USB-230 Series

 

Multiple Gain Multifunction USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-230 Series of USB data acquisition (DAQ) devices provide improved cost/performance compared to our similarly priced 16-bit DAQ devices. Each device provides analog input and output along with digital and counter functions. OEM versions are available for embedded applications.

ANALOG Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate
8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit Up to 100 kS/s
Sampling Ranges Isolation
Multiplexed ±10 V
ANALOG Output
Channels Resolution Speed
2 16-bit 5 kS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
8 1
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered

Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-231 USB-based DAQ device with 8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit analog inputs, 50 kS/s sample rate, two 16-bit analog outputs, and 8 digital I/O (includes USB cable)
$249.00
USB-234 USB-based DAQ device with 8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit analog inputs, 100 kS/s sample rate, two 16-bit analog outputs, and 8 digital I/O (includes USB cable)
$424.00
USB-231-OEM USB-based DAQ board with 8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit analog inputs, 50 kS/s sample rate, two 16-bit analog outputs, and 8 digital I/O
$249.00
USB-234-OEM USB-based DAQ board with 8 SE/4 DIFF 16-bit analog inputs, 100 kS/s sample rate, two 16-bit analog outputs, and 8 digital I/O
$424.00
Software
DAQami™ v4.0 Data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
$49.00
DASYLab® LITE Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, and Control Software
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$499.00
DASYLab® BASIC Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes standard analysis modules and unlimited module count. - Most Popular $1,299.00
DASYLab® FULL Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Basic features plus standard modules, 200 layout windows, unlimited module count, and control sequencer. $1,799.00
DASYLab® PRO Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Full features plus advanced signal analysis and control modules. $2,499.00
DASYLab® RUNTIME DASYLab Runtime allows you to run an existing worksheet application on an additional computer (with compatible hardware configurations) $449.00
DASYLab® UPD Basic DASYLab upgrade to the latest Basic license $259.00
DASYLab® UPD Full DASYLab upgrade to the latest Full license $359.00
DASYLab® UPD Lite DASYLab upgrade to the latest Lite license $99.00
DASYLab® UPD Pro DASYLab upgrade to the latest Pro license $499.00
DASYLab® UPD RT DASYLab upgrade to the latest Runtime license $99.00
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00

Product Reviews


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Ease of Use
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Value
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USB-231
November 23, 2016
this is by far the best on the market...

it was hard to match up what we got to do on our project and finding this was great. it fits perfectly.

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  • Industry: biosience
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  • Software Used: MATLAB

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USB-231
December 07, 2015
The ease of this product is unbelievable!

Right out the box it was easy for me to use. Our team had no prior experience, with DAS. It was almost just plug-in and go!

  • Job Title: Student
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Application: Senior Project
  • From: Lafayette, La
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-231
May 12, 2015
Easy to use, great value

We used the analog output to control a VFD and noise from this line was transmitted into the computer and made measurements from a PCI data acquisition card very noisy. A USB isolator device was purchased and installed and eliminated the noise. We used an NI cDAQ USB device to control the VFD and we did not have noise issues. This leads me to believe the NI chassis has isolation features built in and the USB-231 does not. Outside of having to troubleshoot this noise issue, the USB-231 is a great easy to use product and is easy to implement into labview.

  • Job Title: Test engineer
  • Industry: Energy
  • Application: Heat exchanger fin test apparatus
  • From: california
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-231
March 23, 2015
Low system noise

The 231 has the lowest system noise for any reasonably cheap USB DAQ unit that I could find. The setup process is kind of confusing and the computer doesn't always immediately recognize the device but it is easy to use once you know what to do.

  • Job Title: Graduate Student
  • Industry: Academia
  • Application: Recording data from a single analog light sensor
  • From: Colorado
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-234
February 09, 2015
Nice product but be aware of limitations

Pros: - Easy to set up - Performs as advertised - 16 bit resolution is a plus - Great telephone support Cons: - Fixed ADC range of +/- 10 VDC. Can't change. - If using DAC output as well, your ADC input speed is limited to 5k Samples/sec, tops.

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Response from MCC
Measurement Computing,
February 20, 2015
Thank you for all the kudos. We do appreciate it as MCC does pride itself on our products being “Easy to Use, Easy to Integrate, and Easy to Support”. Sorry about the +- 10 volts confusion. The data sheet and the User’s manual clearly state that the device supports a fixed +- 10 volt input, but we’re also going to add it to the “Key Highlights” section on the product pages. Furthermore, MCC does have low cost DAQ devices that offer software selectable input ranges that may better suit your application. As for the sample rate limitation that you mention below, DASYLab does in fact support both the analog input and analog outputs at their rated sample/update rates. However, after some testing I can see how this could be an issue for future customers so MCC has put together a knowledgebase article outlining how you can scan both your analog inputs and outputs at their full rated sample rate using DASYLab. You can review the article here: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50575.aspx
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  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Can the data from this daq can be acquired directly into the Matlab

  • Job Title: research scholar
  • Industry: academic
  • Application: acquisition of heart signals
17 months ago
puneet5246 India


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Hello - The Mathworks has not edited their mwmcc.ini text file (part of their DAQ Toolbox) for the USB-231 or USB-234 to be used in 32-bit MATLAB. You can contact The Mathworks to ask for recommended file edits for these newer hardware models.

