63xx Models : DAQ Multifunction I/O Cable and Accessory Compatibility

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Overview

Use this guide to match your NI Multifunction I/O (MIO) 63xx models PCI Express (PCIe), PXI Express (PXIe), or USB DAQ device with a compatible cable and accessory to meet the needs of your application, whether you are creating a new configuration, replacing or expanding your current configuration, or verifying that existing parts can be used in a different configuration.

NI Multifunction I/O (MIO) 63xx models (formerly referred to as NI X Series) are the current 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 Guide.

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 63xx DAQ OEM models, refer to your OEM User Guide and the X 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, and then 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 Multiplexed Multifunction I/O 63xx Models Device And Module

Note: USB Multifunction I/O 63xx 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 63xx device.

Identify your VHDCI 68-pin device or module, then click to jump to the compatibility table.
Model Connector Type Notes
PCIe-6320 VHDCI  
PCIe-6321 VHDCI  
PCIe-6323 VHDCI Dual Connector
PCIe-6341 VHDCI  
PXIe-6341 VHDCI  
PXIe-6345 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6353 VHDCI Dual Connector
PXIe-6355 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6361 VHDCI  
PXIe-6361 VHDCI  
USB-6361 VHDCI  
PCIe-6363 VHDCI Dual Connector
PXIe-6363 VHDCI Dual Connector
USB-6363 VHDCI Dual Connector
PXIe-6365 VHDCI Triple Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6375 VHDCI Quad Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List


Group 2: 68-Pin Simultaneous Sampling Multifunction I/O 63xx Models Device And Module

Note: USB Multifunction I/O 63xx 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 63xx device.

Model Connector Type Notes
PCIe-6346 VHDCI  
PXIe-6349 VHDCI Dual Connector
PXIe-6356 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6358 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6366 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
USB-6366 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6368 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6374 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PCIe-6376 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6376 VHDCI Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List
PXIe-6378 VHDCI Dual Connector, Refer to the Known Limitations and Issues List


Group 3: BNC and Screw Terminal Multifunction I/O 63xx Models USB Devices

Note: USB Multifunction I/O 63xx 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 63xx device.

Model Connector Type Notes
USB-6341 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6343 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6346 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6349 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6351 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6353 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6356 N/A Screw Terminal Model
USB-6361 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6363 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC Model
USB-6366 N/A Screw Terminal Model or BNC 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, terminal block and connector block are used interchangeably.

 

Group 1: VHDCI 68-Pin Multiplexed Multifunction I/O 63xx Models Devices And Modules

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
6320, 6321, 6323, 6341, 6343, 6345, 6351, 6353, 6355, 6361, 6363, 6365, 6375
Connector 0

&

6323, 6343, 6353, 6363
Connector 1
SHC68-68-EPM
(Recommended,
Shielded)

SHC68-68
(Basic Shielding)

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
6345, 6355, 6365, 6375
Connectors 1,2,3
(if equipped)
SHC68-68
(Recommended,
Basic Shielding)

RC68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-21153 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 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. Not for use with NI 6345/6355/6365/6375 devices.
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: VHDCI 68-Pin Simultaneous Sampling Multifunction I/O 63xx Models Devices And Modules

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
6346, 63494, 6356, 6358, 6366, 6368, 6374, 6376, 6378
Connector 0 & 1
SHC68-68-EPM
(Recommended,
Shielded)

SHC68-68
(Basic Shielding)

RC68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-2110
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
6349 Connector 1 SHC68-68
(Recommended,
Basic Shielding)

RC68-68
(Low Cost)
SCB-68A
SCB-681
BNC-21153 N/A N/A N/A 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


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 Express modules front connector only, and does not require a cable. When used on devices with more than one connector, only Connector 0 signals are accessible. Can't be used in combination with 6346 or 6349.
3Please review Known Limitations and Issues List for information on using this custom connectivity cable. 
4Applies only to connector 0.

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

 

Group 3: BNC and Screw Terminal Multifunction I/O 63xx Models USB Devices

Use this table to identify connectivity options for BNC and screw terminal devices.
Device Cables Accessories
USB-634x/635x/636x
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-634x/635x/636x 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-634x/635x/636x
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-634x/635x/636x 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 63xx 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:

Model Note
PXIe-6345
PXIe-6355
PXIe-6365
PXIe-6375
  • NI recommends that you use the SHC68-68 cable with Connectors 1,2,3 (if equipped). You can not use the SHC68-68-EPM cable on these connectors.
  • Only Connector 0 can 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 1,2,3 (if equipped).
  • TB-2706 can not be used with these modules.
PXIe-6349
  • BNC-2115 provides BNC connectivity to 24 of the differential analog input signals on Connector 1.
PXIe-6356
PXIe-6358
PXIe-6366
USB-6366
PXIe-6368
PCIe-6374
PCIe-6376
PXIe-6376
PXIe-6378
  • These devices and modules do not support SCC carriers (SC-2345, SC-2350, SCC-68).
  • These devices and modules only support differential (DIFF) input mode. The BNC-2111 only supports single-ended measurements. Thus the BNC-2111 can not be used with these modules and devices.


 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, a SHC68-68-EP cable will work with NI Multifunction I/O 63xx Models (formerly X 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.



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5. Glossary

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

  • 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. They also provide Port 1 digital lines and PFI signals through BNC, and Port 0 and Port 2/PFI digital functionality through screw terminal 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 63xx 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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