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 you want to configure.
Hover over a channel row to see the Configure gear
. Click the gear for the
channel or channels you want to configure.
The configure gear appears when you select multiple channels of the same data
type (analog, digital, counter, calculated, and so on). If you select
channels of different data types, the configure gear is not available.
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
The Physical, Electrical,
and Scaling options that appear are specific to the
selected sensor, if applicable.
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
dialog that opens.
Set the configuration options to the desired settings for the corresponding
counter connected to the channel.
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.
Apply any scaling options to the counter. Refer to Scaling Electrical Values
to Physical Values for more information on available options.
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.