03 February 2005
Category: Data Acquisition
Pico Technology announces the latest addition to their data acquisition range, the USB ADC-11 Data Logger.
The new product has USB connectivity to allow fast sampling rates and additional digital outputs for use as control or alarm outputs. Available in two variants, the USB ADC-11/10 (10 bit) and USB ADC-11/12 (12 bit) are both compatible with the multi-purpose terminal block, providing a substantial enhancement to its flexibility.
The USB ADC-11 provides a cost effective solution for measuring and recording voltage signals onto any Windows based PC or laptop. When used with PicoLog data logging software, which is able to record up to 1 million readings; the data can be viewed in real-time or stored on hard disk for later analysis. The popular PicoScope can also be used with both models. Both variants of the USB ADC-11 are capable of measuring up to 11 channels of voltage at up to 20,000 samples per second. Resolution and accuracy depend upon the model used; the USB ADC-11/10 provides 1024 discrete voltage levels giving 1% accuracy, whilst the USB ADC-11/12 offers considerably higher accuracy with 4096 voltage levels and 0.5% accuracy.
Using the optional terminal block significantly expands the functionality of the USB ADC-11. An area of PCB is reserved for the design and implementation of custom sensor circuits such as high precision thermistor, standard thermocouple or current and light measurement.
Alan Tong, Technical Director at Pico Technology comments “The importance of keeping abreast of the latest PC technology cannot be understated. USB enabled PC based data acquisition and oscilloscope devices facilitate a giant leap in performance; this is why our portfolio includes a range of USB powered instruments”.
Both USB ADC-11 models are available immediately directly from Pico Technology or any authorised Pico distributor. The product can be purchased with the optional terminal block with prices starting from £95. Further information can be accessed through the Pico Technology website or by calling +44 (0)1480 396395.