Omega OM-USB-1208FS Webcam User Manual

Omega OM-USB-1208FS Webcam User Manual
Table of Contents
Preface
About this User's Guide .......................................................................................................................5
What you will learn from this user’s guide......................................................................................................... 5
Conventions in this user’s guide ......................................................................................................................... 5
Where to find more information ......................................................................................................................... 5
Chapter 1
Introducing the OM-USB-1208FS ........................................................................................................6
OM-USB-1208FS block diagram ....................................................................................................................... 7
Software features ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Connecting a OM-USB-1208FS to your computer is easy ................................................................................. 8
Chapter 2
Installing the OM-USB-1208FS ............................................................................................................9
What comes with your OM-USB-1208FS shipment?......................................................................................... 9
Hardware .......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Additional documentation ................................................................................................................................................. 9
Unpacking the OM-USB-1208FS....................................................................................................................... 9
Installing the software ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Installing the hardware ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Chapter 3
Functional Details ...............................................................................................................................11
Theory of operation - analog input acquisition modes ..................................................................................... 11
Software paced mode .......................................................................................................................................................11
Continuous scan mode .....................................................................................................................................................11
External components ........................................................................................................................................ 11
USB connector .................................................................................................................................................................12
LED .................................................................................................................................................................................12
Screw terminal wiring ......................................................................................................................................................12
Main connector and pin out .............................................................................................................................................13
Analog input terminals (CH0 IN - CH7 IN).....................................................................................................................13
Analog output terminals (D/A OUT 0 and D/A OUT 1) ..................................................................................................16
Digital I/O terminals (Port A0 to A7, and Port B0 to B7) ................................................................................................16
Power terminals ...............................................................................................................................................................16
Calibration terminal .........................................................................................................................................................17
Ground terminals .............................................................................................................................................................17
External trigger terminal ..................................................................................................................................................17
SYNC terminal ................................................................................................................................................................17
Counter terminal ..............................................................................................................................................................17
Accuracy ........................................................................................................................................................... 18
OM-USB-1208FS channel gain queue feature ................................................................................................. 20
Synchronizing multiple units ............................................................................................................................ 21
Chapter 4
Specifications ......................................................................................................................................22
Analog input ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
Analog output ................................................................................................................................................... 24
Digital input/output........................................................................................................................................... 24
External trigger ................................................................................................................................................. 25
External clock input/output............................................................................................................................... 25
Counter ............................................................................................................................................................. 25
Non-volatile memory ........................................................................................................................................ 26
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Microcontroller ................................................................................................................................................. 26
Power ................................................................................................................................................................ 26
General ............................................................................................................................................................. 27
Environmental .................................................................................................................................................. 27
Mechanical ....................................................................................................................................................... 27
Main connector and pin out .............................................................................................................................. 27
4-channel differential mode .............................................................................................................................................27
8-channel single-ended mode...........................................................................................................................................28
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Preface
About this User's Guide
What you will learn from this user’s guide
This user’s guide explains how to install, configure, and use the OM-USB-1208FS so that you get the most out
of its USB data acquisition features.
This user’s guide also refers you to related documents available on our web site, and to technical support
resources.
Conventions in this user’s guide
For more information on …
Text presented in a box signifies additional information and helpful hints related to the subject matter you are
reading.
Caution! Shaded caution statements present information to help you avoid injuring yourself and others,
damaging your hardware, or losing your data.
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Angle brackets that enclose numbers separated by a colon signify a range of numbers, such as those assigned
to registers, bit settings, etc.
bold text
Bold text is used for the names of objects on the screen, such as buttons, text boxes, and check boxes. For
example:
1. Insert the disk or CD and click the OK button.
italic text
Italic text is used for the names of manuals and help topic titles, and to emphasize a word or phrase. For
example:
Never touch the exposed pins or circuit connections on the board.
Where to find more information
For additional information relevant to the operation of your hardware, refer to the Documents subdirectory
where you installed the software, or search for your device on our website at www.omega.com.
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Chapter 1
Introducing the OM-USB-1208FS
This user's guide contains all of the information you need to connect the OM-USB-1208FS to your computer
and to the signals you want to measure.
The OM-USB-1208FS is a USB 2.0 full-speed device supported under popular Microsoft® Windows® operating
systems. It is designed for USB 1.1 ports, and was tested for full compatibility with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
ports.
The OM-USB-1208FS features eight analog inputs, two 12-bit analog outputs, 16 digital I/O connections, and
one 32-bit external event counter. The OM-USB-1208FS is powered by the +5 volt USB supply from your
computer. No external power is required.
The analog inputs are software configurable for either eight 11-bit single-ended inputs, or four 12-bit
differential inputs. Sixteen digital I/O lines are independently selectable as input or output in two 8-bit ports.
A 32-bit counter can count TTL pulses. The counter increments when the TTL levels transition from low to
high (rising-edge).
A SYNC (synchronization) input / output line lets you pace the analog input acquisition of one USB module
from the clock output of another.
