62xx Models : DAQ Multifunction I/O Cable and Accessory Compatibility

Publish Date: May 07, 2019 | 1 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

Use this guide to match your NI Multifunction I/O (MIO) 62xx models PCI, PCI Express (PCIe), PXI, PXI Express (PXIe), or USB DAQ device with a compatible cable and accessory to meet the needs of your application, replacing or expanding your current configuration, or verifying that existing parts can be used in a different configuration.

NI Multifunction I/O (MIO) 62xx models (formerly referred to as NI M Series) are the previous generation of NI MIO DAQ hardware. They allow for analog, digital, and counter input and output through a variety of connectivity options.

This page is part of the NI DAQ Multifunction I/O Cable and Accessory Compatibility series.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Use this Guide
  2. Device List
  3. Cable and Accessory Compatibility Tables
  4. Known Limitations and Issues List
  5. Glossary
  6. Ordering Information
  7. Additional Resources

1. How to Use this Guide

It is important to work through this guide sequentially to identify and then pair up your device with compatible cables and accessories. To do this, complete the following steps:

  1. Find your module or device in the Device List.
  2. Use the Cable and Accessory Compatibility Tables to identify your device.
  3. Check the Known Limitations and Issues List for any known limitations you may encounter.
  4. Note: Using the page search functionality in your browser to locate your model may speed up this process, typically CTRL+F on Windows or ⌘+F on MacOS.


Note: This guide does not cover USB 62xx DAQ OEM models, refer to your OEM User Guide and the M Series User Manual for wiring and connection considerations.

 

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2. Device List

Begin by using the following tables to locate your device or module. Once found, note your connector type, pin count, and any other notes for reference. Next move to the Cable and Accessory Compatibility Tables.

Important Note: "Group" used in this context is solely to categorize devices together that use the same cables and accessories. It does not necessarily indicate similar functionality, specifications, or other commonalities between the devices.

 

Group 1: 68-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module

Identify your VHDCI 68-pin device or module, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
PCI-6220 VHDCI  
PXI-6220 VHDCI  
PCI-6221 VHDCI 68-pin model. Note there is also a 37-pin model.
PXI-6221 VHDCI  
PCI-6224 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6224 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6225 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6225 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6229 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6229 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6250 VHDCI  
PCI-6251 VHDCI  
PCIe-6251 VHDCI  
PXI-6251 VHDCI  
PXIe-6251 VHDCI  
PCI-6254 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6254 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6255 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6255 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6259 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6259 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6259 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6259 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6259 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6280 VHDCI  
PXI-6280 VHDCI  
PCI-6281 VHDCI  
PXI-6281 VHDCI  
PCI-6284 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6284 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6289 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXI-6289 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List


Group 2: 68-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Mass Termination USB Device

Note: USB Multifunction I/O 62xx devices connect to your PC through a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable with USB Type A and Type B connectors on opposite ends. This cable is included in the original shipping kit of your USB Multifunction I/O 62xx device.

Identify your 68-pin SCSI 0.050 D-Type USB device, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
USB-6212 SCSI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6216 SCSI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6225 SCSI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6251 SCSI  
USB-6255 SCSI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6259 SCSI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6281 SCSI  
USB-6289 SCSI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List


Group 3: 37-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module - Isolated Device, Increased Rating

Identify your 37-pin DSUB device or module, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
PCI-6230 DSUB Isolated device. Requires higher rated cable to meet specifications.
PXI-6230 DSUB Isolated device. Requires higher rated cable to meet specifications.
PCI-6236 DSUB Isolated device. Requires higher rated cable to meet specifications.
PXI-6236 DSUB Isolated device. Requires higher rated cable to meet specifications.


Group 4: 37-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module

Identify your 37-pin DSUB device or module, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
PCI-6221 DSUB 37-pin model, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCI-6232 DSUB Isolated device.
PXI-6232 DSUB Isolated device.
PCI-6233 DSUB Isolated device.
PXI-6233 DSUB Isolated device.
PCI-6238 DSUB Isolated device.
PXI-6238 DSUB Isolated device.
PCI-6239 DSUB Isolated device.
PXI-6239 DSUB Isolated device.


