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DI-2108 USB Daq Preview

We’re excited to preview a new USB data acquisition (DAQ) instrument slated for a March/April 2016 release. Model DI-2108 is an advanced instrument with unparalleled price/performance. While we can’t yet give you all the details of this remarkable product, here’s a sneak peek at some of its general performance metrics: DI-2108 USB Data Acquisition (DAQ) System Major 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

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

WinDaq/XL Real-time Bridging Software

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > Add-ons WinDaq/XL is real-time bridging software that allows users to stream data from WinDaq data acquisition software or the WinDaq Waveform Browser, into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Once there, users can take full advantage of Excels exceptional ability to perform calculations and chart data. Since it’s initial release Read More

4-20 mA Measurement Resolution

Data Acquisition > 4-20mA Current Loop Don’t overlook a vital component that affects 4-20 mA measurement success: Measurement resolution. Measurements from sensors that have a 4-20 mA output are very common. Customers always ask how to connect them to a data logger or data acquisition system, which we describe in detail here. However, they often overlook a vital Read More

Introducing the DI-245 Voltage and Thermocouple Data Acquisition System

Data Acquisition > Voltage > DI-245 DATAQ Instruments is pleased to introduce the all-new DI-245 Voltage and Thermocouple data acquisition system. The DI-245 provides four analog inputs that can be individually configured to measure voltage or thermocouple data.  With 12 programmable measurement ranges from ±50V to ±10mV, the DI-245 provides resolution up to 1.2µV. The DI-245 Read More

Acquire Data in Minutes

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq WinDaq data acquisition software allows you to acquire data in minutes! So you’ve chosen a DATAQ Instruments data acquisition system or data logger, you’ve connected the instruments to your PC, and you’ve successful installed the software. Now what? How do you record data? WinDaq data acquisition software allows you Read More

Save a Segment of Data as a Second, Smaller File

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq   The WinDaq Waveform Browser allows you to select a segment of data, and save it as a second, smaller file. Suppose you have a very large data file, recorded over several days, or even weeks. Now suppose that that file contains a significant event that transpired in a matter of Read More

Data Logger vs. Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition or Data Logger If you need to digitize an analog signal, record it, and provide a method to analyze it, do you need a data logger or a data acquisition system? It has become increasing clear that the answer is ‘Yes’ to both products. What I mean is that the traditional definitions of Read More

Data Acquisition Tips and Techniques

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements A Guide To Data Acquisition Signal Input Configuration Does a thermocouple signal require isolation? Should the output of a strain gage amplifier be connected as a single-ended or differential input? Is a differential input always a better choice than a single-ended configuration? These fundamental instrumentation questions may not be easy Read More