Data Acquisition & Telemetry


Worlds first FireWire data acquisition device

March 2000 Data Acquisition & Telemetry

National Instruments has announced the world's first data acquisition device (DAQ) for the IEEE-1394 serial bus (FireWire). The DAQPad-6070E multi- function I/O device connects directly to Windows 98 PCs equipped with an IEEE-1394 serial port or PCI-to-1394 adapter. The device offers engineers and scientists a portable, easily installed and configured solution for their computer-based measurement applications. The DAQPad-6070E comes with the company’s NI-DAQ driver software and integrates seamlessly with the company's industry-leading measurement and automation software, including LabView, LabWindows/CVI and ComponentWorks.

The device features:

* 1,25 Msps sampling rate.

* 12 bit A/D resolution.

* 16 analog inputs.

* 2 analog outputs.

* 8 digital I/O lines.

* Two 24 bit counter times.

* Mass termination or BNC-equipped option.

As a FireWire product, the high-performance DAQPad-6070E is hot pluggable and delivers easy plug-and-play configuration. To conform to the FireWire specification, the device must be located within 4,5 m of the bus socket. However, engineers and scientists can daisy-chain up to 16 devices to span a maximum distance of 72 m.

'As a leader in PC-based data acquisition, National Instruments ensures that engineers and scientists are making the fastest, most accurate and affordable measurements possible by delivering products designed to the latest standards and technologies,' said Gavin Dowling of local distributor, Westplex. 'FireWire offers some advantages as an external bus, such as plug-and-play configuration and 10 times the performance of the current USB standard. The advent of FireWire DAQ products provides engineers and scientists more platform options for developing their measurement solutions.'

For more information about IEEE-1394, visit the company's new Technology 2000 - Engineering in the New Millennium website at www.natinst.com/tech2000


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