NI CompactDAQ Ethernet chassis extend the reach of PC-based data acquisition to remote sensor and electrical measurements from across the lab to around the world. By combining more than 50 sensor-specific NI C Series I/O modules with patented NI Signal Streaming technology, the NI CompactDAQ platform delivers high-speed data and ease of use in a flexible, mixed-measurement system.
Designed for performance, a single NI CompactDAQ chassis can measure up to 256 channels of electrical, physical, mechanical, or acoustic signals. In addition, with NI-DAQmx driver software, you can log data for simple experiments or develop a complete test system in LabVIEW, C/C++, Visual Basic .NET, and other programming environments.
Ethernet is ideal for taking measurements at distances beyond the 5 m limit of a USB cable. A single CAT 5E cable can reach 100 m before needing a switch or router to carry the signal farther. Furthermore, you can take advantage of existing network infrastructure for your remote or distributed measurement applications.
NI C Series I/O modules are available for a variety of sensor measurements including thermocouples, RTDs, strain gages, and load and pressure transducers. Each is hot-swappable and autodetectable for simplified installation.
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
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