Group 5: BNC and Screw Terminal Multifunction I/O 62xx Models USB Device

Note: USB Multifunction I/O 62xx devices connect to your PC through a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable with USB Type A and Type B connectors on opposite ends. This cable is included in the original shipping kit of your USB Multifunction I/O 62xx device.

Identify your USB device, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
USB-6210 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6211 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6212 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6215 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6216 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6218 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6221 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6225 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6229 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6251 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6255 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6259 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6281 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6289 N/A Screw Terminal Model



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3. Cable and Accessory Compatibility Tables

Find the compatibility table that matches the pin count and connector type of your device. If you have questions on terminology, refer to the Glossary below. After you have identified the cable and accessory options for your device from this section, move to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

Note: To help keep the size down of the compatibility tables, the terms terminal block and connector block are used interchangeably.

 

Group 1: VHDCI 68-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module

Use this table to identify compatible VHDCI cables and accessories.
Module or Device Cables Accessories
Shielded Unshielded Custom Connect-
ivity
Screw Terminal Block BNC Terminal Block Terminal Block - PXI Mounted SCC Screw Term-
inal Block
SCC Carrier Screw Terminal Block - DIN Rail Mount Screw Terminal Block
622x, 625x, 628x
Connector 0

&

6224, 6229, 6254, 6259, 6284, 6289
Connector 1
SHC68-68-EPM
(Recommended,
Shielded)

RC68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-2110
BNC-2111
BNC-2120
BNC-2090A
BNC-20901
TB-27062 SCC-68 SC-2345
SC-2350
TBX-68 CB-68LP
CB-68LPR
CA-1000
SHC68-C68-EPM
(Custom Connectivity)3
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6225, 6255
Connector 1
SHC68-68
(Recommended,
Basic Shielding)

RC68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-2115 N/A N/A N/A TBX-68 CB-68LP
CB-68LPR
CA-1000


1SCB-68A and BNC-2090A are newer designs recommended for all new applications over the SCB-68 and BNC-2090.
2TB-2706 can only be attached directly to PXI and PXI Express modules front connector only, and does not require a cable. When used on devices with more than one connector, only Connector 0 will be accessible.
3Please review Known Limitations and Issues List for information on using this custom connectivity cable.

Click here to jump to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

 

Group 2: SCSI 68-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Mass Termination USB Device

Use this table to identify compatible SCSI cables and accessories.
Module or Device Cables Accessories
Shielded Unshielded Custom Connect-
ivity
Screw Terminal Block BNC Terminal Block Terminal Block - PXI Mounted SCC Screw Term-
inal Block
SCC Carrier Screw Terminal Block - DIN Rail Mount Screw Terminal Block
621x, 622x,
625x, 628x
Connector 0

&

6259, 6289
Connector 1
(if equipped)
SH68-68-EPM
(Recommended,
Shielded)

R68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-2110
BNC-2111
BNC-2120
BNC-2090A
BNC-20901
N/A SCC-68 SC-2345
SC-2350
TBX-68 CB-68LP
CB-68LPR
CA-1000
6225, 6255
Connector 1
SH68-68-S4
(Recommended,
Shielded)

R68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-2115 N/A N/A N/A TBX-68 CB-68LP
CB-68LPR
CA-1000


1SCB-68A and BNC-2090A are newer designs recommended for all new applications over the SCB-68 and BNC-2090.
4SCH68-68-S is a cable designed for motion control applications and not typically recommended for DAQ. NI only recommends this cable for DAQ for this specific use case.

Click here to jump to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

 

Group 3: DSUB 37-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module - Isolated Device, Increased Rating

Use this table to identify compatible 37-pin DSUB cables and accessories.
Module or Device Cables Accessories
Shielded Unshielded Custom Connect-
ivity
Screw Terminal Block BNC Terminal Block Terminal Block - PXI Mounted SCC Screw Terminal Block SCC Carrier Screw Terminal Block - DIN Rail Mount Screw Terminal Block
6230, 6236 DB37M-DB37F-EP
(Recommended,
Shielded)

R37F-37M
(Low Cost)

SH37F-37M
(Shielded,
Derated)
N/A N/A TB-26212 N/A N/A CB-37F-HVD
CB-37FV
CB-37FH
CB-37F-LP N/A
SH37F-P-4
(Shielded,
Pigtail Ends)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


2TB-2621 can only be attached directly to PXI modules front connector only, and does not require a cable.

