DAQ970A/DAQ973A Data Acquisition System

Technical Overviews

DAQ970A/DAQ973A Data Acquisition System

Sample more signals, faster and dynamically

Key Features

  • 3-slot mainframes with built-in 6 ½ digit DMM 
  • Basic 0.003% DCV accuracy 
  • 9 switch, RF and control plug-in modules, including a new 4-channel simultaneous sampling digitizer 
  • Up to 450 channel/s scan rate 
  • Up to 120 channels per system 
  • Up to one million points scanning memory 
  • Measures and converts 14 different input signals: Temperature with thermocouple, RTDs and thermistor; dc/ac volts; 2- and 4-wire resistance; frequency and period; dc/ac current and capacitance; direct strain and bridge strain 
  • Large 4.3” color display for ease of setup and viewing data 
  • LAN and USB for easy connectivity to your PC (DAQ973A comes with additional GPIB) 
  • Code compatible with the 34970A/34972A 
  • USB flash drive support to copy/log data in standalone applications 
  • BenchVue DAQ with enhanced time/frequency domain measurement included

Measurements you can trust

We took the measurement engine from our high-performance benchtop DMM and embedded it inside a 3-slot mainframe. You get the benefit of proven Keysight measurement performance, universal inputs with built-in signal conditioning, and modular flexibility, all in a low-cost, compact data acquisition package. The DAQ970A/DAQ973A features 6½ digits (22 bits) of resolution, 0.003% basic dcV accuracy, and ultra-low reading noise. Combine that with scan rates of up to 450 channels/sec, and you’ve got the speed and accuracy you need to get the job done right the first time.

Built-in signal conditioning to get your job done faster

Whether you need to measure temperature, ac/dc volts, resistance, frequency, or current, the DAQ970A/DAQ973A can handle it. The internal auto-ranging DMM directly measures 12 different functions, eliminating the need for expensive external signal conditioning. And our unique design allows complete per channel configurability for maximum flexibility and quick, easy set up. It’s like having an independent, high-performance DMM behind each channel.

Large 4.3” color display for ease of setup, configure and viewing data

The DAQ970A/DAQ973A 4.3” graphical color display and soft keys are designed to be intuitive for easy configuration and measurement displays in multiple formats. You can view the measurements in numeric digit, bar graph, trend chart and histogram, giving you a quick overview of your measurement.

Standard connectivity to the PC

The DAQ970A has built-in Gigabit LAN and USB 2.0. With the standard LAN connection, you also get the added benefit of a graphical Web interface for easy configuration of measurements and monitoring of results using a standard Web browser. In addition to LAN and USB, the DAQ973A comes with a built-in GPIB interface.

Convenient data storage with USB flash drive

The DAQ970A/DAQ973A also feature a built-in USB memory port so that you can use a USB flash drive to collect data without being connected to a PC. Data can be logged directly to the USB flash drive, extending your instrument’s memory, or copied from internal memory for transfer to a computer in another location.

Virtual front panel control via Web interface

The built-in graphical Web interface provides easy access and control of the instrument using a Web browser such as Chrome and Internet Explorer. Using this interface, you can configure measurements, define and execute scan lists, or monitor measurement results from anywhere on the network. Simply enter the instrument host name or IP address into the browser URL and gain access to the instrument’s front panel capabilities.

  • Specify per channel measurement configuration 
  • Define and execute switch scans 
  • Monitor measurement readings 
  • View and save data 
  • View error queue 
  • View instrument information like module configuration, relay counts, firmware revisions, and more

Additionally, since the Web interface is built into the instrument, you can access it on any operating system that supports a Web browser without having to install any special software. Password protection and LAN lock out are also provided to limit access. The graphical Web interface makes it easy to configure measurements, set up and execute scans or troubleshoot your designs from anywhere on the network.


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