Measurement Computing Releases Low-Cost, 14-bit USB Analog Input Device

2/20/2006 - Measurement Computing Corporation announced the release of a new, low-cost USB analog input device. The new USB-1408FS is a 14-bit version of the popular USB-1208FS—a 12-bit analog input, USB device released in July 2004. This device fills the gap between the 12-bit and 16-bit analog input devices found in the Measurement Computing USB line. With single piece pricing set at $249, the USB-1408FS rounds out the product line, and provides the cost-sensitive customer with an attractive selection.

"So many of our customers have been asking us for a product to fill the gap between our USB-1208FS and our USB-1608FS," remarked Bill Kennedy, MCC Vice President of Sales and Marketing, "that we had to build one. The USB-1408FS features 14 bits of resolution, factory calibration, and ten times the accuracy of the USB-1208FS. While we continue to exceed our customers’ price expectations, the engineers of our USB-1408FS have also provided additional features that will enhance our customers’ overall measurement experience."

The USB-1408FS provides 8 single-ended or 4 differential analog inputs, 14-bit resolution in differential mode, 13-bit resolution in single-ended mode, 8 software selectable input ranges, with sample rates up to 48 kilosamples per second. In addition to the analog inputs, the unit provides two channels of 12-bit analog output, a 32-bit counter, and 16 bits of digital I/O. It is fully compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, and is supported by the Windows 2000 and XP operating systems.

At 3.25 inches wide, by 3.125 inches long, by 1.00 inch high, the USB-1408FS is just large enough to make connecting field wiring easy, yet small enough to fit on even the most crowded bench. Magnetic and Velcro mounting options along with a 0.225-inch attachment hole make mounting easy, even in unconventional installations. The attachment hole can also be used with a cable lock or padlock in applications where unit security is required.

The USB-1408FS ships with a USB cable and the following software:

Measurement Computing Corporation is the market leader in the design and manufacture of low-priced, computer-based, test and measurement hardware and software. These products include USB-based analog and digital I/O devices; Ethernet-based analog and digital I/O devices; analog and digital I/O boards, serial and GPIB interfaces for the USB, PCI, ISA, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The company, founded in 1989, markets its products throughout the world.

Product Price and Status
USB-1408FS: $249 — Now shipping

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