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USB-1608FS

$449.00

16-Bit, 200 kS/s, Multifunction DAQ Device with 8 SE Simultaneous Analog Inputs

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Key Highlights
For increased sample rate at the same price, consider the USB-1608FS-Plus or USB-1608G Series.

16-bit resolution

External digital trigger input

8 single-ended analog input channels

Up to 200 kS/s overall throughput (max 50 kS/s for any channel)

8 digital I/O

One 32-bit event counter

Simultaneous sampling (1 A/D converter per input)

Software

Support for DAQami, easy-to-use advanced data logging application to acquire,
view, and log data

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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USB-1608FS USB-based multifunction DAQ device with 8 SE simultaneous analog inputs, 16-bit resolution, 200 kS/s sampling, and 8 digital I/O
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4/5 February 21, 2014
Good device

Very good device - I'm using it with LabView - data acquisition is very simple. Specs are average but for many applications device is quite good. It's a pity that analog inputs doesn't have BNC connectors...

Job Title: PhD candidate
Industry: University
Application: research
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Poland
Company Size: 1001-5001
Software Used: NI LabVIEW
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5/5 August 01, 2013
Great specs, low-noise, works as advertised

I used the USB-1608FS as a wide-range load cell digitizer where the 16 bit dynamic range and noise specs were critical. Including the sensor my preamp and my anti-alias active filter I achieved at least 14 bits of noise-free data. The data sheet spec is 14.5 bits so the spec is accurate (or even conservative) I was able to resolve the weight of a 25 cent piece with a 250lb.full scale range for the load cell (+-10V range on the A/D). Another review complained about sensitivity to "external noise". That was not my experience with this module. I assume the problem was noise on the applied signal and possibly cabling problems / high source resistance causing pickup into the high input impedance (100 Megohms) of this module. Even on the +-10V input range of this module 1 LSB is 0.3mV so you need to be careful with noise on your signal, noise pickup on your cabling and probably use an anti-aliasing filter if you need 14 bit noise-free results. If you just need 12 bits of noise free data you can be more casual. I was very satisfied with this module.

Job Title: Senior Engineer
Industry: University/Medical
Application: research
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Beaverton, OR
Company Size: 1001-5001
Software Used: MATLAB
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3/5 March 26, 2013
Good but noisy

Pros, Easy to set up and use. No need to external power source. Cons, The user manual can be a bit more detailed. Very sensitive to external noise

Job Title: Student

Application: Dats from a battery
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Arlington, MA, USA
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: TracerDAQ
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4/5 March 26, 2013
Very Good low-cost general purpose multifunction I/O card

I use this product for a lot of portable applications where I can temporarily connect and A/D and do tests. The only downside so far is that it will disconnect if used with a USB hub. This is a real problem in permanent installations when you have the unit randomly disconnecting and then you have to run InstaCal to reset the configuration.

Job Title: Senior Engineer
Industry: Aerospace
Application: Various
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Seattle, WA
Company Size: 5000+
Software Used: C/C++
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Installed the software again and the Examples show up

However, I have yet to be able to find an example that actually works with the USB1608FS. Do you have an example VI for USB1608FS. It seems none of the examples even have a Board ID or comport selection for the USB so how would it communicate. Also when I try to run many of your VI's I get a varity of errors such as "Error 10002 occurred at ULx Create Channel (CompI-Digital Input).vi:6730001"

Job Title: Engineer
Industry: Electronics
Application: Medical


4 months ago

rr1024 Livermore, CA


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The error you see is because the USB-1608FS hardware architecture does not support Composite Input scanning. While its AI channels can be read at a clocked hardware pace, its counter and digital input channels can only be read via software polling. Try running the following program that is one of the ones in the Measure Voltage LLB: ULx Acq&Graph Voltage-Int Clk.vi

4 months ago

Measurement Computing

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LabView VI for this device

I keep reading there are VI's for this device but I can not find where that actually get installed too. I do not see anything related to this product in LabVIEW 2014\instr.lib LabVIEW 2014\vi.lib LabVIEW 2014\examples or Measurement Computing\DAQ I'm just trying to find an example VI I can start with

Job Title: Engineer
Industry: Electronics
Application: Data Aqu


5 months ago

rr1024 Livermore, CA


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I have already installed Instacal and the exe equivient CD you recommended. However, no VI files are included and there is no such directory that you pointed to.

