5/19/2004 - National Instruments announced two new low-cost PXI modules that use the advanced features of NI-DAQmx 7.2 to deliver high-performance analog output (AO) for measurement and control systems.
Starting at just $34 per channel, the NI PXI-6722 and the NI PXI-6723 AO modules work with NI-DAQmx 7.2, the newest version of National Instruments measurement services software, to deliver high-performance AO features such as waveform analog output, simultaneous multichannel updates and high-speed, single-point output.
Both the NI PXI-6722, offering eight AO channels, and the NI PXI-6723, offering 32 AO channels, use NI-DAQmx to deliver deterministic execution of multichannel control algorithms. In addition, these modules reach speeds of up to 21 kHz while running eight parallel PID loops. Because AO modules are often used with other I/O such as analog input, vision or digital I/O, NI-DAQmx offers an easy-to-use interface for controlling the PXI trigger bus for multidevice synchronization.
Engineers using the NI PXI-672x family also can take advantage of other ease-of-use features in NI-DAQmx 7.2 such as DAQ Assistant, which provides a step-by-step dialog guide for configuring, testing and programming AO tasks. DAQ Assistant automatically generates code for low-level customization, making it easier and faster for engineers to develop AO applications with configuration-based Express VIs in LabVIEW.
The NI PXI-672x family is ideal for high-performance, multichannel control applications including signal simulation, real-time control and low-speed arbitrary waveform generation.
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By 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 increased value for its data acquisition (DAQ) customers by reducing prices up to 25 percent worldwide for 13 of its most popular DAQ modules. Readers may learn more about the price reduction and view new prices by visiting www.ni.com/dataacquisition.
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National Instruments (www.ni.com) is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists 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 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.ni.com/nati.
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