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Measurement Computing's USB-1604HS from Firetail DAQ is a high-speed, multifunction measurement and control board supported under popular Microsoft Windows® operating systems. It features four single-ended, 16-bit analog inputs, with one A/D converter per channel, and a maximum sampling rate of 1.333 MS/s per channel. The input range is software programmable for ±10 V, ±2.5 V, or ±500 mV. It also has 16 synchronous digital inputs and 16 synchronous digital outputs; four 16-bit or 32-bit counters (which can be configured to be gated); two timer/pulse width modulation (PWM) generators; and three 32-bit quadrature detectors to measure linear and rotary position.

A 68-pin SCSI connector provides connections for all inputs and outputs. Six BNC connectors provide alternate connections for the four analog inputs, external pacer clock, and external digital trigger input.

The USB-1604HS samples all analog inputs, digital inputs, and counter inputs simultaneously. It can synchronize AI and DIO operations at rates of up to 1 MS/s, with aggregate throughput up to 8 MS/s. Operations can be paced with an internal or external clock.

A 500 V isolation barrier protects your computer from ground spikes, and ensures a reliable data stream. The USB 2.0 high-speed driver transfers data at rates up to 480 Mbps.

The device is powered by a 5 V, 2 A external power supply that is included with shipment. Factory and self-calibration tables are stored onboard in an EEPROM.


  • Simultaneous sampling
  • Two timer/pulse width modulation (PWM) generators
  • Three 16-bit or 32-bit quadrature detectors
  • 500 VDC minimum isolation between field wiring and USB interface
  • Two 16-bit or 32-bit counters
  • Four 16-bit analog inputs
  • Two Analog outputs (-2A0 Version)
  • 1.33 MS/s update rate
  • Input voltage ranges: ±10 V, ±2.5 V, ±500 mV
  • Synchronous DIO up to 8 MHz - 16 DI/16 DO


TracerDAQ® software included for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET

Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™

InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing

Supported Windows® Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/XP SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit

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