USB-6218 16-Bit, 250 kS/s Isolated M Series MIO DAQ, Bus-Powered

Starting at $ 1,618 (view pricing options)
  • 32 inputs (16-bit, 250 kS/s); 2 outputs (16-bit, 250 kS/s); 8 digital I/O; 2 32-bit counters
  • DAQExpress™ interactive measurement software license
  • 60 V, CAT I isolation (1000 V RMS, 5 s withstand) for improved accuracy and safety
  • NI signal streaming for sustained high-speed data streams over USB; OEM version available
  • Compatible with LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI, and Measurement Studio for Visual Studio .NET
  • NI-DAQmx driver software and SignalExpress LE interactive data-logging software
  • View Support Resources
The USB-6218 is a bus-powered isolated USB M Series multifunction DAQ module optimized for superior accuracy at fast sample rates. It offers 32 analog inputs; a 250 kS/s single-channel sample rate; two analog outputs; eight digital input lines; eight digital output lines; four programmable input ranges (±0.2 to ±10 V) per channel; digital triggering; and two counter/timers. For improved accuracy and safety, 60 V, CAT I isolation is provided.

The USB-6218 is designed specifically for mobile or space-constrained applications. Plug-and-play installation minimizes configuration and setup time, while direct screw-terminal connectivity keeps costs down and simplifies signal connections. Because this module is bus-powered from USB, you can discard unnecessary external power supplies.

The USB-6218 also features NI signal streaming technology, which gives you DMA-like bidirectional high-speed streaming of data across USB. For more information about NI signal streaming, view the Resources tab.

Driver Software
NI-DAQmx driver and measurement services software provides easy-to-use configuration and programming interfaces with features such as the DAQ Assistant to help reduce development time. M Series devices are not compatible with the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver.

Application Software
Every M Series DAQ device includes a copy of DAQExpress interactive measurement software for quick hardware configuration, data visualization, and interactive analysis. In addition to DAQExpress, M Series DAQ devices are compatible with the following versions (or later) of NI application software: LabVIEW 7.1, LabWindows/CVI 7.x, or Measurement Studio 7.x. M Series DAQ devices are also compatible with Visual Studio .NET, ANSI C/C++, and Visual Basic 6.0.

The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Each NI USB-6218 requires:

NI USB-6218

NI USB-6218 and Accessories

NI USB-6218
- 779678-01 Qty $ 1,618 each
- 780106-01 Qty $ 1,618 each
Optional Accessories
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USB-621x Accessory Kit - 779807-01
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Additional Accessories
USB/PCMCIA Cable Strain Relief for Laptop - 777550-01
Qty $ 71 each
Rugged Carrying Case for Portable Instrumentation - 780315-01
Qty $ 213 each
DIN Rail Mounting Kit - 779689-01
Qty $ 36 each
Compliant Calibration
Compliant Calibration for NI Data Acquisition Hardware - 960462-03
Qty $ 324 each

Software

Note : You should only purchase this device without software if you already own compatible application software.
LabVIEW Full Development System for Windows (English) , 1 year SSP - 776670-35WM Qty $ 3,569 each
LabVIEW Application Builder for Windows - 776675-35 Qty $ 1,768 each

Subtotal: $ 1,618

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