USB-3100 Series

 

Voltage and Current Output USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-3100 Series of USB analog output devices provide analog voltage and current output along with digital and counter functions. Synchronous DAC output and high-drive current output are available.

Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Up to 16 16-bit Up to 100 kS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder Inputs
Up to 8 Up to 1/—
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite Varies by device


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-3101FS USB-based 4-channel, 100 kS/s simultaneously updating analog output device
$499.00
USB-3101 USB-based 4-channel, 16-bit analog voltage output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$299.00
USB-3102 USB-based 4-channel, 16-bit analog voltage/current output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$399.00
USB-3103 USB-based 8-channel, 16-bit analog voltage output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$349.00
USB-3104 USB-based 8-channel, 16-bit analog voltage/current output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$449.00
USB-3105 USB-based 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$499.00
USB-3106 USB-based 16-channel, 16-bit voltage/current output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$599.00
USB-3110 USB-based 4-channel, 16-bit, high-drive (±40 mA max) analog output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$399.00
USB-3112 USB-based 8-channel, 16-bit, high-drive (±40 mA max single ch, ±180 mA total) analog output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$449.00
USB-3114 USB-based 16-channel, 16-bit, high-drive (±40 mA max single ch, ±180 mA total) analog output device, 8 digital I/O, with one counter
$599.00
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Product Reviews


4.3 / 5
Ease of Use
4.1 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Techincal Support
3.8 / 5

88% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-3101
September 21, 2016
Product Defective Out of the Box

This product is priced well and is well documented. However, the unit I received was defective out of the box. It was a big pain to figure out that one of the analog outputs was not working. Luckily, none of my equipment was damaged by the 12V output the channel was giving. I was able to return it but I had to pay for return shipping.

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  • Industry: Research
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Response from MCC
Measurement Computing,
September 27, 2016
MCC performs 100% testing on each unit when new, so we are confident it was fully functional when put into our stock. We will evaluate the unit when returned, to repair and identify possible causes for the failure. We will contact you with our findings.
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-3105
July 01, 2016
not supported by linux very well

linux suppport is not very good. haven't been able to test yet

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  • Industry: electrical engineering
  • Application: communications
Response from MCC
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July 11, 2016
We’re sorry to hear that you are having problems with our Linux support. Please refer to our KnowledgeBase articles below for assistance with installing the drivers and Example programs. If you continue to have issues, please contact us by calling 1-800-234-4232 Ext-2 or by emailing us at info@mccdaq.com
  • Bluetooth KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50608.aspx
  • Ethernet KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50606.aspx
  • USB KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50607.aspx
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USB-3105
June 06, 2016
poor support for linux

poor support for linux

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Response from MCC
Measurement Computing,
July 11, 2016
We’re sorry to hear that you are having problems with our Linux support. Please refer to our KnowledgeBase articles below for assistance with installing the drivers and Example programs. If you continue to have issues, please contact us by calling 1-800-234-4232 Ext-2 or by emailing us at info@mccdaq.com
  • Bluetooth KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50608.aspx
  • Ethernet KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50606.aspx
  • USB KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50607.aspx
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-3114
February 16, 2016
Outstanding performance at a Low Cost

Outstanding performance at a Low Cost. Compact in Size, Low Power Consumption

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  • Application: Optical
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-3103
September 14, 2015
Versatile, QUick, Easy to use and easy to program.

I purchased this along with another unit to automate some of the projects that my company does. It was easy to set up and to program. The speed at which this unit performs is impressive. I'll use MMC for all of my digital data collection and control.

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  • Industry: Test
  • Application: Programmed Variable Speed Control of DC motors.
  • From: Fredericksburg, VA
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USB-3103
April 20, 2015
Works as advertised

The device worked perfectly out of the box. Successfully installed on a Windows XP machine and succesfully interfaced with Matlab using data acquisition toolbox. The only surprise was the location of ports: odd ports are on one side and even ports are on the other side. This makes the wiring sightly challenging.

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  • Industry: Academia
  • Application: Hardware in the loop simulation
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-3104
February 02, 2015
Current "outputs" are one-way only

Like this product, but was disappointed that the current "output" is apparantly "sink" only, ie, it cannot source current which is what I needed as I am using the current outputs to simulate 4-20ma sensor's to test software. Other than that I've had good luck with the voltage outputs. Like others, wish insta-cal was a little more user friendly.

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USB-3105
October 10, 2014
Excellent box for multiple outputs

A very good output system, which we combined with external amplifiers to generate large voltage swings. Be aware that this is not a ultra-high speed output device though! We managed to operate 4 of these simultaneously from MATLAB without significant lag between the devices. MATLAB documentation is good.

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USB-3101FS
October 07, 2014
Overall good, but still unsatisfied

The product is a very lightweight one and good in shape. I love the price but still, it has several disadvantages. Firstly the clock rate is 100k, but it seems at this price you won't expect more. Secondly the output channel can only have 1mA drive capability. When I want to trigger the camera I had to combine two outputs manually, which is not safe. Thirdly the ULx is still not ease to use as the DAQmx, especially in the case if you want to continuously change the output mode and waveform.

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  • Industry: Optics
  • Application: Camera Trigger
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USB-3104
August 26, 2014
Easy to configure and software works great

Used the 3104 to convert digital outputs to analog signals in order to combine into one data acquisition system. The output ranges were accurate and easy to configure. Drivers were easy to install and worked from the first install.

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  • Industry: Defense/Education
  • Application: Data acquisition
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What do you mean when you say that this DAQ is not supported by MATLAB? According to Mathworks's Data Acquisition Toolbox Release Notes, support for this model was added in version R2009b. Has support been rescinded since then? Thanks.

