Measurement Computing Corporation, a market leader in low-cost data acquisition, is launching two new counter/timer devices for the USB bus. These are available through the company's UK distributor Adept Scientific. The USB-4301 is a five-channel, 16-bit counter/timer with one eight-bit dedicated input port and one eight-bit dedicated output port. It is based on the powerful 9513 series chip. The USB-4303 is a 10-channel version, based on two 9513 series chips. The new products emulate Measurement Computing's reliable PCI-CTR05 and PCI-CTR10 counter/timer classics.
Both the USB-4301 and USB-4303 come packaged in an impact-resistant ABS enclosure, measuring a mere 127mm long by 88.9mm wide and 35.56mm high. Each module has two rows of 24 clearly labelled screw terminals for convenient wiring in the lab or in the field.
Bill Kennedy, Measurement Computing's vice-president of marketing and sales, says: "The USB-4300 series will provide our current PCI and ISA counter customers with an easy entry into USB connectivity. As labs and test facilities replace ageing equipment, the USB port is rapidly becoming the bus of choice. We are also providing powerful applications and source code for the most widely used counter applications: event counting, frequency measurement, square wave generation, single-shot pulse generation and pulse width modulation. Our solutions will save customers time and money."
Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of low-priced, computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include analogue I/O and digital I/O devices for the USB, Wireless, PCI, ISA, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces.
Adept Scientific is Measurement Computing's partner and master distributor of hardware and software in the UK.