DATAQ Instruments Application Notes and News

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

DI-1100 ($59) USB Starter Kit DAQ Preview

We’re excited to announce the pending availability of model DI-1100 USB data acquisition starter kit, a new generation, low-cost solution for PC-based data acquisition to replace the popular DI-145 model. Suitable for measuring preamplified analog signals, the DI-1100 in tandem with included WinDaq software allows real time data acquisition, playback, and analysis performance equal to or Read More

DI-2008 Thermocouple, mV, V, Pulse DAQ Preview

DATAQ Instruments is excited to announce the pending availability of our model DI-2008 USB data acquisition (DAQ) instrument, slated for March, 2017. This new instrument offers affordable and expandable measurement flexibility with full analog channel isolation that’s so critical for successful measurements in any situation. Follow along and learn why this low-cost data acquisition system supplies Read More

Synchronized DI-2108-P Instruments Example Program

We’ve worked hard to release a series of example programs to help customers who wish to program our products using our .Net Class. This latest effort is for model DI-2108-P, 16-bit USB DAQ (data acquisition) instrument. The product is the first to support our new ChannelStretch™ technology, which allows synchronous channel expansion simply by connecting Read More

.Net Class for model DI-2108-P

We’re pleased to announce the availability of .Net DLLs to support independent programming of our model DI-2108-P USB data acquisition (DAQ) instrument. The DI-2108-P supports 160 kHz, 16-bit measurement resolution, 8 analog input channels, and 7 digital I/O ports with counter and rate inputs. The DLLs are supplied with a fully functional VB.net program example that Read More