Series of Ten Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Starts at Under $300

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Series of Ten Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Starts at under $300

A line of 12- and 16-bit USB I/O modules for use in data acquisition and control—the USB-AO series from Acces I/O Products, includes 10 models with list prices ranging from $299 to $699. The flagship model is the USB-AO16-16A, a high-speed USB 2.0, multifunction board that features 16 channels of 16-bit resolution analog outputs along with two 16-bit analog inputs and 16 digital I/O lines—all packaged in a small, rugged, industrial enclosure. This module can be used in any PC or embedded system with a USB port and is a suitable choice for embedded system and test designers. The USB-AO16-16A can be used in an assortment of USB-based embedded applications that require stable and accurate output signals.  

A micro-fit USB header connector is provided in parallel with the high retention type B connector and can be used for stacking and embedded applications. Available accessories include a wide variety of cables and screw terminal boards for quick and easy connectivity. A DIN rail mounting provision is available for installation in industrial environments. The OEM version (board only) features PC/104 module size and mounting compatibility. The USB-AO Series can be integrated into any PC/104-based stack by simply connecting it to a USB port included on board with embedded CPU form factors such as EBX, EPIC and PC/104.

The USB-AO Series utilizes a high-speed custom function driver optimized for a maximum data throughput that is 50-100 times faster than the USB human interface device (HID) driver used by many competing products. The USB-AO Series is supported for use in most operating systems and includes a free Linux (including Mac OS X) and Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 compatible software package. This package contains sample programs and source code in Visual Basic, Delphi and Visual C++ for Windows. Also provided is a graphical setup program in Windows. Third-party support includes a Windows standard DLL interface usable from the most popular application programs, and includes LabVIEW VIs. Embedded OS support includes Windows XPe

ACCES I/O Products, San Diego, CA. (858) 550-9559. []