data aquisition toolbox session based interface -- external clocking of analog input possible?

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apparently not, but maybe I'm missing something.
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Eric Keller
Eric Keller on 31 Oct 2011
it would be really nice if the following warning wasn't in every "legacy" help file: "Note You cannot use the legacy interface on 64–bit MATLAB. Use the session-based interface to acquire and generate data."
This pretty much precludes using your favorite search engine to find help on the session based interface

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Manisha
Manisha on 15 Dec 2011
Hi Eric,
Data Acquisition Toolbox MATLAB R2012a prerelease has added new function for triggers and clocks . If you have a valid license you can download the prerelease here
You would need to use
addClockConnection
function to provide your device with an external clock.
You can modify the below code to suit your requirements:
s = daq.createSession('ni');
s.addAnalogInputChannel('Dev4', 0, 'Voltage');
The below command will add a external scan clock connection from an external source to the PFI0 terminal on Dev4. Make sure you connect your external clock to PFI0 physically
s.addClockConnection('External','Dev4/PFI0','ScanClock');
Your acquisition will now use your external clock
s.startForeground();
Hope that helps,
Manisha

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