NI cDAQ-9178 NI CompactDAQ 8-Slot USB Chassis

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  • Choose from more than 50 hot-swappable I/O modules with integrated signal conditioning
  • Four general-purpose 32-bit counter/timers built into chassis (access through digital module)
  • Run up to 7 hardware-timed analog I/O, digital I/O, or counter/timer operations simultaneously
  • Stream continuous waveform measurements with patented NI Signal Streaming technology
  • Built-in BNC connections for external clocks and triggers (up to 1 MHz)
  • Measure in minutes with NI-DAQmx software and automatic code generation using the DAQ Assistant
  • Configure Complete NI CompactDAQ System
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The NI cDAQ-9178 is an 8-slot NI CompactDAQ USB chassis designed for small, portable, mixed-measurement test systems. Combine the cDAQ-9178 with up to eight NI C Series I/O modules for a custom analog input, analog output, digital I/O, and counter/timer measurement system.

Modules are available for a variety of sensor measurements including thermocouples, RTDs, strain gages, load and pressure transducers, torque cells, accelerometers, flow meters, and microphones. NI CompactDAQ systems combine sensor measurements with voltage, current, and digital signals to create custom, mixed-measurement systems with a single, simple USB cable back to the PC, laptop, or netbook.

The cDAQ-9178 has four 32-bit general-purpose counter/timers built in. You can access these counters through an installed, hardware-timed digital module such as the NI 9401 or NI 9402 for applications that involve quadrature encoders, PWM, event counting, pulse train generation, and period or frequency measurement.

Use the two built-in BNC connections to share clocks or triggers up to 1 MHz.

The cDAQ-9178 chassis is shipped with the following:
- AC/DC converter that plugs directly into the chassis
- USB cable with a thumbscrew lock for strain relief

Power cord sold separately.

For conditions where EMI could be an issue, you can use the 7.0 mm EMI suppression ferrites to suppress EMI for BNC cabling to the chassis.

NI-DAQmx driver software is shipped with every chassis and includes the following:

- LabVIEW SignalExpress LE for simple data-logging applications
- API for LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, C#, and Visual Basic .NET
- DAQ Assistant code generation for NI LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI, and Measurement Studio
- Example programs for all supported languages
- NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) for system configuration and test

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 Summary

General
Product Name cDAQ-9178
Form Factor USB , CompactDAQ
Product Type Chassis
Part Number 781156-01
Operating System/Target Real-Time , Windows
LabVIEW RT Support Yes
Operating Relative Humidity 10 percent - 90 percent
Chassis
Number of Slots 8
Total Available Power 15 W
Input Voltage Range 9 V - 30 V
Built-In Trigger Yes
Counter/Timers
Counters 4
Resolution 32 bits
Bus Interface
USB Specification USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
High-Performance Data Streams 7
Types Available Digital Output , Counter/Timer Input , Analog Output , Digital Input , Analog Input
Shock and Vibration
Operational Shock 30 g
Random Operating Frequency Range 5 Hz - 500 Hz
Random Vibration 0.3 g
Physical Specifications
Length 25.4 cm
Width 8.81 cm
Height 5.89 cm
Weight 878 gram
Minimum Operating Temperature -20 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature 55 °C
Maximum Altitude 5000 m
Part Number Description Est Ship  US Dollars Qty
NI CompactDAQ Chassis
781156-01cDAQ-9178, CompactDAQ chassis (8 slot USB)1 - 3$ 1,178.00
Accessories
763000-01Power Cord, AC, U.S., 120 VAC, 2.3 meters10 - 15$ 9.00
763068-01Power Cord, 240V, 10A, North American10 - 15$ 20.00
779473-01NI 9901 Desktop Mounting Kit5 - 10$ 53.00
779558-01NI 9905 Horizontal Panel Mounting Kit for 8-slot Chassis5 - 10$ 31.00
779102-01NI 9910 cRIO/cDAQ Sliding Rack Mount Kit (Requires DIN Rail Kit)5 - 10$ 120.00
779018-01NI 9915 DIN Rail Mount Kit for 8-slot cRIO/cDAQ Chassis5 - 10$ 31.00
196917-01NI 9977 C Series Filler Module for Empty Slot5 - 10$ 31.00
777550-01USB Cable Strain Relief for Laptop5 - 10$ 58.00
780315-01Rugged Carrying Case for Portable Instrumentation5 - 10$ 177.00
780702-012-Position Screw Terminal Kit for Power Supply Connection, Qty 45 - 10$ 9.00
781989-01NI Rack Mount Kit for cDAQ/cRIO12 - 20$ 453.00
779697-02BNC Male (plug) to BNC Male (plug) 2m cables, 4 pack of 183882-0210 - 15$ 173.00
781093-01NI PS-15 Power Supply, 24 VDC, 5 A, 100-120/200-240 VAC Input1 - 2$ 221.00
780703-01NI PS-9 Desktop Power Supply, 12 VDC, 1.25 A, 100-240 VAC Input5 - 10$ 47.00
198506-01USB cable with locking screw, 1 M5 - 10$ 21.00
780534-01USB cable with locking screw, 2 m5 - 10$ 30.00
780309-01NI 3100 Industrial Controller,1.06GHz,1GB RAM and HDD w/ WinXPCall$ 2,080.00
780310-01NI 3110 Industrial Controller,1.66GHz, 1GB RAM and HDD w/ Win XP12 - 20$ 3,433.00
781850-0115" Industrial TPC w/ WES7 and LabVIEW TPM Deployment License1 - 2$ 2,726.00
779454-01NI 9917 Industrial Enclosure, solid door, w/panel5 - 10$ 302.00
779455-01NI 9918 Industrial Enclosure, windowed door, w/panel5 - 10$ 429.00

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