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Data Acquisition products and software and how to use them.

How to Determine Power Consumption Using a Current Probe with the DI-4108

In this article, I will show you how to display and record current (Amps) using a DATAQ Instruments model DI-4108-U, WinDaq data acquisition software and a 400 Amp AC/DC current probe (Electronic Specialties Model 697). I’ll use the current information to determine how much energy is used in a typical household appliance. I chose the Read More

Using LabVIEW With Your DATAQ Data Logger

In the realm of data acquisition, LabVIEW is one of the most oft-used programming environments. This application note describes step-by-step how to access a DI-2108, and virtually any other DATAQ Instruments data acquisition device (with modifications) using LabVIEW. To do so: 1.) Ensure that the 32-bit version of LabVIEW 2019 in installed on your PC. Click Read More

Python Support for the Latest Generation of DATAQ Products

DATAQ Instruments is pleased to offer Python programming support for model DI-245, DI-2008, DI-1100, DI-1110, DI-1120, DI-2108, DI-4108, DI-4208 and the upcoming DI-4718B. Python is a popular high level programming language, with a large and enthusiastic user base. When used in conjunction with the latest generation of DATAQ Instruments data loggers, Python allows you to Read More

What is Data Acquisition and Why is it Important?

Data Acquisition > Products First time visiting our Blog? Perhaps you entered a search term in Google and stumbled across the site? If so, you might be asking yourself “What is all this ‘data acquisition’ stuff?” Data Acquisition Major Selection Criteria The process begins with sensors (strain gauges, thermocouples, etc.). Electrical signals from the sensors Read More

DI- Device Quit! Now What?

Well, that’ll ruin your day. One moment everything is going along swimmingly with WinDaq acquiring, displaying, and recording data. The next moment you’re greeted with a message like this: What’s Going On? While it’s possible that your data acquisition device or it’s connected USB cable suffered a failure, the more likely culprit is your computer’s Read More

How To Update Your DI-1100, DI-1110, DI-2108, DI-2108-P, DI-4108, DI-4208 or DI-4718B Firmware

Supported Instruments This post applies to the following data acquisition starter kit products DI-1100; DI-1110; DI-1120; DI-2108; DI-2108-P; DI-4108; DI-4208; DI-4718B On occasion, especially if it’s been a while since you purchased your data logger, it may be necessary to update the firmware (low-level software embedded inside of the data logger). This article includes instructions on checking the current firmware Read More

New WinDaq Dashboard

You asked for… …a quick way to view all WinDaq-compatible instruments connected to your PC. …an easy way to run multiple instruments as independent WinDaq applications. …a simplified approach to acquire ChannelStretch™ -compatible instruments to one WinDaq application. You asked, and we delivered. Introducing the WinDaq Dashboard Our new WinDaq Dashboard delivers ease-of-use and simplicity. It Read More

DI-1100 Firmware Update

What’s The Problem? In the process of consolidating the firmware of various devices we inadvertently shipped some model DI-1100 USB data acquisition instruments with a defect that causes the instrument to sample at half the expected rate. For example, an instrument programmed to sample at 100 Hz will actually sample at 50 Hz. Is Your DI-1100 Read More

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