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Kaman Precision Products' DAQ-JACK KDAQ200+

Kaman Precision Products' DAQ-JACK KDAQ200+

The KDAQ200+ is the first in a new line of products that make it easier to use analog sensor products with USB interfaces. The KDAQ200+ has two high resolution differential AD inputs along with a thermocouple input for reading the sensors and allowing the user to compensate for thermal effects on the transducers. However, what puts the plus in the KDAQ200+ is how it uses the USB power to derive a clean programmable +/-5V to +/-24V supply voltage that can be used to power legacy sensor systems. Using the KDAQ200+ and the supplied software, engineers can quickly connect up sensor systems and begin logging data immediately. The KDAQ200+ essentially "USB enables" analog transducer systems such that the power supply, data acquisition, and logging functions are in a clean integrated package. This allows engineers to use battery powered laptops and notebooks directly with analog transducers with no need for external supplies to power them. Because the supply can supply a bipolar voltage it can work with many legacy transducers. The additional thermocouple input also allows the user to evaluate and deal with environmental effects. There are many USB data loggers and acquisition systems on the market. What makes this product different is that it also acts as a programmable bipolar power supply completely powered by the USB port. This allows an analog transducer to truly become "USB enabled" where the unit is powered by the USB port and data collected over the USB port. With notebook PC's becoming ubiquitous it makes it easy and low cost to set up for data logging.

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