector version of the DAQPad-6015 is useful for portable, quick signal connection and disconnection. All DAQPad-6015 versions offer sixteen 16-bit AI channels, two AO channels and eight DIO channels, giving engineers the ability to address both measurement and control needs with a single device. They also include NI-DAQmx measurement services software and are compatible with NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio for Visual Studio .NET and other USB data acquisition devices.For more information on NI DAQ System, Contact National Instruments or visit their web site at Instruments DAQBy integrating commercial PC-based technologies and investing in innovative research and development, NI continues to lower the cost of measurement and control while improving system performance, accuracy and reliability. NI recently announced the new M Series, the next generation of data acquisition hardware, capable of taking measurements with up to 18-bit accuracy and at speeds of up to 1.25 MS/s. Readers can learn more about all National Instruments data acquisition offerings at National InstrumentsNational Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,400 employees and direct operations in approximately 40 countries. In 2004, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past six years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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