USB-1208FS-Plus

 

12位,50 kS/s,多功能数据采集设备

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-1208FS-Plus USB data acquisition (DAQ) device is designed for low to medium channel count applications. This device provides analog input along with digital I/O and counter functions. It features 12-bit resolution and two analog outputs. OEM versions are available for embedded applications.

模拟输入
通道数 分辨率 最大采样率
8 单端/4 差分 11-位 单端/12-位 差分 50 kS/s
采样 范围 隔离
复采样 ±10 V (单端)
±20 V, ±10 V, ±5 V, ±4 V, ±2.5 V, ±2 V, ±1.25 V, ±1 V (差分)
模拟输出
通道数 分辨率 速度
2 高达12-位 高达50 kS/s
数字I/O
通道数 计数器/定时器 编码器
16 1
软件 电源
操作系统支持 驱动 电源
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USB-1208FS-Plus 基于USB的多功能数据采集设备,8路单端/4路差分模拟输入,12位分辨率,50 kS/s,2路模拟输出,16路数字I/O
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USB-1208FS-Plus
November 19, 2018
easy to use, robust DAQ

This DAQ is very easy to use and robust. The provided Labview library makes it simple and quick to build programs in the Labview environment. Given it's performance and lower price vs NI DAQ, I highly recommend this product.

  • Job Title: Sr. Manager
  • Industry: Biotech
  • Application: Biotech POCT
  • From: San Francisco, CA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-1208FS-Plus
November 19, 2018
Great product with very many uses

MCC is always willing to help. Whether with your current product or future applications they always have a way to help.

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USB-1208FS-Plus
June 26, 2018
Great Value

For under $200 the module is the heart of my simple board tester. The library of functions and sample code got me up and running in only a day or so.

  • Job Title: CTO
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
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  • From: NH
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-1208FS-Plus
September 11, 2017
Just what I ordered

Happy with my purchase

  • Job Title: Buyer
  • Industry: Optics
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  • From: NEW YORK
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-1208FS-Plus
November 16, 2015
Great fast reliable product!

I use these units in final assembly functional testers. I like the reliable response from these units, as well as it accuracy.

  • Job Title: Hardware Test Engineer IV
  • Industry: HVAC controls
  • Application: Tester
  • From: Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-1208FS-Plus
June 16, 2015
Good Value.

I am evaluating this as a replacement for a USB O-Scope and Bench-top Multi Meter in a Automated test setup. I am still getting it running but so far it has been easy to connect and get measurements. Initial connection to the device is slow, but once connected it runs very fast.

  • Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Application: Secure Entry
  • From: Denver CO
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-1208FS-Plus
July 01, 2014
Can you say "EASY" to setup and use...

Fastest and easiest to setup and get running of all the DAQ settings I have used.

  • Job Title: VP Engineering
  • Industry: Hydraulic Systems Manufacturing
  • Application: Systems testing
  • From: Houston, TX, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DASYLab

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USB-1208FS-Plus
June 11, 2014
Very good device with great support

I originally bought a different product from MCC that was not compatible with the DAQAmi software due to my own error. Upon this realization, I contacted MCC to see how large of a restocking fee I would have to pay to get the device I really intended to. $0 - zip - nada. Both technical support and customer service were excellent and I got the correct device, in this case a USB-1208FS-Plus that I could use with the DAQAmi software in just a few days. This particular product is on the low end of the line as far as features and price, but is way more than enough for the project I am using it with. I also own a USB 1608 card for other higher resolution tasks and have been very happy with it as well, but for the price, it was worth buying the 1208FS-Plus so I wouldn't have to constantly switch out wiring. So far it has performed very well for measurement task for both float and pressure readings, as well as digital readings (using the analog inputs due to a limitation in DAQAmi). I hope that someday DAQAmi supports more cards and digital inputs as well, but for now, I'm getting all the data I need with very little issue at all. Price vs. function is great!

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Controls
  • Application: Home Project, but also use MCC products at work
  • From: NC, US
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DAQami

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-1208FS-Plus
March 25, 2014
Very reliable solution

I have used this product for the last 7 years and put it in most of my designs. I find it to be reliable and it offers a lot of "bang" for the buck. It is easy to install and just as easy to put into an automaton routine.

  • Job Title: Senior Design Engineer
  • Industry: Defense and Areospace
  • Application: Functional Test Application
  • From: Florida, USA
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: C/C++

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USB-1208FS-Plus
March 18, 2014
An excellent DAQ board with infinite possibilities...

