A new Bluetooth data acquisition device from Measurement Computing Corporation is being released through UK distributor Adept Scientific. The BTH-1208LS is designed for the growing tablet and smartphone market. It offers multifunction operation, Android and Windows device driver support and Bluetooth connectivity, and is powered by rechargeable batteries.
The BTH-1208LS features eight single ended 11-bit or 12-bit differential analogue inputs, two analogue outputs, 8 digital I/Os and one counter input. The device offers both Bluetooth and USB connections and can sample at up to 1kS/s in Bluetooth mode and up to 50kS/s in USB mode. For OEM and embedded designs, the BTH-1208LS-OEM is a board-only version which requires user-supplied power.
For developing applications on Android-based devices, the new Universal Library for Android includes examples for Android platforms 3.1 and later. Windows software support includes out-of-the-box TracerDAQ, Universal Library support for Visual Studio and Visual Studio .NET programming languages, along with drivers for DASYLab, and NI LabVIEW.
The included drivers and example projects let users quickly develop apps that run on Android-based devices like tablets and smartphones. Demo apps for the BTH-1208LS are available free from Google Play.
With the wireless BTH-1208LS, the world of portable, Android-based measurements is a reality – adding more computing options and lowering the cost of measurement data acquisition. A comprehensive choice of data acquisition hardware and software, including the entire Measurement Computing range, is available from Adept Scientific. A convenient product selection wizard is online at mcc.adeptscience.co.uk.