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USB-1024LS

$89.00

24-Channel Digital I/O Device

4.4 ratings  4.4   (10 customer reviews) | Write a Review
Product Q&A     7 Questions | 9 Answers     Read all Q&A
Key Highlights

32-bit event counter

Based on industry standard 82C55

24 digital I/O

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Software

TracerDAQ® software included for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals

Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET

Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™

Supported by MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™

InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing

Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 8/7/Vista®/XP SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit

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Part Number Description Price Quantity Purchase
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USB-1024LS USB-based 24-channel digital I/O device
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Product Reviews

4.4 / 5

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4.6 / 5 4.7 / 5 4.2 / 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

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4/5 March 30, 2015
When needing simple on/off signals controlled from a PC this is excellent.

Use this from EXCEL VBA to provide control signals to test systems. Easy to use. Only downside: you can not change the signal pins at near the rate of speed you can from the equivalent PCI bus card.

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From: Washington
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: C++/C#/VB
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4/5 March 18, 2015
Technical support

My team was struggling with a fault occurrence for a couple of days. Technical support was on the spot and new exactly the problem we were seeing and how to resolve. Overal other than my teams oversights the product is excellent in the field.

Job Title: Production Manager
Industry: Software/ QA
Application: QA guaging
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Greensboro NC
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: C++/C#/VB
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5/5 April 02, 2014
Measurement Computing USB IO Products are an excellent value

I used this to generate input signals for some software testing. It is reasonably straightforward to coble something together with the example code they provide. Technical support is also responsive and helpful.

Job Title: Senior Engineer


Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Company Size: 1001-5001
Software Used: C/C++
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5/5 September 04, 2013
the BEST way to integrate peripherals into an application

It's often a challenge to integrate peripherals into applications if using anything other than a serial or Ethernet. All integration issues ended when I 'discovered' the 1024LS - it's a perfect match for my applications - globally. Once I understood the outputs it was very easy to use, the tech support has been outstanding (I've learned a lot through the tech support). I've had no reliability issues - I've yet to have a component fail after several years using them. it's been a pleasure working with Measurement Computing - and I'm a fan of the 1024LS. John Bouma Berkut Systems

Job Title: CEO / Owner
Industry: software development
Application: software for scoring motorcycle races
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Virginia
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: Visual Basic
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5/5 August 05, 2013
Works Great

This economical device works exactly as described. The API interface is easy to use. It was no problem to integrate into my application. The universal library will allow me to use other USB products from MCC without major changes to my application.

Job Title: Developer
Industry: Government
Application: Weather Alerting
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Dadeville, AL, USA
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: Other
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5/5 August 01, 2013
Great product for what it does.

I have several of these, and use them for many temporary, setups that do not require high speed I/O. I like the suggestion that is made in another review of a USB 3.0 version, and might want to buy one or more of those, but normally I just go to a desktop computer and use the equally easy to use and cost-effective PCI bus PCI-DIO24 when I need higher speed. My only other suggestion would be a version that has the matching 37 pin connector with the PCI-DIO24, but looks as 'slick' as this one. The version that is USB and has the 37 pin connector is a bare board and needs to be mounted in a box to protect it, or make it look slicker for the client. Or just a pre-made, ready to go add-on box that fits the one you currently offer would be fine.

Job Title: Owner
Industry: Entertainment
Application: Various
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: La La Land California
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: C/C++
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5/5 August 01, 2013
Very Pleased

I've used quite a number of Measurement Computing 24-Channel I/O devices, from ISA, PCI, and now USB bus with the USB-1024LS. I've been very pleased at all aspects of this, from placing the order to coding custom software for the device, to it's rock solid reliability in handling our radio automation needs of monitoring programming closures, and switching channel assignments. I know I can rely on these devices, and will not hesitate on purchasing more as our needs expand.

Job Title: IT/Traffic
Industry: Radio Broadcasting
Application: Automation communications
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: Visual Basic
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4/5 May 14, 2013
This product is very usefull

This product is very easy to use and have a lot of applications for automatizing purposes

Job Title: Eng.
Industry: Plastic
Application: Machine automatizing
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: San Clemente
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: NI LabVIEW
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5/5 March 26, 2013
Great little device

We use this to test a concept for running a lighting board. The API was very easy to use with good documentation. The I/O device worked perfectly and the test was a success.

