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PXI Automotive Ethernet Interfaces
Touch Screen Monitors
PXI ARINC 429 Interface Modules
Direct Injector Control and Measurement Devices
PXI MIL-STD-1553 Interface Modules
PXI Avionics Multiprotocol Interface Modules
USRP Software Defined Radio Devices
RF Power Sensor Devices
PXI IF Conditioning Modules
VXI and VME
PXI IF Transceivers
Touch Panel Computers
Wireless Measurement Devices
The National Instruments Smart Cameras have the capability to capture machine vision images by utilizing high-quality image sensors and powerful processors. The NI Smart Cameras can be configured with Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI) software.
The National Instruments NI-656x Series of Digital Waveform Generators can be utilized as a pattern generator, stimulus-response tester, PC/peripheral device interface, or pattern analyzer. These Digital Waveform Generators have 16 channels and can create and obtain information at 200 Mb/s or 400 Mb/s. The NI-656x Series also has the capability to utilize NI-TClk to synchronize several instruments.
GPIB Instrument Control Modules
The National Instruments GPIB Instrument Control Modules integrate non-PXI devices into a PXI system via the GPIB standard. The PXI GPIB Instrument Control Modules have IEEE 488 controllers for PXI systems. The user can select an option that supports Gigabit Ethernet transfer rates.
PXI-CAN Interface Series
The PXI-CAN Interface Modules by National Instruments allows a PXI Chassis to link to and communicate on a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus. The PXI CAN Interface Modules communicate with onboard transceivers for Single Wire CAN, Low-Speed/Fault Tolerant, and/or High-Speed/Flexible Data-Rate. With the NI-XNET driver for these modules, the user can create applications that necessitate high-speed, real-time manipulation of numerous CAN signals and frames.
The National Instruments E Series of Multifunction DAQ Devices are equipped with 16-64 channels, 12 or 16-bit resolution, and sample rates to 1.25 MS/s maximum. The NI E Series devices utilize the National Instruments DAQ system timing controller, otherwise referred to as DAQ-STC for functions relevant to time. This series consists of both PCI and PXI boards.
The National Instruments Digital I/O or DIO Devices deliver digital output and input functions for computer-based systems. The DIO Devices come with varying specifications for current, voltage, and channel count, ensuring the user will be able to find the greatest model for their requirements. The NI DIO Devices additionally have programmable input filters, programmable power-up states, digital I/O watchdogs, and other useful features.
The National Instruments B Series is a Legacy Series of Multifunction DAQ Devices. This series is an affordable option for PCI data acquisition features, providing 16 SE/8 DI analog inputs, up to 2 analog outputs, 2 counters/timers, and digital triggers. The B Series devices are supported with NI-DAQmx driver software.
Analog Output Devices
The National Instruments Analog Output Devices can replace many different parts in a system due to their wide range of features. The devices can replace PID controllers, function generators, and low-speed arbitrary waveform generators. These devices offer a range of channel counts, output resolutions, and features. The NI Analog Output Devices allow the user to create applications like signal or sensor simulation, power supply control, and deterministic control.
The National Instruments M Series Multifunction Data Acquisition (DAQ) Devices come with as many as 80 analog input channels, four analog output channels maximum, as many as 48 lines of DIO, and two counters. There are several types of devices in the M Series: Bus-Powered Devices for USB, Industrial Devices, High-Accuracy Devices, Low-Cost Devices, and High-Speed Devices. All NI MI Series Devices can be utilized with NI-DAQmx 15.5 and later.
The National Instruments Compact FieldPoint Modules have 8 or 16 channels and encompass a variety of module types. These include: Controllers, Analog Input and Output Modules, Multifunction I/O Modules, Relay Modules, Digital Input and Output Modules, and more. The Compact FieldPoint models provide dependable embedded operation for process equipment.
The National Instruments C Series Modules connect and support sensors and busses to take measurements, including but not limited to, temperature, audio frequency, resistance, and voltages. They are portable and useable in data acquisition applications.
