Measurement Computing Creates High Speed USB Modules

Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced the release of two high-speed additions to their growing USB product line: the USB-1608HS and the USB-1608HS-2AO. These new USB-based DAQ modules provide true simultaneous data capture of up to eight channels of 16-bit single ended or differential analog input at 250 kHz per channel. Both units include 16 bits of digital I/O and an extensive suite of software. The USB-1608HS-2AO has an additional two channels of 16-bit analog output with a range of -10 to +10 volts. At a list price of $1,199 for the USB-1608HS, and $1,399 for the USB-1608HS-2AO, these new high-performance DAQ modules offer unprecedented value.

Measurement Computing new high performance USB modulesBoth the USB-1608HS and 1608HS-2AO use a separate A/D converter for each channel. Each device is capable of acquiring data in either a software paced or continuous scan mode. Additional key test and measurement features include:

  • Differential inputs offer increased accuracy by reducing measurement errors caused by ground loops and noise as seen with single-ended measurements.
  • An analog trigger function lets you start and control analog input acquisitions based on the value of a digital or analog signal.
  • A synchronization input line allows you to provide an external sampling clock for the analog inputs. A synchronization output line lets you output the internal or external sampling clock of the analog inputs to synchronize other devices in your system.
  • The two independent 16-bit analog output channels on the USB-1608HS-2AO can be configured with a remote sensing option to compensate for voltage drop errors that may occur at the field device.

MCC’s entire USB family is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, and is supported by the Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems.

The USB-1608HS and USB-1608HS-2AO ship with an impressive array of software included in the MCC DAQ Software CD. The disk includes applications, drivers, and libraries that meet the needs of programmers and nonprogrammers alike.

Powerful, out-of-the-box DAQ application features Strip Chart, Oscilloscope, Function Generator, and Rate Generator virtual instruments.

Easy-to-use installation, calibration, and test utility

Universal Library(TM)
Programming library for developing applications to control Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware using Windows and .NET programming languages

UL for LabVIEW(TM)
LabVIEW drivers for Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware

The USB-1608HS and USB-1608HS-2AO are also compatible with Measurement Studio—MCC Edition, DASYLab, and other third party data acquisition application software.

About Measurement Computing Corp.
Measurement Computing Corporation is the data acquisition market leader in the design and manufacture of low-priced, computer-based, test and measurement hardware and software. They offer a broad selection of hardware products for analog input, analog output, and digital I/O, supporting USB, wireless, Ethernet, PCI, ISA, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, plus serial and GPIB interface products, and a growing line of remote data loggers. They also offer software solutions for the programmer and non-programmer alike, with drivers for popular graphical programming languages such as LabVIEW. Measurement Computing was founded in 1989, and markets its products throughout the world.

USB-1608HS: $1,199 – Ships June 25, 2007
USB-1608HS-2AO: $1,399 – June 25, 2007