Can I Use the USB 6001 To Acquire Encoder Inputs?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • USB-6001
  • Quadrature Encoder

Software

  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have an encoder that I would like to use to determine revolutions of a device as well as position and direction. Can I use a USB 6001 to do this?

Solution

As the USB 6001 only has one onboard counter, it is not recommended to attempt to use it to perform encoder acquisitions. You will need at least two counters on your DAQto use an encoder to determine not only rotations, but position and direction as well. 

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