Add counters to a project by configuring signals in the Channel
Specification. Use these steps to configure counters for counter modules,
such as the NI-9361, and onboard counters by enabling the line and determining the
To learn more about
onboard counters and how they behave differently from counter modules, refer to Onboard
Select one or more channels to configure.
Hover over a channel row to see the Configure gear
. Click the gear for the
channel or channels you want to configure.
When selecting multiple channels, the gear only appears when you select channels of the same
Specify the channel name in the Name field, if
Select the Physical Measurement you want to acquire for
For information on which
physical counter measurement types are available for the sensor class you
are using, refer to Supported Sensor
Select the Sensor Class you want to use to take the
Additional options appear based on the selected sensor.
Record any sensor information or test procedures in the Sensor
Properties field. To edit the Sensor
Properties field, complete the following steps:
The information will populate the Sensor
Properties field of the channel configuration.
Click the Sensor Properties edit icon at the top
right of the box.
Fill in the information in the Sensor Properties
Set the configuration options to the desired settings for the corresponding
counter connected to the channel. You can configure scaling, electrical, alarm,
advanced, and filtering settings.
When selecting multiple
channels, available configuration options may not be available for channels
with different requirements and specifications. Available channel
configuration options vary by counter measurement type.
After you select a Sensor Class, Raw value shows the raw electrical
value being measured from your sensor without any scaling applied to it.
Live value shows the sensor value with any scaling
configurations applied. Raw values help validate the sensor configuration and are
not logged to a data file.