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USB-9215A is a simultaneous sampling and holding device. I want to trigger this externally to get four photodiode signals at the same specified delay time. I wonder if I can do with this SSH device.
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To GraceSun:
SS/H is not absolutely simultaneity.
You can refer to the PXI-4220 user manual for the detail.
Here is a figure shows an example of a signal during a SS/H sampling.

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As NangSgi indicated, this is not an SSH (Simultaneous Sample and Hold) device, but rather an even better simultaneous sampling device. SSH devices have a single ADC and analog circuitry which "latches" the data on all inputs at the same time. The ADC can then digitize each of the held channels. In a simultaneous sampling device, however, there are as many ADCs as channels.

As for your 9215, it does not support any type of external triggering. To do so, you would need to place it in a CompactDAQ chassis, and use another digital module to accept the start trigger of which you speak. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

Hope this helps,
Ryan Verret
Product Marketing Engineer
Signal Generators
National Instruments
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