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Updated: August 5th, 2008 09:40 AM CDT

National Instruments Introduces 10 Wi-Fi and Ethernet Data Acquisition Devices

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Wireless technology extends NI data acquisition hardware and software technology to new distributed and portable measurement applications where wiring is difficult or cost-prohibitive. The flexibility of LabVIEW graphical programming and the ubiquity of Wi-Fi network infrastructure make it easy to incorporate wireless sensor measurements into new or existing PC-based measurement or control systems. For more information on the devices, see the chart below.

Module Signal Channels Rate Connectivity WLS-9211 Thermocouple, 4 14 S/s Screw terminal ENET-9211 24-bit WLS-9215 Simultaneous 4 100 kS/s/ch Screw terminal ENET-9215 sampling, 16-bit or BNC WLS-9219 Universal 4 100 S/s/ch Spring terminal ENET-9219 (11 modes) WLS-9234 IEPE (accelerometer 4 51.2 kS/s/ch BNC ENET-9234 and microphone), 24-bit WLS-9237 Bridge completion, 4 50 kS/s/ch RJ50 ENET-9237 24-bit

The Wi-Fi and Ethernet DAQ devices are shipped with NI-DAQmx driver software and NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE, an interactive data-logging software for quickly acquiring, analyzing and presenting data with no programming required. The NI-DAQmx driver delivers time-saving features such as the configuration-based NI DAQ Assistant with code generation for both LabVIEW and text-based languages; more than 3,000 measurement examples; device simulation; connection diagrams; and compatibility with LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6.0.

Readers can click here to see a demonstration on how to set up the new NI Wi-Fi DAQ devices easily using LabVIEW. (http://sas-origin.OnstreamMedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/2008/34339.wmv)

For more information on the new Wi-Fi and Ethernet devices, visit http://www.ni.com/wifi.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas , NI has more than 4,800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past nine years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing nati@ni.com or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.


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