Measurement Computing Offers Lower Cost Alternative to NI's PCI-6031E

8/12/2004 - Measurement Computing Corporation announced the release of the PCI-DAS6031 board. The PCI-DAS6031ís $1225 price makes it an attractive alternative to the NI PCI-6031E, which sells for $1795. The PCI-DAS6031 offers specifications identical to the NI board and costs $570 (31.8%) less. Compare the PCI-DAS6031 to NIís PCI-6031E and youíll see that ďThe only difference is the priceTM."

The PCI-DAS6031 provides 64 single-ended / 32 differential channels of 16-bit (one part in 65536) analog input. Measurements on any of 14 input ranges may be taken at rates up to 100 kilosamples per second. It also provides dual 16-bit analog outputs with 100 kS/s per channel update rates. Eight digital bi-directional I/O lines can control relays and solenoids, and can monitor switch and contact closures. The board also provides two 16-bit counter/timers.

The board is fully supported by LabVIEWTM, SoftWIRE®, Agilent VEETM and MATLAB®. Users wishing to program in Visual Basic, C#, C++ or any other popular language can use Measurement Computingís powerful Universal Library (UL). UL speeds the programming task with high-level, easy-to-use functions, but doesnít sacrifice the userís ability to access all the boardís functionality, or access low-level functions your application may require.

The PCI-DAS6031 is part of a growing family of significantly lower priced alternatives to National Instrumentsí E-series/PCI-6000 boards. All of the boards in the family offer the same specifications as their NI counterparts, and are offered at twenty-five to thirty percent lower prices.

Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include analog and digital I/O boards, serial and GPIB interfaces for the PCI, USB, ISA, cPCI, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The privately owned company, founded in 1989, has more than 70 employees, and markets its products worldwide through direct sales, a distribution network, and the worldwide web. Visit for more information.

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