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19 months ago
Rodrigo


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Hello, Support for the USB-3101 device was added in release R2009b but support was NOT added for the USB-3101FS. At this time, the USB-3101FS is not supported by MATLAB.

19 months ago
Measurement Computing

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The other instruments show matlab support specifically on the spec list but not this one. Is this supported?

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37 months ago
DaveSteel


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No, it does not. But if you'd like you can use mathscript in Labview to control the DAQ card.

31 months ago
Adam

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Hello Dave, Thank you for your inquiry. Currently the USB-3101FS is not supported by MATLAB and there are no plans at this time to have support added.

37 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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12 months ago
xwang124 Santa Clara, CA


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Hello - Measurement Computing does not offer a rack mounting kit for the USB-3101.

12 months ago
Measurement Computing

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7 months ago
RAV Mass


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No, the USB-3102/3104/3106 Series of analog output DAQ devices do not source current. It does not provide the power for your circuit. You must be wired to a sinking input with a loop power supply in the circuit.

7 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need up to 30 mA wheras a single channel only provides 20 mA...

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39 months ago
Sergey Massachusetts


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Yes, multiple current control (output) channels on the USB-3102 can be ganged up in parallel to control additional current. For example, two channels in parallel can control 0 to 40 mA.

39 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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We build instrumentation using Windows Embedded Compact 7 as the main operating system. It would be handy for us to have digital and analog I/O connected using USB as an option. Do you have WEC7 or other Windows CE drivers available?

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  • Industry: Non-destructive materials testing
  • Application: Instrument I/O
26 months ago
Dan Lewistown, PA


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Hello Dan - At this time, MCC does not offer WinCE drivers.

26 months ago

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7 months ago
RAV


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No, the USB-3102/3104/3106 Series of analog output DAQ devices do not source current. It does not provide the power for your circuit. You must be wired to a sinking input with a loop power supply in the circuit.

7 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I want to know that anyUSB Daq that Supports the following Requirements: 1.8 Analog outputs 2.8/16 Digital outputs 3.counter/timer

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25 months ago
venu India


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Hello Venu, Our USB-3103 analog output DAQ device supports (8) 16 bit analog output channels, (8) programmable digital I/O bits, and (1) 32 bit event counter. You can review the specifications here: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-3103.aspx Please contact our distributor in your area for pricing and delivery. You can find all of our International distributors listed here: http://www.mccdaq.com/contact2.aspx

25 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Application: DAQ
25 months ago
Venu India


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Hello Venu, The USB-3101 and for that matter any one of the products in the USB-3100 series with the exception of our USB-3101FS will not be capable of outputting a 5khz Squarewave. The reason is that these DAQ devices are software updated so they are dependent on the PC and the operating system (Windows). You will need to use our USB-3101FS or one of our multifunction DAQ devices that support hardware updated analog outputs. Here you will find details on what products support analog output data streaming and an example program to get you started. http://10.17.5.111/KnowledgebaseArticle50383.aspx?Keywords=USB-3101

25 months ago
Measurement Computing

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43 months ago
Khalid Malaysia


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Hello Khalid - After installing ULx, try one of the examples that it installs, named: ULx Gen Mult Voltage Updates-SW Timed.vi You will need to lower the default rate since the USB-3104 is a rather slow board. Also, we have a somewhat simpler example posted on our knowledgebase at: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50395.aspx

43 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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12 months ago
Don York, Pa


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As you pointed out, we do not offer a DIN rail mount for the USB-3100 Series of 4/8/16 channel devices. While MCC does not offer any other form factor for analog output devices, our sister company, Data Translation does do so for their 4 and 8 channel models DT9853 / DT9854. However note that the USB-3105 you asked about has 16 channels.

12 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need analog simulation device that can support from 10V to -10V with output driving capability of 10 mA.

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36 months ago
Vinay


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Hello Vinay - Thank you for your inquiry. The USB-3105 cannot sustain a full scale output of +- 10 volts at 10 mA. The supported current range is +- 3.5 mA. We do offer a “High Drive” unit called the USB-3114 that supports up to 40 mA per channel with a max current output of 180mA aggregate. You can review the specifications for the USB-3114 here: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-3114.aspx

36 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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7 months ago
RAV


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No, the USB-3102/3104/3106 Series of analog output DAQ devices do not source current. It does not provide the power for your circuit. You must be wired to a sinking input with a loop power supply in the circuit.

7 months ago

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I have 16 valves which are controlled by current intensity at fixed voltage. And I need to control each valve using computer (digital command). Is this product suitable for my purpose?

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34 months ago
lej315 South Korea


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The USB-3106 can be configured to output a fixed voltage with a max output current rating of +- 3.5 mA or it can be configured to output a 0-20 mA signal. If you need a high current drive unit, our USB-3114 can output a fixed voltage level with a max current output rating of +-40mA. Specification for the USB-3114 may be found at the following link; http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-3114.aspx

34 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Universal Library Interface for Windows C++ . Will this work with Visual Studio 2012? The sample project available for download appears to be for VS 2010.

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11 months ago
Andrew678 Canada


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The example program to look at is named VOut01.C, located on your hard drive in the location below: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Measurement Computing\DAQ\C It is a C console example, which can be run in Visual C++.NET by following the steps in the FAQ below: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50141.aspx

11 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • 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

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  • DASYLab®2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons
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  • MATLAB® Support for MCC Products - Software Environment for Data Acquisition, Data Analysis, and Application Development

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USB-3101
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USB-3101FS
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USB-3102
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USB-3103
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USB-3104
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USB-3105
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USB-3106
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USB-3110
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USB-3112
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USB-3114
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