NEWS RELEASE NIWeek Aug. 3, 2011 National Instruments
today announced new 1-slot NI CompactDAQ chassis that support
wireless, USB and Ethernet buses, giving engineers and scientists
the portability of a data logger with the performance and
flexibility of modular measurements. The NI cDAQ-9191, cDAQ-9181 and cDAQ-9171 chassis support all NI C
Series modules for the NI CompactDAQ platform and can be used in
conjunction with the existing 4- and 8-slot chassis. With modules
designed for almost any sensor, the NI CompactDAQ platform
eliminates the fixed functionality of traditional sensor
measurement systems and gives engineers and scientists the ability
to increase productivity while decreasing overall cost.
New metal enclosures make the chassis more resistant to
environmental damage as compared to the previous plastic sleeves.
The chassis operate in a temperature range of 0 to 55 degrees
Celsius and can withstand up to 30 g shock and 3 g vibration,
making NI CompactDAQ 1-slot chassis ideal for demanding test
applications on the benchtop, in the field or on the production
The addition of the new wireless, USB and Ethernet 1-slot chassis
demonstrates our commitment to expanding the NI CompactDAQ modular
data acquisition platform, said Kevin Schultz, National Instruments
vice president of research and development. These chassis can be
used with more than 50 C Series modules which make it possible for
engineers and scientists to build flexible, scalable measurement
systems for portable and distributed applications.
More than 50 measurement-specific modules featuring multiple
electrical and sensor connectivity options can be combined with any
chassis to create customized systems specific to the needs of
numerous applications. NI Signal Streaming technology delivers
high-bandwidth capabilities that make it possible to achieve
sustained high-speed and bidirectional data streams over USB,
Ethernet and wireless buses. Zero configuration networking
technology simplifies initial setup, eliminating the need for IT
involvement in network setup and integration.
NI-DAQmx driver software, included with each NI CompactDAQ chassis,
goes beyond a basic device driver to deliver increased productivity
and performance. With NI-DAQmx, engineers and scientists can log
data for simple experiments or develop a complete test system in NI
LabWindows"/CVI, ANSI C/C++ or Microsoft Visual Studio
.NET. A consistent API means that an application developed for an
NI CompactDAQ wireless chassis will work with an NI CompactDAQ USB
or Ethernet chassis without any modifications to the software. In
addition, all new NI CompactDAQ chassis now support the new
controller area network (CAN) C Series module for optimal
communication across various networks.
For more information about the new NI CompactDAQ wireless, USB and
Ethernet DAQ devices, readers can visit www.ni.com/compactdaq/whatsnew.