My name's Mandy Concepcion, pres. & senior developer at Automotive Diagnostics & Publishing. After doing extensive development on the 1208FS-Plus board from MCC, here are my thoughts. There are 3 main components to the 1208FS-Plus board and all other MCC boards, the Universal Library, the cb.cfg file and Instacal. The UL are the DLL calls made in code to control any MCC board. It is universal to all MCC boards and "Extremely Easy to Use" (my words). Instacal is is a small program the makes a configuration file cb.cfg for the 1208FS-Plus os any other MCC board. You then include the cb.cfg file on your software deployment. The 1208FS-Driver is Rock-Solid and in extensive testing hasn't crashed yet. But, above all, since the UL is the same for all MCC boards, the speed of development and ease of use is superb and fast. There's little learning curve for anyone developing with the UL from MCC. The only thing that changes between boards are the IO Port calls for example, as in the 1208FS-Plus has 16 IO and another board may have 8. Other than that, if you develop for one board it the same as for another. If you're interested in deploying your software, then the cb.cfg file can be easily configured for multiple different boards on the same PC/Laptop. Also, if you're interested in deploying your software, MCC makes it easy to sanitize the driver installation so that it's silent and Logoless. In resume, the USB1208FS-Plus board and software platform is very easy to use and rock solid. PS. Tech-Support is also unlike most other companies. They answer the phone, the engineers are sharp and the service is on target. So expect a solid response from MCC.

  • Job Title: President senior developer
  • Industry: automotive diagnostic and repair
  • Application: Most our products
  • From: East Hanover, NJ, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: Visual Basic

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I recently bought an USB 1208FS-Plus data acquisition device, and I intend using it with LabView. Although there is some tutorials on how to use MCC daq's with Labview, the information on how to use the analog output ports is scarce. Is there any documentation/tutorials I can use to learn how to use the analog output capabilities of the device under LabView? Also, what is the difference between hardware paced and software paced output?

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15 months ago
JerrySeinfeld


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Hello - Hardware paced means that an array of pre-known data values is clocked out at a fixed (usually rapid) rate. The timing is quite consistent between each update, since the DAQ’s on-board clock is used. Hardware pacing is the fastest, and is good for waveform generation. But since the data must be known in advance, it does not lend itself well to applications where the output is to be changed on the fly or is to be a function of an input. A good example is installed with ULx, named: ULx Cont Gen Voltage Wfm–Int Clk, though on its front panel be sure to limit the voltage values to be within the 0 to 5V range of the USB-1208FS-PLUS hardware. Software paced means that a single value is sent out occasionally. An example of this type is located on our knowledgebase at the link below. It is slower, with timing/jitter between writes, but since data is not buffered in advanced, it can be changed in a timely fashion. http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50395.aspx

15 months ago
Measurement Computing

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How to syncronize bulk analog readings of two or more devices.

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  • Industry: Automotive Dimensional Metrology
  • Application: Parts Test & SPC
16 months ago
moises1953 Santander (Spain)


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Multiple USB-1208FS-PLUS A/D devices can be synchronized, using the internal clock from one unit to drive the others. Below are the steps to follow for a programmer (using either UL or ULx for LabVIEW). Other software packages generally do not support the SYNC mode.

  • A) Connect a physical wire between the SYNC pins of both units. This pin is bi-directional and it carries the clock signal. Keep this wire as short as possible to minimize noise (false clocking).
  • B) In your software program, configure both A/D scans to be for the same number of channels (a requirement).
  • C) First start a BACKGROUND A/D scan on one unit, and specify that it use EXTCLOCK (external clock). Note that since no clock pulses have arrived from the other unit yet, no A/D conversions have occurred yet.
  • D) Then start an A/D scan on the other unit, to use internal clock. The result will be that clock pulses from this unit not only clock its own A/D, but will travel down the wire and clock the other unit's A/D.
  • E) Proceed to manage the data flow for both scans. This is done in the same manner as you would for one scan, except you do it "independently" for each scan. Note that from the software driver's standpoint, the data is coming from two devices, into two different memory buffers.
  • 16 months ago
    Measurement Computing

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Can you comment on the 1208FS's ability to start analog acquisition upon an external digital trigger (either via an unused analog in, or digital in)? I am seeking a USB unit capable of capturing repeated samples given a periodic external trigger of 1Hz. If not the 1208FS, what USB units are suitable?

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16 months ago
rovguy


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The USB-1208FS-Plus supports an external TTL compatible trigger via the dedicated TRIG_IN pin accessible through the screw terminals. The trigger can be configured for rising or falling edge, high or low level TTL signals. The trigger has a latency of 10 uSec with a minimum pulse width of 1 uS. Detailed specifications can be found in our User’s manual here: https://www.mccdaq.com/pdfs/manuals/USB-1208FS-Plus.pdf

16 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I'm using driver version 1.14.0.0 from 23rd of March 2016. Is there a newer version of the driver? If yes, where can I find it?

