USB-2416 Series

 

Expandable Thermocouple and Voltage USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-2416 Series of USB data acquisition (DAQ) devices are ideal for higher channel count applications measuring voltage or thermocouples. Features include expandable analog and digital I/O along with counter functions. Up to four analog outputs are available. Analog input channels are expandable up to 64 SE/32 DIFF using AI-EXP32.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate Sampling
32 SE/16 DIFF expandable to 64 SE/32 DIFF 24-bit 1 kS/s Multiplexed
Ranges Isolation
±20 V, ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2.5 V, ±1.25 V, ±625 mV, ±312.5 mV, ±156.25 mV, ±78.125 mV 500 VDC ch-host
Sensor
Thermocouple RTD Thermistor Voltage
Yes Yes
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Up to 4 16-bit Up to 1 kS/s
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
8 2/—
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite External


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-2416 USB-based 24-bit, isolated, high-channel-count multifunction DAQ device
$1,099.00
USB-2416-4AO USB-based 24-bit, isolated, high-channel-count multifunction DAQ device with 4 analog output
$1,299.00
Signal Conditioning Options
AI-EXP32 Analog input expansion module for USB-2416 Series
$649.00
Accessories & Cables
ACC-202 DIN-rail kit for use with USB-2416, AI-EXP32, and USB-QUAD08
$31.00
ACC-216 DST kit with 6 detachable screw terminals
$104.00
PS-5V2AEPS Replacement power supply, 12-watt, for TC-32, USB-1602HS Series, USB-1604HS Series, USB-1608HS Series, USB-2416 Series, USB-3110, USB-3112, USB-3114, WEB-TEMP, WEB-TC - plugs available separately
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$29.00
Australia Plug Australian interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
Europe Plug European interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
UK Plug UK interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
US Plug US interchangeable plug for power supplies $10.00
Thermocouples
745690-J001 J-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 1 m
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$31.00
745690-J002 J-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 2 m $31.00
745690-K001 K-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 1 m $31.00
745690-K002 K-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 2 m $31.00
745690-T001 T-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 260 °C, 32 °F to 500 °F) 1 m $31.00
745690-T002 T-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 260 °C, 32 °F to 500 °F) 2 m $31.00
Software
DAQami™ v4.1 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
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00

Product Reviews


4.4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.1 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Techincal Support
4.2 / 5

89% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-2416
August 18, 2016
Great product

I needed many analog inputs, and this device delivered at a very reasonable price. Great flexibility with the digital I/O, and the libraries provided with the device allowed me to write my own C# code on the back end. Highly recommended!

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Consumer Products
  • Application: Custom test development
  • From: Maryland
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-2416
July 01, 2016
not supported by linux very well

linux drivers hard to use

  • Job Title: engineer
  • Industry: electrical engineering
  • Application: communications
Response from MCC
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July 11, 2016
We’re sorry to hear that you are having problems with our Linux support. Please refer to our KnowledgeBase articles below for assistance with installing the drivers and Example programs. If you continue to have issues, please contact us by calling 1-800-234-4232 Ext-2 or by emailing us at info@mccdaq.com
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  • USB KB http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50607.aspx
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USB-2416
January 18, 2016
USB 2416

I like the software upgrade so that you can adjust the sample rate to minumize outside noise sources.

  • Job Title: Test Engineer
  • Industry: Medical products
  • Application: Oxygen concentrator
  • From: Wisconsin
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2416
September 14, 2015
works really well

The USB-2416 is easy to setup and works well. The product is light weight and the screw terminals provide easy setup. The base could use some mounting holes to secure the product to a work bench. Overall very satisfied.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Consumer products
  • Application: temperature mapping
  • From: Portland, Or
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2416
November 12, 2014
Product works great!!

This product works great out of the box. Very little setup time to get started and was cost effective.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Energy
  • Application: Data Acquisition
  • From: Albemarle, NC, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DASYLab

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2416
February 24, 2014
Great functionality and flexibility

The USB-2416-4AO is a great value along with being very reliable. Having 4 analog outputs, the ability to configure each channel as a voltage or a thermocouple input along with the ability to add analog channels makes this product a must have for any R&D lab.

  • Job Title: new product development engineering
  • Application: R&D test systems
  • From: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2416
February 24, 2014
Very nice and convenient with good feature set

We got this unit to allow calibration of multi-channel high resolution device. Being an isolated unit I can connect the GND to the non-ground reference of my channels and obtain really good results. Being able to connect an extension for extra channels is just dandy, eh :-)

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Lab Equipment
  • Application: Lab Equipment
  • From: Calgary, AB, Canada
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USB-2416-4AO
February 20, 2014
Device works great for what we needed

So far this device has worked great for what we needed it to do. Our main use for this is with various long term life testing. It works fine with the TracerDAQ software and for fairly long test cycles. Discovered that it is unstable when trying to use at less than 1 Hz, but it works fine at 1 Hz and above and that is usually sufficient. Note: there is a 1 million sample limit across all 32 channels, possibly to accommodate Excel worksheet limits. Of course it is easy enough to save the current data and restart recording if longer is needed. The only other issue we've had is that the device stopped recording once due to an Adobe upgrade prompt. We've since made sure all upgrades were good and disabled the wireless and have had no other problems. One suggestion for anyone putting large data results into an Excel sheet is to apply Conditional Formatting; this can make the data very easy to quickly analyze. Lastly, we do plan on trying to add Labview control over this device for more direct channel control. It works great without it, but am excited to see what other capabilities it may have.

