Measurement Computing Corp. Announces The PMD-1608FS USB-based DAQ Product Line | Automation.com

Measurement Computing Corp. Announces The PMD-1608FS USB-based DAQ Product Line

April 092004
MIDDLEBORO, Mass.—April 2, 2004—Measurement Computing Corporation today announced the release of an important new member of the Personal Measurement Device™ (PMD) product line, the PMD-1608FS. The new USB–based DAQ module offers performance truly unheard of in this price range.

The PMD-1608FS provides 8 simultaneously sampled, 16-bit analog inputs with continuous multichannel sample rates up to 100 kilosamples per second and burst sample rates up to 200 kS/s. In addition to the powerful analog input capability, the unit provides 8 bits of digital I/O and a 32-bit counter. The PMD-1608FS performance, packaging and $399 list price makes it unique in the market. Legacy technology PCI-DAQ products with similar simultaneous sampling specifications sell for more than $2,000.

“We’re very proud of this revolutionary product,” states Measurement Computing CEO Ben Bailey. “Our engineering team has done an outstanding job creating a product that offers this combination of measurement accuracy, high performance and small size. Perhaps most remarkable of all is that the PMD-1608FS offers input accuracy and noise performance equal to that offered by 16-bit DAQ board products, from MCC, NI, and other vendors, all at 1/7th the price of comparable PCI based DAQ.”

The PMD-1608FS is supported by an impressive array of software, which includes software that meets the needs of both programmers and nonprogrammers. Included with each purchase are:

TracerDAQ™:
Powerful, ready-to-run oscilloscope, strip chart recorder, and data logger application (with free source code available)

InstaCal™:
Easy-to-use installation, test, and calibration application

UniversalLibrary®:
Robust and easy-to-use programming interface for all popular Windows and .NET programming languages

UL for LabVIEW™:
Complete PMD-1608FS LabVIEW driver

SoftWIRE® DAQ components:
Complete SoftWIRE interface as well as a comprehensive set of data acquisition related .NET components.

The PMD-1608FS is also compatible with MATLAB®, LABTECH™, and most popular third party data acquisition application software.

The PMD family is fully compatible with USB 1.1 as well as USB 2.0, and is supported by the Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating systems. At 3.25 inches wide by 3.125 inches long by 1 inch high, the PMDs are large enough to make connecting field wiring easy, yet small enough to fit on even the most crowded bench. Uncased OEM versions with either screw terminals or high density connectors make the PMD-1608FS an attractive alternative to in-house designs. Magnetic and Velcro mounting options along with a .225 inch attachment hole make mounting easy, even in unconventional installations. The attachment hole can also be used by a cable lock or padlock in applications where unit security must be protected.

Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include a wide variety of analog and digital I/O, and GPIB interfaces for USB, PCI, ISA, cPCI, PCMCIA, PC/104 buses and RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The privately owned company, founded in 1989, has more than 70 employees and markets its products worldwide through direct sales, a distribution network, and the worldwide web. Visit www.mccdaq.com/PMD-1608FS for more information.
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