Data Translation announces the release of three new 12-bit USB data acquisition modules for their ECONseries. Multifunctional, economical and easy-to-use, the new DT 9812A, DT 9813A and DT 9814A instruments are twice as fast as existing popular models and boast a sampling rate increase from 50 kHz to 100 kHz. Key features include 8, 16 or 24 analog inputs, two analog outputs (12-bit) with 75 kHz per channel, and up to 16 digital I/O channels depending on the model. A counter/timer allows frequency measurement and continuous pulse output operations. For easy portability, the modules are USB powered.
The new compact modules are only approx. 10 x 11 x 3 cm in size. In conjunction with a notebook or PC, they are the ideal solution for a wide variety of portable measurement and test applications.
Screw terminals allow quick and easy signal connections. The input voltage ranges are software-programmable between ±1.25 V and ±10 V. In addition, a high input impedance of 10 MOhm ensures excellent measurement accuracy.
The data acquisition modules come with a wide choice of software, including 32 and 64 Bit drivers for Windows 7, Vista and XP, and software interfaces for LabVIEW and Matlab. For developers, the software package provides many sample programs with source code in .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++ or Visual J#. Easy-to-use oscilloscope and chart recorder software can be downloaded for free from Data Translation's web site. The software is ready-to-run and allows users to acquire data, display it in real time, and save it to disk.