The OM-USB-1208FS is shown in Figure 1. I/O connections are made to the screw terminals located along
each side of the OM-USB-1208FS.
Figure 1. OM-USB-1208FS
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Introducing the OM-USB-1208FS
OM-USB-1208FS block diagram
OM-USB-1208FS functions are illustrated in the block diagram shown here.
Figure 2. OM-USB-1208FS functional block diagram
Software features
For information on the features of InstaCal and the other software included with your OM-USB-1208FS, refer
to the OMB-DAQ-2416 Series and OM-USB Series Data Acquisition Software User’s Guide that shipped with
your device.
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Introducing the OM-USB-1208FS
Connecting a OM-USB-1208FS to your computer is easy
Installing a data acquisition device has never been easier.
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The OM-USB-1208FS relies upon the Microsoft Human Interface Device (HID) class drivers. The HID
class drivers ship with every copy of Windows that is designed to work with USB ports. We use the
Microsoft HID because it is a standard, and its performance delivers full control and maximizes data
transfer rates for your OM-USB-1208FS. No third-party device driver is required.
The OM-USB-1208FS is plug-and-play. There are no jumpers to position, DIP switches to set, or interrupts
to configure.
You can connect the OM-USB-1208FS before or after you install the software, and without powering down
your computer first. When you connect an HID to your system, your computer automatically detects it and
configures the necessary software. You can connect and power multiple HID peripherals to your system
using a USB hub.
You can run up to two OM-USB-1208FS units on most computers.
You can connect your system to various devices using a standard four-wire cable. The USB connector
replaces the serial and parallel port connectors with one standardized plug and port combination.
You do not need a separate power supply module. The USB automatically delivers the electrical power
required by each peripheral connected to your system.
Data can flow two ways between a computer and peripheral over USB connections.
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Installing the OM-USB-1208FS
What comes with your OM-USB-1208FS shipment?
As you unpack your OM-USB-1208FS, verify that the following components are included.
Hardware
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OM-USB-1208FS (shown with cable)
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USB cable (2 meter length)
Additional documentation
In addition to this hardware user's guide, you should also receive the OMB-DAQ-2416 Series and OM-USB
Series Data Acquisition Software User’s Guide. This booklet supplies a brief description of the software you
received with your OM-USB-1208FS and information regarding installation of that software. Please read this
booklet completely before installing any software or hardware.
Unpacking the OM-USB-1208FS
As with any electronic device, you should take care while handling to avoid damage from static
electricity. Before removing the OM-USB-1208FS from its packaging, ground yourself using a wrist strap or by
simply touching the computer chassis or other grounded object to eliminate any stored static charge.
If any components are missing or damaged, notify Omega Engineering immediately by phone, fax, or e-mail.
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Phone: (203) 359-1660
Fax: (203) 359-7700
Email: [email protected]
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Installing the OM-USB-1208FS
Installing the software
Refer to the OMB-DAQ-2416 Series and OM-USB Series Data Acquisition Software User’s Guide for
instructions on installing the software on the OMB-DAQ-2416 Series and OM-USB Series Data Acquisition
Software CD. This booklet is available in PDF at http://www.omega.com/manuals/manualpdf/M4803.pdf.
We recommend that you download the latest Windows Update onto your computer before installing and
operating the OM-USB-1208FS.
Installing the hardware
Be sure you are using the latest system software
Before you install your OM-USB-1208FS, run Windows Update to update your operating system with the latest
HID and USB drivers.
To connect the OM-USB-1208FS to your system:
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Turn your computer on, and connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer or to an external USB
hub that is connected to your computer.
The USB cable provides power and communication to the OM-USB-1208FS.
When you connect the OM-USB-1208FS for the first time, a series of Found New Hardware popup balloons
(Windows XP) or dialogs (other Windows versions) opens as the OM-USB-1208FS is detected by your
computer. This is normal. The last popup balloon or dialog states "Your new hardware is installed and ready to
use," and the LED on the OM-USB-1208FS should flash and then remain lit. This indicates that communication
is established between the OM-USB-1208FS and your computer.
You can install up to two OM-USB-1208FS units on most computers. If you need to connect more than two
OM-USB-1208FS units to your computer, contact Tech Support by phone, fax, or e-mail:
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Phone: (203) 359-1660
Fax: (203) 359-7700
Email: [email protected]
Caution! Do not disconnect any device from the USB bus while the computer is communicating with the
OM-USB-1208FS, or you may lose data and/or your ability to communicate with the OM-USB1208FS.
If the LED turns off
If the LED is illuminated but then turns off, the computer has lost communication with the OM-USB-1208FS.
To restore communication, disconnect the USB cable from the computer, and then reconnect it. This should
restore communication, and the LED should turn back on.
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Functional Details
Theory of operation - analog input acquisition modes
The OM-USB-1208FS can acquire analog input data in two different modes – software paced and continuous
scan.
