Multichannel signal acquisition and processing systems are used in a wide variety of areas of engineering, so they have very different requirements. However, they have common difficulties associated with synchronization, shielding, cabling, large amounts of analog and digital data.
NI offers a variety of data acquisition systems, modular instrumentation, and other multi-channel solutions. These systems are characterized by unprecedented accuracy of channel synchronization, ease of scaling systems, distributed measurements, and a systems approach that takes into account the transfer, storage and processing of data.
This guide is intended to provide an overview of the major platforms and product lines for creating multi-channel systems, and to introduce the key features to consider when designing systems.