I'm going to be building a new computer for my lab and I would like the computer to still be useful in the next 5yrs or so. I noticed that you are starting to have a couple of your DAQ cards available with a pci-express x1 version. Does this imply that you are going to begin phasing out your pci cards in the near future?
We do not have plans at this time to phase out PCI support in the MIO DAQ product lines. NI tries to provide DAQ functionality without restricting users to a single bus. This explains the existence of, for example, the PCI-6259, PXI-6259, USB-6259, PCIe-6259, and PXIe-6259. These are different versions of essentially the same hardware, provided on a variety of different bus architectures for greater flexibility. All of these devices will be around and available for the forseeable future.