The USB-2404-10 and USB-2404-60 are designed for both high-speed and accuracy. These devices are ideal general-purpose analog input devices because of their resolution, sample rate, and input range.
The USB-2404-UI is designed for multipurpose testing, and can measure several signals from different sensors.
All USB-2404 Series devices include channel-to-channel isolation to protect the entire system from harmful voltage spikes and to eliminate measurement errors caused by ground loops.
Each USB-2404 Series device provides four simultaneous-sampling analog inputs, and 250 Vrms channel-to-channel and channel-to-ground isolation.
All devices can connect to either ground-referenced or floating signal sources.
Timebase-Controlled Sample Rates (USB-2404-10/2404-60 Only)
The USB-2404-10/2404-60 offer sample rates up to 50 kS/s. A master timebase frequency controls the sample rate of these devices.
Universal Analog Inputs (USB-2404-UI Only)
The USB-2404-UI offers sample rates up to 100 S/s, and supports ranges of ±60 V, ±15 V, ±4 V, ±1 V, and ±125 mV.
In addition to voltage, the USB-2404-UI can also measure:
• Current (±5 mA)
• Thermocouples (J, K, R, S, T, N, E, B type)
• RTDs (Pt100, Pt1000, 3-wire and 4-wire)
• Resistance (2-wire and 4-wire)
• Bridge-based sensors (quarter-, half-, and full-bridge) – used to measure load cells, pressure transducers, and strain gages
An excitation circuit is enabled for all analog input modes that require excitation. The ADC and excitation circuits are reconfigured in each mode to accommodate each sensor type.
The device also supports class II TEDS smart sensors.
The USB-2404-UI includes a built-in thermistor for cold-junction compensation (CJC).
Anti-Alias Filtering (USB-2404-10/2404-60 Only)
The USB-2404-10/2404-60 combine analog and digital filtering to accurately represent in-band signals while rejecting out-of-band signals. The filters discriminate between signals based on the frequency range, or bandwidth, of the signal. The passband, stopband, and alias-free bandwidths are important.
These devices represent signals within the passband frequency, as quantified primarily by passband ripple and phase nonlinearity.
All signals within the alias-free bandwidth are either unaliased signals or signals that have been filtered by at least the amount of the stopband rejection.
Passband Bandwidth: The signals within the passband bandwidth have frequency-dependent gain or attenuation. The small amount of variation in gain with respect to frequency is called the passband flatness. The device digital filters adjust the frequency range of the passband to match the data rate. Therefore, the amount of gain or attenuation at a given frequency depends on the sample rate.
Stopband Bandwidth: The filter significantly attenuates all signals above the stopband frequency. The filter is used primarily to prevent aliasing. Therefore, the stopband frequency scales precisely with the sample rate.
The stopband rejection (100 dB) is the minimum amount of attenuation applied by the filter to all signals with frequencies within the stopband bandwidth.
Alias-Free Bandwidth: Signals that appear in the alias-free bandwidth of the USB-2404-10/2404-60 are not aliased artifacts of signals at a higher frequency. The alias-free bandwidth is defined by the ability of the filter to reject frequencies above the stopband frequency. The alias-free bandwidth equals the sample rate minus the stopband frequency.
Timing Options (USB-2404-UI Only)
The USB-2404-UI supports the following timing options, each of which is optimized for different types of applications by using different ADC conversion times.
• High Speed – Optimized for high-speed applications at the expense of noise rejection.
• Best 60 Hz Rejection – Optimized for rejection of 60 Hz noise.
• Best 50 Hz Rejection – Optimized for rejection of 50 Hz noise.
• High Resolution – Optimized for maximum overall noise rejection, and provides a good rejection of both 50 Hz and 60 Hz noise.
USB-based ±10 V, 24-bit simultaneous sampling analog input device.
USB-based ±60 V, 24-bit simultaneous sampling analog input device.
USB-based 24-bit, 100 S/s, simultaneous-sampling DAQ device with 4 simultaneous analog inputs for voltage, temperature, current, resistance, and bridge-based sensors