Maximum throughput is system-dependent
Maximum throughput may be lower in Windows operating systems that predate Windows XP.
Software paced mode
In software paced mode, you can acquire one analog sample at a time. You initiate the A/D conversion by
calling a software command. The analog value is converted to digital and returned to the computer. You can
repeat this procedure until you have the total number of samples that you want from one channel.
The maximum throughput sample rate in software paced mode is system-dependent.
Continuous scan mode
In continuous scan mode, you can acquire data from up to eight channels. The analog data is continuously
acquired and converted to digital values until you stop the scan. Data is transferred in blocks of 31 samples from
the OM-USB-1208FS to the memory buffer on your computer.
The maximum continuous scan rate of 50 kS/s is an aggregate rate. The total acquisition rate for all channels
cannot exceed 50 kS/s. You can acquire data from one channel at 50 kS/s, two channels at 25 kS/s, and four
channels at 12.5 kS/s. You can start a continuous scan with either a software command or with an external
hardware trigger event.
External components
The OM-USB-1208FS has the following external components, as shown in Figure 3.
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USB connector
LED
Screw terminal banks (2)
Figure 3. OM-USB-1208FS external components
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USB connector
The USB connector is on the right side of the OM-USB-1208FS. This connector provides +5 V power and
communication. The voltage supplied through the USB connector is system-dependent, and may be less than
5 V. No external power supply is required.
LED
The LED on the front of the housing indicates the communication status of the OM-USB-1208FS. It uses up to
5 mA of current and cannot be disabled. The table below defines the function of the OM-USB-1208FS LED.
LED Illumination
LED Illumination
Indication
Steady green
Blinks continuously
The OM-USB-1208FS is connected to a computer or external USB hub.
Data is being transferred.
Screw terminal wiring
The OM-USB-1208FS has two rows of screw terminals—one row on the top edge of the housing, and one row
on the bottom edge. Each row has 20 connections. Pin numbers are identified in Figure 4.
Figure 4. OM-USB-1208FS Screw terminal pin numbers
Screw terminal – pins 1-20
The screw terminals on the top edge of the OM-USB-1208FS (pins 1 to 20) provide the following connections:
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Eight analog input connections (CH0 IN to CH7 IN)
Two analog output connections (D/A OUT 0 to D/A OUT 1)
One external trigger source (TRIG_IN)
One SYNC terminal for external clocking and multi-unit synchronization (SYNC)
One calibration terminal (CAL)
Five analog ground connections (AGND)
One ground connection (GND)
One external event counter connection (CTR)
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Screw terminal – pins 21-40
The screw terminals on the bottom edge of the (pins 21 to 40) provide the following connections:
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16 digital I/O connections (PortA0 to Port A7, and Port B0 to Port B7)
One power connection (PC+5 V)
Three ground connections (GND)
Main connector and pin out
Connector type
Wire gauge range
Screw terminal
16 AWG to 30 AWG
8-channel single-ended mode pin out
4-channel differential mode pin out
Analog input terminals (CH0 IN - CH7 IN)
You can connect up to eight analog input connections to the screw terminal containing pins 1 to 20 (CH0 IN
through CH7 IN.) Refer to the pinout diagrams above for the location of these pins.
You can configure the analog input channels as eight single-ended channels or four differential channels. When
configured for differential mode, each analog input has 12-bit resolution. When configured for single-ended
mode, each analog input has 11-bit resolution, due to restrictions imposed by the A/D converter.
Single-ended configuration
When all of the analog input channels are configured for single-ended input mode, eight analog channels are
available. The input signal is referenced to signal ground (GND), and delivered through two wires:
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The wire carrying the signal to be measured connects to CHn IN.
The second wire connects to AGND.
The input range for single-ended mode is ±10 V. No other ranges are supported in single-ended mode.
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Single-ended measurements using differential channels
To perform a single-ended measurement using differential channels, connect the signal to CHn IN HI, and
ground the associated CHn IN LO input.
Differential configuration
When all of the analog input channels are configured for differential input mode, four analog channels are
available. In differential mode, the input signal is measured with respect to the low input.
The input signal is delivered through three wires:
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The wire carrying the signal to be measured connects to CH0 IN HI, CH1 IN HI, CH2 IN HI, or
CH3 IN HI.
The wire carrying the reference signal connects to CH0 IN LO, CH1 IN LO, CH2 IN LO, or
CH3 IN LO.
The third wire connects to GND.
A low-noise precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA) is available on differential channels to provide gains
of up to 20 and a dynamic range of up to 12-bits. Differential mode input voltage ranges are ±20 V, ±10 V,
±5 V, ±4 V, ±2.5 V, ±2.0 V, ±1.25 V, and ±1.0 V.
In differential mode, the following two requirements must be met for linear operation:
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Any analog input must remain in the −10V to +20V range with respect to ground at all times.
The maximum differential voltage on any given analog input pair must remain within the selected voltage
range.
