Product Announcement from Measurement Computing

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New USB-1608G Series DAQ from Measurement Computing Sets a New Standard for Low-Cost, High-Speed DAQ

Measurement Computing, the value leader in data acquisition, today announced the release of three, high-speed, 16-bit USB DAQ devices with sampling rates up to 500 kS/s. Starting at only $399, the USB-1608G Series set a new standard for low-cost, high-speed multifunction DAQ.

The USB-1608G Series offers 16 analog inputs and up to two analog outputs, plus eight digital I/O, two counter inputs, and one timer output.

A range of software options are included with the USB-1608G Series including out of the box TracerDAQ™ along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab®, NI LabVIEW™, and MATLAB®. Also included is Measurement Computing's DAQFlex open-source software framework which provides support for Windows®, Linux®, and Mac® operating systems.

Measurement Computing's USB-1608G Series devices are low-cost, high-speed, analog and digital I/O USB devices. All of these devices offer up to eight DIFF or 16 SE analog inputs, up to eight digital I/O channels, two counter inputs, and one timer output. The USB-1608GX-2AO offers two, 16-bit analog output channels with DAC rates up to 500 kS/s. Everything you need to begin acquiring, viewing, and storing data is included with each USB-1608G Series device, including comprehensive software support.

Analog Input: USB-1608G Series devices provide 16-bit analog inputs that are software-selectable as 16 SE or eight DIFF inputs. These devices also support software-selectable input ranges of ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, and ±1 V.

Analog Output (USB-1608GX-2AO only): The USB-1608GX-2AO has two 16-bit analog outputs. Both outputs can be updated at a rate of 250 kS/s per channel; one output can be updated at a rate of 500 kS/s. The output range is fixed at ±10 V. The outputs default to 0 V when the host PC is shut down or suspended, or when a reset command is issued to the device.

Trigger Input: USB-1608G Series devices have an external digital trigger input. The trigger mode is software-selectable for edge-or level-sensitive mode. You can configure edge-sensitive mode for either rising or falling edge. In level-sensitive mode, you can configure for either high or low level. The default setting at power up is edge-sensitive, rising edge.

Retrigger Mode: In retrigger mode, you can set up repetitive analog input trigger events. The trigger is automatically re-armed after it is activated. Use software to set the A/D trigger count (the number of samples you want per trigger).

Digital I/O: Eight bidirectional digital I/O connections are included with USB-1608G Series devices. Each digital channel is individually configurable for input or output. The digital I/O terminals can detect the state of any TTL-level input. You can configure for pull-up (+5 V) or pull-down (0 V) through a jumper.

Counter Input: Each USB-1608G Series device includes two 32-bit event counters for counting TTL pulses. The counters accept frequency inputs of up to 20 MHz.

Timer Output: USB-1608G Series devices have a PWM timer output that can generate a pulse output with a programmable frequency in the range of 0.0149 Hz to 32 MHz. The timer output parameters are software-selectable.

External Clock I/O: USB-1608G Series devices provide one external clock input and one external clock output for the analog inputs. The USB-1608GX-2AO also has one external clock input and one external clock output for the analog outputs.

About Measurement Computing
Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available on the Web at

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