Log Sensor, Analog, and Digital Data to Excel

From benchtops to mechanical labs, test engineers need data from a variety of sensors to validate design requirements. But using data from different sensors means dealing with multiple vendors and adapting instrumentation to work in environments they weren’t designed for. Test teams need instrumentation that can measure every sensor needed for a project, withstand the rigor of daily use, and keep up with innovation. Key elements for a system like this are:

  • Software tools that minimize configuration, setup, and automation efforts

  • Data formats compatible with popular analysis and reporting tools, including Excel, Python, and MathWorks MATLAB® software

  • Modular components to customize the data acquisition system to the test plan

  • Rugged mechanical design with convenient sensor connectivity options

  • Quality measurement hardware for data confidence and test repeatability


56-Channel Analog, Digital, and Thermocouple Data Acquisition System

  • FlexLogger™ application software for data logging manages sensor configuration, real-time data visualization, export to .csv files, and channel alarms, all without programming.

  • cDAQ-9174 chassis holds up to four C Series modules and connects to a PC or laptop over USB. (Ethernet chassis are available.) 

  • NI-9213 16-channel C Series temperature input module connects to thermocouple types J, K, T, E, N, B, R, and S.

  • NI-9401 8-channel, 5 V/TTL I/O digital module supports counter/timer functions and digital pulse-based sensors. 

  • NI-9205 16-bit, 32-channel ±10 V analog input module with adjustable gain settings connects to low voltage signals or sensors with a voltage output.

Solution Advantages

“We always create our own custom software at huge cost. FlexLogger eliminates the need for a custom software solution for data logging.”

— James Miller, Orbital ATK

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

NI Partner Network

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and overall test development experts working closely with NI to meet the needs of the engineering community. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services and sales channel experts skilled across a wide range of industries and application areas.

Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.

See System Components and Pricing in the Product Advisor