Counters and Timers provide timing and digital I/O. Use these products for monitoring quadrature encoders, event counting, period measurement, pulse generation, pulse-train generation, two-edge separation measurement, and more.
Platform modules integrate with modular hardware platforms that allow you to combine different types of modules in a custom system that leverages shared platform features. NI offers three hardware platforms—CompactDAQ, CompactRIO, and PXI—though all platforms may not be represented in this category.
Stand-alone or computer-based devices either integrate with standard desktop and laptop computers or allow you to use them without the need for other modular hardware.