Job Title: SCADA Tech
Industry: Water Treatment
Application: Display panel
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Billerica, MA, USA
Company Size: 101-500
Software Used: Other
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2/5 March 26, 2013
USB 2.0 polling limit issue (1,000 per second)

The USB 2.0 protocol's polling rate limit of 1,000 per second prevents REAL-TIME sampling higher than 1K samples per second, when buffering in packets will not meet design goals for real-time sampling at 50K samples per second. The Measurement Computing Tech Support Team is unaware of this USB 2.0 polling limit effect, and the Measurement Computing specification documentation does not include this important factor (and the specifications for 'MC' DAQ devices does not provide example "sample rate ability/limits", a matrix of likely configuration case studies for achievable sample rates and limits based on typical hardware & software combinations). So we need a "USB 3.0" DAQ to avoid the 1,000 per second polling limitation on real-time sample rates (when not using buffered packets), so we can achieve a real-time 50K samples per second rate.

Job Title: Software Engineer
Industry: Robotics

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From: Colorado
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: C/C++
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Product Q & A




Would I be able to use this with DMDX to trigger and APDM accelerometer to start recording?

Job Title: PhD student
Industry: sport science
Application: Measuring anticipation time


2 months ago

DMDX United Kingdom


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Our USB-1024LS is not compatible with the DMDX software application. However, I did find that the APDM wearable sensors that you are looking to use and control do have a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) that supports MATLAB, C and Linux. With that said, our USB-1024LS also has support for MATLAB, C and Linux as well so it may be possible to develop a program using both SDKs from APDM and MCC.

2 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Multiple boards cause offset input numbers

We have (2) USB-1024LS I/O devices connected to a Win7 Pro PC. Boards are configured as board 0 and board 1 thru InstaCal. Inputs are configured as (24) digital inputs. When connected separately, each board works correctly thru TraceDAQ. a0 is input 0 a1 is input 1 ... b0 is input 8 ... c0 is input 16 ... c7 is input 23 However, when both boards are connected, the inputs on board 0 get offset by 2: a0 is input 2 a1 is input 3 ... b0 is input 10 ... c0 is input 18 ... c5 is input 23 c6 is input 0 c7 is input 1 What are we doing wrong? How can we correct it?

Job Title: tech support
Industry: IT
Application: Digital I/O counting


6 months ago

nickdobrinich Cleveland OH


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We have tried this same setup, and it works OK. But we do see a possible cause for what you report. If you used the “AutoFill All” feature to add all 24 “Di” bits of each board, it may also have added a 25th channel, counter channel “Ci0”. This would cause the channels on the second board to shift one spot (not the two spots you report). To prevent this, before selecting AutoFill All, first select “Digital Input Only” rather than “All Supported”. If you still have an issue, please contact our Tech Support department, and they can review your .SCC configuration file and/or provide you with theirs.

6 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Would this device be appropriate for CMOS 3.3V digital IO?

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7 months ago

Pan


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Hello Pan - the USB-1024LS is not 3.3v compliant, but our PCIe-DIO24H is. You can review the specifications here: http://www.mccdaq.com/pci-data-acquisition/PCIe-DIO24.aspx

7 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Does this come with a USB cable?

Job Title: Test Engineer
Industry: Automotive
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7 months ago

Bill6560 Orlando, FL


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Yes - A USB Cable, free Software, free tech support and a limited lifetime warranty are all included with the USB-1024LS.

7 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Would this hardware be suitable for counting the number of items passing by a sensor on a conveyor belt and logging into excel?



13 months ago

brett


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The USB-1024LS supports 24 programmable digital I/O bits and one 32 bit event counter. The event counter would be ideal for this project in that it will count pulses (TTL) up to a 1 MHz input rate and totalize the counts it acquires. There are a couple of options for software. TracerDAQ supports the event counter but is limited to 32K counts. TracerDAQ PRO ($199.00) increases the count total to 1 million samples. If using TracerDAQ the Initial logging is to a binary file with the capabilities of converting the file to a .CSV file for use with Excel. We also include our Universal Library for Windows and our drivers for ULx for NI LabVIEW. Please contact Measurement Computing at 1-800-234-4232 Ext-3 for Sales if you have additional questions.

