DATAQ Instruments Application Notes and News

USB DAQ Products Support LibUSB and CDC

The native communication mode of most of our newer USB data acquisition (USB DAQ) products is LibUSB, a cross-platform standard that supports many USB products. LibUSB is supported out-of-the-box by our WinDaq data acquisition and .Net class software that is included with the hardware, so there’s little need to change USB modes. However, for those Read More

DI-4108 USB DAQ Product Preview

Continuing to fill our new product pipeline with state-of-the-art USB data acquisition products, DATAQ Instruments announces model DI-4108. The 4108 complements the previously announced model DI-4208. Both products are identical except for measurement range, and both support DATAQ Instruments’ new ChannelStretch™ technology to provide seamless channel expansion to a limit of 128 analog and 112 Read More

DI-4208 USB DAQ Product Preview

DATAQ Instruments previews its new model DI-4208 USB data acquisition system (DAQ) slated for release in August, 2017. This new instrument reinforces DATAQ Instruments’ extensive line of USB data acquisition (USB DAQ) products to offer easy channel expansion and measurements up to 100 Volts full scale. Features at a glance: Eight armored analog differential inputs Programmable Read More

DI-2008 Firmware Updates

Periodic firmware updates for the DI-2008 voltage and thermocouple data logger will include bug fixes, performances improvements and/or feature additions. Click here to download the latest firmware revision. To update the firmware: 1. Start with the DI-2008 disconnected from your PC 2. Hold down the pushbutton on the side of the DI-2008, and connect the Read More

Using Data Acquisition Products to Test Hydraulic Actuators

Note: The DI-740 mentioned below is now obsolete. Consider instead the DI-808 or DI-2008. Both the DI-808 and DI-2008 include a 15VDC excitation supply, feature eight differential and isolated analog input channels, and programmable measurement ranges up to ±50V full scale.  It’s a critical constraint that demands a critical measurement: Your control signal says “NOW!” to a hydraulic actuator. How Read More

DI-808 Firmware Updates

Periodic firmware updates for the DI-808 web-based data logger will include bug fixes, performances improvements and/or feature additions. You can download the latest revision of the DI-808 firmware at: https://www.dataq.com/resources/repository/di-8xx.firmware.zip To update your DI-808 firmware: 1. Locate a USB drive, ensuring that it is does not have any user files or folders off its root. Read More

Data Acquisition Starter Kit DI-1110

DI-1110 Introduction DATAQ Instruments announces an improved mid-range USB data acquisition (DAQ) starter kit, model DI-1110. This new instrument replaces model DI-149 with a superior feature list and much better price/performance. You won’t believe what $89 can buy. Let’s compare the new DI-1110 to the product it replaces: As you can see, the DI-1110 substantially Read More

Data Acquisition Starter Kit DI-1120

DATAQ Instruments announces a contemporary replacement for model DI-155 starter kit, model DI-1120 USB Data Acquisition (DAQ) Starter Kit ($178). The DI-155 has earned its place in DATAQ Instruments’ starter kit archives, having sold thousands of instruments since its release in 2012. Model DI-1120 picks up where its predecessor leaves off, with an impressive feature list Read More

New, Free .Net Classes and Example Programs

Maintaining our commitment to provide the latest in programming support, today we announce the availability of .Net classes and example programs for two new hardware products. DI-2008 Thermocouple, mV, V and Pulse USB DAQ Product Released only weeks ago, model DI-2008 provides incredible measurement flexibility at an affordable price. Now, all that measurement power can Read More

Making Parallel Thermocouple Measurements

The question comes up often, “Can I connect a thermocouple to your data acquisition system and a secondary device (i.e. additional monitoring equipment, a controller, etc), at the same time?” The answer is yes. It’s often convenient to make a parallel measurement when using a thermocouple to acquire temperature data, while using the same temperature Read More