USB-231

 

16-Bit, 50 kS/s, Multifunction DAQ Device with 2 Analog Outputs

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-231 USB data acquisition (DAQ) device provides improved cost/performance compared to our similarly priced 16-bit DAQ devices. This device provides analog input along with digital and counter functions. OEM versions are available for embedded applications.

ANALOG Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate
8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit 50 kS/s
Sampling Ranges Isolation
Multiplexed ±10 V
ANALOG Output
Channels Resolution Speed
2 16-bit 5 kS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
8 1
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-231 16-Bit, 50 kS/s, Multifunction DAQ Device with 2 Analog Outputs $249.00
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Product Reviews


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Value
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USB-231
November 23, 2016
this is by far the best on the market...

it was hard to match up what we got to do on our project and finding this was great. it fits perfectly.

  • Job Title: engineer
  • Industry: biosience
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  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: MATLAB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-231
December 07, 2015
The ease of this product is unbelievable!

Right out the box it was easy for me to use. Our team had no prior experience, with DAS. It was almost just plug-in and go!

  • Job Title: Student
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Application: Senior Project
  • From: Lafayette, La
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-231
May 12, 2015
Easy to use, great value

We used the analog output to control a VFD and noise from this line was transmitted into the computer and made measurements from a PCI data acquisition card very noisy. A USB isolator device was purchased and installed and eliminated the noise. We used an NI cDAQ USB device to control the VFD and we did not have noise issues. This leads me to believe the NI chassis has isolation features built in and the USB-231 does not. Outside of having to troubleshoot this noise issue, the USB-231 is a great easy to use product and is easy to implement into labview.

  • Job Title: Test engineer
  • Industry: Energy
  • Application: Heat exchanger fin test apparatus
  • From: california
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-231
March 23, 2015
Low system noise

The 231 has the lowest system noise for any reasonably cheap USB DAQ unit that I could find. The setup process is kind of confusing and the computer doesn't always immediately recognize the device but it is easy to use once you know what to do.

  • Job Title: Graduate Student
  • Industry: Academia
  • Application: Recording data from a single analog light sensor
  • From: Colorado
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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  • Value
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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Can the data from this daq can be acquired directly into the Matlab

  • Job Title: research scholar
  • Industry: academic
  • Application: acquisition of heart signals
20 months ago
puneet5246 India


Answers

Hello - The Mathworks has not edited their mwmcc.ini text file (part of their DAQ Toolbox) for the USB-231 or USB-234 to be used in 32-bit MATLAB. You can contact The Mathworks to ask for recommended file edits for these newer hardware models.

20 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Can we connect two of these to DASYLab at the same time?

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21 months ago
Indy


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Hello Indy, Yes, you most certainly can connect two USB-231 DAQ devices under the same DASYLab worksheet. By adding an additional MCC-DRV Analog Input module to your worksheet you will gain support for the other USB-231. In fact, by adding additional MCC-DRV modules to your DASYLab worksheet you can add support for various MCC DAQ devices

21 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Is there any electrical isolation between the computer ground via USB and the ground of the connected circuit? If not is there any protection in the USB interface to prevent damage to the connected computer?

  • Job Title: Technologist
  • Industry: Contract Electronic Manufacturing
  • Application: Product Testing
30 months ago
LCooper Canada


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The USB-231 does not incorporate any USB isolation between the field wiring and the PC. If isolation is a requirement, then please refer to one of the following products with isolation support: USB-2408 (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-2416 (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-1602HS (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-1604HS (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-2404-10 (250 vdc chan to chan, chan to gnd) USB-2404-60 (250 vdc chan to chan, chan to gnd) Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the above products.

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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

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

Product Manuals


USB-231
document
 

 

Quick Start Guide


DAQami™ v4.2
QS-MCCDAQ.pdf
 
DASYLab® LITE
QS-DASYLab-MCCDRV.pdf
 
ULx for NI LabVIEW™
QS ULx for NI LabVIEW.pdf
 

 

Product Videos


MCC Video Library
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Programming Example Downloads      download

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