4 months ago

rr1024

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Note that if you are using 32-bit LabVIEW on Win64, the path name for the examples is slightly different: C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\examples\ULx\Analog In\. Otherwise please contact MCC Tech Support for further assistance, as there may be some kind of unique installation issue on your PC.

4 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Hello rr1024 - For LabVIEW 2014 you will need to install a rather recent version of our software, so be sure to install both InstaCal and ULx from a CD (or download) that is >= 6.34. Here is where we install our analog input examples on your hard drive: C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\examples\ULx\Analog In\

5 months ago

Measurement Computing

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Where is the Jumper

I have one USB-1608FS and I have pull-up preconfigure so when it´s connected to the PC DIO are always at high level (5V) I would like to stay at 0V when there is no information, so I wanted to change to pull-down configuration, however in the version os my PCB there is no Jumper, what can I do? In the PCB says 2004 rev.4 Thank you in advance

Job Title: Jefe de Servicio de Instalaciones
Industry: Hydrology
Application: Instrumentation and data adcquisition


7 months ago

Ricardoh Madrid, Spain


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On the older revision PCB, one skilled at soldering could perform the following: Locate 0 ohm resistor R1, which is on the same side the PCB as the LED. By default R1 is soldered to ‘H’. Unsolder, and move/re-solder R1 to ‘L’.

7 months ago

Measurement Computing

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HOW TO ACCESS THIS HARDWARE USING VISUAL BASIC..

I NEED TO ACCESS THIS HARDWARE USING VISUAL BASIC..PLEASE TELL ME TH EPROCEDURE TO DO THIS

Job Title: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Industry: FLUID CONTROL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Application: DATA ACQUISITION


23 months ago

TIJI KERALA


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After you install the Universal Library from the MCCDAQ CD, example folders will be created on your hard drive. The help file is named ULHELP.CHM, and is located here: “C:\Program Files\Measurement Computing\DAQ” Assuming you are using VB2005 or newer, and assuming your O/S is newer than XP, the folder will be located here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Measurement Computing\DAQ\VB.NET

23 months ago

MeasurementComputing

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Summary
The bus-powered USB-1608FS from Measurement Computing adds a low-cost, 8-channel, 16-bit analog interface to any USB port. The USB-1608FS provides one A/D converter per channel, allowing simultaneous sampling over all 8 inputs.

The USB-1608FS offers continuous single-channel sample rates up to 50 kS/s, and multiple-channel continuous sampling rates up to 100 kS/s total. A burst mode is also provided which allows an overall throughput of 200 kS/s for up to 32K total samples. Input ranges of ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V and ±1 V are software selectable, and each channel may be set at any of the four ranges, independent of other channels.

The combination of the USB-1608FS 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.

Analog Input
Number of Channels: 8 SE
Range, Bipolar: -10 to 10, -5 to 5, -2 to 2, -1 to 1
Resolution: 16 bit
Sample Rate: 200 kS/s
Digital I/O
Number of Channels: 8
Counter Timer
Counter Inputs: 1
Counter Resolution: 32 bit
Measurement Type
Measurement Type: Digital I/O , Multifunction , Voltage
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
DAQami™ DAQami™ gives users an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface that makes acquiring, viewing, and logging data a quick and simple task. Users simply select a supported device, configure device channels and other analog input options, and then select one or more displays to plot the data. When a DAQami acquisition is run, the program acquires and logs data from the selected channels, and plots the data on the displays for viewing.
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.