USB-1208HS Series

 

High-Speed USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-1208HS Series USB data acquisition (DAQ) devices provide fast sample rates and 13-bit resolution. Features include analog input along with digital I/O and counter functions. Up to four analog outputs are available.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate
8 SE/4 DIFF 13-bit 1 Ms/s
Sampling Ranges Isolation
Multiplexed ±20 V, ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2.5 V, 0-10 V
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Up to 4 12-bit Up to 1 MS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
16 2/1
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows®, Android™, and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-1208HS USB-based high-speed analog input device with eight 13-bit, 1 MS/s analog inputs
$550.00
USB-1208HS-2AO USB-based high-speed multifunction device with eight 13-bit, 1 MS/s analog inputs and two 12-bit, 1 MS/s analog outputs
$660.00
USB-1208HS-4AO USB-based high-speed multifunction device with eight 13-bit, 1 MS/s analog inputs and four 12-bit, 1 MS/s analog outputs
$770.00
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$199.00

Product Reviews


4.9 / 5
Ease of Use
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Value
4.7 / 5
Technical Support
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93% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-1208HS
October 07, 2019
Great mix of DAQ features for simple test equipment

We used this for motor torque test equipment. Think automated prony brake. It was perfect because it is USB simple and has the right mix of AI, AO and DIO.

  • Job Title: Automation Engineer
  • Industry: Automate Test Equipment
  • Application: Motor Test Apparatus
  • From: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-1208HS
September 24, 2019
Lots of features for the money

I did not need all of the I/Os at first. But, I am happy to have them now that my project has grown. This device with its many features did not cost more than another device with the minimum I/Os needed. It's been reliable even when not treated gently.

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  • Application: data acquisition and control
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  • Software Used: MATLAB

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USB-1208HS-4AO
September 24, 2019
Good product for the price

I bought this for high speed data acquisition and it worked very well. I LOVED that it could talk to MATLAB. It was a little difficult to set up but not bad for someone with an average electronic skill set and ability to follow directions. Also the casing was not great but for indoor applications it worked fine. Overall it is the best value for high speed acquisition on the market.

  • Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant
  • Industry: Agricultural Engineering
  • Application: Data aquisition
  • From: Moline, IL
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: MATLAB

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USB-1208HS-2AO
April 01, 2019
Truly excellent product

This device performs as described. It's easy to install on different platforms. The online instruction is also easy to understand and very helpful. Excellent product with an unbeatable price!

  • Job Title: Faculty
  • Industry: Education
  • Application: Research
  • From: Riverside,CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: MATLAB

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USB-1208HS
February 04, 2019
Quick way to get set up with fast ADC

Ordered this product because we needed a high sampling rate ADC that could output to a PC. Tried to some other solutions before buying and ended up sinking a lot of time into a solution that did not work. It was very quick to get set up with this DAQ and collect samples to the PC. The only thing I wish it had was the ability to record only single peaks to file instead of digitizing the entire waveform input but this is something that's necessary likely just for out niche application. Support was very courteous to me even though I'm just a grad student representing one small lab.

  • Job Title: Research Assistant
  • Industry: Nuclear
  • Application: Multi Channel Analyzer
  • From: Dallas, TX
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DAQami

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USB-1208HS-2AO
July 25, 2017
High Speed at a Reasonable Price

Th USB-1208HS-2AO is an excellent device. It provides a reasonable amount of I/O combined with scope like speed. When combined with the easy to use mcc software, it is a step above the rest.

  • Job Title: Cheif Engineer
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Application: Tester
  • From: Detroit
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DASYLab

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USB-1208HS-2AO
April 05, 2017
easy, cheap, effective

This device is easy to install, wire, and program. Its small size is convenient for getting close to low voltage sources. The USB format and ease of programming make it ideal to deploy in new situations for a quick proof-of-concept test.

  • Job Title: research engineer
  • Industry: Recycling
  • Application: Frequency measurement, generation
  • From: Detroit area, MI
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-1208HS-4AO
August 19, 2015
Tough Little DAQ

This DAQ puts is in our automated product testing machines. The combination of easy programming, great universal library, and its ability to be on for days at a time, make it the DAQ for our testing. We currently have 7 production testers that use this exact model. Because it is so easy, we can pretty much program the tester before it is even built.

  • Job Title: Test Engineer
  • Industry: Adhesive Dispensing
  • Application: Product Testing
  • From: Johns Creek, GA
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-1208HS-4AO
February 23, 2015
DOES WHAT IT SHOULD

It meets our requirement, and we are satisfied to the quality.

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  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-1208HS-4AO
February 25, 2014
We have been using these forever.

Measurement Computing Corporation has great customer service and backs their products fully. Our company has been using this DAQ device for years. I highly recommend it and MCC.

  • Job Title: Logistics Coordinator
  • Industry: PdM
  • From: Arlington, TX, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DAQami

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What is the smallest voltage that this DAQ can read? Assuming the +/- 2.5 V setting and 13 bit resolution, this seems to mean that the device can read down to 0.6 mV resolution, is this right or are there some caveats?

