New products from the leader in low-cost USB data acquisition now with added DAQFlex

Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, MA) has released two low-cost, multifunction USB DAQ devices.

The 12-bit USB-1208FS-Plus and 14-bit USB-1408FS-Plus both offer eight analogue inputs with sample rates up to 50 kS/sec, two analogue outputs, 16 digital I/O and one counter.

A complete range of software options is included with the new modules including out of the box TracerDAQ™, along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, DASYLab®, NI LabVIEW™ and MATLAB®. Also included is Measurement Computing’s DAQFlex open-source software framework with support for Windows®, Linux® and Mac® operating systems. 

USB-1208FS-Plus and USB-1408FS-Plus

Model

Analogue Inputs

Sampling Rate

Resolution

Analogue Outputs

Digital I/O

Counter Inputs

USB-1208FS-Plus

8 SE/4 DIFF

Up to 50 kS/sec

12-bit

2

16

1

USB-1408FS-Plus

8 SE/4 DIFF

Up to 48 kS/sec

14-bit

2

16

1

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, 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 http://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Data acquisition for Android™-based tablets

 

Measurement Computing (Norton, MA), the value leader in data acquisition, has announced the release of USB DAQ device support for Android-based tablets.

As tablets gain popularity, Measurement Computing is at the forefront of targeting these new devices with its low-cost USB data acquisition products.

The Android OS is supported through DAQFlex, a simple and efficient message-based programming interface. The DAQFlex for Android API and example programs are included with select MCC DAQ devices.

The Android API provides programmers with a method of communicating with these devices without the need for understanding USB communication mechanisms.

Unlike most DAQ devices, which interface to the computer via low-level commands, DAQFlex devices interface with simple text messages. In addition to Android, DAQFlex also includes out of the box support for Windows®, Linux® and Mac®.

A whitepaper on using Android with MCC DAQ hardware is available for download from the Adept Scientific website. Click here to download the white paper or to find more information on the Android API for MCC DAQ.

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, 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.

Using Tablets for DAQ – Android Temperature Chart using USB-2001-TC

Download the Tablets for DAQ White Paper

As tablets gain popularity and take away market share from conventional laptops and desktops, Measurement Computing is at the forefront of targeting these new devices with their USB DAQ.

The USB-2001-TC Android™ Temperature Chart application demonstrates one of the features of Measurement Computing’s DAQFlex devices. DAQFlex devices interface with an open source library and a simple, standardised USB communication protocol. This allows developers to design a system on virtually any operating system using any hardware platform that supports USB host mode. Download this whitepaper to discover more about message-based programming with DAQFlex.

The USB-2001-TC on Android Honeycomb (3.1) or above was targeted specifically for this demo, as it was designed with a special purpose in mind. It utilises Android’s native Java USB API directly, focusing on a single platform.

C# Developers can design cross-platform applications for Windows®, Linux®, and Mac®, using the DAQFlex API for .NET along with the Mono project. For Android, Java is the standard programming language. Due to the open source nature of the DAQFlex API, it can be easily ported to other languages and operating systems as this example does.

The application installer (APK) is available for download at mccdaq.com/apk.  To use the demo, copy the APK to your Android Honeycomb device’s internal or external storage. Make sure that non-market applications are enabled. Then, open the APK file to install the application. Once the application is installed, either run the application manually or plug in the USB-2001-TC and the Android device will ask you to open the application automatically. Once the application is running, be sure to give it permission to access the USB device.

Contact us to find out more about Measurement Computing’s USB DAQ products supported under the DAQFlex software framework.

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