USB-2500 Series

 

High-Speed, High-Channel USB Boards

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-2500 Series of high-speed USB data acquisition (DAQ) boards features synchronous analog, digital and counter/timer functions and support for quadrature encoders. Up to four analog outputs are available.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate
Up to 64 SE/32 DIFF 16-bit 1 MS/s
Sampling Ranges Isolation
Multiplexed ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, ±1 V, ±500 mV, ±200 mV, ±100 mV
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Up to 4 16-bit Up to 1 MS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
24 4/2 1
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® Universal Library™ SW Suite External


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-2523 USB-based DAQ board with 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs, 1 MS/s sample rate, 24 digital I/O, four 32-bit counters, and four thermocouple inputs
$1,045.00
USB-2527 USB-based DAQ Board with 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs, 1 MS/s sample rate, four 16-bit 1 MS/s analog outputs, 24 digital I/O, and four 32-bit counters
$1,265.00
USB-2533 USB-based DAQ board with 64 SE/32 DIFF analog inputs, 1 MS/s sample rate, 24 digital I/O, four 32-bit counters, and 4 thermocouple inputs
$1,265.00
USB-2537 USB-based DAQ board with 64 SE/32 DIFF analog inputs, 1 MS/s sample rate, four 16-bit 1 MS/s analog outputs, 24 digital I/O, four 32-bit counters, and 4 thermocouple inputs
$1,485.00
Accessories & Cables
CA-68-3R Cable, 68-conductor ribbon, 3 ft.
$79.00
CIO-MINI40 Universal screw-terminal board, 37-pin (view dimensional drawing)
$89.00
PS-9V1AEPS-2500 Power supply, 9V, for USB-2523, USB-2527, USB-2533, and USB-2537
$55.00
TB-101 Termination board with screw terminals (mates directly onto USB-2500 Series and DaqBoard/3000 USB Series boards)
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$230.00
TB-100 Termination board with screw terminals $109.00
Software
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


4.6 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Technical Support
4.1 / 5

88% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-2533
September 24, 2019
Hi quality, hi value

I've used at least a dozen of these on various projects. This board head a great mix of features, exceptional value and has proven extremely durable in production equipment

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  • Industry: medical device
  • Application: test equipment
  • From: CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-2533
May 28, 2019
Measurement Computing Can't Deliver

Hard to honestly evaluate a product that the company delays delivery to the point to where it can't be used. Had a previous version and the capabilities of the board itself are not that bad. Just repeated sorry experiences with delivery and shipping makes the functional aspects of use untenable. NI really overcharges for their products and delivery issues are probably not much better. However, there does seem to be better overall integration which at this point would appear to be the difference maker.

  • Job Title: Owner
  • Industry: Aviation Research
  • Application: DAQ
  • From: United States
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-2527
May 06, 2019
Reliable and easy to use

We've used about 60 of these units and have found them to be very reliable. The functionality is quite broad and easy to access with the software drivers provided. Tech support is excellent as well. Kudos on a great dependable product!

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2537
March 19, 2018
Fast and reliable

This project involved several analog measurements, digital I/O, counter and thermocouple reading. The synchronous capabilities, the speed and multiple resources of the board, all that for a reasonable price made possible to successfully complete the project it was used for.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Aviation
  • Application: Test Stand
  • From: Miami, FL
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2533
May 01, 2017
Operating 10 boards simultaneously. Outstanding and reliable!

I have used over 15 of these USB-2533 boards, and the companion TB-101terminal boards. I have operated ten USB-2533 boards simultaneously on one PC. The USB-2533 are used in the development and successful operations of Electric Potential and Electric Field Imaging with Dynamic Applications - 2017 Research Award for Innovation, ASNT shown at https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20170003221.pdf I needed technical support for triggering ten boards simultaneously and for understanding DASYLab software controls. The Measurement Computing technical hardware and software support for these boards has been Outstanding for many years.

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  • Application: Research
  • From: Virginia
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: DASYLab

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2523
February 20, 2017
Just ordered two more

I've been using MCC hardware for 10+ years starting with PCI-DAS6013s and moving through various USB multi function units. The USB-2523 is my favorite device to date! We use custom .Net applications and the fact that UL Library is so... well... universal makes it a breeze to change to new and better models.

  • Job Title: VP Technology
  • Industry: Medical
  • Application: IPV/QC and Production Support
  • From: Orange, CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2523
September 12, 2016
great flexible product

This card is very easy to use and is extremely reliable. We use it on a high temperature environment on our systems and haven't had any issues up to date.

  • Job Title: Electrical Engineer
  • Industry: Marine Technology and Oceanography
  • Application: Depthsounder
  • From: Wylie, TX
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-2533
July 13, 2016
very solid product, easy to program, reliable and inexpensive

We have used USB-2533 for 6-7 years in data acquisition. We have purchased about 10 of them. These ad converters are very reliable and have never causing any problem. The universal library is very concise and easy to use. Hopefully, this product will continue.

  • Job Title: Software developer
  • Industry: Software development
  • Application: Data acquisition
  • From: Hersehy, PA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-2527
December 28, 2015
solving problems, not writing code

The ease of use and configuration of this board lets you focus on solving your problems, instead of writing code. I use with C++.

  • Job Title: Sr Scientist
  • Industry: Avionics
  • Application: STE
  • From: Princeton, NJ
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2527
December 10, 2014
Very flexible board, lots of capability, high speed, decent noise

This board has a wide range of capabilities, 1MHz aggregate 16 bit acquisition, 4 fast 16 bit D/A and dio. Handles full samplerate continuous over usb. Its relatively easy to talk to using universal library. We use it with python, for which there is a nice open source library but I really wish MMC would support python directly, there are functions not available, and I'd rather not write my own wrappers.