  • Job Title: QA Technician
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Application: Product Life Testing
  • From: Milford, NH
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2416
February 20, 2014
Has Great features

This product has great features. A little hard to hook it up at first but once it is hooked up and the parameters are set correctly the device works great. I recommend it to any technical department that monitors voltage and temperature.

  • Job Title: Engineering Technician
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Application: Monitoring input/output voltage and temperature of componenets
  • From: Nashville, TN, USA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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USB-2416
February 20, 2014
Works for the intended purpose

Very flexible wirh many options that are easy to integrate with a test system. Read specifications to determine if it meets your needs for accuracy. Technical support is very helpful.

  • Job Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Industry: Medical Device
  • Application: Test Equipment
  • From: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Company Size: 1001-5001
  • Software Used: C/C++

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I want to buy this and don't know whether I have to add other accessories along with this device or not. I think there must be a USB cable coming with the package, so when we plug it into the computer, nothing else would be required; but there are other accessories mentioned below the product which makes me confused about whether I must buy them or not.

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3 months ago
Asghar Pullman, WA


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With the exception of thermocouples, everything needed to operate the USB-2416 is included with your order. You will receive with your USB-2416 a USB cable, a DC Power supply, and our MCC DAQ CD. Which contains all the software that ships with our products. All other accessories are optional.

3 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: Engineer/Researcher
  • Industry: R&D
  • Application: various - primarily radiation detection
13 months ago
Phil61


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Measurement Computing is not an accredited metrology laboratory. However, our calibration equipment is NIST traceable and a calibration certificate is provided with the product.

13 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Hi We have USB-2408 , we plan to add USB-2416 to our test setup , question is can we run them together ? ( 24 differential inputs or 48 single inputs ) , we use DASYLab 13 Thanks

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Flashlight
  • Application: Measurement
18 months ago
VH Torrance, CA


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Yes, you can run USB-2408 and a USB-2416 on one PC and program them using DASYLab or any of our software options for that matter. Most PCs support multiple Root controllers. If you do not have an available USB port then there are many options on the market for adding additional USB ports to your PC. Please refer to our Knowledge Base article that covers this exact topic of interest. Although the USB-2416 nor the USB-2408 are mentioned in this article. The same information will apply to both the USB-2408 and the USB-2416. http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50341.aspx?Keywords=USB+Hub

18 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I don't see it on the DAQFlex site, but that page hasn't been updated for some time. Also, I notice even supported devices no longer list DAQFlex compatibility on their product pages. Is DAQFlex being abandoned?

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18 months ago
steve AZ


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Hello Steve, Thank you for your question. The USB-2416 does not support DAQFlex. While MCC continues to offer and support DAQflex on certain devices, we have decided to limit its marketing to minimize confusion with UL, ULx and UL for Android.

18 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Sir/Ma'am, Kindly spread some light on these doubts related to the specifications of your DAQ. 1) We would like to measure 20 nano Volts (which is the sensitivity of our accelerometer module). Is your DAQ capable of reading such an input? 2) What is the amplitude of the digitization noise the DAQ produces? 3) Also, what is the true bit rating of the DAQ? Thank you.

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25 months ago
Manu Chennai, India


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1) Unfortunately, the USB-2416 will not be able to resolve down to 20 nanoVolts. 2)The Peak to Peak noise performance for the +-0.078125 volt input range is 2.40 uVolts. 3) The Noise free resolution spec is 17 bits. You can review all of the detailed specification in the User’s manual located here: http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/manuals/usb-2416.pdf Please refer to pages 34 and 35 for the information you are looking for.

25 months ago

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As titled. I would like to expand 2416 to 32 thermocouple reading and would like to purchase 2416 and AL-EXP32. What else do I need to purchase?

  • Job Title: Research Assistant Professor
  • Industry: Academea
  • Application: Thermal Management
30 months ago
Simon United States


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Hello Simon - Everything you need to setup the USB-2416 and the AI-EXP32 is included with your purchase (including the software to get you up and running)

30 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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  • Job Title: ENGINEERING WORKS
  • Industry: SUNMACHX ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES
  • Application: ENGINEERING WORKS
31 months ago
SIVA12345 Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India


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The USB-2416 is not compatible with RTD temperature measurement sensors, it is only compatible with voltage or thermocouple signals. If you require the use of a 3 wire RTD please use our USB-TEMP device (link below) The USB-TEMP is a multi-sensor device that supports thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors and semi-conductor devices. USB-TEMP Page: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-TEMP.aspx INDIA Distributor: http://www.mccdaq.com/templates/distributor.aspx?cid=18

31 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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39 months ago
habby Addis Ababa


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Depends if you want Differential or single ended measurements and maybe on how many channels you need to measure. For example, if unsure about grounding, you can connect your signal between C0L and C0H (or any CnL-CnH) and use differential reading; this way grounding doesn't matter. Make sure to connect a resistor between 2416 GND and your device ground; maybe 100Khm; read manual if you want to know why.

