Video lecture:

Analog voltage I/O with
NI USB-6008/6009 and LabVIEW

by

Finn Haugen

22. April 2013

The NI USB-6008 I/O device (USB-6009 is similar)

The NI USB-6008/6009 is a USB based data acquisition (DAQ) and control device with analog input and output, and digital input and output.

The main features about these I/O-devices are given in the video (see below).

Detailed technical information: USB-6008/6009 User Guide and Specifications. Additional information can be found at http://ni.com.

This video (66 minutes) shows how to implement analog I/O (Input/Voltage) with the I/O-device NI USB-6008 and LabVIEW. (The first 40 min and 35 sec of the video contains the information sufficient for most applications.)

The file labview_analog_voltage_io.vi is produced from scratch during the video. Note that you will get an error if you try to run this program even if you have connected the I/O device to your PC. This is because the configuration of the voltage input and output channels assumes a specific device (the one I used while making the program). Although it is possible in the DAQ Assistant used in the program to change physical device easily (Configuration / Change physical channel-button (with green arrows)), I suggest that you configure the DAQ Assistant from scratch (using a new DAQ Assistant function in your program).

Note: After I produced the above video, National Instruments has changed the way the I/O functions are configured. The changes apply to LabVIEW 2011 and later versions, and you will then get an error message with the configuration explained in the video. Here is a picture of one configuration which works. And here is the VI made in LabVIEW 2012.


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