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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Specifications Documents

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Specifications Summary

Product Name USB-6212 BNC
Product Family Multifunction Data Acquisition
Form Factor USB
Part Number 781003-01
Operating System/Target Windows
DAQ Product Family M Series
Measurement Type Voltage , Quadrature encoder
Isolation Type None
RoHS Compliant No
USB Power Bus-Powered
Analog Input
Channels 8
Single-Ended Channels 8
Differential Channels 8
Resolution 16 bits
Sample Rate 400 kS/s
Max Voltage 10 V
Maximum Voltage Range -10 V - 10 V
Maximum Voltage Range Accuracy 2.71 mV
Maximum Voltage Range Sensitivity 118 µV
Minimum Voltage Range -200 mV - 200 mV
Minimum Voltage Range Accuracy 0.089 mV
Minimum Voltage Range Sensitivity 5.2 µV
Number of Ranges 4
Simultaneous Sampling No
On-Board Memory 4095 samples
Analog Output
Channels 2
Resolution 16 bits
Max Voltage 10 V
Maximum Voltage Range -10 V - 10 V
Maximum Voltage Range Accuracy 3.512 mV
Minimum Voltage Range -10 V - 10 V
Minimum Voltage Range Accuracy 3.512 mV
Update Rate 250 kS/s
Current Drive Single 2 mA
Current Drive All 4 mA
Digital I/O
Bidirectional Channels 24
Input-Only Channels 0
Output-Only Channels 0
Timing Software
Logic Levels TTL
Input Current Flow Sinking
Output Current Flow Sourcing
Programmable Input Filters No
Supports Programmable Power-Up States? Yes
Current Drive Single 16 mA
Current Drive All 50 mA
Watchdog Timer No
Supports Handshaking I/O? No
Supports Pattern I/O? No
Maximum Input Range 0 V - 5.25 V
Maximum Output Range 0 V - 3.8 V
Counters 2
Buffered Operations Yes
Debouncing/Glitch Removal Yes
GPS Synchronization No
Maximum Range 0 V - 5.25 V
Max Source Frequency 80 MHz
Pulse Generation Yes
Resolution 32 bits
Timebase Stability 50 ppm
Logic Levels TTL
Physical Specifications
Length 23.5 cm
Width 11.2 cm
Height 6.4 cm
I/O Connector Screw terminals , BNC connectors
Triggering Digital

NI USB-6212 BNC Complete Package

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NI USB-6212 BNC and Accessories

NI USB-6212 BNC - 781003-01 Qty $ 1,550 each
Optional Accessories
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DIN Rail Mounting Kit - 779689-01
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Qty $ 290 each
Hardware Subtotal: $ 1,550


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