Biodata Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
 
  
    New USB Data Acquisition and Control Unit
Biodata Ltd are pleased to announce the new Microlink 751 unit.
This  compact device provides PCs with 32 digital inputs and
outputs, 8 counters and 16 analogue inputs for voltage,
current, thermocouples, strain gauges and pressure transducers.
The unit plugs into the computer's universal serial bus port and
is extremely easy to set-up and use. Eight Microlinks can be
connected to the USB port and Biodata offer free technical
support for life.

The 751 package costs £595 and includes the Windmill 5 software 
suite for logging, charting, control, etc under Windows. No programming
is required.

Users can choose from 4 input ranges, or let the Windmill software 
automatically select the ranges most closely encompassing the 
signals. An integrating analogue-to-digital converter reduces 
electrical noise. Using Windmill, the resolution of the converter can 
be selected from 12- to 18-bits: letting users choose high throughput 
or high resolution. Linearisation is available for B, E, J, K, N, R, 
S and T type thermocouples and all readings are presented in 
engineering units.

Strain gauge bridges can be individually configured in software for
full, half or quarter bridge wiring. Each bridge can be balanced
through software, zeroing out unstrained readings for normal,
tensile, compressive and transverse gauges. The 751 also offers
automatic recalibration. How often this occurs is again chosen
from software.

USB ports are found on most new computers and a gradually replacing 
RS232 and parallel interfaces. Designed for ease-of-use, USB devices 
like the Microlink 751 can be unplugged and plugged back in as 
required, with no need to switch off the computer or even restart 
Windows. Using USB hubs, the Microlink 751 can be up to 30 metres 
away from the computer.
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December 2000

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