MXI-Express x8 Series
The National Instruments MXI-Express x8 Series of Remote Control Modules and Bus Extension Modules enables users to control PXI and CompactPCI systems from a PC with a transparent MXI-Express link. The maximum throughput of the MXI-Express x8 devices is 3.2 GB/s. The MXI-Express x8 devices each have one port and either fiber-optic or copper cable support.
Universal Motion Interfaces
The National Instruments Universal Motion Interfaces (UMI) can be used with a cable to connect Motion Controllers to third-party power drives. The UMI-7764, for example, can be used with the NI-735x/734x/733x motion controllers. The NI UMI have additional motion features when compared to connector-only screw terminal blocks.
The National Instruments Industrial Controllers have high levels of processing power and connectivity for applications, such as automated image processing, data acquisition, and control applications in harsh conditions. These controllers offer connectivity for communication and synchronization to numerous types of automation equipment.
NI Power Supplies
The NI industrial Power Supplies can be used for the following NI products: CompactRIO, CompactDAQ, Single-Board RIO, Smart Cameras, and touch panel computers. These Power Supplies have features such as a long life, large power reserves, a wide operating temperature range, and a small size.
PXI Data Storage Modules
The National Instruments PXI Data Storage Modules offer in-chassis data storage for PXI systems requiring high-speed read and write features. The PXI Data Storage Modules are available with varying module widths, drives, throughput, and storage capacity. These modules are well-suited for applications that require recording high-speed information, supplementing the PXI system controller’s storage capacity, or effortlessly transporting information between several test setups.
MXI-Express x4 Series
The National Instruments MXI-Express x4 Series allows users to control a PXI Express system from a x4 or higher PCI Express slot. With this series, the highest sustained throughput available is 832 MB/s with the PXIe-PCIe8372. The MXI-Express x4 models have either 1 or 2 cabled PCI Express links, an x4 lane width, and can be used with cables to 7 meters.
The National Instruments CVS-1450 Series of Compact Vision System models can work with a variety of automation devices, such as PLCs, relays, and robotics. These models have features such as Ethernet and RS232 ports, a high performance processor, and FireWire camera inputs.
The National Instruments FieldPoint Series consists of 2, 8, and 16 channel modular distributed I/O. The FieldPoint models are hot-swappable, auto-configurable, and come with programmable power-up states.
MXI-Express x16 Series
The National Instruments MXI-Express x16 Series modules can control PXI Express or CompactPCI Express chassis from a PC or a PXI Express or CompactPCI Express chassis. These modules can be used with a maximum cable length of 3 m. The MXI-Express x16 Series each have one or two ports.
PXI Vector Signal Generators
The National Instruments PXI Vector Signal Generators have the capability to create arbitrary modulated signals from typical modulation schemes and standard-specific waveforms for cellular communications and wireless connectivity. The NI PXI Vector Signal Generators can also create communications standards formats including DVB-H, WCDMA, GPS, and others. These PXI Vector Signal Generators additionally have low phase noise and exceptional dynamic range.
PXI Power Supplies
The National Instruments PXI Power Supplies provide programmable DC power for applications such as manufacturing test, design confirmation, and characterization. The PXI Power Supplies have two or three channels, and either 1 A, 3 A, or 6 A maximum current. Some of these Power Supplies have auxiliary power.
The National Instruments MXI-3 consists of Interface Boards and Modules which have compatibility for either copper or fiber-optic cabling and 200 m maximum cabling distance. MXI-3 functions as a PCI-to-PCI bridge to complete high performance, as well as hardware and software transparency. The MXI-3 Remote Controllers have a peak rate of 132 Mbytes/s.
PCI CAN Interfaces
The National Instruments PCI CAN (Controller Area Network) Interfaces allow PCs to link to and communicate on a CAN bus. These interfaces utilize onboard transceivers for High-Speed/Flexible Data-Rate, Low-Speed/Fault-Tolerant, Single-Wire, and/or Software-Selectable CAN. The PCI CAN Interfaces have 1 or 2 ports and can be used with the NI-XNET driver software.
SC Express Series
The National Instruments SC Express Series of PXI Express data acquisition modules have integrated signal conditioning for measuring high-voltage analog input signals, strain gages, thermocouples, and more. The SC Express Series modules have 8 to 32 channels and varying sample rates and accuracy values. These NI modules additionally have advanced timing and synchronization capabilities.
