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

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  • 8 differential BNC analog inputs (16-bit, 400 kS/s)
  • 2 BNC analog outputs (16-bit, 250 kS/s); 24 digital I/O (8 BNC); two 32-bit counters
  • Bus-powered USB for high mobility; locking USB cable; security cable slot
  • NI signal streaming 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 NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE interactive data-logging software
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The NI USB-6212 BNC is a bus-powered USB M Series multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) module optimized for superior accuracy at fast sampling rates. It offers eight differential BNC analog inputs (can be used as 16 single-ended); 400 kS/s sampling rate; two BNC analog outputs; 24 digital I/O lines (eight BNC); four programmable input ranges (±0.2 to ±10 V) per channel; digital triggering; two counter/timers, and one user-defined BNC terminal.

This module is designed specifically for mobile or space-constrained applications. Plug-and-play installation minimizes configuration and setup time, while direct screw-terminal and BNC connectivity keeps costs down and simplifies signal connections. This product also provides a locking USB cable and security cable slot and does not require external power.

In addition, the USB-6212 BNC 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, view the Resources tab.

This module features an OEM version. Check the Resources tab or use the left navigation menu 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. NI M Series DAQ 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. These 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.

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Each NI USB-6212 BNC requires:


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