Click here to jump to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

 

Group 4: DSUB 37-Pin Multifunction I/O 62xx Models Device And Module

Use this table to identify compatible 37-pin DSUB cables and accessories.
Module or Device Cables Accessories
Shielded Unshielded Custom Connect-
ivity
Screw Terminal Block BNC Terminal Block Terminal Block - PXI Mounted SCC Screw Terminal Block SCC Carrier Screw Terminal Block - DIN Rail Mount Screw Terminal Block
6232, 6233, 6238, 6239

PCI-6221 (37-Pin)
SH37F-37M
(Recommended,
Shielded)

R37F-37M
(Low Cost)
N/A N/A TB-26212 N/A N/A CB-37F-HVD
CB-37FV
CB-37FH
CB-37F-LP N/A
SH37F-P-4
(Shielded,
Pigtail Ends)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


2TB-2621 can only be attached directly to PXI modules front connector only, and does not require a cable.

Click here to jump to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

 

Group 5: BNC and Screw Terminal Multifunction I/O 62xx Models USB Device

Use this table to identify connectivity options for BNC and screw terminal devices.
Device Cables Accessories
USB-621x/622x/625x/628x
BNC Model Connectivity
Use a BNC cable with male plug to connect signals directly to your USB device's BNC connectors.

Use shielded or unshielded wires to connect directly to your USB device's screw terminal connectors. Refer to the specifications document for your device for the screw terminal wire gauge specification.
USB-621x/622x/625x/628x BNC devices feature BNC connectivity directly on the device, and do not require an accessory for interfacing signals. They may also feature screw terminal connectivity directly on the device for additional digital, trigger, and counter signals.

Note: Does not feature a mass termination connector to connect to other DAQ accessories.
USB-621x/622x/625x/628x
Screw Terminal Model Connectivity
Use shielded or unshielded wires to connect directly to your USB device's screw terminal connectors. Refer to the specifications document for your device for the screw terminal wire gauge specification. USB-621x/622x/625x/628x screw terminal devices feature screw terminal connectivity directly on the device, and do not require an accessory for interfacing signals.

Note: Does not feature a mass termination connector to connect to other DAQ accessories


Click here to jump to the Known Limitations and Issues List.

 

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4. Known Limitations and Issues List

This section is important to review because not every cable and accessory combination allows access to the full functionality of your NI DAQ Multifunction I/O 62xx device or module. This list contains notes about known limitations when using certain combinations of DAQ cables and accessories. If your device or cable is not listed in this section, there are no known exceptions for it.


Devices and Modules:

Review this table to identify potential limitations and known issues with your device or module.
Model Note
USB-6212
USB-6216
  • SCC carriers (SC-2345, SC-2350, SCC-68) must be externally powered when used with these devices.
PCI-6225
PXI-6225
PCI-6255
PXI-6255
  • NI recommends that you use the SHC68-68 cable when the SCB-68 or SCB-68A is connected to Connector 1. You can not use the SHC68-68-EPM cable on these connectors.
  • Connector 1 cannot be used with SCC carriers (SC-2345, SC-2350, SCC-68).
  • BNC-2115 provides BNC connectivity to 24 of the differential (48 single ended) analog input signals on Connector 1. You can use a SH68-68-S cable to connect to the BNC-2115.
  • TB-2706 uses Connector 0 of your PXI device. After a TB-2706 is attached, Connector 1 cannot be used.
USB-6225
USB-6255
  • NI recommends that you use the SH68-68-S cable when the SCB-68 or SCB-68A is connected to Connector 1. You can not use the SH68-68-EPM cable on these connectors.
  • Connector 1 cannot be used with SCC carriers (SC-2345, SC-2350, SCC-68).
  • BNC-2115 provides BNC connectivity to 24 of the differential (48 single ended) analog input signals on Connector 1. NI recommends that you use the SH68-68-S when the BNC-2115 is connected to Connector 1. You can not use the SH68-68-EPM cable on these connectors.
  • The M Series User Manual (July 2016), P/N 371022L-01, incorrectly lists the SHC68-68 cable for Connector 1. The correct shielded cable for this model is the VHDCI SH68-68-S cable, as listed in this guide.
PCI-6230
PXI-6230
PCI-6236
PXI-6236
  • You may use the SH37F-37M cable instead of the recommended DB37M-DB37F-EP, however your device will be derated under its specification.
PCI-6224
PCI-6229
PXI-6229
PXI-6254
USB-6259
PCI-6259
PCIe-6259
PXI-6259
PXIe-6259
PCI-6284
PXI-6284
PCI-6289
PXI-6289
USB-6289
  • Review KnowledgeBase 4DB9G1A0 for Pinout Information when used with the BNC-2110.
  • When using the BNC-2110 only 46 of the 48 DIO pins are accessible.
  • If 2 BNC-2110 are used, extra care should be taken to ensure proper routing on the BNC-2110 connected to Connector 1 as the labels on the BNC-2110 will not match the pinout of the device.


