Pico Technology releases PicoLog multi-channel voltage data loggers

PicoLog 1000 Series (Hi-res)

08 May 2009
Category: Data Acquisition

Pico Technology announces two competitively priced, multi-channel, USB-powered data loggers. With up to 12-bit resolution and up to 1 MS/s sampling rate, the PicoLog 1000 Series multi-channel voltage data loggers offer amazing value for money for this resolution, sampling rate and number of inputs.

In addition, the units offer up to 4 software-configurable digital output lines and 1 PWM control output. The units also offer a current-limited sensor excitation output. All this is in a compact, portable unit that simply plugs into the USB port of a standard Windows-based PC, without any need for an external power supply to the unit.

Designed to suit a wide range of general-purpose voltage, sensor and transducer logging applications, the PicoLog 1000 Series Data Loggers feature independent software- configurable control outputs, an external terminal board to facilitate connections and custom front-end circuitry, and a choice of 10 or 12-bit input resolution. The PicoLog 1000 Series voltage data loggers contain everything needed for immediate use, and the free, comprehensive PicoLog data logging software includes an SDK for customised programming.

Both loggers feature 3 sampling modes to meet most data logging needs: real-time continuous, streaming and block mode. Streaming mode allows channel voltage readings to be logged continuously at 1 kS/s on any number of channels, while real-time continuous mode provides averaged, time-accurate readings with automatic measurements available in PicoLog. Block mode captures at the full 1 MS/s sample rate of the logger for the duration of the 8k sample buffer.

Features:

PicoLog 1216:
16 unipolar analog inputs
12-bit resolution
4 configurable digital outputs
1 PWM control output

PicoLog 1012:
12 unipolar analog inputs
10-bit resolution
2 configurable digital outputs

Shared Features:
Up to 1 MS/s sample rate
USB-connected and powered
Current-limited sensor excitation output
Windows XP and Vista (32 and 64-bit) compatible
Includes API and examples for C/C++/C#, VB, LabVIEW VIs
Includes terminal board and ready-to-go data logging software

The PicoLog 1000 Series is on sale now, priced at only £95 for the 12-channel PicoLog 1012 and £149 for the 16-channel PicoLog 1216.