The input [common-mode voltage + signal] of the differential channel must be in the −10 V to +20 V range in
order to yield a useful result. For example, you input a 4 V pp sine wave to CHHI, and apply the same sine
wave 180° out of phase to CHLO. The common mode voltage is 0 V. The differential input voltage swings from
4 V-(-4 V) = 8 V to -4 V-4 V = -8V. Both inputs satisfy the -10 V to +20 V input range requirement, and the
differential voltage is suited for the ±10 V input range (see Figure 5).
Figure 5. Differential voltage example: common mode voltage of 0 V
If you increase the common mode voltage to 11 V, the differential remains at ±8 V. Although the [commonmode voltage + signal] on each input now has a range of +7 V to +15 V, both inputs still satisfy the -10 V to
+20 V input requirement (see Figure 6).
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Figure 6. Differential voltage example: common mode voltage of 11 V
If you decrease the common-mode voltage to -7 V, the differential stays at ±8 V. However, the solution now
violates the input range condition of -10 V to +20 V. The voltage on each analog input now swings from -3 V to
-11 V. Voltages between -10 V and -3 V are resolved, but those below -10 V are clipped (see Figure 7).
Figure 7. Differential voltage example: common mode voltage of -7 V
Since the analog inputs are restricted to a −10 V to +20 V signal swing with respect to ground, all ranges except
±20V can realize a linear output for any differential signal with zero common mode voltage and full scale signal
inputs. The ±20 V range is the exception. You cannot put −20 V on CHHI and 0 V on CHLO since this violates
the input range criteria.
The table below shows some possible inputs and the expected results.
Sample inputs and differential results
CHHI
CHLO
Result
-20 V
-15 V
-10 V
-10 V
0V
0V
+10 V
+10 V
+15 V
+20 V
0V
+5 V
0V
+10 V
+10 V
+20 V
-10 V
0V
-5 V
0
In Valid
In Valid
-10 V
-20 V
-10 V
-20 V
+20 V
+10 V
+20 V
+20 V
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For more information on analog signal connections
For more information on single-ended and differential inputs, refer to the the OMB-DAQ-2416 Series and OMUSB Series General Guide to Signal Connections (available on our web site at
www.omega.com/manuals/manualpdf/M4830.pdf).
Analog output terminals (D/A OUT 0 and D/A OUT 1)
You can connect up to two analog output connections to the screw terminal pins 13 and 14 (D/A OUT 0 and D/A
OUT 1). Refer to the pinout diagrams on page 13 for the location of these pins.
Each channel can be paced individually at rates up to 10,000 updates per second. Both channels can be paced
simultaneously using the same time base at 5000 updates per channel. The 0-4.096 V output range provides a
convenient 1 mV per LSB when setting the output voltage levels.
Digital I/O terminals (Port A0 to A7, and Port B0 to B7)
You can connect up to 16 digital I/O lines to the screw terminal containing pins 21 to 40 (Port A0 to Port A7,
and Port B0 to Port B7.) Refer to the pinout diagrams on page 13 for the location of these pins. You can
configure each digital port for either input or output.
When you configure the digital bits for input, you can use the digital I/O terminals to detect the state of any
TTL level input. Refer to the schematic shown in Figure 8. If the switch is set to the +5 V input, Port A0 reads
TRUE (1). If you move the switch to GND, Port A0 reads FALSE.
Figure 8. Schematic showing switch detection by digital channel Port A0
For more information on digital signal connections
For more information on digital signal connections and digital I/O techniques, refer to the OMB-DAQ-2416
Series and OM-USB Series General Guide to Signal Connections (available on our web site at
www.omega.com/manuals/manualpdf/M4830.pdf).
Power terminals
The PC +5V connection (pin 30) is on the bottom screw terminal of the OM-USB-1208FS. Refer to the pinout
diagrams on page 13 for the location of this pin. This terminal draws power from the USB connector. The +5 V
screw terminal is a 5 volt output that is supplied by the host computer.
Caution! The +5 V terminal is an output. Do not connect to an external power supply or you may damage
the OM-USB-1208FS and possibly the computer.
The maximum total output current that can be drawn from all OM-USB-1208FS connections (power, analog
and digital outputs) is 420 mA. This maximum applies to most personal computers and self-powered USB hubs.
Bus-powered hubs and notebook computers may limit the maximum available output current to 100 mA.
Just connecting the OM-USB-1208FS to your computer draws 80 mA of current from the USB +5 V supply.
Once you start running applications with the OM-USB-1208FS, each DIO bit can draw up to 2.5 mA, and each
analog output can draw 15 mA. The maximum amount of +5 V current available for experimental use, over and
above that required by the OM-USB-1208FS, is the difference between the total current requirement of the
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USB (based on the application), and the allowed current draw of the PC platform (500 mA for desktop PCs and
self-powered hubs, or 100 mA for bus-powered hubs and notebook computers).
