USB-1608HS Series

 

High-Speed Simultaneous USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-1608HS Series of USB data acquisition (DAQ) devices provide simultaneous analog input along with digital and counter functions. Each device features an A/D per channel and up to two analog outputs.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate
8 SE/8 DIFF 16-bit 250 kS/s/ch
Sampling Ranges Isolation
Simultaneous ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, ±1 V
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Up to 2 16-bit Up to 70 kS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
16 1/—
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-1608HS-2AO USB-based multifunction DAQ device with eight 16-bit simultaneous sampling analog inputs, two 16-bit analog outputs, and 16 digital I/O
$1,470.00
USB-1608HS USB-based DAQ device with eight 16-bit simultaneous sampling analog inputs and 16 digital I/O lines
$1,260.00
Accessories & Cables
PS-5V2AEPS Replacement power supply, 12-watt, for TC-32, USB-1602HS Series, USB-1604HS Series, USB-1608HS Series, USB-2416 Series, USB-3110, USB-3112, USB-3114, WEB-TEMP, WEB-TC - plugs available separately
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$29.00
Australia Plug Australian interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
Europe Plug European interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
UK Plug UK interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
US Plug US interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
Software
DAQami™ v4.2.1 Data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
$49.00
DASYLab® LITE Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, and Control Software
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$499.00
DASYLab® BASIC Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes standard analysis modules and unlimited module count. - Most Popular $1,299.00
DASYLab® FULL Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Basic features plus standard modules, 200 layout windows, unlimited module count, and control sequencer. $1,799.00
DASYLab® PRO Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Full features plus advanced signal analysis and control modules. $2,499.00
DASYLab® RUNTIME DASYLab Runtime allows you to run an existing worksheet application on an additional computer (with compatible hardware configurations) $449.00
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00

Product Reviews


4.3 / 5
Ease of Use
4.3 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Techincal Support
4 / 5

100% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-1608HS-2AO
January 08, 2014
This is a reliable and easy to integrate device.

The USB-1608HS-2AO fits the ticket for so many of the Process Control and Test Measurement systems that we develop for internal use. The MCC Universal Libraries allow for quick and easy development in the Visual Studio .NET environment and the USB-1608HS-2AO always works flawlessly.

  • Job Title: Controls Engineer
  • Industry: Automotive Safety
  • Application: Various Process Control and Test Measurement systems
  • From: Ogden, UT, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: Visual Basic

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-1608HS-2AO
August 01, 2013
Good Performance/Price but Not 100% compatible

I am completely happy with the performance of this DAQ. I purchased 2 of them, and the simultaneous channel sampling with high resolution and fast data rates is excellent. The value of this product is quite good compared with competitors; priced less but equal or better specifications. If you do not plan to use MCC software to interface with this device, then I suggest you contact your DAQ software vendor to make sure they support all functionality of the device, including the counter/timer functionality.

  • Job Title: Principal Research Engineer
  • From: Illinois, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: MATLAB

  • Ease of use
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-1608HS-2AO
August 01, 2013
Good Performance/Price but Not 100% compatible with Matlab DAQ

I am completely happy with the performance of this DAQ. I purchased 2 of them, and the simultaneous channel sampling with high resolution and fast data rates is excellent. The value of this product is quite good compared with competitors like NI. The only problem I had is Not Measurement Computing's fault. This equipment is listed by The Mathworks as supported by the Matlab Data Acquisition Toolbox . The Matlab DAQ toolbox (using the legacy interface required for use with MCC products as of 8/1/2013) allows me to access ALL features of this device EXCEPT the timer/counter functions. I am sure this is no issue if you plan to use MCC DAQ software. If you do not plan to use MCC software to interface with this device, I suggest you contact your DAQ software vendor to make sure they support all functionality of the device.

  • Job Title: Principal Research Engineer
  • Application: Research and Development
  • From: Illinois, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: MATLAB

  • Ease of use
  • Value
  • Techincal Support
Yes, I recommend this product!

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I'd like to start an analog ramp using external or internal trigger and run ADC at the same time. Is there a mode where ADC will acquire in sync with the DAC steps?

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Test
  • Application: Testing of products
12 months ago
spl827 California


Answers

The A/Ds and D/As on our USB-1608HS-2AO will operate concurrently, however, because of the individual pacer clocks they cannot run synchronously. For simultaneous A/D DAQ devices that can run synchronously with their respected D/As I would recommend our USB-1604HS-2AO. The USB-1604HS-2AO allows you to slave the D/As off the A/Ds pacer clock allowing for synchronous operations.

12 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Specifically, what are the output ports named on the outside of the device?

  • Job Title: Electrical Engineer
  • Industry: Experimental Power Electronics
  • Application:
32 months ago
Adam Long Lake, MN


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The high side of the two analog outputs are the pins named: VDAC0_F & VDAC1_F. You may notice two other pins, named VDAC0_S & VDAC1_S. These two are generally not used, but can be used if the remote sensing feature is desired (to compensate for drop across longer lead lengths. For more information on using them, see page 18 of this model’s user manual: http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/manuals/USB-1608HS-2AO.pdf

32 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: Researcher
  • Industry:
  • Application: Power Analyzing
28 months ago
cgreen03 San Luis Obispo, CA


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The maximum working voltage for the USB-1608HS is the signal + the common mode voltage. So if for example you have no common mode voltage present your highest working voltage would +- 0.05% of full scale range or +-10.005. Add in a common mode voltage and things change. For example if you have an 8 volt signal and 4 volts of common mode your maximum working voltage is 12 volts. However, you must take into consideration the common mode range of the device which in this case is +-10 volts. Here you are in fact measuring the full working voltage of 12 volts but you have exceeded the common mode voltage range of 10 volts. Even in differential mode a signal cannot be measured beyond the common mode range of the device.

28 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Included Software


  • TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • InstaCalTM software utility for installing, configuration, and testing
  • Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, and Visual Basic®.NET
  • ULx for NI LabVIEWTM Library of VIs and example programs to speed your NI LabVIEW development
  • Linux® Support for MCC DAQ products
  • Python™ Support for MCC DAQ Products

Optional Software


  • DAQamiTM - data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
  • DASYLab®2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons
  • TracerDAQ®Pro - Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
  • MATLAB® Support for MCC Products - Software Environment for Data Acquisition, Data Analysis, and Application Development

Product Manuals


USB-1608HS
document
 
USB-1608HS-2AO
document
 

 

Quick Start Guide


DAQami™ v4.2.1
QS-MCCDAQ.pdf
 
DASYLab® LITE
QS-DASYLab-MCCDRV.pdf
 
ULx for NI LabVIEW™
QS ULx for NI LabVIEW.pdf
 

 

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