PXI Digital Instruments
The PXI Digital Instruments by National Instruments can perform characterization and production tests for semiconductor devices with timing sets, as well as per channel pin parametric measurement unit. NI PXI Digital Instruments can create and obtain high-speed digital waveforms for sending information, assessing digital interfaces, or communicating with devices under test. The PXI Digital Instruments can be used with Digital Pattern Editor software.
National Instruments cables can be used for a variety of applications for connecting devices in a system or to a computer. Some NI cables are shielded for added protection, while others are unshielded and only viable for specific applications.
Digital Multimeter Devices
The National Instruments Digital Multimeter Devices or DMMs can complete various measurement types, including voltage, current, resistance, temperature, and frequency/period measurements, along with diode tests. The NI DMMs have varying features, such as AC/DC voltage, 2- or 4-wire resistance, frequency/period measurements, and more.
Temperature Input Devices
The Temperature Input Devices by National Instruments have the capability to perform temperature measurements from multiple thermocouple types. These tiny devices are compatible with compatible with J, K, R, S, T, N, E, and B thermocouples. These devices can be linked to a USB port so users can utilize their PC as a display and monitor information in real time.
The National Instruments NI ELVIS or NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite is a modular engineering instrument designed for universities. The NI ELVIS includes various common lab instruments such as a digital multimeter, oscilloscope, function generator, and more.
USB Multifunction Devices
The National Instruments USB Multifunction Devices feature digital I/O, analog I/O, and counter/timer functions and varying specifications for channel count, sample rate, and more. These devices are suitable for design verification, research, and laboratory automation.
The National Instruments PXI Chassis can hold PXI modules and link them with a high-performance backplane that provides synchronization and timing features. The NI PXI Chassis have compatibility with PXI hybrid, PXI Express, and PXI modules. The PXI Chassis feature AC or DC power options, with a combination of PXI and PXI Express module compatibility, and can hold as many as 18 modules.
The National Instruments Frame Grabbers enable linking to multiple camera buses, such as Camera Link, IEEE 1394, USB3 Vision, and GigE Vision. The NI Frame Grabbers are best for scientific and machine vision applications which entail high-resolution and high-speed digital imagining. The Frame Grabbers have various features, such as pixel decimation, lookup tables, image scaling, and more.
The CompactRIO models are high-performance processors with sensor specific I/O and toolchain integrated software that is ideally used for the Industrial Internet of Things (the IIoT). They are also used for monitoring and controlling applications. Regardless of the requirements, the cRIO gives direct sensor connectivity.
The National Instruments CompactDAQ is a method of data acquisition that uses connectivity and signal conditioning by meshing them into modular I/O for direct interfacing to sensors and signals. This system can use multiple measurement types at one time. The DAQ Controller utilizes Intel multicore processors to log data, as well as provides a way to store and remove data with ease.
The National Instruments SCC Series is a series of conditioning modules. Some of them provide analog input, while others provide a strain input signal. The modules can be cascaded on one channel to create a dual-stage. There are multiple types of modules within this series, including: attenuators, lowpass filters, and current output modules.
PXI Vector Signal Transceivers
The National Instruments PXI Vector Signal Transceivers (VST) are a combination of a vector signal analyzer and a vector signal generator with FPGA-based, real-time control and signal processing. These models can be utilized to assess many wireless and cellular standards. Additionally, VSTs can be effortlessly expanded to support multiple input, multiple output configurations.
The National Instruments S Series devices are Simultaneous Sampling Multifunction DAQs. They are ideal for applications, such as ultrasonic, ballistic, and radar transient recording and analysis. These devices are created with an analog-to-digital converter, which makes them superior to other devices regarding throughput and channel preciseness. There are pre/post-analog and digital trigger options. The S Series devices have analog and digital I/O, as well as counters and timers.
The National Instruments Dynamic Signal Acquisition (DSA) Devices deliver dynamic signal generation and acquisition in sound and vibration applications for PXI systems. These devices have features such as antialiasing filters, IEPE conditioning, and software-configurable AC/DC coupling. The DSA Devices are created especially for applications such as noise and vibration diagnostics, automotive test, audio test and measurement, and various others.