With all outputs at their maximum output current, you can calculate the total current requirement of the OMUSB-1208FS USB +5 V as follows:
(OM-USB-1208FS @ 80 mA) + (16 DIO @ 2.5 mA ea) + (2 AO @ 15 mA ea ) = 150 mA
For an application running on a PC or powered hub, the maximum available excess current is 500 mA−150 mA
= 350 mA. This number is the total maximum available current at the PC +5 V screw terminals. Measurement
Computing highly recommends that you figure in a safety factor of 20% below this maximum current loading
for your applications. A conservative, safe user maximum in this case would be in the 350-380 mA range.
Since laptop computers typically allow up to 100 mA, the OM-USB-1208FS in a fully-loaded configuration
may be above that allowed by the computer. In this case, you must determine the per-pin loading in the
application to ensure that the maximum loading criteria is met. The per-pin loading is calculated by simply
dividing the +5 V by the load impedance of the pin in question.
Calibration terminal
The CAL connection (pin 16) is an output you should use only to calibrate the OM-USB-1208FS. Refer to the
pinout diagrams on page 13 for the location of this pin. Calibration of the OM-USB-1208FS is softwarecontrolled via InstaCal.
Ground terminals
The four analog ground (AGND) connections provide a common ground for all OM-USB-1208FS input
channels. Four ground (GND) connections provide a common ground for the DIO, TRIG_IN, CTR, SYNC and
PC +5V connections. Refer to the pinout diagrams on page 13 for the location of the AGND and GND pins.
External trigger terminal
The TRIG_IN connection (pin 18) can be configured for either rising or falling edge. Refer to the pinout
diagrams on page 13 for the location of the TRIG_IN terminal pin.
SYNC terminal
The SYNC connection (pin 19) is a bidirectional I/O signal. You can use it for two purposes:
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Configure as an external clock input to externally source the A/D conversions. The SYNC terminal
supports TTL-level input signals of up to 50 kHz.
Configure as an output to synchronize with a second USB unit and acquire data from 16 channels.
Refer to the pinout diagrams on page 13 for the location of this pin. For more information on synchronizing
multiple units, refer to page 21.
Counter terminal
The CTR connection (pin 20) is input to the 32-bit external event. Refer to the pinout diagrams on page 13 for
the location of this pin. The internal counter increments when the TTL levels transition from low to high. The
counter can count frequencies of up to 1 MHz.
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Accuracy
The overall accuracy of any instrument is limited by the error components within the system. Quite often,
resolution is incorrectly used to quantify the performance of a measurement product. While "12-bits" or "1 part
in 4096" does indicate what can be resolved, it provides little insight into the quality of an absolute
measurement. Accuracy specifications describe the actual results that can be realized with a measurement
device.
There are three types of errors which affect the accuracy of a measurement system:
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offset
gain
nonlinearity.
The primary error sources in the OM-USB-1208FS are offset and gain. Nonlinearity is small in the OM-USB1208FS, and is not significant as an error source with respect to offset and gain.
Figure 9 shows an ideal, error-free, OM-USB-1208FS transfer function. The typical calibrated accuracy of the
OM-USB-1208FS is range-dependent, as explained in the "Specifications" chapter on page 22. We use a ±10 V
range here as an example of what you can expect when performing a measurement in this range.
Figure 9. Ideal ADC transfer function
The OM-USB-1208FS offset error is measured at mid-scale. Ideally, a zero volt input should produce an output
code of 2048. Any deviation from this is an offset error. Figure 10 shows the OM-USB-1208FS transfer
function with an offset error. The typical offset error specification on the ±10 V range is ±9.77 mV. Offset error
affects all codes equally by shifting the entire transfer function up or down along the input voltage axis.
The accuracy plots in Figure 10 are drawn for clarity and are not drawn to scale.
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Figure 10. ADC transfer function with offset error
Gain error is a change in the slope of the transfer function from the ideal, and is typically expressed as a
percentage of full-scale. Figure 11 shows the OM-USB-1208FS transfer function with gain error. Gain error is
easily converted to voltage by multiplying the full-scale (FS) input by the error.
The accuracy plots in Figure 11 are drawn for clarity and are not drawn to scale.
Figure 11. ADC Transfer function with gain error
For example, the OM-USB-1208FS exhibits a typical calibrated gain error of ±0.2% on all ranges. For the ±10
V range, this would yield 10 V × ±0.002 = ±20 mV. This means that at full scale, neglecting the effect of offset
for the moment, the measurement would be within 20 mV of the actual value. Note that gain error is expressed
as a ratio. Values near ±FS are more affected from an absolute voltage standpoint than are values near midscale, which see little or no voltage error.
Combining these two error sources in Figure 12, we have a plot of the error band of the OM-USB-1208FS for
the ±10 V range. This is a graphical version of the typical accuracy specification of the product.
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The accuracy plots in Figure 12 are drawn for clarity and are not drawn to scale.
Figure 12. Error band plot
OM-USB-1208FS channel gain queue feature
The OM-USB-1208FS's channel gain queue feature allows you to set up a scan sequence with a unique perchannel gain setting and channel sequence.
The channel gain queue feature removes the restriction of using an ascending channel sequence at a fixed gain.
This feature creates a channel list which is written to local memory on the OM-USB-1208FS. The channel list is
made up of a channel number and range setting. An example of a four-element list is shown in the table below.
Sample channel gain queue list
Element
Channel
Range
0
1
2
3
CH0
CH0
CH7
CH2
BIP10V
BIP5V
BIP10V
BIP1V
When a scan begins with the gain queue enabled, the OM-USB-1208FS reads the first element, sets the
appropriate channel number and range, and then acquires a sample. The properties of the next element are then
retrieved, and another sample is acquired. This sequence continues until all elements in the gain queue have
been selected. When the end of the channel list is detected, the sequence returns to the first element in the list.
This sequence repeats until the specified number of samples is gathered. You must carefully match the gain to
the expected voltage range on the associated channel — otherwise, an over range condition can occur. Although
this condition does not damage the OM-USB-1208FS, it does produce a useless full-scale reading. It can also
introduce a long recovery time from saturation, which can affect the next measurement in the queue.
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Synchronizing multiple units
You can run up to two OM-USB-1208FS units on most computers.
You can connect the SYNC pin of two OM-USB-1208FS units together in a master/slave configuration and
acquire data from the analog inputs of both devices using one clock. When the SYNC pin is configured as an
output, the internal A/D pacer clock is sent to the screw terminal. You can use this signal as a clock input to a
second USB by connecting it to the SYNC pin of the second USB.
When used as a clock input, the SYNC pin operates in one of two modes – Continuous or Gated.
In the default Continuous mode, a OM-USB-1208FS ignores the first clock pulse in order to ensure adequate
setup time. Use this mode if the unit is being paced from a continuous clock source, such as a generator.
In the Gated mode, it is assumed that the clock signal will be held off for an adequate amount of time for setup
to occur. No clock pulses are ignored. Use this mode if the OM-USB-1208FS is set up as a slave and the source
of the external clock is another USB.
The SYNC pin (pin 19) is set for pacer output by default. To set it to input requires a software command (see
Figure 13 below).
To synchronize a master OM-USB-1208FS with a slave OM-USB-1208FS and acquire data, follow the steps
below.
1.
Connect the SYNC pin of the master OM-USB-1208FS to the SYNC pin of the slave OM-USB-1208FS.
2.
Run InstaCal.
3.
From the PC Board List on the InstaCal main form, double-click on the OM-USB-1208FS you want to use
as a slave. The Board Configuration dialog opens.
4.
Select Gated from the Ext. Clock Type drop-down list.
5.
Set the Universal Library EXTCLOCK option with cbAInScan()/AInScan for the slave OM-USB-1208FS
to enable pacing from the master USB device.
This InstaCal option does not affect internally paced acquisition. It only affects scans that use the EXTCLOCK
option.
An example of a master/slave configuration is shown below.
Figure 13. Configuring for synchronous data acquisition
When you are operating one OM-USB-1208FS, do not set the EXTCLOCK option unless you are using an
external clock for A/D pacing.
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Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Typical for 25°C unless otherwise specified.
Specifications in italic text are guaranteed by design.
Analog input
Table 1. Analog input specifications
Parameter
A/D converter type
Input voltage range for linear operation,
single-ended mode
Input common-mode voltage range for linear
operation, differential mode
Absolute maximum input voltage
Input impedance
Input current (Note 1)
Conditions
Specification
CHx to GND
Successive approximation type
±10 volts (V) max
CHx to GND
-10 V min, +20 V max
CHx to GND
±28 V max
122KOhm
70 microamperes (µA) typ
-12 µA typ
-94 µA typ
8 single-ended / 4 differential, software
selectable
±10 V, G=2
±20 V, G=1
±10 V, G=2
±5 V,
G=4
±4 V,
G=5
±2.5 V, G=8
±2.0 V, G=10
±1.25 V, G=16
±1.0 V, G=20
Software selectable
250 samples per second (S/s) typ,
PC-dependent
50 kilosamples per second (kS/s)
Software configurable channel, range, and
gain.
12 bits, no missing codes
11 bits
±36.25 mV max
±1 least significant bit (LSB) typ
±0.5 LSB typ
±1 LSB typ
5 milliamperes (mA) max
20 µA min, 100 µA typ
External digital: TRIG_IN
Internal
External (SYNC), rising edge triggered
Programmed IO
Vin = +10 V
Vin = 0 V
Vin = -10 V
Number of channels
Input ranges, single-ended mode
Input ranges, differential mode
Throughput (Note 2)
Software paced
Channel gain queue
Continuous scan
Up to 16 elements
Resolution (Note 3)
CAL accuracy
Integral linearity error
Differential linearity error
Repeatability
CAL current
Trigger source
Pacer source
Differential
Single-ended
CAL = 2.5 V
Source
Sink
Software selectable
Software selectable
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Note 1:
Input current is a function of applied voltage on the analog input channels. For a given input
voltage, Vin, the input leakage is approximately equal to (8.181*Vin-12) µA.
Note 2:
Maximum throughput scanning to PC memory is machine dependent. The rates specified are for
Windows XP only. Maximum rates on operating systems that predate XP may be less and must
be determined through testing on your machine
Note 3:
The AD7870 converter only returns 11-bits (0-2047 codes) in single-ended mode.
Table 2. Accuracy, differential mode
Range
Accuracy (LSB)
±20 V
±10 V
±5 V
±4 V
±2.5 V
±2 V
±1.25 V
±1 V
5.1
6.1
8.1
9.1
12.1
14.1
20.1
24.1
Table 3. Accuracy, single-ended mode
Range
Accuracy (LSB)
±10 V
4.0
Table 4. Accuracy components, differential mode - All values are (±)
Range
% of Reading
Gain Error at full scale (FS)
(millivolts (mV))
Offset (mV)
Accuracy at FS (mV)
±20 V
±10 V
±5 V
±4 V
±2.5 V
±2 V
±1.25 V
±1 V
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
40
20
10
8
5
4
2.5
2
9.766
9.766
9.766
9.766
9.766
9.766
9.766
9.766
49.766
29.766
19.766
17.766
14.766
13.766
12.266
11.766
Table 5. Accuracy components, single-ended mode - All values are (±)
Range
% of Reading
Gain Error at FS (mV)
Offset (mV)
Accuracy at FS (mV)
±10 V
0.2
20
19.531
39.531
Table 6. Noise performance, differential mode
Range
Typical counts
Least significant bitroot mean square (LSBrms)
±20 V
±10 V
±5 V
±4 V
±2.5 V
±2 V
±1.25 V
±1 V
2
2
3
3
4
5
7
8
0.30
0.30
0.45
0.45
0.61
0.76
1.06
1.21
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Table 7. Noise performance, single-ended mode
Range
Typical Counts
LSBrms
±10 V
2
0.30
Analog output
Table 8. Analog output specifications
Parameter
Conditions
Resolution
Output range
Number of channels
Throughput (Note 4)
Software paced
Single channel, continuous scan
Dual channel, continuous scan,
simultaneous update
Power on and reset voltage
Output drive
Slew rate
Note 4:
Specification
12-bits, 1 in 4096
0 – 4.096 V, 1 mV per LSB.
2
250 S/s single channel typical, PC dependent
10 kS/s
5 kS/s
Initializes to 000h code
15 mA
0.8V/microsecond (µs) typ
Each D/A OUT
Maximum throughput scanning to PC memory is machine dependent. The rates specified are for
Windows XP only. Maximum rates on operating systems that predate XP may be less and must
be determined through testing on your machine.
Table 9. Analog output accuracy, all values are (±)
Range
Accuracy (LSB)
0-4.096 V
4.0 typ, 45.0 max
Table 10. Analog output accuracy components, all values are (±)
Range
0-4.096 V
Note 5:
% of FSR
0.1 typ, 0.9 max
Gain Error at FS (mV)
Offset (mV)
4.0 typ, 36.0 max
(Note 5)
1.0 typ, 9.0 max
Accuracy at FS
(mV)
4.0 typ, 45.0 max
Negative offsets will result in a fixed zero-scale error or ―dead band.‖ At the maximum offset of
-9 mV, any input code of less than 0x009 will not produce a response in the output.
Digital input/output
Table 11. Digital I/O specifications
Digital type
Number of I/O
Configuration
Pull up/pull-down configuration
Input high voltage
Input low voltage
Output high voltage
(IOH = -2.5 mA)
Output low voltage
(IOL = 2.5 mA)
Power on and reset state
CMOS
16 (Port A0 through A7, Port B0 through B7)
2 banks of 8
All pins pulled up to Vs via 47K resistors (default). Positions available for pull
down to ground. Hardware selectable via zero ohm (Ω) resistors as a factory
option.
2.0 V min, 5.5 V absolute max
0.8 V max, –0.5 V absolute min
3.8 V min
0.7 V max
Input
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External trigger
Table 12. Digital trigger specifications
Parameter
Conditions
Specification
Trigger source (Note 6)
Trigger mode
External Digital
Software selectable
TRIG_IN
Edge sensitive: user configurable for CMOS compatible
rising or falling edge.
10 µs max
1 µs min
4.0 V min, 5.5 V absolute max
1.0 V max, –0.5 V absolute min
±1.0 µA
Trigger latency
Trigger pulse width
Input high voltage
Input low voltage
Input leakage current
Note 6:
TRIG_IN is a Schmitt trigger input protected with a 1.5 kilohm (kΩ) series resistor.
External clock input/output
Table 13. External clock I/O specifications
Parameter
Conditions
Pin name
Pin type
Software selectable direction
Input clock rate
Clock pulse width
Input leakage current
Input high voltage
Input low voltage
Output high voltage (Note 7)
Output low voltage (Note 7)
Note 7:
Specification
SYNC
Bidirectional
Outputs internal A/D pacer clock.
