Simultaneous sampling

National Instruments today announced four new simultaneous-sampling S Series data acquisition (DAQ) devices for the PCI bus.

National Instruments today announced four new simultaneous-sampling S Series data acquisition (DAQ) devices for the PCI bus, raising the performance of PC-based instrumentation with simultaneous-sampling rates up to 3 MS/sec.

The NI PCI-6133, NI PCI-6132, NI PCI-6123 and NI PCI-6122 boards are ideal for general-purpose data acquisition and automated test, ultrasonics, ballistics, acoustics, high-energy physics and radar applications.

In addition to the 3 MS/sec sampling rates offered in the PCI-6133 and PCI-6132, the dedicated A/D converter per channel architecture provides a much higher aggregate sampling rate compared to traditional multiplexed data acquisition devices.

The PCI-6133 and PCI-6132 boards also include eight and four channels of simultaneous sampling, respectively; 14 bits of resolution; four signal input ranges; analog triggering; eight hardware-timed digital I/O (DIO) lines and two counter/timers.

The PCI-6123 and PCI-6122 boards include eight and four channels of simultaneous sampling at rates of 500 kS/sec, respectively; 16 bits of resolution; four signal input ranges; analog triggering; eight hardware-timed DIO lines and two counter/timers.

With more advanced signal conditioning connectivity, engineers now can create an inexpensive transient recorder, downconverter digitiser or high-speed strain measurement device with a typical PC.

Each of the four new S Series DAQ boards can be used with National Instruments software including NI-DAQmx, SignalExpress, the LabVIEW graphical development environment, VI Logger data-logging software, the LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit and the LabVIEW Signal Processing Toolkit.