National Instruments SCXI is a high-performance signal conditioning and switching platform for measurement and automation systems. Whether you need to measure sensors or raw signals, generate voltages or currents, monitor digital lines, or route signals with switching, SCXI provides a single, integrated platform for all of your signal conditioning and switching needs. An SCXI system consists of multichannel signal conditioning modules installed in one or more rugged chassis. There is a wide selection of analog input, analog output, digital I/O, and switching modules to fit your application needs exactly. NI-DAQ driver software controls every aspect of your DAQ system from configuration, to programming in LabVIEW, to low-level operating system and device control.
The National Instruments NI-660x Series of Counter/Timer Modules can complete counter timer functions like period measurement, encoder position measurement, frequency measurement in PXI systems, and more. The NI-660x Series of Counter/Timer Modules has eight maximum 32-bit counters/timers. There are options for high-speed simultaneous DMA transfers, onboard high-precision oscillators, filtering, and industrial voltage ranges with isolation as well.
The National Instruments R Series of Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Devices have user-defined, onboard processing for versatility of system timing and triggering. The NI R Series Devices utilize an FPGA that is user-programmable, which allows all analog and digital I/O channels to be configured for application-specific operation. When R Series Devices are utilized with the LabVIEW FPGA Module, users can create applications such as high-speed control, hardware-in-the-loop assessment, sensor simulation, and custom protocol communication.
The National Instruments RT Series consists of PXI Controllers and Multifunction I/O Boards, which can be used with LabVIEW RT for a simple to utilize system for real-time applications. The RT Series DAQ Devices contain a processor board and a daughter board. The PXI systems can also be controlled by a host PC to run real-time, embedded LabVIEW RT applications.
The National Instruments NI-73xx Series of Stepper/Servo Motion Controllers offers completely programmable motion control for as many as four individual or coordinated axes of motion. There are dedicated motion I/O for limit and home switches and other I/O for standard functions. The NI-73xx Motion Control Modules are now considered obsolete.
The National Instruments PXI Controllers are a small, high-performance, embedded computer solution for PXI, PXI Express, and CompactPCI systems. The NI PXI Controllers offer up to 8 GB/s system throughput and 2 GB/s slot throughput maximum. The PXI Controllers have features such as a hard drive, RAM, an integrated CPU, Ethernet, video, serial, and various other types of peripheral I/O.
The National Instruments High Speed Digital I/O (HSDIO) Devices have programmable voltage levels, 256 MB total onboard memory, and can be used with NI Digital Waveform Editor to generate, import, and edit digital waveforms. The HSDIO Series can be used for many applications, including complicated stimulus-response assessments or interfacing and device simulation.
The National Instruments NI-654x Series of Digital Waveform Generators/Analyzers have 32 channels with direction control for each channel. The Digital Waveform Generators/Analyzers can be used with the NI-HSDIO driver. Several digital instruments can be synchronized to create low-skew multichannel systems for interfacing to high-pin-count digital ICs and electronic devices.
Timing and Synchronization Modules
The National Instruments Timing and Synchronization Modules allow a higher level of synchronization on the PXI platform with the use of high-precision triggering, high-stability clocks, and advanced signal routing. These modules can accomplish synchronization over a massive distance via IRIG-B, GPS, PPS, or IEEE 1588. The Timing and Synchronization Modules also have skew reduction with differential star and star lines.
PXI Waveform Generators
The National Instruments PXI Waveform Generators are able to produce exact sine, triangle, and square waveforms. The PXI Waveform Generators are ideal for many different forms of mixed signal tests, such as: Consumer Electronics, Aerospace/Defense, and Automotive Testing. These models create standard function or user-defined arbitrary waveforms as a part of the PXI system.
MXI-Express x1 Series
The National Instruments MXI-Express x1 is a cabled PCI Express x1 link, which allows for the control of devices installed in a VXI, CompactRIO, PXI, or PXI Express chassis. MXI-Express x1 controls the device via laptops, workstations, desktop computers, or other types of host controllers with an ExpressCard, PCI, or PCI Express slot. The MXI-Express x1 devices have 1 or 2 ports and fiber-optic or copper cable support.