 Cables:

Review this table for alternative cabling options.
Model Note
SHC68-68-EPM For VHDCI connections NI recommends that you use the SHC68-68-EPM cable; however, an SH68-68-EP cable will work with NI Multifunction I/O 62xx Models (formerly M Series). The SHC68-68-EPM cable is a newer design featuring additional shielding and specific cable pairings to improve noise performance.
SHC68-C68-EPM The SHC68-C68-EPM can be used for any device or module for which the SHC68-68-EPM is recommended. The SHC68-C68-EPM is intended for custom breakout fixtures that use the VHDCI 0.8 mm connector. DAQ accessories only feature a SCSI 0.050 D-Type connector and will not work with this cable.
SH68-68-EPM For SCSI 0.050 D-Type connections NI recommends that you use the SH68-68-EPM cable; however, an SH68-68-EP cable will work with NI Multifunction I/O 62xx Models (formerly M Series). The SH68-68-EPM cable is a newer design featuring additional shielding and specific cable pairings to improve noise performance.



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5. Glossary

Review the DAQ Cable and Accessory Guides for more information about this terminology and other descriptors.

  • 0.050 D-Type - Industry standard SCSI connector standard featuring 0.050 pin spacing that is used in 50, 68 and 100-position DAQ cable and accessory connections. Click here for an example.
  • D-Sub (DSUB) - An industry standard 37-pin D-Sub connector. Click here for an example.
  • Ribbon Cable - A low-cost unshielded cable solution. Click here for an example.
  • Shielded Cable - A high performance cable solution that offers noise reduction through shielded conductors. Click here for an example.
  • Shielded Terminal Block or Connector Block - A high performance accessory solution offering very low-noise signal termination through shielding. Click here for an example.
  • Unshielded Terminal Block or Connector Block - An alternative low cost accessory solution that does not offer shielding. Click here for an example.
  • USB Device BNC Model - These USB Multifunction I/O DAQ devices provide most analog signal connections through a BNC cable connection. All 62xx models provide digital and PFI signal connectivity through screw terminal connections and some 62xx models also provide digital line and PFI signal connectivity through BNC connections. These devices do not require the use of additional cabling or accessories. Click here for an example.
  • USB Device Mass Termination Model - These USB Multifunction I/O DAQ devices do not provide any direct signal connectivity on the USB device. Instead all signals flow through cables and the VHDCI connectors to an accessory, as opposed to USB screw terminal or BNC variants. Click here for an example.
  • USB Device Screw Terminal Model - These USB Multifunction I/O DAQ devices provide all signal connections through a screw terminal connection. These devices do not provide signal connections through a cable and accessory. Click here for an example.
  • Very-High-Density Cable Interconnect (VHDCI) - An improvement on the SCSI 68-pin connector featuring .8 mm pin spacing, allowing a smaller footprint and fewer bent pins during connection. Click here for an example.


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6. Ordering Information

When purchasing a NI DAQ Multifunction 62xx Model device or module, for ease of use, the cables and accessories are listed on the product selection page. To begin browsing NI DAQ devices and modules, visit ni.com/daq.

You may also purchase your cables and accessories separately. Click here to browse cables and terminal blocks for NI DAQ devices and modules.


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7. Additional Resources

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