17 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Can we connect two of these to DASYLab at the same time?

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18 months ago
Indy


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Hello Indy, Yes, you most certainly can connect two USB-231 DAQ devices under the same DASYLab worksheet. By adding an additional MCC-DRV Analog Input module to your worksheet you will gain support for the other USB-231. In fact, by adding additional MCC-DRV modules to your DASYLab worksheet you can add support for various MCC DAQ devices

18 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Is there any electrical isolation between the computer ground via USB and the ground of the connected circuit? If not is there any protection in the USB interface to prevent damage to the connected computer?

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  • Industry: Contract Electronic Manufacturing
  • Application: Product Testing
27 months ago
LCooper Canada


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The USB-231 does not incorporate any USB isolation between the field wiring and the PC. If isolation is a requirement, then please refer to one of the following products with isolation support: USB-2408 (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-2416 (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-1602HS (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-1604HS (500vdc field wiring to PC) USB-2404-10 (250 vdc chan to chan, chan to gnd) USB-2404-60 (250 vdc chan to chan, chan to gnd) Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the above products.

27 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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we try to install a usb-234 under Windows xp-pro but it´s always failed. we have downloaded the newest mc Software but it also Fails. the Installation means the Driver is missed or works not correctly. we try the original cd Installation and the newest from your page. under Windows 7 the usb-234 Driver works well but not our lab-Software (only XP) how can we fix the Problem, that the Hardware runs under Xp?

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15 months ago
Bernd72 Germany


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Hello - Likely you are describing XP device manager error code 39. We have not seen this ourselves under XP, but have had a few other reports from the field. At this time, there is no known solution. We can only recommend that you move to a newer version of Windows.

15 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I presently have a USB-2416-4AO and TracerPro does not support all the available function of the DAQ (Oscillascope, Rate Generator). Does TracerPro handle all the functions of the USB-234?

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28 months ago
JoeyG New York


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Yes, TracerDAQ PRO will handle all of the functions of the USB-234. The Stripchart, Oscilloscope, and the Function Generator are all supported. However, the USB-234 does not support a counter-based timer output and for that reason, the Rate Generator feature of TracerDAQ/TracerDAQ PRO is not supported.

28 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Hello, I am currently working as PHD student at Koc University, Turkey. The product USB234 took my attention. I want to ask some questions related to the product. 1) Is it compatible with the MATLAB/Simulink? 2) Using the software you deliver is it poss

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  • Industry: Education
  • Application: Active vibration controller on an actual vehicle.
28 months ago
UTku Rumelifeneri, Turkey


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1) The USB-234 is not supported under MATLAB’s Simulink. USB devices as you mentioned below, do not lend themselves well to real-time applications. Here you can find a list of all Measurement Computing products supported by Simulink: http://www.mathworks.com/hardware-support/real-time-windows-target.html 2) Based on my knowledge of Adaptive Feedback Control systems the Universal Library and/or the ULx drivers for NI LabVIEW along with NI LabVIEW could be used to develop a program for Adaptive Feedback Control. 3) No the USB-234 is not capable of simultaneous sampling. We do however, have USB devices that support simultaneous sampling but none that are supported by Simulink. 4) For pricing and delivery, please contact our distributor in your area. Alfatek Test & Automation Ltd Prof. F. Kerim Gokay Cad. Erdem Sok. Sabuncuoglu Sitesi A-Blok No; 10/4 Altunizade, Istanbul 34662 Phone: 90 216 474 7355 or 56 Fax: 90 216 474 7357 mustafa@alfatek.com.tr http://www.alfatek.com.tr

28 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I note that the EU DoC on p. 26 of the User Guide says, “To maintain compliance to the standards of this declaration, ...I/O cables must be less than 0.5 meter (20 in.) in length.” Are there issues above this length. If so, can you give me more detail? We

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  • Industry: Scientific research instruments
  • Application: 3rd Party product control
27 months ago
TimDavis U.K.


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Hello - In order to stay in compliance the following conditions listed on the CE Declaration of Conformity must be adhered to. If deviated from MCC cannot guarantee that the USB-231-OEM device will meet the directives or standards listed on this document. No supplemental details are available on the test results performed on the USB-231-OEM device.

26 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

Optional Software


  • DAQamiTM V3.0 - 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

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USB-231
 
USB-231-OEM
 
USB-234
 
USB-234-OEM
 

 

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