USB Modular Data Acquisition

Control, acquire, measure, expand, and evolve

Keysight USB DAQ Series Provide Flexibility to Address Evolving Test Needs

Versatile USB DAQ Modules Offer Choice and Expansion

The Keysight USB data acquisition (DAQ) family gives you the choice and flexibility to create solutions that evolve and expand according to your changing measurement needs. You can acquire, measure, and analyze data from electrical, mechanical, physical, and acoustical phenomena.

The USB DAQ series includes multifunction measurement modules, simultaneous-sampling measurement modules, and digital input/output (DIO) modules. These versatile modules are able to work as standalone and modular devices (slottable into the U2781A product chassis).

PathWave BenchVue USB Modular DAQ Pro Software

Intuitively connect and control your USB data acquisition (DAQ) systems, capture screen images, and log data measurements for more efficient analysis.
  • Perform unrestricted data logging with limit checking and alerts.
  • Control measurement channels for your specific test configurations from multiple data acquisition units.
  • Log and view real-time measurements with a variety of display types.
  • Export data quickly to popular tools such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Receive KeysightCare software support subscription and license with each new instrument purchase.

Improve Your Productivity With The Right Accessories

External test components such as cables, adapters, and amplifiers represent a critical part and often the weak link in your measurement system. Keysight test accessories improve your productivity, providing accurate and repeatable results, superior RF performance, and unmatched quality and reliability to minimize measurement uncertainty.

USB Modular DAQ Product Chassis U2781A

U2781A USB Modular Product Chassis

High-performance 4U high chassis with 200 W universal AC power supply

  • Houses up to 6 USB modular products
  • Allows expansion up to 384 channels
  • Simultaneous synchronization between modules

USB DAQ Switch Matrix - U2751A

U2751A USB Modular Switch Matrix

Offers a flexible connection path between the device under test and the test equipment

  • 4x8 2-wire matrix configuration
  • Supports measurements up to 45 MHz bandwidth
  • Max 42 V/2 V (when used as standalone)

Thermocouple Input Signal Conditioner U2802A 31-Channel

U2802A Thermocouple Input Signal Conditioner

Converts low input voltage signal from a thermocouple into an output voltage range suitable for the data acquisition device

  • Supports thermocouple types J, K, R, S, T, N, E, and B
  • Up to 31 thermocouple inputs
  • Built-in thermistor for cold junction compensation

Frequently Asked Questions: USB DAQ

USB DAQs are usually very popular because of the plug-and-play functionality, which allows for straightforward setup and installation. You can simply connect the DAQ device to your computer with a USB connection, which will automatically recognize it. This eliminates the need for complex driver installations or extra hardware, saving time and effort.

The USB DAQ devices also tend to be portable and potentially can be powered by a computer or any other compatible device without extra power sources. Due to these reasons, many USB DAQs are built to be modular in card cage chassis or standalone devices.

USB DAQ devices can also be compatible with various operating systems. It also does not need to have a built-in display and mechanical interface because it can leverage software user interfaces on computers. As a result, the USB DAQ is usually more cost-effective than DAQs with other interfaces.

Connecting and setting up USB DAQ devices is a straightforward process. Most USB DAQ devices use plug-and-play technology, meaning you can simply plug the device into your computer's USB port and start using it. Some devices may require driver installation, but this process is usually quick and uncomplicated. Once connected, you can use the software provided by the USB DAQ manufacturer, such as Keysight’s Pathwave BenchVue USB modular DAQ software, to configure the device and start collecting data.

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