NI USB-6008/6009 and LabVIEW
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.
video (66 minutes) shows how to implement
analog I/O (Input/Voltage) with the I/O-device NI USB-6008
(The first 40 min and 35 sec of the video contains the
information sufficient for most applications.)
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
is the VI made in LabVIEW 2012.
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