Engineers can take advantage of measurement-quality data acquisition and the convenience of USB plug-and-play technology with the new National Instruments USB-6008 and USB-6009 data acquisition (DAQ) devices.
Starting at $145, the new USB DAQ devices can be used for as data logging and environmental monitoring. They also are useful in academic settings and are inexpensive enough for students to purchase and use in lab experiments. Both devices ship with free, ready-to-run data-logging software that engineers and students can use to begin taking measurements within minutes.
The NI USB-6008 and NI USB-6009 DAQ devices deliver multifunction capabilities with eight channels of 12- or 14-bit analog input, two analog outputs, 12 digital I/O lines and one counter.
Both devices draw power from the USB bus, so they do not require an external power supply to operate. They include removable screw terminals for direct signal connectivity, an onboard voltage reference for powering external devices and sensors, a four-layer board design for reduced noise and improved accuracy and overvoltage protection on analog input lines up to ±35 V.
In addition to ready-to-run data-logging software, each device includes NI-DAQmx Base measurement services driver software for programming the device in LabVIEW or C.