The NI PCI-6284 is a high-accuracy multifunction M Series data acquisition (DAQ) board optimized for 18-bit analog input accuracy. This resolution is equivalent to 5½ digits for DC measurements. To ensure accuracy, the NI-PGIA 2 amplifier technology is optimized for high linearity and fast settling to 18 bits, and programmable lowpass filters reject high-frequency noise and prevent aliasing.
High-accuracy M Series devices feature programmable offsets and references on the analog output channels to obtain maximum 16-bit resolution on any custom signal. These devices are ideal for applications including device test and characterization, and for sensor and signal measurements requiring instrument-class accuracy. To download the certification certificate for a particular DAQ device, visit ni.com/calibration, select "Generate a copy of your current calibration online," and enter the serial number of the DAQ device.
Driver Software M Series devices work with multiple OSs using three driver software options: NI-DAQmx, NI-DAQmx Base, and the Measurement Hardware DDK. 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 Development Environments With NI LabVIEW, you can create custom data acquisition applications with the ease of graphical programming and power of more than 500 analysis functions and advanced programming tools. LabVIEW Full and Professional Development Systems include LabVIEW SignalExpress for interactive data logging. M Series DAQ devices are compatible with the following versions (or later) of NI application software – LabVIEW 7.x, LabWindows™/CVI 7.x, or Measurement Studio 7.x; LabVIEW SignalExpress 1.x; or LabVIEW with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 7.1. M Series DAQ devices are also compatible with Visual Studio .NET, ANSI C/C++, and Visual Basic 6.0.
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Since your device does not have direct signal connectivity, you need a connector block to act as an interface between your sensors/signals and your device. A connector block provides easy access to the inputs and outputs of your hardware.
You need a cable to transmit signals between your device and your signal connections on your connector block.
You need software to interface with your hardware and to collect, analyze, present, and store your measurements. This board is compatible with a variety of programming languages, including LabVIEW, C/C++, Visual Basic, and .NET. LabVIEW provides the easiest integration with all of your NI hardware and is recommended to maximize your hardware investment.
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National Instruments designs and manufactures all products to minimize failures, however unexpected failures can still occur. Extended warranties provide a fixed economical price at the time of system purchase, covering any repair costs for up to three years. In addition, they offer the following benefits:
Significant cost savings compared to individual repair incidents
Fault location, diagnostics, and repair by NI any time the system product fails
All parts and labor costs covered as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications
NI recognizes the need to maintain properly calibrated devices for high-accuracy measurements. NI provides manual calibration procedures, services to recalibrate your products, and automated calibration software to calibrate many NI measurement products.
Return your registered product under warranty at no additional labor and parts cost. NI offers fault location, diagnostics, and repair any time the system fails as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications.