Test & Measurement

16-bit DAQ features 100 kS/s sample rates

14th July 2014
Mick Elliott

Two new, low-cost, 16-bit, multifunction USB DAQ devices are now available from Adept Scientific. The USB-230 Series, manufactured by Measurement Computing, offers sample rates up to 100 kS/s. The USB-234 offers sample rates up to 100 kS/s, and the USB-231 up to 50 kS/s. Both models feature eight single-ended/four differential analogue inputs.

There are eight digital I/O lines, with each digital channel software-selectable for both input and output.

The devices also feature a 32-bit counter input and two 16-bit analogue outputs; the latter can be updated at a rate up to 5 kS/s per channel. An external digital trigger input is software-selectable for rising edge or falling edge detection.

Removable screw-terminal connectors make signal connections easy. A high-speed Micro-USB cable is included and no external power source is needed.

The devices are supplied with a range of software, including out-of-the-box TracerDAQ for quick-and-easy logging and displaying of data; and InstaCal, an all-in-one package for installation, configuration and test. There's also comprehensive support for C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, and Visual Basic.NET; and drivers for DASYLab and NI LabVIEW.

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