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33 months ago
ellen


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Hello Ellen - No, there are no firmware updates to the USB-1208FS-Plus.

33 months ago
Measurement Computing

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It looks like daqflex's AIQUEUE:CHMODE isn't implemented for this device. Is there another way to change the analog input mode from differential to single ended if we can only use the daqflex interface?

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54 months ago
Alex


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The USB-1208FS-PLUS’ hardware architecture does not allow per-channel setting of differential vs. single-ended. This setting must be done on a global basis. If using DAQFlex, the global command is: "AI:CHMODE=SE"

54 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Hi Sir, Acoording to my job scope,I will need a lot of Digital I/O,but this device is providing me with only 16 DIO. Can I extend more ?What is the maximum number of Digital I/O I can get? Best Regards, Shane

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  • Industry: Test and Services
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62 months ago
Shane Singapore


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Hello Shane, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can extend your digital I/O count. By simply adding additional USB supported products you can extend your analog and digital capacity. Currently the highest count for a MCC USB digital I/O product is 96 bits (the USB-DIO96H).

62 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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i need some thing to read current directly so I can see current results on my pc. I was wondering if this converter does that or not. thanks for your help in advance.

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73 months ago
sepehr London, UK


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This is a device which reads voltage, but don't worry, you might be $0.20 away from a solution. Since V=IR and you have an I, all you need to do is add a known R and you'll measure a proportional V. You've got a few things to watch out for, but nothing too big, assuming you're trying to measure low current. Assuming you are trying to measure a 4-20ma signal (very common for process current and you wanted to convert that to a voltage that was compatible with the input of up to 10V, you would simply put a 500 ohm resistor in series with your signal and attach the leads to the device parallel to the resistor. 500ohm is chosen because 20ma*500ohm is 10V, which is the maximum input for the device. Your minimum would be 2V, since 4ma * 500 ohm = 2V, but you can scale the value to the desired units with no problem. Having said that, if you are trying to measure higher currents #call it 0.5 amps or more) then you have to size both the resistance and the power dissipation of the resistor carefully. P=I^2*R, so if you wanted to measure 2 amps for example scaled to the10V maximum input, you'd need a 5 ohm resistor. Now, calculate the power as 2^2 *5 and you get 20W of dissipation. . . not a small number for typical resistors. Less than 0.5 amps is 5W or less and those resistors are relatively easy to obtain through various local sources. If you start getting to big numbers, though, consider a different method for converting current to voltage. Good Luck!

62 months ago
Sandman13

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To read current you need to pass "Current" through something, like a resistor. Then all you do is read the voltage drop across the resistor and done.

65 months ago
Mandy

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An analog output is a voltage. To measure the current that this voltage is sourcing, you would need to add a current to voltage transducer (perhaps as simple as a resistor inline with the load, though I prefer an IC like the Touchstone Semiconductor TS1100 sensor) then connect this transducer output to one of the analog inputs. You will have to scale the measured voltage to provide the correct current reading. You have to realize that the analog output from the USB-1208 has a limited current range. To drive large loads, you will need additional external circuitry.

72 months ago
DG1947

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The USB-1208FS-PLUS can read and control only voltages directly. To read current with an analog input, the user must provide their own external shunt resistor.

73 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: HVAC
  • Application: Lab testing
74 months ago
James North Judson, IN, USA


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I've tested it extensively and it matches my Fluke and other meters to within x.xx value or one hundredths of a volt. I have not tested it for a higher accuracy so I don't know from there.

65 months ago
Mandy

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I am using the differtential input with 4096 bits. As I am using only 0 to 5 volts input that reduces it to 2048 bits. So I guess the resolution is 1/2048.

66 months ago
Carrol

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The USB-1208FS-Plus supports 8 different software selectable analog input ranges. Accuracy is calculated based on the range so each range has a different accuracy specification based on this criteria. Below is a link to a datasheet that lists the “Absolute Accuracy” for each range (the information you're looking for is on page 5). http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/specs/USB-1208FS-LS-1408FS-Series-data.pdf

74 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Included Software


  • TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • InstaCalTM software utility for installing, configuration, and testing
  • Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, and Visual Basic®.NET
  • ULx for NI LabVIEWTM Library of VIs and example programs to speed your NI LabVIEW development
  • Universal Library for Android® includes support and examples for the Android 3.1 platform (API level 12) and later
  • Linux® Support for MCC DAQ products

Optional Software


  • DAQamiTM - data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
  • DASYLab®2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons
  • TracerDAQ®Pro - Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
  • MATLAB® Support for MCC Products - Software Environment for Data Acquisition, Data Analysis, and Application Development

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