Measurement Computing has announced three low-cost, 16-bit high-drive analog output USB devices.
The USB-3110, USB-3112, and USB-3114 have integrated high-drive voltage outputs, eliminating the need for external high-drive amplifiers. The USB-3100 series’ proprietary architecture virtually eliminates dead-band (unresponsive) codes. In addition, the product line is factory calibrated to be out-of-the-box ready for system deployment.
All products in the USB-3100 line are fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports, and are supported under Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP operating systems. Each of the voltage outputs is capable of sinking/sourcing up to 40 mA (maximum) of load current. A bidirectional synchronization pin allows users to update the DAC outputs simultaneously on multiple devices.
The USB-3110 provides four channels of analog voltage output, eight digital I/O connections, and one 32-bit event counter. The USB-3112 has eight analog voltage outputs, and the USB-3114 has sixteen. All other features are the same.
At 5.0in wide, by 3.4in long, by 1.4in high, the USB-3100 series modules are just large enough to make connecting field wiring easy, yet small enough to fit on even the most crowded bench. These products ship with a USB cable, a 5-volt, 2-amp AC power adapter, and the following software: