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Eight Channel Temperature/Voltage Input USB Data Acquisition Modules


Eight Channel Temperature/Voltage Input USB Data Acquisition Modules | OM-USB-TEMP, OM-USB-TEMP-AI and OM-USB-5203


  • Models OM-USB-TEMP and OM-USB-5203 have 8 Temperature Inputs
  • Model OM-USB-TEMP-AI has 4 Temperature Inputs and 4 Analog Voltage Inputs
  • Temperature Inputs are Software Programmable for Thermocouple, RTD, Thermistor or Semiconductor Temperature Sensors
  • Model OM-USB-5203 has Data Logging Capability (Compact Flash)
  • 24-Bit Resolution
  • Built-In Cold Junction Compensation and Open Circuit Detection for Thermocouple Inputs
  • Eight Digital I/O
  • No External Power Supply Required (Except for OM-USB-5203)
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The OM-USB-TEMP, OM-USB-TEMP-AI and OM-USB-5203 are USB 2.0 full speed temperature input data acquisition modules (fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports). These are plug-and-play modules which draw power from the USB cable–no external power supply is required (except for
OM-USB-5203 which requires an ac adaptor). All configurable options are software programmable, and the modules are fully software calibrated. The OM-USB-TEMP and OM-USB-5203 provide eight differential temperature input channels. The OM-USB-TEMP-AI provides eight analog input channels that are configured as four differential temperature inputs and four differential or single-ended voltage inputs. Temperature inputs are software programmable for different sensor types including type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N thermocouples, 2, 3 or 4-wire Pt100 RTDs, 2, 3 or 4-wire thermistors and semi-conductor sensors and are configured in blocks of two channels. A different type of sensor (thermocouple, RTD, thermistor, semiconductor) can be connected to each block of two channels (both channels must be the same type).

If the block of two channels is set up for thermocouple inputs, it is possible to mix thermocouple types. For example, an OM-USB-TEMP can be configured for 4 RTD inputs and 4 thermocouple inputs but not for 3 RTD inputs and 5 thermocouple inputs. These modules have integrated cold junction compensation (CJC), linearization and open circuit detection for thermocouple measurements (OM-USB-TEMP and
OM-USB-5203 have two integrated CJC sensors and the OM-USB-TEMP-AI has one CJC sensor. Voltage inputs (OM-USBTEMP-AI only) are software programmable for ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V and ±1.25V ranges. Eight independent, TTL-compatible digital I/O channels are provided to monitor TTL-level inputs, communicate with external devices and to generate alarms. The digital I/O channels are software programmable for input or output.

The OM-USB-5203 features eight independent temperature alarms. Each alarm controls an associated digital I/O channel as an alarm output. The input to each alarm is any one of the temperature input channels. The output of each alarm is software configurable as active high or low. The temperature threshold condition to activate each alarm is user programmable. When an alarm is activated, the associated digital I/O channel is driven to the output state. The OM-USB-5203 also has data logging capability. Measurements can be logged to a standard CompactFlash memory card (a 512 MB CompactFlash memory card is included with the OM-USB-5203). Data logging can only be done when the OM-USB-5203 is disconnected from the computer. External power is required for data logging via the included ac adaptor. User programmable settings in data logging mode include sampling interval and logging start mode (on power up, on button press or at a specified data and time).

The OM-USB-TEMP, OM-USB-TEMP-AI and OM-USB-5203 modules ship with an impressive array of software, including the new TracerDAQ®, a full-featured, out-of-the-box data logging, viewing, and analysis application. Driver support and detailed example programs are included for Universal Library programming libraries for Microsoft® Visual Studio® programming languages, and other languages, including DASYLab®, and ULx for NI LabVIEW® (comprehensive library of VIs and example programs compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit LabVIEW v8.5 through 2012) and InstaCalTM installation, calibration and test utility-powerful solutions for programmers and nonprogrammers alike. These modules operate under Microsoft Windows® XP (32-bit only) and VISTA/7/8 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating systems. The OM-USB-TEMP, OM-USB-TEMP-AI and OM-USB-5203 data acquisition modules are supplied with TracerDAQ software which is a collection of four virtual instrument applications used to graphically display and store input data and generate output signals:

• Strip Chart—log and graph values acquire from analog inputs, digital inputs, temperature inputs and counter inputs.
• Oscilloscope—display values acquired from analog inputs
• Function generator—generate waveforms for analog outputs
• Rate Generator—generate waveforms for counter outputs TracerDAQ PRO is an enhanced version of TracerDAQ. A comparison of some of the feature included in TracerDAQ vs TracerDQ PRO, see PDF.

A/D Converter:
Four dual 24-bit sigma delta A/D converters
OM-USB-TEMP-AI: Dual 24-bit sigma-delta A/D converters
Input Isolation: 500 Vdc min between field wiring and USB interface
Number of Channels:

8 differential temperature inputs
4 differential temperature inputs and 4 differential or single-ended voltage inputs
Thermocouple Input: Software programmable for type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N
Pt100 RTD Input: 2, 3 or 4-wire DIN 43760, α = 0.00385, SAMA, α = 0.003911,
ITS-90/IEC751, α = 0.0038505
Thermistor Input: 2, 3 or 4-wire standard 2252 through 30,000 Ω
Semiconductor Sensor: TMP36 or equivalent
Maximum Input Voltage: Temperature inputs; ±25V (power on), ±40V (power off):
voltage inputs; ±25V (power on), ±15V (power off)
Throughput Rate: 2 samples/sec max for all active channels
Input Impedance: Temperature inputs; 5 GΩ (power on), 1 MΩ
(power off): voltage inputs; 10 GΩ (power on), 2.49 KΩ (power off)
Input Leakage Current: Thermocouple inputs; 105 nA max
(with open thermocouple detection enabled), 30 nA max
(with open thermocouple detection disabled):
voltage inputs; ±1.5 nA typ, ±25 nA max
Maximum Working Voltage (OM-USB-TEMP-AI) Voltage Inputs:
±10.25V max (input signal + common mode)
Common Mode Rejection Ratio: Temperature inputs, 100 dB min;
voltage inputs, 83 dB min
Warm-Up Time: 30 minutes max
Open Thermocouple Detection: Automatically enabled when a channel
is configured for a thermocouple sensor
CJC Sensor Accuracy: ±0.25ºC typical, ±0.5ºC max (15 to 35ºC);
-1.0 to 0.75ºC max (0 to 70ºC)

Number of Digital I/O Channels:
Type: CMOS
Configuration: Each DI/O bit can be independently configured for input or output.
Power on reset is input mode.
Pull-Up/Pull-Down Configuration: All pins pulled up to +5V via 47 kΩ resistors (default).
Pull-down to ground (GND) also available.
Digital I/O Transfer Rate (Software Paced): Digital input; 50 port reads or single bit reads
per second (typical), digital output; 100 port writes or single bit writes per second (typical).
Input High Voltage: 2.0V min, 5.5V absolute max
Input Low Voltage: 0.8V min, -0.5V absolute min
Output High Voltage: 0.7V max (IOL = 2.5 mA)
Output Low Voltage: 3.8V min (IOH = -2.5 mA)

Number of Channels:
Resolution: 32-bit
Counter Type: Event counter
Input Type: TTL, rising edge triggered
Counter Read/Write Rates
(Software Paced, System Dependent):

33 to 1000 read/writes per second
Schmitt Trigger Hysteresis: 20 mV to 100 mV
Input Leakage Current: ±1.0 µA typical
Input Frequency: 1 MHz max
High Pulse Width: 500 ns min
Low Pulse Width: 500 ns min
Input High Voltage: 4.0V min, 5.5V absolute max
Input Low Voltage: 1.0V max, -0.5V absolute min

(OM-USB-5203 ONLY)
Memory Card Type:
CompactFlash (512 MB card included)
Logging Rate: 1 sec up to 232 seconds (1 sec intervals)
Logging Start Method: On power up, on button press or at specified date/time
(user programmable)
Logging Stop Method: Button press

Power Supply Voltage (Supplied by USB Port):
4.75V min to 5.25V max
Power Supply Current (Supplied by USB Port): <100 mA typical (USB enumeration);
270 mA typical (continuous input with all inputs configured for disabled mode)
User 5V Output Voltage Range (connected to self-powered hub):
  OM-USB-TEMP/OM-USB-5203; 4.75V min to 5.25V max
  OM-USB-TEMP-AI; 4.9 V min to 5.1 V max
User 5V Output Current (bus powered and connected to self-powered hub):
10 mA max
  OM-USB-TEMP-AI; 5 mA max
Isolation: 500 Vdc min measurement system to PC
USB Device Type: USB 2.0 (full-speed)
Device Compatibility: USB 1.1, USB 2.0
USB Cable Length: 3 m (10') max
Dimensions: 127 L x 89 W x 36 mm H (5.0 x 3.5 x 1.4")
Input Connections: Screw terminal blocks (accept 16 to 30 AWG wire)
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50ºC (32 to 122ºF), 0 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature: -40 to 85ºC (-40 to 185ºF)
182 g (6.4 oz)
  OM-USB-5203: 227 g (8.0 oz)
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Spare 100/240 Vac 50/60 Hz ac adaptor for OM-USB-5203 (USA plug)
All amounts shown in USD
Note: Comes complete with 2 m (6') USB cable and software and operator’s manual on CD.
OM-USB-5203 also includes 100/240 Vac 50/60 Hz ac adaptor (USA plug) and 512 MB Compact Flash card.
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Download OM-USB-TEMP - 8 Channel Temperature USB Data Acquisition Module
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