Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

USB Counter/Timer DAQ Devices offer high-speed operation.

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Press Release Summary:

May 29, 2014 - Providing high-speed pulse counting with 48 MHz max input frequency, 4-channel USB-CTR04 and 8-channel USB-CTR08 offer programmable resolution up to 64 bits with 8 MBps aggregate scan rate. High-level input modes include totalize, period measurement, pulse-width measurement, and timing measurement. Four independent PWM timer outputs and 8 DIO are also incuded, and timer output channels can operate continuously or for specified pulse count; duty cycle and period can be changed on-the-fly.

Original Press Release

New USB Counter / Timer DAQ Devices from Measurement Computing

Press release date: May 20, 2014

4 or 8 channels with our most advanced Counter / Timer functionality

NORTON, Mass. – Measurement Computing Corporation, the value leader in data acquisition, today announced the release of two high-speed USB Counter / Timer DAQ devices available with four or eight counter I/O.

The USB-CTR Series feature high-speed pulse counting with a 48 MHz maximum input frequency. Resolution is programmable up to 64-bits, with an aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/sec.

These new devices offer some of the most advanced counter / timer functionality available in USB DAQ today. Supported high-level input modes include totalize, period measurement, pulse-width measurement, and timing measurement. Four independent PWM timer outputs and 8 digital I/O are also provided. Timer output channels can operate continuously or for a specified pulse count, with duty cycle and period changeable on-the-fly. Counter and digital channels can also be scanned synchronously. Flexible edge, level, direction, and debounce settings allow the counters to better adapt to user signals.

USB-CTR Series features:

--  4 or 8 counter I/O
--  48 MHz maximum input frequency
--  Programmable resolution up to 64-bits per counter
--  Aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/s
--  Supports the following counter input modes:
--  Totalize
--  Period measurements
--  Pulse-width measurements
--  Timing measurements
--  Debounce filter circuitry
--  Four PWM timers
--  Eight digital I/O
--  Synchronous high-speed reads of digital and counter inputs

Software options include comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab®, and NI LabVIEW™.

The four channel USB-CTR04 is priced at $359, and the eight channel USB-CTR08 is priced at only $429.

About Measurement Computing
Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available on the Web at

Click below to see a photo of the USB-CTR Series:

Dan Mandill
Marketing Specialist
+1 508-946-5100 x219

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