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PCI-QUAD04

$479.00

4-Channel Quadrature Encoder Board

4.2 ratings  4.2   (6 customer reviews) | Write a Review
Key Highlights

Extremely low cost

Interfaces to industry standard encoders

4 input channels

Inputs are configurable for single-ended or differential mode

An interrupt controller yields powerful interrupt management capabilities

Quad receivers can tolerate long lines in noisy environments

Uses integrated digital filtering and 8-bit counter prescaler

Programmable index functionality provided

Programmable multiple-counter modes possible including non-quadrature cascaded counting up to 96 bit

Each 24-bit counter can count in either binary or BCD modes

Software

Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET

InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing

Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 10/8/7/Vista®/XP SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit

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Part Number Description Price Quantity Purchase
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PCI-QUAD04 PCI-based 4-channel quadrature encoder board
$479.00 Add to cart
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USB-1616HS USB-based 16-bit, 1 MS/s multifunction device with 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs analog inputs, four counter inputs, two timer outputs, and 24 digital I/O lines; TR-2U external power supply included
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Accessories & Cables
C37F-4X9F-1M Cable, DB37F to 4 x DB9F for PCI-QUAD04, 1 meter
$37.00 add to cart
C37FF-2 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 2 ft.
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C37FF-10 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 10 ft. $57.00 Add to cart
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C37FF-20 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 20 ft. $89.00 Add to cart
C37FF-25 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 25 ft. $104.00 Add to cart
C37FF-3 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 3 ft. $36.00 Add to cart
C37FF-4 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 4 ft. $38.00 Add to cart
C37FF-5 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 5 ft. $42.00 Add to cart
C37FF-50 Cable, 37-conductor ribbon, female to female, 50 ft. $183.00 Add to cart
C37FFS-5 Cable, 37-conductor shielded, female to female molded connectors, 5 ft.
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C37FFS-10 Cable, 37-conductor shielded, female to female molded connectors, 10 ft. $52.00 Add to cart
CIO-MINI37 Universal screw-terminal board, 37-pin (view dimensional drawing)
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CIO-MINI37-VERT Universal screw-terminal board, 37-pin D male connector, vertical $89.00 Add to cart
CIO-TERMINAL Universal screw-terminal board, prototyping area 37 terminals (view dimensional drawing) $119.00 Add to cart
SCB-37 Signal connection box, 37-conductor, shielded $209.00 Add to cart

Product Reviews

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5/5 February 05, 2014
Proven Quadrature Encoder Board

We have used the PCI-QUAD04 board in more than 100 of our end user products over the last 13yrs and have not had a single board issue or failure. MCC's quality products have provided us with precise control and measurement components for our applications, with assistance from their excellent technical support team we have been able to engineer complex applications with very few resources.

Job Title: Product Manager
Industry: Testing Instrumentation
Application: Servo Motor Control
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: OH
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: Visual Basic
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4/5 August 27, 2013
Works Well

The PCI-QUAD04 works well and is easy to install and configure. The included manual and software / driver CD has more than enough information to install and configure the product for the specific application.

Job Title: IT Systems Specialist
Industry: Industrial Automation / IT
Application: Materials inspection
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Pittsburgh, PA
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5/5 August 27, 2013
Excellent Product, strongly recommended

I've used different quadrature cards for encoder quadrature data acquisition. This card is the best. The chips in the card provide multiple scale digital filter to filter out all the noise and make the data very reliable. The card works on different OS such as Windows, linux and Matlab, and even is supported with Matlab XPC target. Overall: It's a low cost, but very reliable quadrature card and has superior noise filter performance. I heard from other people about the bug of this card. But when I tested, there's no bug at all. The so called bug is because the people don't use it property. To make the card working well, my tips are : properly configure the filter according to maximum encoder frequency, use differential signal if possible, and connect all unused signals to power or ground to avoid noise input. The quad04 is the best product if compared to all the other similar quadrature products I used before.

Job Title: Robotics Engineer
Industry: Robotics
Application: Robotics
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Company Size: 1001-5001
Software Used: MATLAB
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4/5 August 01, 2013
Useful and cheaper than alternatives

C# Library is very useful and easy to integrate. It also works with real time linux interface based on Xenomai and Orocos. There is a bug in counter reading that occasionally (and randomly) returns weird count readings. I solved this with an ad-hoc approach. Simply, when I read a unexpected count, I re-read the encoder which solves my problem. But it would be good if MC fix the problem.

Job Title: Research Assitant
Industry: University
Application: Virtual haptic interface
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Baltimore
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Software Used: Other
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4/5 March 26, 2013
Does the job nicely

Good product and easy to control. But, needs an easier driver install method to incorporate into OEM install shields. 12V output line would be great to drive encoders. Finally fix the index bug so we dont have to tie the lines.

Job Title: Technical director
Industry: Printing
Application: product tracking
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Rochester, NY, USA
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: Other
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3/5 March 19, 2013
Bug in the basic counter read routine

The basic function of 4 quadrature inputs to a PC is useful. InstalCal worked well enough. TraceDAQ is not particularly useful. Hard to adjust which channels are active, what the displayed gains are. Mostly the aqusition depth is tiny for a PC based system. Most of your demerits come because of a bug in cbCIn32(), the routine provided that reads a counter. Several hours of bug chasing later, I find that this function reads a low word and a high word sequentially, and does not check whether a count has occured between the two reads. This causes random falacious data. The problem is fixed by putting a wrapper around cbCIN32() that reads it repeatedly until it reads the same twice.

Job Title: engineer
Industry: digital manufacturing
Application: extrusion characterization
Yes, I recommend this product

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From: Somers, New York
Company Size: 1-100
Software Used: C/C++
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Summary
Measurement Computing's PCI-QUAD04 is a PCI plug-in board that provides inputs and decoding for up to four incremental quadrature encoders. The PCI-QUAD04 can also be used as a high speed pulse counter for general counting applications.

Incremental quadrature encoders are used to provide feedback signals from motors, that is, to count rotations and convert the physical movement into a series of electrical signals. These signals are sent to the computer which then decides whether or not to trigger signals that control the motor?s movement and what those control signals should be. The PCI-QUAD04 is the link between up to four incremental quadrature encoders and the computer.

Counter Timer
Counter Inputs: 4
Measurement Type
Measurement Type: Counter , Quadrature Encoder
Interface List
Interface: PCI
Included Software
InstaCal InstaCal installation, configuration, and test software in one package simplifies these important steps as you turn your PC into a measurement system. Installation detects new hardware and configures your computer and DAQ device. Test routines verify that all the board's features are operating, and will speed you to a quick resolution.
Universal Library Universal Library programming libraries for Windows® Visual Studio® programming languages, and others. A complete function library to simplify the configuration and operation of your measurement board. A single, universal set of functions operates all our products so you only have to learn to use our library once.

Optional Software
Linux® Support for MCC DAQ Products Linux® Support for MCC DAQ Products Many MCC products are supported under open-source Linux drivers. MCC works closely with the developer to provide professional driver support for many devices including most USB and PCI hardware.