By DE Editors
Measurement Computing Corporation has added a new thermocouple device to its line of OS-independent DAQFlex products designed for OEM applications. The USB-2001-TC is now available from Adept Scientific.
The USB-2001-TC is a single-channel, 20-bit, thermocouple data acquisition device for measuring temperatures over the ranges defined by NIST J, K, R, S, T, N, E, and B thermocouple types. It has a 250 ms conversion time and features integrated cold junction compensation. Under the new DAQFlex framework, the USB-2001-TC is supported under both Windows and Linux operating systems and provides open thermocouple detection.
The USB-2001-TC unit itself is a 0.8 in. high by 1.5 in. wide by 2.5 inches long, with a captive 2 meter-long USB cable attached to one end and a socket on the other end for receiving thermocouple miniplugs. The USB-2001-TC gets power from the host PC via the USB cable and requires no external supply.
DAQFlex products use a new OS-independent protocol that allows DAQ devices to be programmed with text-based messages.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.