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PCI-based 64 single-ended or 32 differential 16-bit analog input board, sample rates up to 200 kS/s, two 16-bit analog outputs, 32 bits of digital I/O, one 16-bit down counter

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€ 1.455,00

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Key Highlights

  • 64 single-ended/32 differential analog inputs
  • 200 kS/s sample rate
  • 16-bit A/D resolution
  • 8192 sample gain/channel queue
  • Bus-master & scatter-gather support
  • Burst-mode SS&H emulation
  • 8192 sample A/D FIFO
  • 100 kS/s D/A update rate (16K FIFO)
  • Provides arbitrary waveform generation
  • One 16-bit counter
  • 32 digital I/O
  • Fully plug-and-play & autocalibrating


  • TracerDAQ® software included for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET
  • Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™
  • Supported by MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™
  • InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 8/7/Vista®/XP SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit



Measurement Computing's PCI-DAS6402/16 analog and digital I/O board sets a new standard for high channel count, high resolution data acquisition on the PCI-bus. Offering 64 single-ended or 32 differential 16-bit analog inputs with sample rates up to 200 kS/s (single-channel or multi-channel sampling), two 16-bit analog outputs, 32 bits of digital I/O and one 16-bit down counter. The board offers a variety of analog and digital trigger modes with trigger levels and direction selectable by software.

At the heart of the board is Measurement Comouting's powerful System Timing Controller (STC) chip. The STC chip controls all A/D sampling and D/A update rates as well as controlling the 8K A/D FIFO, the 8K gain/channel queue and the 16K D/A FIFO. This functionality is based on the STC chip’s use of an on-board 32K x 16 SRAM. The STC chip assigns functions to various parts of the SRAM (e.g. A/D FIFO) and then provides full speed control and arbitration among the various functions using the various sections of the SRAM buffer.

The STC allows simultaneous full speed A/D sampling, D/A updating and gain/channel queue sequencing (with variable intersample timing if desired). The STC chip performs these functions up to 5 MS/s, and is available as an OEM component for use in your own designs. The board provides bus-mastering and scatter-gather functionality to assure the desired system timing is maintained.

The PCI-DAS6402/16 is completely plug-and-play. There are no switches, jumpers or potentiometers on the board. All board addresses, interrupt channels etc. are set by your computers plug-and-play software. Even calibration is performed via software by using on-board trim D/A converters.


Analog Input
Number of Channels: 64 SE/ 32 DI
Range, Bipolar: -10 to 10, -5 to 5, -2.5 to 2.5, -1.25 to 1.25
Range, Unipolar: 0 to 1.25V, 0 to 2.5V, 0 to 5V, 0 to 10V
Resolution: 16 bit
Sample Rate: 200 kS/s
Analog Output
Resolution: 16
Update Rate: 100 kS/s
Number of Channels: 2
Range, Bipolar: -10 to 10V, -5 to 5V
Range, Unipolar: 0 to 5V, 0 to 10V
Digital I/O
Number of Channels: 32
Counter Timer
Counter Inputs: 1
Counter Resolution: 16 bit
Measurement Type
Measurement Type: Digital I/O , Multifunction , Voltage
Interface List
Interface: PCI

Accessories and Cables

  • BNC-16SE – BNC connector box, 16-channel single-ended, for DAS16/6400/1600/1200/1000
  • BNC-16DI – BNC connector box, 8-channel differential, for DAS16/6400/1600/1200/1000
  • BP40-37 – Backplate and cable assembly with 40-pin IDC female to 37-pin D male for CIO boards
  • C100FF-2 – Cable, 50-conductor ribbon, 100-pin, high-density to two 50-pin IDC, 2 ft.
  • SCB-50 – Signal connection box, two independent (side-by-side) sets of 50 screw terminals, each connected one-to-one to a 50-pin header for ribbon cable mating
  • CIO-MINI50 – Universal screw-terminal board, 50-pin
  • CIO-TERM100 – Universal screw-terminal board, 100 terminals, for use with high-density digital I/O boards, positions for pull-up resistors

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Included Software

InstaCal Installation, configuration, and test software in one package simplifies these important steps as you turn your PC into a measurement system. Installation detects new hardware and configures your computer and board. Calibration software automates this critical step and keeps your measurements accurate. Test routines verify that all the board's features are operating, and will speed you to a quick resolution. If you need to, call our free technical support. Included free with every board.
TracerDAQ® TracerDAQ is an out-of-the-box application that allows data to be generated, acquired, analyzed, displayed and exported within seconds of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. TracerDAQ has been completely redesigned to provide significant performance and feature improvements over previous versions. It now offers four different data acquisition applications; a Strip Chart, an Oscilloscope, a Function Generator and a Rate Generator, all of which are accessed via a common, easy-to-use menu page. TracerDAQ is provided standard with all Measurement Computing PCI- and USB-based data acquisition products to get customers up and running quickly and efficiently.
ULx for NI LabVIEW™ Advanced Driver for use with NI LabVIEW™ 8.5 – 2013. Allows quick development of instrumentation, acquisition, and control applications with Measurement Computing hardware devices
Universal Library Programming libraries for Windows® Visual Studio® programming languages, and others. A complete function library to simplify the configuration and operation of your measurement board. A single, universal set of functions operates all our products so you only have to learn to use our library once.

Optional Software

DASYLab® Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons. DASYLab offers real-time analysis, control, and the ability to create custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs). What’s more, in contrast to other graphical programming environments, which can require weeks of training to master, DASYLab has a very short user-learning curve. Many applications can be configured in a few minutes, rather than days or weeks.

MATLAB® Support for MCC Products – MATLAB® is a software environment for data acquisition, data analysis, and application development. MATLAB supports MCC hardware by using the MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™. MATLAB supports the data acquisition and analysis process along with interfacing with data acquisition devices and instruments, analyzing and visualizing the data. It also produces presentation-quality reports to share results with others.
TracerDAQ® Pro Provides four virtual instrument applications used to graphically display and store input data – and generate output signals – within minutes of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. The applications allow the user to customize appearance, store configurations for future use, save data to a file for export and – with the use of interactive hotspots – change settings while the application is running.