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Introducing MCC USB-1608G Series: High-Speed Multifunction USB DAQ Devices

Measurement Computing Corporation (MCC) USB-1608GX and USB-1608GX-2AO are USB-based, high-speed, multifunction DAQ devices. Each device offers 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs, eight digital I/O channels, two counter inputs, and one timer output. The USB-1608GX-2AO features two, 16-bit analog output channels with DAC rates up to 500 kS/s. These devices are USB-powered and require no external power. 

Both DAQ devices provide 16-bit analog inputs that are software-selectable as eight DIFF or 16 SE inputs. They also support input ranges of ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, and ±1 V that are software-selectable per channel. Both devices feature a maximum 500 kS/s sample rate.  

The USB-1608GX-2AO has two 16-bit analog outputs that can be updated at a rate of 250 kS/s per channel; one output can be updated at a rate of 500 kS/s. The output range is fixed at ±10 V. 

USB-1608G Series devices have an external digital trigger input. The trigger mode is software-selectable for edge- or level-sensitive mode. Users can configure edge-sensitive mode for either rising or falling edge. In level-sensitive mode, the trigger can be configured for either high or low level. The default setting at power up is edge sensitive, rising edge. 

Eight bidirectional digital I/O lines are individually configurable for input or output. The DIO terminals can detect the state of any TTL-level input. Users can configure for pull-up (+5 V) or pull-down (0 V) with an onboard jumper. 

Two 32-bit event counters are provided to count TTL pulses. The counters accept inputs of up to 20 MHz. 

A PWM timer output generates a pulse output with a programmable frequency in the range of 0.0149 Hz to 32 MHz. The timer output parameters are software selectable. 

Software support includes DAQami, an optional out-of-the-box application for data logging, visualization, and signal generation. Data can be viewed in real-time or post-acquisition on user-configurable displays. Drivers are included for the most popular applications and programming languages including Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®.NET, DASYLab®, LabVIEW, MATLAB®, Linux®, and Python. 


  • 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs
  • 16-bit resolution
  • 500 kS/s sample rate
  • ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, ±1 V input ranges
  • Two analog outputs (USB-1608GX-2AO only)
  • Eight digital I/O
  • Two counter inputs
  • One timer output
  • No external power required. USB cable is included

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MCC USB-1608G series is now available in Elfa Distrelec.