Low-Cost Portable Data Loggers

National Instruments offers several low-cost, portable data loggers that provide a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for your basic data-logging applications. These data loggers easily take measurements with no programming required and display results on your PC. They are affordable enough for student use yet powerful enough for more sophisticated measurement applications.

Small Size

NI low-cost, portable data loggers are small in size and feature bus-powered designs, so you can easily plug them into any PC without requiring an external power supply.

Simple Configuration

Some low-cost portable data loggers, such as the NI USB-TC01, feature NI InstantDAQ technology that automatically loads software for viewing and logging data after you have connected the device to your computer. No prior driver installation is necessary, so you can begin taking measurements in seconds.

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Logging Data with FlexLogger

FlexLogger helps you build flexible, scalable data-logging systems with CompactDAQ hardware, no programming required. You can use sensor-specific configuration workflows to quickly set up, visualize, and log a mix of synchronized analog sensor, digital pulse frequency, and CAN measurements. FlexLogger automatically saves metadata documenting your test configuration, so you can quickly trace test results and make comparisons across multiple tests. You can interactively review test results in the integrated data viewer to visually inspect your data and draw conclusions.

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