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USB-CTR Series

High-Speed Counter/Timer Devices with Digital I/O

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USB-CTR Series

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High-speed pulse counter for general counting applications

Available with 8 or 4 counter I/O

48 MHz maximum input frequency

Programmable resolution up to 64-bits

Aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/s

Supports the following counter input modes:
- Totalize (event counting)
- Period measurements
- Pulse-width measurements
- Timing measurements

Debounce filter circuitry with flexible edge, level, direction, and debounce settings to better adapt to signals

Four independent pulse-width modulation (PWM) timers with count, period, delay, and pulse-width registers

Eight individually-configurable digital I/O channels

Synchronous high-speed reads of digital and counter inputs

External clock input and internal clock output

External digital trigger

No external power required

Download product specific programming examples

Board-Only OEM Versions Available

Software

Support for DAQami data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals

TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
(View TracerDAQ capability notes)

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

Linux® open-source drivers

InstaCal™ software utility for installing, configuration, and testing

Support for DASYLab® (View DASYLab capability notes)

Ulx for NI LabVIEW™

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


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USB-CTR04 High-speed counter/timer device with 4 counter I/O, 4 PWM timer outputs, and 8 digital I/O
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USB-CTR08 High-speed counter/timer device with 8 counter I/O, 4 PWM timer outputs, and 8 digital I/O
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$429.00 Add to cart
Software
DAQami™ v3.0 Data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
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$49.00 Add to cart
DASYLab® LITE Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, and Control Software
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DASYLab® BASIC Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes standard analysis modules and unlimited module count. - Most Popular
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$1,299.00 Add to cart
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.
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DASYLab® PRO Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Full features plus advanced signal analysis and control modules.
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DASYLab® RUNTIME DASYLab Runtime allows you to run an existing worksheet application on an additional computer (with compatible hardware configurations)
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$449.00 Add to cart
DASYLab® UPD Basic DASYLab upgrade to the latest Basic license
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DASYLab® UPD Full DASYLab upgrade to the latest Full license
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DASYLab® UPD Lite DASYLab upgrade to the latest Lite license
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DASYLab® UPD Pro DASYLab upgrade to the latest Pro license
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DASYLab® UPD RT DASYLab upgrade to the latest Runtime license
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TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
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Summary
The USB-CTR Series of high-speed pulse counter/timer devices consists of the USB-CTR08 (eight counter channels) and USB-CTR04 (four counter channels).

Both devices support multiple counting modes and include four PWM timers and eight individually-configurable digital I/O channels.

Counter I/O and Gating
USB-CTR Series devices supports an aggregate throughput rate of 8 MB/s.

These devices can be configured for any resolution up to 64-bits, and provide the following data streaming rates for these common resolution settings:
16-bit: 4 MHz
32-bit: 2 MHz
64-bit: 1 MHz

Each counter channel on a USB-CTR Series device has screw-terminal connection points for counter input, counter output, and counter gate.

Counter Input Modes
USB-CTR Series devices support the following counter input modes:
Totalize
Period measurement
Pulse-width measurement
Timing measurement

Debounce Filters
USB-CTR Series devices have debounce circuitry which eliminates switch-induced transients that are typically associated with electromechanical devices including relays, proximity switches, and encoders.

All debounce filter options are software selectable. You can select a debounce time, debounce mode, and rising-edge or falling-edge sensitivity. Each channel can be debounced with 16 programmable debounce times in the range of 500 ns to 25.5 ms.

The signal from the buffer can be inverted before it enters the debounce circuitry. The inverter is used to make the input rising-edge or falling-edge sensitive.

Digital I/O
USB-CTR Series devices can connect up to eight digital I/O lines. The digital I/O terminals can detect the state of any TTL-level input.

Timer Output
USB-CTR Series devices have four 32-bit timer outputs. Each timer can generate a programmable width pulse with a software-selectable frequency in the range of 0.02235 Hz to 48 MHz. At higher frequencies, the timer output frequency and duty cycle depend on the load impedance and the supply.

The timer output rate and pulse width can be updated asynchronously at any time; however, doing so results in a pulse stream that is not seamless.

Trigger Input
USB-CTR Series devices can trigger synchronous acquisitions of counter data internally with software or externally using the digital trigger input screw terminal.

External Clock Pacing
You can pace synchronous acquisition of counter data by the onboard clock or by an external clock connected to the external clock input terminal.

Included Software
TracerDAQ® TracerDAQ® is an out-of-the-box application that allows data to be generated, acquired, analyzed, displayed and exported within seconds of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. TracerDAQ offers four different data acquisition applications; a Strip Chart, an Oscilloscope, a Function Generator and a Rate Generator, all of which are accessed via a common, easy-to-use menu page.
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.

ULx for NI LabVIEW™ ULx for NI LabVIEW™ Advanced Driver for use with NI LabVIEW™ versions 2010-2016. Allows quick development of instrumentation, acquisition, and control applications with Measurement Computing hardware devices
Additional Software
DAQami™ v3.0 DAQami™ v3.0 gives users an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface that makes acquiring data and generating signals a quick and simple task. Users simply select a supported device, configure device channels and other options, and then select one or more displays to plot the data. When a DAQami acquisition is run, the program acquires and logs data from the selected channels, and plots the data on the displays for viewing.
DASYLab® 2016 Software DASYLab® 2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons. DASYLab offers real-time analysis, control, and the ability to create custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs). What’s more, in contrast to other graphical programming environments, which can require weeks of training to master, DASYLab has a very short user-learning curve. Many applications can be configured in a few minutes, rather than days or weeks.

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.
TracerDAQ® Pro TracerDAQ® Pro provides four virtual instrument applications used to graphically display and store input data – and generate output signals – within minutes of installing Measurement Computing data acquisition hardware. The applications allow the user to customize appearance, store configurations for future use, save data to a file for export and – with the use of interactive hotspots – change settings while the application is running.