Audon Electronics - PRODUCT NEWS
  
 
OEM version of popular LabJack U12 Data Acquisition. Now available from Audon Electronics is a board-only OEM version of the popular USB based LabJack U12 USB data acquisition and control device. The Labjack U12 features 8 single ended or 4 differential analogue inputs, 2 analogue outputs, 20 digital I/O including a 32 bit counter and watchdog timer. The LabJack U12 has a ±10V input range at 12-bit resolution. Differential channels can make use of the low noise precision amplifier with gains of 1,2,4,8,16,20, giving an input range down to ±1V. Data can be streamed to disk at 1kHz and a bursts mode allows over 4000 samples to de taken at a 8kHz rate. The two 0-10V analogue output channels can be updated at a 50Hz rate with 10-bit resolution. The LabJack has 20 digital I/O channels which can be individually configured as input or output. There is also one 32-bit counter available on the LabJack U12, capable of counting frequencies up to 1 MHz. The LabJack U12 also has a watchdog timer function available which can change the states of digital I/O if the LabJack does not successfully communicate with the PC within a specified time-out period. This function could be used to reboot the PC allowing for reliable unattended operation. All this from a simple plug-and-play USB device. The OEM version consists of a populated circuit board with the usual screw terminals replaced with DIL headers. It does not come with an enclosure, USB cable or a software CD. However, all software and a dimensional drawing is available from Audon's website. The OEM version is ideal for users who wish to add the U12's functionality to their own equipment or have an extremely cost-sensitive application in mind. Software support for the U12 is very extensive. There is an easy-to-use DLL and ActiveX and LabView VI's. There are also freely available examples in Visual Basic, C++, Borland C, PowerBasic, MatLab, Delphi, LabVIEW, TestPoint, VEE, DAQFactory, LabWindows, Perl, Java, DasyLab and even Excel. There is also driver information for Linux and Apple Mac users. __________________________________________________ October 2004
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