13 months ago

MeasurementComputing

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I want to generate clock signals using it

I want to generate clock pulse. Is there any one who know this device can generate clock pulse up to which frequency? I use for loop, sequence and "wait until timer". As I decrease waiting time, frequency only can go to 60 Hz. After that, even though I re

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13 months ago

jspark Atlanta, GA, USA


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The USB-1024LS is not designed for clock pulse generation since your update rate is system dependent. We have posted a Knowledgebase article on this topic at the following link: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50176.aspx?Keywords=USB-1024LS My recommendation would be to use one of our USB-CTR Series devices. Both units support up to 4 PWM outputs capable of frequencies up to 48 Mhz. The specifications for the USB-CTR Series may be viewed at the below link: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-CTR-Series.aspx

13 months ago

MeasurementComputing

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Can the USB-1024LS be hardware timed?

Application: Quadrature sensor


28 months ago

Roger Billerica, MA, USA


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Roger - can you provide a few more details about what you're trying to do. I'm using the 1024LS in conjuction with a laser photo cell to detect when an object breaks the beam of light. In my case I've wired the photo cell to pins 19 and 20 (the counter), then using a timer in the software to **continually** retrieve the value of the counter. When the counter increments I know the beam has been broken - and I grab the time from the computer. I dont know if that's anywhere near what you're trying to do - but if not, shoot me any details and I might be able to help..

23 months ago

boumaj

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Yes by using the DASYLab® or NI LabVIEW you can use this to create an time program for any specific operation as a activate a relay to control any electric device

27 months ago

Clemente12454

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Unfortunately, the USB-1024LS cannot be hardware timed. This function is possible with some of our multifunction DAQ boards such as the USB-2500 Series.

28 months ago

MeasurementComputing

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Summary
The bus-powered USB-1024LS from Measurement Computing adds 24 channels of logic-level digital I/O to any USB port. It’s the perfect tool for monitoring and controlling the state of switches, fans, valves—any simple electrical device on the bench or on the factory floor.

The USB-1024LS is reliable and rugged enough for any DAQ application. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t come with an industry-best limited lifetime warranty and Harsh Environment Program.

The combination of the USB-1024LS and Measurement Computing’s DAQ software suite gives you a complete data acquisition solution that will have you taking measurements in minutes. The device is fully USB plug and play and easy to use. It is powered from the USB port, so no external power connection is ever required.

Digital I/O
Number of Channels: 24
Counter Timer
Counter Inputs: 1
Counter Resolution: 32 bit
Measurement Type
Measurement Type: Digital I/O
Interface List
Interface: USB
Included Software
TracerDAQ® TracerDAQ® is an out-of-the-box application that allows data to be generated, acquired, analyzed, displayed and exported within seconds of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. TracerDAQ offers four different data acquisition applications; a Strip Chart, an Oscilloscope, a Function Generator and a Rate Generator, all of which are accessed via a common, easy-to-use menu page.
InstaCal InstaCal installation, configuration, and test software in one package simplifies these important steps as you turn your PC into a measurement system. Installation detects new hardware and configures your computer and DAQ device. Test routines verify that all the board's features are operating, and will speed you to a quick resolution.
Universal Library Universal Library programming libraries for Windows® Visual Studio® programming languages, and others. A complete function library to simplify the configuration and operation of your measurement board. A single, universal set of functions operates all our products so you only have to learn to use our library once.

ULx for NI LabVIEW™ ULx for NI LabVIEW™ Advanced Driver for use with NI LabVIEW™ 2010-2014. Allows quick development of instrumentation, acquisition, and control applications with Measurement Computing hardware devices
Optional Software
DASYLab® Software DASYLab® Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons. DASYLab offers real-time analysis, control, and the ability to create custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs). What’s more, in contrast to other graphical programming environments, which can require weeks of training to master, DASYLab has a very short user-learning curve. Many applications can be configured in a few minutes, rather than days or weeks.

Linux® Support for MCC DAQ Products Linux® Support for MCC DAQ Products Many MCC products are supported under open-source Linux drivers. MCC works closely with the developer to provide professional driver support for many devices including most USB and PCI hardware.
MATLAB® Support for MCC Products MATLAB® Support for MCC Products – MATLAB® is a software environment for data acquisition, data analysis, and application development. MATLAB supports MCC hardware by using the MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™. MATLAB supports the data acquisition and analysis process along with interfacing with data acquisition devices and instruments, analyzing and visualizing the data. It also produces presentation-quality reports to share results with others.
TracerDAQ® Pro TracerDAQ® Pro provides four virtual instrument applications used to graphically display and store input data – and generate output signals – within minutes of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. The applications allow the user to customize appearance, store configurations for future use, save data to a file for export and – with the use of interactive hotspots – change settings while the application is running.