NI USB-6212 16-Bit, 400 kS/s M Series MIO DAQ, Bus Powered

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  • 16 analog inputs (16-bit, 400 kS/s)
  • 2 analog outputs (16-bit, 250 kS/s); 32 digital I/O (24 for mass termination); two 32-bit counters
  • Bus-powered USB for high mobility; built-in signal connectivity
  • NI Signal Streaming technology for sustained high-speed data streams over USB; OEM version available
  • Compatible with LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, and Visual Basic 6.0
  • NI-DAQmx driver software and LabVIEW SignalExpress LE interactive data-logging software
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The NI USB-6212 is a bus-powered USB M Series multifunction DAQ module optimized for superior accuracy at fast sampling rates. It offers 16 analog inputs; 400 kS/s sampling rate; two analog outputs; 32 digital I/O lines; four programmable input ranges (±0.2 V to ±10 V) per channel; digital triggering; and two counter/timers.

The USB-6212 is designed specifically for mobile or space-constrained applications. Plug-and-play installation minimizes configuration and setup time, and direct screw-terminal connectivity keeps costs down and simplifies signal connections. This product does not require external power.

The USB-6212 also features new NI Signal Streaming technology, which gives you DMA-like bidirectional high-speed streaming of data across the USB bus. For more information about NI Signal Streaming technology, view the Resources tab.

Each module features an OEM version. Check the Resources tab or use the left navigation to get pricing and technical information.

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. 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
Every M Series DAQ device includes a copy of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE data-logging software, so you can quickly acquire, analyze, and present data without programming. In addition to LabVIEW SignalExpress, 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, 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.

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NI USB-6212 Complete Package

Each NI USB-6212 requires:

NI USB-6212

NI USB-6212 and Accessories

NI USB-6212
- 780107-01 Qty $ 1,142 each
- 780169-01 Qty $ 1,142 each
Optional Accessories
Recommended Accessories
Qty $ 66 each
Additional Accessories
Qty $ 59 each
Qty $ 180 each
DIN Rail Mounting Kit - 779689-01
Qty $ 31 each
Compliant Calibration
Qty $ 290 each
Hardware Subtotal: $ 1,142


Note : You should only purchase this device without software if you already own compatible application software. [View Full List]
LabVIEW Full Development System for Windows (English) , 1 year SSP - 776670-35 Qty $ 2,999 each
LabVIEW Application Builder for Windows - 776675-35 Qty $ 1,499 each
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