Tag Archives: analog-to-digital converter

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 ChannelStretchâ„¢ 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

The Fact, Folly and Mathematics of Analog to Digital Converter Resolution

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Everyone agrees that higher resolution analog to digital converters (ADCs) are better, right? So why do so many end-users shell out bucks for one and then fail to exploit that advantage? What I mean is that we are too often shocked when we receive data files from customers with Read More

Data Acquisition Gain and Dynamic Range Considerations

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Attempting to acquire a millivolt level signal with too low a gain factor is like trying to read a license plate from a hundred yards away. In order to read the plate you would need some sort of magnification, a pair of binoculars perhaps. In the realm of data Read More

How Much ADC Resolution Do You Really Need?

Data Acquisition or Data Logger You just bought a data logger or data acquisition system with a 14-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter.) What exactly does that mean? Could you have gotten away with a 12-bit product? A 10-bit? Did you gaffe and really need a 16-bit data logger? You know that a higher “bit” number is Read More