National Instruments Offers Its Fastest 16-Bit Multifunction I/O Devices

1/15/2003 - National Instruments extends its simultaneous sampling multifunction I/O family with the introduction of its fastest 16-bit multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) devices for PXI and PCI. With the NI 6120 family of multifunction I/O DAQ devices, engineers and scientists can capture waveforms with better vertical resolution and frequency resolution than with traditional oscilloscopes.

The devices deliver 16-bit analog input at 800 kS/s on each of four channels for both transient measurements and frequency domain measurements. Users can synchronize onboard digital I/O and waveform output with the devices' 16-bit waveform acquisition for mixed signal and stimulus-response applications. These capabilities make the NI 6120 family an alternative to higher-priced standalone instruments for many applications that require flexible channel counts and synchronization.

The NI PXI-6120 and NI PCI-6120 multifunction I/O devices come with 64 million samples of onboard memory to ensure data integrity. They also feature two 16-bit analog output channels, eight digital I/O lines, and two counter/timers. With the devices, engineers and scientists in research and design can record signals at a high resolution for a variety of applications, including frequency domain analysis.

The NI 6120 simultaneous sampling multifunction I/O devices come with NI-DAQ 6.9 driver software, a powerful programming interface for use with numerous programming environments and languages. Through NI-DAQ 6.9, the new devices integrate with popular application development environments, including NI LabVIEW, NI Measurement Studio for Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual C++, and Microsoft Visual Basic. NI leads the industry movement to 16-bit DAQ devices by combining custom digital ASICs and custom analog input and output design to optimize, control, and enhance the performance of commercial off-the-shelf 16-bit analog to digital and digital to analog converters. NI 16-bit DAQ devices for PXI, PCI, FireWire, and PCMCIA deliver 16 times better resolution and significantly better accuracy at a marginal price difference when compared to 12-bit DAQ products.

About National Instruments
For more than 26 years, National Instruments has revolutionized the way engineers and scientists work by delivering virtual instrumentation solutions built on rapidly advancing commercial technologies, including industry-standard computers and the Internet. NI increases productivity for customers worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition and instrumentation. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 37 countries. In 2001, the company sold products to more than 24,000 different companies in more than 60 countries around the world. For the past three consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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