Validate Electronic Designs with Temperature Measurements

Validation engineers use thermal chambers to ensure electronic designs function correctly in a range of temperatures. But they don’t test one prototype. They test dozens of validation units for each new design, work through retests, and characterize performance to inform datasheets. Brand quality and time to market are both at stake during this tedious and time-consuming process. To get the thermal design test data needed, a validation engineer needs to:


  • Connect thermocouples at points of interest across an electronic design
  • Route all the thermocouple wire and any power and communication wires for the device under test (DUT) through the temperature chamber port plug
  • Configure the thermocouples in a data acquisition system
  • Load a temp profile into the thermal chamber
  • Monitor and log results of the thermal test

Expandable 32-Channel 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. 

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

  • Two open slots for future expansion or higher channel-count systems. 

For Smaller Channel-Count Systems, Consider a Measurement Bundle

USB temperature measurement bundles combine a temperature measurement module with a single-slot, USB-powered CompactDAQ chassis for a rugged, portable measurement system at an entry-level price. Combine this bundle with FlexLogger no-code software for quick tests, or program with your preferred development software using drivers for LabVIEW, Python, C/C++, C#, and VB.NET. ​


Solution Advantages

See a Demonstration of the Thermocouple Data Acquisition System

Manage Change with Flexibility

Flexibility is key if you want to manage design updates and customer requests with a single test system. See how CompactDAQ and FlexLogger configuration-based software get you the temperature data you need for a quality product and on-time delivery.

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI propose plusieurs options d’intégration de solutions adaptées aux besoins spécifiques de votre application. Vous pouvez utiliser vos propres équipes d’intégration internes pour un contrôle complet du système ou tirer parti de l’expertise de NI et de notre réseau mondial de partenaires NI pour obtenir un système clé en main.

Réseau de partenaires NI

Le Réseau de partenaires NI est une communauté mondiale d'experts en développement de domaines, d'applications et de tests globaux travaillant en étroite collaboration avec NI pour répondre aux besoins de la communauté des ingénieurs. Les partenaires NI sont des gestionnaires de solutions de confiance, des intégrateurs de systèmes, des consultants, des développeurs de produits et des experts des services et des canaux de vente qualifiés dans un large éventail d'industries et de domaines d'application.

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

Use the CompactDAQ advisor to modify the thermocouple data acquisition system. Add more thermocouple channels, voltage and current measurements, digital I/O lines, or additional sensor measurements for a customized validation test system.