Even faster data acquisition from Measurement Computing

January 2009:  Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) brings the faster USB-1208HS family of USB-based data acquisition products from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Massachusetts) to its range.

The compact USB-1208HS-XXX is a multifunction, high-speed, measurement and control device supported under the popular Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.

The lightweight, low-cost devices are targeted at applications requiring high-accuracy measurement repeatability and high throughput.  The USB-1208HS family has three variants including two channel and four channel isolation capabilities.

The USB-1208HS-XXX range features eight single-ended or four differential 13-bit analogue inputs, with a sample rate of 1 MS/s.  The USB1208HS-2AO has two 12-bit, ±10 V analogue outputs; the USB1208HS-4AO has four 12-bit, ±10 V analogue outputs.  The input ranges available are ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2.5 V or 0 to 10 V when in single-ended mode.  In differential mode, the ranges are ±20 V, ±10 V, or ±5 V.

A digital trigger lets you start analogue input or output conversions.

The USB-1208HS-XXX also includes two 32-bit counters that can count TTL pulses and one 32-bit PWM timer output.

The USB-1208HS-XXX range is BUS powered by the +5 volt USB supply from your computer and requires no additional external power sources.  All I/O connections are made to the screw terminals located along each side of the device.

Software included with the USB-1208HS-XXX is extensive, including TracerDAQ®, a full-featured, data logging, viewing, and analysis application; Universal Library™, programming libraries and drivers for most popular Windows-based programming languages; Universal Library for LabVIEW™, VIs and program examples for LabVIEW; InstaCal™ installation, calibration and test utility; and support for DASYLab®, icon-based data acquisition, graphics, control and analysis software and Measurement Studio MCC Edition, Visual Studio 2005/2003 components and controls optimised for test, measurement, analysis and presentation.

Module             Measurement Type           Rate
USB-1208HS         Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s
USB-1208HS-2AO     Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s
USB-1208HS-4AO     Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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