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Contec AI-1608AY-USB - High Precision Analog Input Terminal for USB2.0

8 16-Bit Analog Inputs, 8 Digital I/O Channels


Contec's AI-1608AY-USB is a USB2.0 compatible terminal module that extends the analog input function of the USB port of PCs.

AI-1608AY-USB features eight analog input channels (16bit), four digital input  and four digital output (LVTTL) channels.

Software support includes a Windows driver/API, fully-fledged data logger software “C-LOGGER” as well as support for MATLAB and LabVIEW.


Analog Inputs

Number Of Outputs8 single-ended inputs
Resolution16 bits (1/65,536 of full scale)
RangeBipolar ±10V
Max Sample Rate100,000 samples/sec.max
Maximum Input VoltageAbsolute max. input voltage ±20V
Input Impedance1MOhm or more
Conversion TriggerNumber of sampling time/external trigger/software:

External start signal: LVTTL level (Selecting one of the rising / falling / signal edge
input to the DI00-pin by the software)
External stop signal: LVTTL level (Selecting one of the rising / falling / signal edge
input to the DI01-pin by the software)
External clock signal: LVTTL level (Selecting the rising / falling to the DI02-pin by the
OtherBuffer memory: 1K data

Digital I/O/Counter/Timers

I/OsNumber of input channels: Unisolated input 4ch (LVTTL-level positive logic)
Number of output channels: Unisolated input 4ch (LVTTL-level positive logic)


ExpansionUSB specification 2.0/1.1 standard
ElectricalBus powered
5V DC, 350mA consumption
MechanicalConnector: 14 pin (screw-terminal) plug header
Size :64mm W x 62mm D x 24mm H (excluding connectors)
SoftwareWindows: Win32 API (Visual C# .Net, Visual Basic .Net, Visual C++ .Net examples), 32 or 64 bit architecture
OS Support:
• Windows 2000 (32 bit only)
• Windows XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, 8.1 (all 32 and 64 bit)
Data Logger Software
Data acquisition VI library for LabVIEW (VI-DAQ)
Data Acquisition library for MATLAB (ML-DAQ)
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to +50°C
Humidity10 - 90%RH (No condensation)
Weight90g (not including USB cable)
Safety/CertificationFCC, VCCI
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

AI-1608AY-USB High-precision analog I/O terminal for USB2.0
AccessoriesBRK-USB-Y Bracket for USB I/O Terminal products
CN6-Y14 14 pin Terminal connector (screw type, 6 per set)

C-LOGGER Data Logger Software for Windows (free download)
ML-DAQ MATLAB compliant Data Acquisition Library (free download)
VI-DAQVI Library of data acquisition for LabVIEW (free download)