  • Job Title: Chief Engineer
  • Industry: Particle analysis
  • Application: pulse detection and fluid control
  • From: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
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Are there any plans to add support for the 2500 series to the Linux library?

  • Job Title: Software Engineer
  • Industry: Oceanographic research
  • Application: Acoustic data collection
11 months ago
mfk Seattle, WA


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Regretfully, there are no plans for adding Linux support for the USB-2500 series. You can view all of the Linux supported DAQ devices at: https://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/Manuals/Linux-hw.pdf For a similar board to the USB-2523 please take a look at our USB-2623 DAQ device at: https://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-2600-Series.aspx

11 months ago
Measurement Computing

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62 months ago
mbos


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Hello mbos - The USB-2523 is not supported by our DAQFlex Open Source Framework. You can view all the DAQFlex supported data acquisition devices here: http://www.mccdaq.com/solutions/DAQFlex-Solutions.aspx Please feel free to contact Sales Engineering at: 1-800-234-4232 Ext-3 if you have any additional questions:

62 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I’d like to fill a Windows buffer at a high board-clocked rate with 20 seconds of samples from multiple analog input channels. At the same time, I need to be monitoring one (or more) of the analog input channels to make real-time process adjustments. Is this possible? Can I use AInScan() with BurstIo in background mode while also making readings periodically using Ain() at the same channel? If that wouldn’t work, then how about this: If I route the same signal to 2 analog input channels, could I then fill the buffer with one of the channels using AInScan() while also periodically reading the other using Ain()? Or, would using BlockIo instead of BurstIo be the best way to solve my problem? Can I get the system to continuously provide contiguous blocks of data using BlockIo in background mode, allowing me to continuously analyze the data of each of the latest blocks acquired?

  • Job Title: Test Engineer
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Application: Test Equipment
20 months ago
PeterM Valencia, CA


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No, it is not possible to perform an AInScan() and periodically call AIn(). You can do them both, but not at the same time. I recommend doing the following. While performing you AInScan(), whenever you need a fresh sample, call GetStatus() to find out where you are in the buffer and copy the latest value(s) for immediate use. If you are running in a finite scan and have created a buffer large enough to hold all your requested data. Copying a piece of the acquired buffer will not disturb the entire (or rest of) buffer. If you are running a continuous scan and want to either save or use all the data as you are collecting it. When you transfer a portion of the buffer to local memory, use the value(s) at the end of the copied array (the highest array numbered elements) as these are the newest values and then also save or use the data as you have planned.

20 months ago
Measurement Computing

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We would like to use the data acquisition board in a setup but are a bit worried of damaging it with high voltage. Therefor we would like to opto-isolate the board from its input. Thanks in advance

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  • Industry: research institution
  • Application: MSE
76 months ago
Seppe Australia


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UPDATE: Isolated signal conditioning is now available with our SC-1608 Series and the compact 8B signal conditioning modules. You can view this Series at: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-ethernet-data-acquisition/SC-1608-Series.aspx

46 months ago
Measurement Computing

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We do offer termination boards that support opto-isolated 5B modules. Our ISO-RACK16/P supports up to 16 ISO-5B opto-isolated modules (although not a direct fit) The ISO-RACK16/P can be custom wired to the USB-2527 using the TB-101. You can review the ISO-RACK16/P here: http://www.mccdaq.com/signal-conditioning/ISO-RACK16-P.aspx. For your convenience, we also offer a large selection of ISO-5B opto-isolated modules, which you may view here: http://www.mccdaq.com/productsearch.aspx?q=ISO-5B

76 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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79 months ago
Vick


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The USB-2533 has a max sample rate of 1 million samples/second on a single channel. The samples per second can be adjusted to the required amount for your application up to a maximum of 1 million samples per second. If you were to only sample one channel you could collect up to 1 million samples. The sample rate is aggregate so as you add channels you will need to divide the selected sample rate by the number of channels in use. An example would be as follows: Let’s say you were to sample 1 channel at 1 MS/s for 1 minute. You would collect 60 million samples.

79 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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The NI DAQ I'm using only have 32 analog inputs but I need at least 34 analog inputs. I have an USB-2533 DAQ that has 64 analog inputsl. I want to use the USB-2533 to handle the analog inputs and only use the NI DAQ for its analog output signal since the

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80 months ago
Pete69 Durham, NC, USA


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Hi there, Could you please clarify, what is meant by Sample Rate: 1 MS/s. Is that per channel or the total for all channels used? If say I use 10 AI channels, the max for each channel is 1 Ms/s or 100 kS/s? Thanks

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38 months ago
asophian Malaysia


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The sample rate for the USB-2500 series which includes the USB-2537 is aggregate. The 1 MS/sec specification is the total throughput for all channels. To use your example if you were to use 10 channels you would take the total sample rate of 1 MS and divide it down by the number of channels in use. In this case 10 so your per channel sample rate would be 100 kS/sec.

38 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I am using a second party software program to collect and analyze data

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  • Industry: Fire science
  • Application: Fire Room
76 months ago
Gary Lake Villa, IL, USA


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For the USB-25xx series, both InstaCal, and the superset of it (Universal Library) contain the necessary driver files. Universal Library (part of the MCCDAQ CD download) is for program developers, and the InstaCal-only download is for runtime use.

76 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
  • Python™ Support for MCC DAQ Products

Optional Software


  • 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-2523
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USB-2527
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USB-2533
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USB-2537
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DASYLab® LITE
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