37 months ago
Cata

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The USB-2416 is somewhat unique, in that you can select a mix of single-ended and differential channels. This selection is made, channel-pair by channel-pair, from within InstaCal. After configuring the channels, next you should use InstaCal’s analog test … which will display the recommended wiring connection for each channel. It will show you which screw terminal to connect to, and whether or not you need to also connect to a ground (GND) screw terminal.

39 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I need to measure voltage and 200 microvolts order what I can do with this card or that you recommend, these are m necesiades: Sampling at a rate of 1000 S / s Two differential channels analogous Minimum voltage 200 microvolts Maximum voltage greater than

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  • Industry: Petroleum
  • Application: Applications for external corrosion control on underground lines
40 months ago
PeterSB Coatepec Ver


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Thank you for your inquiry. The USB-2416 is accurate down into the uVolt range. Your absolute accuracy will depend on the selected input range. Based on your input range of 200 uV up to 5 volts, you would have to select the +- 5 volt range. So if we looked at the accuracy for this range you could expect to see on average about 150 uV of error. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

40 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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On the data sheet for the USB-2416 it says: "The USB-2416-4AO output voltage level defaults to 0 V whenever the host PC is reset, shut down or suspended, or if a reset command is issued to the device." I am using ULx with LabView and would like to know

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  • Industry: Energy
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41 months ago
Jandro2 United States


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The spec that you reference is the hardware spec. There is no reset command for USB devices in ULx (or in the Universal Library itself) A reset command should not be needed at the application level. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.

41 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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The max temp of my thermocouple is 1300 F but when I run the program I only see 752 F.

  • Job Title: Calibration Specialist
  • Industry: Calibration
  • Application: Oven Mapping
43 months ago
qtscaltech Maryland Heights, MO, USA


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You don’t say what thermocouple type you are using with the USB-2416, but it is likely T-type.The upper limit for T-Type with the USB-2416 hardware is indeed about 750 deg F. (Table 3 in the USB-2416 hardware manual’s specs lists the T-type upper limit as 400 deg C). Each of the 7 other thermocouple types listed are supported to much higher temperatures.

43 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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24-bit, isolated, high-channel-count multifunction DAQ module

  • Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician
  • Industry: Sensors
  • Application: Testing
45 months ago
SSIQAT Smith Systems, Inc. Brevard NC


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The software can be used to calibrate the device. The calibration is stored in the device and should only need to be re-calibrated if the ambient temperature changes by more than 10 degrees or your calibration period elapses.

43 months ago
StrykerOne

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The calibration would need to be handled in-house at Measurement Computing. Please call us at 1.800.234.4232 to schedule a calibration.

45 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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The hardware spec says 1000 samples/sec while Tracerdaq Pro tells me that the max rate is 152 samples/sec. Why is Tracerdaq telling me 152 samples/sec and how to fix.

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34 months ago
Sparky


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Hello Wizz - The maximum AI sample rate in your application program (in this case TracerDAQ) will be affected by the “data rate” setting made for each channel in InstaCal. In order to sample at 1000 Hz, all channels being sampled must be set to the 3750 Hz data rate. Lowering the data rate for a channel tells the A/D converter to spend more time on that channel, slowing down the aggregate sample rate that all channels can be sampled. There is a formula in the user manual that describes the tradeoff. Lowering the data rate on a channel improves the accuracy on that channel, and can also help filter noise.

34 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Mostly figured it out. The sample rate is the 'aggregate' rate (great marketing term). The 1K/sec is only for one channel. The rate ~ halves for every channel added for the smaller daqs. For this daq I'm hoping it's 1000/32~31hz...although I haven't read the fine print so it could be better than this.

34 months ago
Sparky

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46 months ago
JoshI Detroit, MI, USA


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Hi JoshI - The two counter channels can accept a maximum of 1 MHz.

46 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I want to use a USB-2416--4AO with your TracerDAQ Pro to monitor voltage and temperature on a board. If I set an alarm condition in the Strip Chart can/will that alarm be sent out to the USB-2416 as a digital bit to stop a temperature chamber? The questio

  • Job Title: Reliability Engineer
  • Industry: Security
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47 months ago
KCJoe New York, NY, USA


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The alarm feature that is included with TracerDAQ PRO is only a visual alarm. Regrettably, there is no association between the TracerDAQ PRO alarm settings and the USB-2416-4AO’s digital output bits. Our recommendation would be to use our DASYLab Graphical programming language. With DASYLab you could easily build your application and with the use of a comparator or trigger, control the digital output bits based on feedback from your inputs. You may download a FREE 28-day DASYLab evaluation here: http://www.mccdaq.com/products/dasylab.htm Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance getting your application up and running.

47 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
  • 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

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