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Load Cell Interface draws power from USB port.

Press Release Summary:

Load Cell Interface draws power from USB port.

May 28, 2010 - Digital load cell interface model DI-100U converts analog millivolt output from resistive load cell into PC-compatible USB output. After direct connection to load cell, unit can seamlessly acquire calibrated load data in lb/N/kg. Integral 16-bit ADC enables better than 0.1% load cell accuracy, and on-demand or continuous load display modes are available. Unit is compatible with PCs running Windows XP/Vista.

Loadstar Sensors - Fremont, CA

Original Press Release

DI-100U - USB Load Cell Interface from Loadstar Sensors

Press release date: Apr 06, 2010

Easy to use, low cost DI-100U converts any resistive load cell into a USB load cell

Fremont, California - Loadstar Sensors Inc. today announced the availability of its DI-100U USB load cell interface for resistive load cells. The DI-100U digital load cell interface provides an easy to use, low-cost load cell solution to con-vert the analog milli volt output from a resistive load cell into a PC compatible USB output. Just connect a load cell to the DI-100U and seamlessly acquire calibrated load data in Lbs/Newtons/Kgs. The DI-100U enables you to simplify the process of building a PC friendly load or force measurement system.

The highlights of this solution are:
  • 16 bit ADC for better than 0.1% accuracy load cells
  • Optional 24 bit ADC solution with DI-1000 Series
  • Interface draws power from USB port of PC
  • Compatibility with PCs running Windows XP or Vista
  • Calibrated output in (Lbs/Newtons/Kgs) in ASCII format
  • ASCII command set for easy software integration
  • On demand or continuous mode for display of loads
  • Optional wireless option with DI-1000Z or DI-1000ZP
  • Optional LoadVUE software allows user to log and plot data on a PC

    "Our USB load cell solution (DI-1000U) is very popular with customers and we got a lot of requests for a lower cost version of the product for users that don't need the 24 bit resolution of our high end DI-1000 series solution" says Div Harish, President & CEO of Loadstar Sensors, Inc. "We listened to our customers and developed the DI-100U. We hope they like the simplicity and robustness of our solution and make it a part of their load, force or weight measure-ment solution."

    For more information about the DI-100U, please visit or call 510-623-9600.

    About Loadstar Sensors, Inc. Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive load cells with USB & wireless output for automotive, aerospace, medical device, industrial and consumer applications. Our Plug and SenseTM load cell technology offers high sensitivities in an easy to use, mechanically rugged, low profile package. We partner with leading OEMs to incorporate load cells and digital interfaces into mass market products.