The X Series Devices are some of the most advanced Multifunction DAQ Devices created by National Instruments. This series has devices available with NI-STC3 timing and synchronization technology, low cost, high-speed, simultaneous sampling, and other features to meet different requirements for challenging, control, measurement, and test applications. The NI X Series Devices have as many as 48 digital I/O, 4 analog outputs maximum, and as many as 32 analog inputs.
MXI-4 is a high-bandwidth link designed by National Instruments, which is transparent to drivers and software applications and offers the capability to utilize high-performance servers or desktop computers to control PXI systems. The MXI-4 link comprises a PCI-8331 or PCI-8336 board in a PC, linked with a cable to a PXI-8331 or PXI-8336 module in slot 1 of a PXI Chassis. MXI-4 also has support for 5 V and 3.3 V PCI, which is an improvement upon MXI-3.
PCI Digital Multimeters
The National Instruments PCI Digital Multimeter Devices (DMMs) can complete frequency/period, voltage, current, temperature, and resistance measurements, along with diode tests for PC-based systems. DMMs are equipped with 2- or 4-wire resistance, AC/DC voltage, and AC/DC current.
Serial Interface Devices
The Serial Interface Devices by National Instruments allow users to communicate with and control external serial hardware by utilizing asynchronous serial interfaces with numerous protocols. These devices can add as many as 16 serial ports to a system. Standard serial protocols are supported by these devices, including RS232, RS485, or RS422.
The National Instruments PCI Controllers are obsolete. This series consist of Motion Controllers such as the PCI-7334 and Switch Controllers like the PCI-4021. The Motion Controllers have the capability to control a maximum of 8 individual axes of motors, while the Switch Controllers control an SCXI-based switching system.
PXI Signal Insertion Modules
The PXI Signal Insertion Modules, otherwise referred to as Fault Insertion Units or FIUs by National Instruments, deliver a set of feedthrough channels which makes the switch transparent to the system when closed. The FIUs have electromechanical, reed, or FET relays and anywhere from 7 to 68 channels. The NI FIUs can be utilized for electronic reliability assessments or hardware-in-the-loop applications.
PXI Multiplexer Modules
The National Instruments PXI Multiplexer Switch Modules can link numerous inputs to one input or output, to make wiring in automated test systems easier. The NI PXI Multiplexer Switch Modules are well-suited for high-channel-count applications that require linking measurement or signal generation devices to a variety of test points on devices or units under test. These modules can be utilized with NI Switch Executive software to create, build, and deploy a switching system.
PXI Relay Modules
The National Instruments PXI Relay Modules can link or unlink independent relays to make wiring easier in automated test systems. The PXI Relay Modules have numerous individual relays, including double-pole double-throw (DPDT), single-pole single-throw (SPST), and single-pole double-throw (SPDT) relays. To program the relays, the user can utilize the NI-SWITCH driver software.
PXI Matrix Switch Modules
The PXI Matrix Switch Modules by National Instruments are arranged in rows and columns and offer the utmost versatility for switching systems by enabling the user to link any channel to any other channel. The NI PXI Matrix Switch Modules utilize several types of relays, such as solid-state, field-effect transistor (FET), reed, and electromechanical armature relays. The variety of relay types available, along with different row and column numbers, allows the user to choose a module perfect for their specific application.
PCI Multifunction Devices
The National Instruments PCI Multifunction Devices are a mixture of digital I/O, analog I/O, as well as counter/timer functions for computer-based systems in one device. These devices can be used for industry applications like design verification, automation, and research. The PCI Multifunction Devices have various sample rates, output rates, and channel counts to meet the requirements of many standard measurements.
The National Instruments FlexRIO products are a combination of massive, user-programmable FPGAs and high-performance RF, analog, and digital I/O. These instruments were created for scientists and engineers requiring the versatility of customized hardware without the usual cost. FlexRIO instruments can be programmed graphically with VHDL/Verilog or LabVIEW.
PCI Waveform Generators
The National Instruments PCI Waveform Generator Devices can create user-defined and regular arbitrary waveforms. These Waveform Generators can create several types of accurate waveforms, such as triangle, sine, ramp, and square. The NI PCI Waveform Generator Devices are classified as mature or obsolete.
