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ROS supported PCI/PCI express data acquisition (daq) card

asked 2011-10-18 08:10:40 -0500

jayson ding gravatar image

Dear All I am trying to read 6 channel Analog Input signal via ROS. My plan is to find one ROS supported PCI/PCI express DAQ card and plug it into my desktop PC. Has anyone know this type DAQ? Certainly if you have better idea to read 6 channel AI, please also let me know. Thanks a lot. Jayson

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answered 2011-10-18 08:21:12 -0500

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The Sensoray 626 seems to meet your requirements.

I've successfully used it with Ubuntu/ROS in the past, some code for installing the drivers and library can be found at

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answered 2011-10-19 02:07:10 -0500

jayson ding gravatar image

Hi Will, This is really helpful. I checked out your Sensoray 626 rospkg. It looks good. Everything is there. I probably will give it a try shortly. One more quick question about this pkg, I saw you are calling Sensoray626 API to communicate with ROS. Is that possible to talk to Sensoray626 through ROS topic or service. Have you tired that before? thanks. Jayson

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Sorry for the delay, ROS Answers hasn't been sending me emails for some reason... I haven't used rostopics or services to communicate with it. It's not too hard to wrap publishers/subscribers/services around the API though.
wmcmahan gravatar image wmcmahan  ( 2011-10-27 05:40:57 -0500 )edit

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