This guide covers a broad range of configurations; but, it is not intended to cover every potential combination or use case. The most common and recommended solutions are presented. Configurations with known limitations are noted.
This guide is intended to cover current, legacy, and recently obsoleted NI SMUs and their cable and accessory options. It does not cover long-time end of life (EOL) NI SMUs or EOL cable or accessory options. The guide is not intended to cover cable or accessory options for other NI products, such as CompactRIO, C Series, DAQ Multifunction I/O, Digital Waveform Instruments (formerly HSDIO), Switches, RF, or R Series.
Some cables or accessories from other NI products may share the same connector or visually appear the same, but typically come with limitations, incompatibilities, or safety concerns. For these reasons, using NI SMUs with NI cables and accessories that are not included in this guide as compatible with your SMU model is not recommended.