USB DAQ Devices provide sampling rates up to 800 kS/s.

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With bus-powered, plug-and-play connectivity, Series USB-9000 includes 4- and 8-channel models with 250 Vrms channel-to-earth ground isolation, noise immunity, and high-common-mode voltage range. Interactive data-logging software enables user to log data and export it to spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel. Utilizing DAQ devices with NI-DAQmx driver software, engineers can develop applications, and use automatic code generation as well as custom channel scaling.

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Eight New National Instruments USB 2.0 Devices Deliver High-Speed Data Acquisition, Interactive Driver Software

AUSTIN, Texas - July 12, 2005 - National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today expanded its USB-9000 series of industry-leading, high-performance USB data acquisition (DAQ) devices with the release of eight new USB 2.0 Hi-Speed DAQ devices. With sampling rates up to 800 kS/s, these new devices not only offer the fastest data acquisition speeds currently available for USB-compatible data acquisition devices, but they also simplify system setup and programming with powerful measurement services software. In addition, the new USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices include free interactive data-logging software for analysis that can log data and export it to spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel.

With bus-powered, plug-and-play connectivity, the new devices add to the National Instruments USB-9000 family of high-quality USB DAQ devices, most of which include 250 Vrms channel-to-earth ground isolation for safety, noise immunity and high-common-mode voltage range. By using these devices with the included NI-DAQmx driver software, engineers and scientists can develop applications more efficiently using NI measurement tools for hardware configuration and testing, take advantage of easier application programming with the step-by-step DAQ Assistant, and use automatic code generation and custom channel scaling. In addition, all NI USB DAQ devices now include free ready-to-run data logger software - valued at $295 - that engineers can use to log and view real-time and historical data and export data to Microsoft Excel.

The new National Instruments USB 2.0 DAQ devices include:
o USB-9211A: 4 Ch, 24-bit thermocouple input module
o USB-9215A: 4 Ch, 16-bit simultaneous-sampling analog input at 100 kS/s per channel
o USB-9201: 8 Ch, 12-bit analog voltage input at 500 kS/s
o USB-9221: 8 Ch, 12-bit high-voltage analog input at 800 kS/s
o USB-9233: 4 Ch, 24-bit IEPE analog input module
o USB-9421: 8 Ch, 24 V digital input module
o USB-9472: 8 Ch, 24 V digital output module
o USB-9481: 4 Ch, high-current/high-voltage relay module

For more information on all National Instruments USB DAQ products, readers can visit For more information on NI-DAQmx and other measurement services software, readers can visit

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NI USB-9211A, USB-9215A, USB-920, USB-9221, USB-9233, USB-9421, USB-9472, USB-9481
Priced from $295

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