DATAQ Instruments Application Notes and News

DI-245 .NET Programming Example

Data Acquisition > Voltage > DI-245 We’ve released a new programming example for the DI-245 four-channel USB Voltage and Thermocouple DAQ  that uses the Simple version of the interface to configure all aspects of the instrument.  The example allows any channel to be configured for either thermocouple or voltage measurements. If programmed for voltage it allows any Read More

How To Use Protocol-level Commands

Data Acquisition > Starter Kits Since DATAQ Instruments released protocol documentation for its data acquisition starter kits, many requests have been received for an example program to show how they’re used. It makes sense, because using protocol commands is not as easy as you might think. Setting up the data acquisition starter kit using the Read More

Save Select Channels as a New WinDaq File

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Perhaps you’re using WinDaq data acquisition software to record a file containing 10 or 20 channels of data. Now suppose you’re sending that file to a colleague, who is really only interested in two of those channels. Your colleague now has to dig through the file, looking for the Read More

Transmitting Data From Your EL-WIFI Series Data Logger

Data Logger > Wireless > EL-WiFi Series There’s been some confusion with with regard to EL-WIFI series data loggers and the way that they transmit temperature & humidity data back to the PC. In order for an EL-WIFI series logger to remain connected and continually transmitting data, the logger must be in range of the wireless Read More

Common DI-245 Installation Problems and Resolutions

Data Acquisition > Voltage > DI-245 On This Page Symptoms Cause Resolution Verify that you’re installing the correct software Make sure that the device drivers are properly installed Make sure that your DI-245 is installed on one of the first 32 COM ports Follow the procedure for installing the DI-245 on a Windows XP machine Read More

Common DI-145, DI-149 and DI-155 Installation Issues and Resolutions

Data Acquisition > Starter Kits On This Page  Symptoms Cause Resolution Verify that you’re operating system is Windows 7 or later Verify that you’re installing the correct software Make sure that the device driver is properly installed Make sure that your DI-145, DI-149 or DI-155 is installed on one of the first 32 COM ports Read More

Dual-Channel Wireless Temperature Data Loggers

Data Logger > Wireless DATAQ Instruments is pleased to introduce the EL-WIFI-DTC and EL-WIFI-DTP+. These dual-channel wireless (802.11b compliant) temperature data loggers are capable of buffering over 1,000,000 temperature readings and transmitting that data to a PC via a WiFi router. The EL-WIFI-DTC can acquire temperature from -270 to 1300°C (-454 to 2372°F) using J, Read More

Using Intelligent Oversampling to Extract Important Information

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Oversampling is a feature whereby a data acquisition instrument can sample data at a faster rate than what is being reported in the software. Intelligent Oversampling allows the instrument to evaluate the data that isn’t being reported, and yield just the information you’re looking for (average, maximum, minimum, the Read More

DAQ Starter Kit Helps Win Science Fair Competition

Data Acquisition > Start Kits DATAQ Instruments makes data acquisition hardware (usually a DAQ starter kit) and software donations from time to time to young people who demonstrate the need for a particular measurement that we can satisfy. Examples are measurements in school projects, science fairs, and even Ph.D theses. We recently learned that two Read More

EL-USB Battery Issues

Data Logger > USB > EL-USB We’ve noticed an uptick in the number of customers reporting that the batteries included with their EL-USB series data loggers are ‘dead on arrival’. The battery included with most EL-USB series loggers is a 3.6V (½AA cell) lithium metal battery. The problem can occur when a battery is unused Read More