Measurement Computing introduces multifunction rugged data acquisition to its range

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the addition of Measurement Computing’s (Norton, Massachusetts) USB-1604HS family of high-performance, multifunction, special purpose USB-based data acquisition products to its range.

Capable of measuring four channels of data simultaneously, the USB-1604HS-XX range is perfect for sensitive applications requiring multi-channel data acquisition.

The USB-1604HS-XX offers multifunction high-speed measurement and control boards supported under the popular Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. It features four single-ended 16-bit analogue inputs, with one ADC per channel, and a maximum sampling rate of 1.333 MHz per channel.

The input range is software programmable for ±10 V, ±2.5 V, or ±500 mV. It also has 16 synchronous digital inputs and outputs; four 16-bit or 32-bit counters (which can be configured to be gated); two timer/pulse width modulation (PWM) generators and; three 16-bit or 32-bit quadrature detectors to measure linear and rotary position.

A 68-pin SCSI connector provides connections for all inputs and outputs. Six BNC connectors provide alternate connections for the four analogue inputs, external pacer clock and external digital trigger input.

The USB-1604HS samples all analogue inputs, digital inputs and counter inputs simultaneously. It can synchronise AI and DIO operations at rates of up to 1 MS/s, with aggregate throughput up to 8 MS/s. Operations can be paced with an internal or external clock.

A 500 V isolation barrier protects your computer from ground spikes, and ensures a reliable data stream. The USB 2.0 high-speed driver transfers data at rates up to 480 Mbps.

The device is powered by a 9 VDC, 1 A external power supply that is included with shipment. Factory and self-calibration tables are stored onboard in EEPROM.

Module          Measurement Type                                Rate       Isolation
USB-1604HS      Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit  1.33 MS/s  500 V
USB-1604HS-2AO  Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit  1.33 MS/s  500 V

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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