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National Instruments has introduced a data acquisition device (DAQ) for IEEE-1394 serial bus (FireWire). The DAQPad-6070E multifunction I/O device connects directly to Windows 98 PCs equipped with an IEEE-1394 serial port or PCI-to-1394 adapter. The device offers students and teachers a portable, easily installed and configured tool for their computer-based measurement applications. It comes with the company’s NI-DAQ driver software and integrates seamlessly with their measurement and automation software, including LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and ComponentWorks.

National Instruments has introduced a data acquisition device (DAQ) for IEEE-1394 serial bus (FireWire). The DAQPad-6070E multifunction I/O device connects directly to Windows 98 PCs equipped with an IEEE-1394 serial port or PCI-to-1394 adapter. The device offers students and teachers a portable, easily installed and configured tool for their computer-based measurement applications. It comes with the company’s NI-DAQ driver software and integrates seamlessly with their measurement and automation software, including LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and ComponentWorks.

This device features: a 1.25 MS/s sampling rate, 12-bit A/D resolution, 16 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, 8 digital I/O lines, and two 24-bit counter timers. As a FireWire product, the 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, up to 16 devices can be daisy-chained to span a maximum distance of 72 m.

DAQPad-6070E is available in two different configurations: mass termination and BNC termination. The mass termination version offers a low-profile package that fits under most laptop computers. It features a 68-pin shielded connector to connect signals from the company’s signal conditioning products. The BNC termination version is ideal for applications where portability and quick connectivity is needed. DAQPad includes an AC to DC power adapter and an optional rechargeable battery pack or 9 to 25 VDC supply. National Instruments, Austin, TX, (800) 258-7022, www.natinst.com.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.

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