MCC USB-1608G Series: High-Speed Multifunction USB DAQ Devices

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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-1608GX and USB-1608GX-2AO are multifunction, high-speed, analog and digital I/O USB devices. Each device offers up to 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs, eight digital I/O channels, two counter inputs, and one timer output. The USB-1608GX-2AO features two, 16-bit analog output channels with DAC rates up to 500 kS/s.

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.

OEM, board-only versions of the USB-1608GX and USB-1608GX-2AO with header connectors instead of screw terminals are available and can be ordered directly from MCC.

  • 16 SE/8 DIFF analog inputs
  • 16-bit resolution
  • 500 kS/s sample rate
  • ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2 V, ±1 V input ranges
  • Two analog outputs (USB-1608GX-2AO only)
  • Eight digital I/O
  • Two counter inputs
  • One timer output
  • No external power required
  • Product Compliance: 
    • HTC: 8471.80.9000
    • ECCN: EAR99
  • USB-1608GX or USB-1608GX-2AO
  • 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-1608GX Product Manual
MCC USB-1608GX-2AO Product Manual
MCC USB-1608G Series Data Sheet

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  • 5
    Cannot Beat the Value

    Posted by DougDAQ on 9th Dec 2018

    Measurement Computing hits a sweet spot in value with their products in general, and this DAQ system is no exception. 16-bit, fast sampling, convenient USB interface, 2 analog voltage outputs, free LabView interface software, and under $1000...what's not to like? You would spend upwards of $5000 for the same functionality with other brands. These systems run 24/7 without problems. If you do have a problem or just need help with some LabView control software, customer service is absolutely excellent: responsive and helpful. The only improvement I can see is in the hardware initial interface setup. If you switch DAQ systems or are running this sytem for the first time on a computer, you must use the Instacal software to recognize the hardware so your computer can "see" it. It would be nice to not have to remember to do this.

  • 5
    A consistently reliable and high performing product

    Posted by GJROCK on 18th Jul 2017

    This USB device installs easily and fits nicely with our infrared thermal imaging camera system. The software loads efficiently and is a product that we rely on for the specialized device we produce. The technical support is unparalleled in the industry.

  • 4
    Good product

    Posted by NMD2 on 13th Jun 2017

    Order process simple

  • 5
    The heart of our new sensor design

    Posted by Hughstone on 7th May 2017

    My lab builds laser-based sensors for atmospheric and combustion diagnostics. For years, I have been eyeing MCC products, and finally took the plunge. The unit we bought replaces several XY-DAQ units that were built into last year's model. Perhaps due to our own deficiencies, we never succeeded in getting those units to run using a very popular ARM-based linux micro controller. Thanks to the hard work and documentation of Warren Jasper of NCSU ( we have succeeded in replacing three XY-DAQ systems with this one MCC unit and removed the dependency on a Windows-based laptop for our field instrument, reducing our system power burden to <15 W AND improving performance. We are ordering a second USB-1608GX-2AO today so that we can rebuild the 2016 model of our instrument to enjoy the same benefits.

  • 5
    A reliable product

    Posted by GJ on 24th Jan 2016

    We've purchased quite a number of this item, and they always operate reliably. We've used Measurement Computing products for many years, and whenever technical phone support is needed, it's always excellent.

  • 5
    Functions perfectly

    Posted by rock1 on 1st Aug 2013

    We've had a long-standing experience with MCC products and this item continues that tradition of excellence. It has enabled us to improve the performance of our device and help us move forward with the technology. The technical support with this company is beyond comparison, always friendly, and extremely helpful.

  • 4
    good device, but better documentation needed

    Posted by experix on 18th Mar 2013

    Caveats: I have experience with only a handful of daq devices, and this is the first USB one I have used. Don't give any respect at all to those bar graphs under "product rating" in this review. Physical: convenient, well designed, screw terminals easy to use Hardware: I'm not equipped to verify all the specs, and have not tried all features, but it works as expected. With 16 bits in ADC and DAC rather than 12, it much easier to do some things with this, compared to my old equipment. The USB interface is much easier to use than a PC card interface for which one has to write and maintain a kernel driver., and deal with interrupts. Firmware: It would be very helpful if mccdaq would publish the code and FPGA config, so users could try modifying it. Larger FIFO buffers would be desirable for some uses. There is an issue with control transfers being ignored after a scan has completed but before data has been read out. Continuous scanning is of limited utility because the sample rate cannot be changed (at least I could not do it) without stopping, reading ADC FIFO, reloading DAC FIFO, and restarting, which all takes tens of milliseconds-- enough to make a highly annoying transient when I am trying to evaluate a resonance. Documentation: The manual needs explanations. There are various reset actions, with no hint besides the command name to tell what they do or when to use them. One thing I wrote did not work because I had two of these in the wrong order. A state diagram would be very helpful.