Archived:What is the difference between the USB-9211/USB-9215 and the USB-9211A/USB-9215A?

Updated Jun 15, 2018

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Hardware

  • USB-9215
  • USB-9211
  • NI-9211
  • NI-9215
  • USB-9161
  • USB-9162

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-DAQmx Base

Issue Details

What is the difference between the USB-9211 / USB-9215 and the USB-9211A / USB-9215A?  Which driver(s) are compatible with which devices?

Solution

Explanation of hardware names:
The USB-9211 and USB-9215 consist of a either a C Series NI 9211 or NI 9215 module with a USB-9161 hardware carrier.

The USB-9211A and USB-9215A consist of a either a C Series NI 9211 or NI 9215 module with a USB-9162 hardware carrier.

The USB-9162 supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed carrier, while the USB-9161 uses USB 2.0 Full Speed carrier.

The hardware carrier in use determines which driver(s) will support the USB-9211 / USB-9215 or USB-9211A / USB-9215A device.

Drivers:

Driver Support Table
 

NI-DAQmx

NI-DAQmx Base 2.x

NI-DAQmx Base 3.x (and later)

USB-9211

 

x

 

USB-9211A

x

 

x

USB-9215

 

x

 

USB-9215A, USB-9215A BNC

x

 

x

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