PXI-6255 16-Bit, 1.25 MS/s(Max), 750 kS/s(Scanning), 80 Analog Inputs

Starting at $ 2,754 (view pricing options)
  • Consider the NI PXIe-6345/6355/6365/6375 modules for faster sampling and higher channel count
  • Two 16-bit analog outputs (2.8 MS/s); 24 digital I/O; 32-bit counters
  • Correlated DIO (8 clocked lines, 10 MHz); analog and digital triggering
  • NI-MCal calibration technology for increased measurement accuracy
  • NIST-traceable calibration; more than 70 signal conditioning options
  • Includes NI-DAQmx, SignalExpress LE data-logging software, and other measurement services
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The PXI-6255 is a high-speed multifunction M Series DAQ module optimized for superior accuracy at fast sample rates. For optimal performance using the PXI-6255, NI recommends using the SHC68-68-EPM cable for connector 0 and the SHC68-68 cable for connector 1. The SCC-68 or other NI signal conditioning accessories are not compatible with connector 1. Also consider the high-accuracy M Series devices with an 18-bit analog-to-digital converter for a 4X resolution increase.

High-speed M Series devices incorporate advanced features such as the NI-STC2 system controller, NI-PGIA 2 programmable amplifier, and NI-MCal calibration technology to increase performance and accuracy. High-speed M Series devices have an onboard NI-PGIA 2 amplifier designed for fast settling time at high scanning rates, which ensures 16-bit accuracy even when measuring all channels at maximum speeds. To learn more about M Series technologies, device specifications, and recommended cables and accessories, refer to the data sheet and specifications.

Driver Software
M Series devices work with multiple OSs using three driver software options: NI-DAQmx, NI-DAQmx Base, and the Measurement Hardware DDK. Browse the information in the Resources tab to learn more about driver software or download a driver. M Series devices are not compatible with the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver.

Application Software
With LabVIEW, you can create custom DAQ applications with the ease of graphical programming and power of more than 500 analysis functions and advanced programming tools. LabVIEW Full and Professional development systems include SignalExpress for interactive data logging. M Series DAQ devices are compatible with the following versions (or later) of NI application software: LabVIEW 7.x, LabWindows™/CVI 7.x, Measurement Studio 7.x, SignalExpress 1.x, or LabVIEW with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 7.1. M Series DAQ devices are also compatible with Visual Studio .NET, C/C++, and Visual Basic 6.0.

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Specifications Documents

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Specifications Summary

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To use the NI PXI-6255 , you need all items in the diagram below. Select Option 1 if you already own a PXI System, or Option 2 if you do not already own a chassis, controller, or software.

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1 Connector Block

1 Cable

NI PXI-6255

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Controller

Software

NI PXI-6255 and Accessories Only
NI PXI-6255 - 779547-01 Qty $ 2,754 each
Required Accessories
Connector 0 - Digital
Connector Block - Screw Terminal
SCB-68A - 782536-01
Qty $ 333 each
Cable - Shielded
Qty $ 144 each
Connector 1 - Analog
Connector Block - Screw Terminal
SCB-68A - 782536-01
Qty $ 333 each
Cable - Shielded
Qty $ 107 each
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