Six New Low-Cost Digital I/O Devices from NI Deliver High-Reliability Industrial Feature Set for Real-Time Applications.
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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2004
National Instruments National Instruments, or NI (NASDAQ: NATI), is an American company with over 4,000 employees and direct operations in 41 countries founded in 1976 by Dr. James Truchard, Bill Nowlin and Jeff Kodosky. (Nasdaq:NATI NATI National Association of Teen Institutes
NATI Newfoundland Association of Technical Industries ) today announced six new low-cost, optically isolated digital I/O devices that deliver a high-reliability industrial feature set for applications in discrete, batch and process automation. Each device offers industrial features such as watchdog timers, optical isolation, 24 V logic levels, programmable power-up states, programmable input filters, change detection and industrial certifications.
Starting at $345 or $5 per I/O channel See channel. , the NI 651x family of DIO DIO Diode
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-- NI PCI-6511 and NI PXI/CompactPCI 6511 - +/-30 VDC VDC Volts Direct Current
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isolated industrial 64 digital input, sinking/sourcing
-- NI PCI-6512 and NI PXI/CompactPCI 6512 - +/-30 VDC, optically
isolated industrial 64 digital output, sourcing, 350 mA max
-- NI PCI-6513 and NI PXI/CompactPCI 6513 - +/-30 VDC, optically
isolated industrial 64 digital output, sinking, 475 mA max
The 24 V logic levels included in these devices offers direct connection to industrial sensors and actuators, and are completely software programmable without jumpers. Engineers can use programmable power-up states to configure the initial digital state in software and ensure safe operation when controlling industrial actuators such as pumps, valves, motors and relays. Programmable input filters eliminate input noise, remove glitches and spikes and provide debouncing for digital switches and relays. Digital I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output watchdogs protect against a variety of fault conditions including computer and application crashes.
The NI 651x family also delivers innovative NI-DAQmx driver software technology on both Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time operating systems, offering superior ease of use and deterministic performance.
NI-DAQmx, the newest version of National Instruments measurement services software, includes automatic code generation for creating applications in NI LabVIEW, C, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET '
Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computer language that can be viewed as an evolution of Microsoft's Visual Basic (VB) implemented on the Microsoft .NET framework. and C#. NI DAQ See data acquisition. Assistant, a key feature of NI-DAQmx, guides engineers to fast, accurate input/output without requiring any programming. NI-DAQmx also offers multithreading Multitasking within a single program. It allows multiple streams of execution to take place concurrently within the same program, each stream processing a different transaction or message. streaming technology that delivers up to 100 times faster I/O throughput for concurrent operations and high-channel-count systems, as well as other advanced features including automatic timing, triggering and synchronization.
National Instruments Data Acquisition
By integrating commercial PC-based technologies and investing in innovative research and development, NI continues to lower the cost of measurement and control while improving system performance, accuracy and reliability. NI recently increased value for its data acquisition (DAQ) customers by reducing prices up to 25 percent worldwide for 13 of its most popular DAQ modules. Readers can learn more about the price reduction and view new prices on the Web at www.ni.com/dataacquisition.
About National Instruments
National Instruments (www.ni.com) is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation Virtual Instrumentation is the use of customizable software and modular measurement hardware to create user-defined measurement systems, called virtual instruments. -- a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI (PCI EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real time control systems. Introduced in 1997, PXI uses the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company's investor relations Investor relations
The process by which the corporation communicates with its investors. department by calling 512-683-5090, by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.ni.com/nati.
Pricing and Contact Information NI 651x family of digital I/O devices Priced from $345 Web: www.ni.com/dataacquisition 11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, Texas 78759-3504 Tel: 800-258-7022, Fax: 512-683-9300 E-mail: email@example.com
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