The National Instruments MXI-2 Series is the second generation of the NI MXIbus models, with more signals than the first generation. The MXI-2 Series modules also have a higher data throughput with a maximum of 33 MB/s between two MXI-2 products. The MXI-2 interface kits connect a PCI-based computer or a PXI/CompactPCI Chassis to the VXIbus or VMEbus with the MXI-2 bus.
PXI Transfer Switch Modules
The National Instruments PXI Transfer Switch Modules have the capability to switch loads between two sources at frequencies to 40 GHz maximum. The NI PXI Transfer Switch Modules provide quick insertion times and minimal insertion loss to switch loads at RF frequencies. These modules have electromechanical relays, a PXI Hybrid bus connector, and varying scan rates and bandwidths.
PXI Resistor Modules
The PXI Resistor Modules by NI are ideal for simulating environmental settings in hardware-in-the-loop confirmation. These modules copy the behavior of resistance-based instruments by controlling a series of relays that alters resistance across every I/O connector channel. The PXI Resistor Modules have 5-18 channels and a 37-pin D-SUB connector on the front panel.
PXI Carrier Modules
The National Instruments PXI Carrier Modules can be utilized to result in enormous matrices with over 8,000 crosspoints in one PXI Chassis. These modules have the capacity to hold as many as six matrix modules for SwitchBlock. The SwitchBlock systems usually have a single A-type module and several B-type modules.
PXI Analog Input Modules
The National Instruments PXI Analog Input Modules deliver analog input signals for PXI systems and come with several ADCS. These modules also have built-in signal conditioning, sample rates from 5 kS/s per channel to 2 MS/s per channel, and 28 bits of resolution maximum. The NI PXI Analog Input Modules are well-suited for scalable measurement systems with a low or high number of channels.
PXI Digital Multimeters
The PXI Digital Multimeters or DMMs by National Instruments can complete temperature, frequency/period, capacitance, current, inductance, voltage, resistance, and diode tests, in PXI systems. There are certain DMMs with an isolated, high-voltage digitizer that can obtain waveforms at sample rates of 1.8 MS/s maximum. The NI PXI Digital Multimeters have 6.5 or 7.5 digits of resolution and -300 V to 300 V or -1000 V to 1000 V DC voltage range.
PXI Source Measure Units
The National Instruments PXI Source Measure Units or SMUs offer accurate current or voltage sourcing and measurement features for PXI systems. The NI SMUs are created to decrease test time and improve versatility. The SMUs have 1-24 channels and most do not include auxiliary power. Some of the SMUs have the SourceAdapt feature, which can alter the transient behavior of the SMU, decrease settling time, and reduce overshoot.
The National Instruments SC Series Modules come with features, such as 200 kS/s, 16-bit, and either 2 or 8 analog input channels. These modules have integrated signal conditioning for strain/bridge inputs.
The National Instruments PXI Analyzers can complete vector signal analysis and/or spectrum analysis. The PXI Analyzers are suitable for many applications, including: RADAR test, wireless test, signal intelligence, microwave test, spectral monitoring, and more. Some models also have a LabVIEW-programmable FPGA that can be customized for advanced measurement applications.
The National Instruments PXI Amplifiers amplify tiny signals so they can be assessed and processed by other input modules in a PXI system. The PXI Amplifiers come with various types of amplification and signal conditioning. There are NI PXI Amplifiers with low-distortion and low-noise analog output, numerous input channels and integrated grounding, and other features.
The National Instruments PXI Attenuators have the capability to attenuate RF signals to enhance the power preciseness of RF Signal Generators in low power ranges. The PXI Attenuators have two channels of programmable attenuation. The PXI-5695 PXI Attenuator has a frequency range from 50 MHz to 8 GHz.
PXI Signal Generator Modules
The National Instruments PXI Signal Generator Modules create ongoing wave signals or regular standard modulation formats, including pulse, AM, PM, and FM. The PXI Signal Generators provide the features of RF Signal Generators to the flexible, small PXI form factor. The NI PXI Signal Generators can be used to design automated test systems when combined with other PXI modular devices.