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  USB PCI and PCI Express USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Stand-alone PXI and PXI Express
 
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  Simple Setup

Easily connect to any laptop or desktop.

PC Integration

Install in a PC slot for maximum data throughput.

Mixed Measurements

Customize with a variety of chassis and module types.
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High Performance

Optimize for high-channel counts and tight synchronization.
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Features Portable DAQ Desktop DAQ NI CompactDAQ PXI Platform
Bus

Bus

A physical or wireless connection for communication between a DAQ device and a PC.

USB PCI, PCI Express USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Stand-alone PXI, PXI Express
Portability

Portability

A measure of a device's or system's size, weight, and ease of connectivity to a PC.

Best Good Better Good
Number of I/O Channels

Number of I/O Channels

The total number of analog and digital input/output channels a device or system provides. See individual devices or modules for more information.

1 to 100 1 to 100 1 to 250 1 to 1000+
I/O Configuration

I/O Configuration

Fixed – A fixed number of I/O channels are integrated into a device. This provides the best value for the most common applications.
Modular – I/O modules are interchangeable. This provides the most flexibility to meet specific application requirements.

Fixed Fixed Modular Modular
Max Sample Rate

Max Sample Rate

The maximum rate at which a device or module can sample a signal. A high sample rate captures more waveform details while a low sample rate can distort the waveform.

2 MS/s 10 MS/s 1 MS/s 10 MS/s
Built-In Signal Conditioning

Built-In Signal Conditioning

Circuitry for conditioning a signal before it is digitized. Signal conditioning is essential for accurately measuring some sensors.

Available No Yes Available
Synchronization/Triggering

Synchronization/Triggering

The capability to coordinate events and sampling among multiple DAQ subsystems, devices, or modules.

Good Better Better Best
LabVIEW, C, C++, VB .NET, C# .NET
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Real-Time Windows, Real-Time Windows, Linux, Real-Time
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE (Windows Only)

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