PXI data acquisition modules feature E Series technology and bus mastering for high throughput across PXI and CompactPCI systems. The PXI-6071E is a 12-bit, 1.25 MS/s multifunction E Series module with 64 analog input channels and two 12-bit analog output channels. The PXI-6030E and PXI-6031E are 16-bit, 100 kS/s E Series modules with 16 and 64 channels, respectively, and feature two 16-bit analog output channels. The PXI-6508 is a 96-line, parallel digital I/O interface featuring two-wire handshake capability and user-defined power-up states.
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