• USB-AO-ARB1
  • 8MHz 16-bit Analog Waveform Output USB Board
  •  High-Speed USB 2.0 Device (USB 3.0+ Compatible), w/High-Retention USB Connector
  •  Fast Waveform Output; Up To 8M Samples/Sec
  •  Small, Portable Digital To Analog Single-Ended Output At 16-Bit Resolution
  •  16 K Sample FIFO Buffer On-Board
  •  Jumper Selectable Analog Output Ranges Of 0-2.5V, 0-5V, 0-10V, 2.5V, 5V, 10V
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  • The USB-AO-ARB1 is an ideal solution for adding portable, easy-to-install high-speed analog output capabilities to any computer with a USB 2.0 port. The USB-AO-ARB1 is a USB 2.0 High-Speed device and is plug-and-play allowing quick connect or disconnect whenever you need additional I/O on your USB port.

    The USB-AO-ARB1 features 1 single-ended analog output on a standard female BNC connector, at up to 8MHz of continuous transfers through a 32 kByte (16kSample) on-board FIFO. A programmable frequency source allows configurable output rates from 1K through more than 8MHz. A jumper-selected analog output range of 0-2.5V, 0-5V, 0-10V, 2.5V, 5V, or 10V ensures broad application compatibility. The analog output is enabled/gated by a signal applied to either a pin on the IDC or the second BNC.

    In addition to the analog output, there are 8 digital I/O channels configurable as 2 4-bit ports for input or output (see block diagram). The digital I/O wiring connections are via a standard, 0.1" spacing, 2x8 pin, male, shrouded, keyed connector.

    All required power is normally supplied to the board via the USB cable. For higher current sourcing capabilities external power may be used. The USB-AO-ARB1 is designed to be used in rugged industrial environments but is small enough to fit nicely onto any desk or testing station. The board itself is PC/104 sized (3.550 by 3.775 inches) and ships inside a steel powder-coated enclosure with an anti-skid bottom.


    The USB-AO-ARB1 Features Include:
    • High-Speed USB 2.0 Device (USB 3.0+ Compatible), w/High-Retention USB Connector
    • Fast Waveform Output; Up To 8M Samples/Sec
    • Small, Portable Digital To Analog Single-Ended Output At 16-Bit Resolution
    • 16 K Sample FIFO Buffer On-Board
    • Jumper Selectable Analog Output Ranges Of 0-2.5V, 0-5V, 0-10V, 2.5V, 5V, 10V
    • Two 4-Bit I/O Ports Independently Selectable For Inputs Or Outputs
    • All 8 DIO Lines Buffered With Sink 32mA / Source 32mA Current Capabilities
    • Jumper Selectable 10KO Pull-Up/Pull-Down Resistors On DIO Lines
    • Standard 16-Pin IDC Connector For DIO And Gate
    • BNC Connectors For DAC Output And Gate Control
    • PC/104 Module Size And Mounting Compatibility
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    USB-AO-ARB1 block diagram
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  • 8MHz 16-bit Arbitrary Analogue Waveform Output Generator: Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) generate user defined waveforms. Unlike function generators AWGs can generate any waveform shape at their output. The USB-AO-ARB1 features one single-ended analogue output on a standard female BNC connector supporting up to 8MHz of continuous transfers through a 32KByte (16K Sample) on-board FIFO....
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  • USB-AO-ARB1
  • 8MHz 16-bit Analog Waveform Output USB Board
  • USB-AO-ARB1-OEM
  • Board only, without enclosure, features PC/104 module size and mounting compatibility