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21 months ago
unparticle


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The maximum resolution for the USB-1208HS series is 13 bits. In order to realize the 13 bits of resolution there is one condition. The USB-1208HS will need to be configured for differential inputs. The USB-1208HS series supports both single ended and differential analog inputs. When setup for differential inputs the USB-1208HS supports 13 bits of resolution for the following software selectable input ranges; +-20V, +-10V, & +-5V. When set for single ended inputs the resolution is reduced to 12 bits for the following input ranges; +-10V, +-5V, +-2.5V, & 0-10V. If we use your example below and set the USB-1208HS to single ended and +-2.5V you would have an LSB of 1.22mV.

21 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Can some channels be selected in differential mode and others in single ended mode, concurrently?

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Application: Engine contol trainer
27 months ago
TTran Covington,KY


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Individual channel mode settings is not a supported feature on the USB-1208HS Series. Only individual channel gains can be set. For individual channel mode settings, take a look at our USB-1808 Series at https://www.mccdaq.com/data-acquisition-and-control/simultaneous-daq/USB-1808-Series.aspx

27 months ago
Measurement Computing

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i.e., can I read and write simultaneously using USB-1208HS-2AO? If so, at which rate?

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27 months ago
Jerry546


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Hello, The USB-1208HS-xAO supports concurrent A/D and D/A operations at its maximum supported sample rate.

27 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I have some troubles to configure the AUXPORT on USB1208HS-2AO. If I configure some bits in DIGITALOUT and some others in DIGITALIN, I have error n°42 when I do cbDOut on the board (which means "Digital port not configured correctly for requested operation"). If I configure the entire port in DIGITALOUT, it is working properly. What is the problem ? Overmore, when I try to have the number of bits on AUXPORT (with cbGetConfig(DIGITALINFO, BoardNum, AUXPORT, NbBits)), it returns error n°105 which means "Invalid configuration item specified." Thanks for your help.

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32 months ago
BenWhite


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Once you call DConfigBit to configure the direction of a single bit (or said a better way, once you mix the direction of bits in the digital port), then you can no longer call the port-wise functions (DOut or Din). Instead, call DBitOut or DBitIn, which are the bit-wise functions.As for cbGetCofig, the following works properly (returns the value 16, which is the number of DIO bits on the USB-1208HS series devices): InfoType = DIGITALINFO = 3 DevNum = 0 ConfigItem = DINUMBITS = 6

32 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need to update the PWM-output faster than every 1 ms. At the same time I need to read back an analog feedback signal. The program is written in Delphi and runs on a WinXP embedded industrial PC using an USB 2.0 port. Is that possible? Do you have an act

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  • Industry: electriical power protection
  • Application: engineeer
77 months ago
Herman Belgiup, 3404 Landen


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The USB-1208HS series’ timer outputs will continue to run (outputting the number of pulses at the frequency and duty cycle you requested) until you stop It via a software call. So perhaps you don’t need to write out to the timer as often as you say (< 1 mS). If you do have to, the typical write time is around 0.5 to 1.0 mS. This can be done concurrent to an A/D scan at up to 1 MHz aggregate (note that the A/D data arrives to your program in packets, with a new packet about every 10 mS. If you need fresh A/D data sooner, you could perform a software paced read instead of a scan, which will take 0.25 to 0.5 mS per channel, but won’t be concurrent with the timer access (timer access would have to slow to access the A/D). Thus what you are asking for is very close to the best performance we can expect, so it could not be guaranteed on all systems. Also, we don’t offer a Delphi header file or examples with our Universal Library API. But Delphi, as with any language that can call a DLL, could be used with some effort.

77 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I executed all instruction about configuration of USB-1208HS DAQ board, but the file CB.CFG is nowhere to be found. The file is needed to be recognized the device by NI LabVIEW. Please, help me to find the problem.

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68 months ago
Poliev


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The creation of the CB.CFG file by InstaCal is required, but is not normally of concern to users. You are probably on Windows 7 or 8, on which the location of CB.CFG is under a hidden Windows folder named ProgramData. You can unhide that folder using Windows Explorer. Below is an FAQ on this topic: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50432.aspx

68 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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In your spec sheet you specify that the analog input levels are +-10 or +-5 or +-2.5. What does it mean and how do i choose in which range to work with? I attend to work with LabView to acquire data.

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54 months ago
Ariel Israel


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Analog signals/sensors output within a defined range i.e. +-10 or +-5. Having selectable input ranges built into our DAQ devices gives you the capability to choose the input range that best fits your signal. When using our ULx support for NI LabVIEW the input ranges would be selected through the “Create Channel” vi. The most efficient way (when using our ULx drivers for selecting your input range) would be to specify a min and max input value and let our ULx drivers select the “Best” range for your signal that our DAQ device supports.

54 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I'm going to use this DAQ whith LabView

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54 months ago
Ariel


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Hello Ariel, Yes, with the USB-1208HS-4AO you will be able to sample 1 analog input channel at 1 MS/sec.

54 months ago
Measurement Computing

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61 months ago
Laura


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Hello Laura - The shipping weight for the USB-1208HS-4AO is approximately 1.2 lbs. The shipping box dimensions are 12.25” x 9.06” x 2.81” and the product dimensions are 5.00” x 3.53” x 1.40”

61 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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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
  • Universal Library for Android® includes support and examples for the Android 3.1 platform (API level 12) and later
  • 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-1208HS
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USB-1208HS-2AO
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USB-1208HS-4AO
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