Eight test waveforms delivered by isolated USB analogue output modules

June 20, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Data Translation's enhanced performance versions of its DT9853 and DT9854 USB analogue output modules come with four or eight outputs with 16-bit resolution and can now also provide continuous analogue waveform streaming at up to 8 kHz.

±300 V galvanic isolation ensures safe operation, high signal integrity and excellent noise performance even in harsh industrial environments. All modules provide voltage outputs (±10 V, 0-10 V). The M versions have additional 0-20 mA current outputs supporting an external excitation voltage supply of 8-36 V. Key features include eight digital inputs, eight digital outputs and a 32-bit counter/timer.

The interrupt on change function can be used on up to seven digital inputs to monitor and control critical signals. The analogue output modules offer plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity to PC. They run entirely on USB power so that no external power supply is needed. The rugged enclosure, as well as screw terminals for signal connections, support industrial testing, control loop and process control applications.

A comprehensive software package is included with the modules. In addition to Windows-compatible 32/64 bit drivers for Windows SDK or .NET, the package also provides interfaces for LabVIEW and MATLAB.

Data Translation;  www.datatranslation.eu