MCC USB-1608FS-Plus: Simultaneous USB DAQ Device

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Digilent is now a proud distributor of Measurement Computing Corporation (MCC) DAQ and data logging products. MCC is a leading supplier of data acquisition solutions that are easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate, and easy-to-support.

The USB-1608FS-Plus features eight simultaneous analog inputs (A/D per channel), 16-bit resolution, 100 kS/s/ch sample rate (400 kS/s aggregate), one 32-bit counter, and eight digital I/O.

Software support includes free DAQami software for out-of-the-box data logging, viewing of data, and generating signals. Also included are drivers for the most popular applications and programming languages including Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®.NET, DASYLab®, LabVIEW, MATLAB®, Linux®, and Python.

An OEM, board-only version of the USB-1608FS-Plus with header connectors instead of screw terminals is available and can be ordered directly from MCC.

  • 8 SE simultaneous analog inputs
  • 16-bit resolution
  • 100 kS/s/ch sample rate (400 kS/s aggregate)
  • ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, ±1 V input ranges
  • Eight digital I/O
  • One counter input
  • No external power required
  • Product Compliance: 
    • HTC: 8471.80.9000
    • ECCN: EAR99
  • USB-1608FS-Plus
  • USB cable
  • Printed insert: DAQami Quick Start
  • MCC packaging assembly/foam, etc.

Prioritizing on ease of use and flexibility, MCC offers out-of-the-box software plus drivers for the most popular programming languages and applications.

Out-of-the-box software includes DAQami for data logging, visualization, and signal generation. For a more full-featured and customizable experience, DASYLab® provides real-time analysis and control, plus the ability to create custom applications without programming.

DAQami and DASYLab can be purchased directly from MCC.

For maximum customization, drivers are included for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®.NET, LabVIEW, MATLAB®, Linux®, and Python.

Out of the Box Software: DAQami - Optional

Data Acquisition Companion Software for Acquiring Data and Generating Signals

DAQami is an out-of-the-box application for data logging, visualization, and signal generation. Data can be viewed in real-time or post-acquisition on user-configurable displays. DAQami is ideal for interactive testing, data logging, and developing applications that run for minutes or days.

Download and install DAQami and try the fully-functional software for 30 days. After 30 days, all features except for data logging and data export will continue to be available. Data logging and data export features can be unlocked by purchasing the software.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 11/10/8/7/Vista®, 32-bit or 64-bit

English, Chinese, and German language support.

DAQami can purchased directly from MCC for $49.

Learn More or Purchase DAQamiDAQami Data Sheet

Custom Applications without Programming: DASYLab® - Optional

Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software

DASYLab is an optional software package that offers real-time analysis, control, and the ability to create custom applications without programming. DASYLab is ideal for users that need more functionality than DAQami provides.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 11/10/8/7.

DASYLab can purchased directly from MCC starting at $499.

Learn More or Purchase DASYLabDASYLab Data Sheet

Programming and Driver Support - Included

MCC programming and driver support is extensive and features comprehensive libraries and example programs for the most popular applications and programming languages including Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®.NET, LabVIEW, MATLAB®, Linux®, and Python.

Learn More About MCC Programming and Driver SupportDownload Programming and Driver Support

To learn more about the complete software ecosystem, visit the MCC software page.

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All product support including documentation, projects, and reference material can be accessed through MCC resources.

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Quick Links

DAQami Software Quick Start
MCC USB-1608FS-Plus Product Manual
MCC USB-1608FS-Plus Data Sheet

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  • 5

    Posted by Buck181 on 12th Nov 2020

    This unit has been deployed in several of our manufacturing stations and has shown robust performance for 2-3 years in many of these applications. It is a standard for our design team due to ease of use and integration. We recommend the USB-3114 based on cost, reliability, performance and ease of integration.

  • 5
    Great, low cost multifunction board

    Posted by JAM66 on 29th Sep 2019

    Used on projects requiring simple DAQ needs. Works well with VB or LabVIEW

  • 5
    Very easy to set up and use.

    Posted by John24 on 24th Sep 2019

    We purchased the USB-1608FS-Plus to measure various parameters. We found it very easy to set up and use. The only problem we had was the USB cable occasionally not making a good connection. I would suggest the device should be modified for using the USB connector that can be secured by screws. We also used the DAQami software.

  • 5
    Very easy to set up and use, highly recommended!

    Posted by CTom on 24th Sep 2019

    Used in a industrial application to sample and record pressure waveforms under field conditions. Very easy to set up and use with both DAQami and Tracer DAQ Pro on a laptop. Pretty much worked out of the box and we were able to collect and save the data for post acquisition analysis with Excel and MATLAB. One caveat is the exposed soldered posts (backside of the terminal blocks) - they can short out the signals if the module is placed on tools or other conductive objects. Overall, very happy with the hardware and software.

  • 5
    Easy to use & easy integration with Matlab

    Posted by Kevin123 on 18th Nov 2018

    I bought this product primarily for its Matlab integration functionality (as advertised) and was not disappointed. We are using it in proof-of-concept/alpha design level projects in advance of migrating to a fully embedded product solution and have purchased additional units to be used in other projects as well. It was very easy to get up and running (using the examples and documentation provided by MCC & Matlab) and has worked flawlessly and continuously ever since. The only 'bump in the road' was the observation that you need to open the InstaCal application when you plug a different MCC ADC into the PC so that the InstaCal application can remove the previous device and configure the new one. This is required for Matlab to find the device. I plan on using more of these modules and have recommended to others as well.

  • 5
    Very good value for money and tremendous tech. support

    Posted by JohnnyMalaria on 10th Sep 2017

    My need was pretty straightforward: simultaneous acquisition of 5 <1Vpp signals up to 1kHz. Timing and phase accuracy are musts. Because my application resembles a lock-in amplifier, the noise specifications of this low cost model are acceptable. The key must-have features this unit has are: simultaneous and continuous acquisition, USB (self-powered) and ability to control with Python. I am so impressed with MCC that Python support is provided. Moreover, lots of examples programs are available to make it easier to learn how to get the most from the unit. I encountered a problem with one of the examples when running it with 64-bit Python vs. 32-bit. I contacted Tech Support and received a reply overnight. Initially, MCC couldn't reproduce the error. Much to my amazement, about a week letter, Jeff in Tech Support phoned me to let me know that the engineers has found the problem and had updated the entire Python package. I tried it and it worked like a charm. I should also say that MCC's pre-sales support is great. Every product page as a Q&A section. Use it! I have always received a reply within 24hrs. In short, MCC provides the essential trio of solid hardware, thorough documentation for the hardware and development software, and responsive support. Very happy.

  • 5

    Posted by SuperTech on 26th Mar 2017

    Worked as described.

  • 4
    Great Product

    Posted by csap on 26th Jan 2017

    Great Product for its price but it needs better support from MATLAB.

  • 1
    Max throughput evaluation

    Posted by Ricko on 14th Sep 2016

    Rating is strictly based on applicability toward servo control. Was promised extremely high throughput (sample to output time) but discovered the module maxes out at slightly over 200Hz which takes it out of the arena of servo control. Board should be perfectly suitable for sample 'scope programs or where large volumes of data can be sampled for display at a later time such as warehouse thermocouples, energy management etc.