USB data acquisition at 750kHz/channel across 6 analog inputs

April 16, 2014 // By Julien Happich
With the DT9816 series Data Translation offers a range of low-cost USB data acquisition modules for simultaneous sampling of up to six analog signals.

Unlike comparable measurement instruments in the same price range, these modules feature separate 16-bit A/D converters per input channel instead of multiplexed inputs. This eliminates phase shifts and allows simultaneous, synchronous measurements on multiple inputs. The series provides different models, from the proven DT9816-S with a sampling rate of up to 750 kHz per channel, to the DT9816 with 6 x 50 kHz and the DT9816-A with 6 x 150 kHz.

The compact modules run entirely on USB power so that no external power supply is needed. This makes them suitable for portable measurement and test applications. Screw terminals on the module allow easy signal connections. In addition to the six analog inputs, all models of the series also provide 16 digital inputs and outputs. A counter/timer supports frequency measurements, rate generation and other operations.

The modules ship with the QuickDAQ measurement software, offering a complete ready-to-measure data acquisition solution. The supplied software package comprises 32/64 bit drivers for the standard Windows operating systems as well as a comprehensive range of software tools, such as interfaces for LabVIEW, MATLAB and .NET.


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