Model DI-158 vs. DI-155
Low Cost Data Acquisition Starter Kit Product Comparison

Beginning immediately DATAQ Instruments has extended the retooling of its data acquisition starter kit line up. Model DI-158 is discontinued and replaced by model DI-155. The DI-158 has been a workhorse product for nearly a decade, but advances in technology now allow us to offer more power for nearly the same low price. Extending the success of the recently introduced DI-145 and DI-149, the DI-155 employs virtually indestructible analog and digital inputs, and adds counter/time capability. The following table summarizes the major differences between the DI-158 and its replacement, the new DI-155. Refer to the DI-155 Data Sheet for more details.

  DI-158 USB Data Acquisition Starter Kit DI-155 USB Data Acquisition Starter Kit
Feature DI-158 DI-155
Analog Subsystem
Number of Channels 4, differential 4, differential
Maximum Sample Rate 14.4 kHz 10 kHz
Measuring Range ±0.125 to ±64 volt full scale ±2.5 to ±50 volts full scale
Maximum Input without Damage approx 100 V approx 150 V
Digital Subsystem
Number of ports 8 bi-directional inputs Four each dedicated inputs and outputs       
Input range without damage 0-5 V (TTL) ±30 V
Maximum digital output drive TTL loads only 30 V @ 500 mA
Counter/Timer Subsystem
Number of counter timer channels None 2 (shared with digital inputs)
Miscellaneous
Interface USB v.1 USB v. 2
OS support XP, and 32- and 64-bit versions of       
Windows Vista and Windows 7
XP, and 32- and 64-bit versions of
Windows Vista and Windows 7
CE approval Yes Yes
Price $99-$199 $149