Receives A/D pacer clock from external source.
50 KHz, maximum
1 µs min
5 µs min
±1.0 µA
4.0 V min, 5.5 V absolute max
1.0 V max, –0.5 V absolute min
3.3 V min
3.8 V min
1.1 V max
0.6 V max
Output (default)
Input
Input mode
Output mode
Input mode
IOH = -2.5 mA
No load
IOL = 2.5 mA
No load
SYNC is a Schmitt trigger input and is over-current protected with a 200 Ω series resistor.
Counter
Table 14. Counter specifications
Pin name (Note 8)
Counter type
Number of channels
Input type
Input source
Resolution
Schmidt trigger hysteresis
Input leakage current
Maximum input frequency
High pulse width
Low pulse width
Input high voltage
CTR
Event counter
1
TTL, rising edge triggered
CTR screw terminal
32 bits
20 mV to 100 mV
±1 µA
1 MHz
500 ns min
500 ns min
4.0 V min, 5.5 V absolute max
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Input low voltage
Note 8:
Specifications
1.0 V max, –0.5 V absolute min
CTR is a Schmitt trigger input protected with a 1.5K Ω series resistor.
Non-volatile memory
Table 15. Non-volatile memory specifications
EEPROM
EEPROM Configuration
1,024 bytes
Address Range
Access
Description
0x000-0x07F
0x080-0x1FF
0x200-0x3FF
Reserved
Read/write
Read/write
128 bytes system data
384 bytes cal data
512 bytes user area
Microcontroller
Table 16. Microcontroller specifications
Type
Program Memory
Data Memory
High performance 8-bit RISC microcontroller
16,384 words
2,048 bytes
Power
Table 17. Power specifications
Parameter
Conditions
Supply current (Note 9)
+5V USB power available (Note 10)
Output current (Note 11)
Specification
Connected to self-powered hub
Connected to externally-powered root port hub
Connected to bus-powered hub
Connected to self-powered hub
Connected to externally-powered root port hub
Connected to bus-powered hub
80 mA
4.5 V min, 5.25 V max
4.1 V min, 5.25 V max
420 mA max
20 mA max
Note 9:
This is the total current requirement for the OM-USB-1208FS which includes up to 10 mA for
the status LED.
Note 10:
Self-powered hub refers to a USB hub with an external power supply. Self-powered hubs allow
a connected USB device to draw up to 500 mA.
Root port hubs reside in the PC’s USB host controller. The USB port(s) on your PC are root port
hubs. All externally powered root port hubs (desktop PCs) provide up to 500 mA of current for
a USB device. Battery-powered root port hubs provide 100 mA or 500 mA, depending upon the
manufacturer. A laptop PC that is not connected to an external power adapter is an example of a
battery-powered root port hub.
Bus powered hubs receive power from a self-powered or root port hub. In this case the
maximum current available from the USB +5 V is 100 mA. The minimum USB +5 V voltage
level can be as low as 4.1 V.
Note 11:
This refers to the total amount of current that can be sourced from the USB +5 V, analog outputs
and digital outputs.
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General
Table 18. General specifications
Parameter
Conditions
Specification
Device type
Device compatibility
USB 2.0 full speed
USB 1.1, USB 2.0
Environmental
Table 19. Environmental specifications
Operating temperature range
Storage temperature range
Humidity
0 to 70 °C
-40 to 70 °C
0 to 90% non-condensing
Mechanical
Table 20. Mechanical specifications
Dimensions
USB cable length
User connection length
79 millimeters (mm) long x 82 mm wide x 25 mm high
3 meters max
3 meters max
Main connector and pin out
Table 21. Main connector specifications
Connector type
Wire gauge range
Screw terminal
16 AWG to 30 AWG
4-channel differential mode
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Signal Name
CH0 IN HI
CH0 IN LO
AGND
CH1 IN HI
CH1 IN LO
AGND
CH2 IN HI
CH2 IN LO
AGND
CH3 IN HI
CH3 IN LO
AGND
D/A OUT 0
D/A OUT 1
AGND
CAL
GND
TRIG_IN
SYNC
CTR
Pin
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
27
Signal Name
Port A0
Port A1
Port A2
Port A3
Port A4
Port A5
Port A6
Port A7
GND
PC+5V
GND
Port B0
Port B1
Port B2
Port B3
Port B4
Port B5
Port B6
Port B7
GND
OM-USB-1208FS User's Guide
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8-channel single-ended mode
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Signal Name
CH0 IN
CH1 IN
AGND
CH2 IN
CH3 IN
AGND
CH4 IN
CH5 IN
AGND
CH6 IN
CH7 IN
AGND
D/A OUT 0
D/A OUT 1
AGND
CAL
GND
TRIG_IN
SYNC
CTR
Pin
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
28
Signal Name
Port A0
Port A1
Port A2
Port A3
Port A4
Port A5
Port A6
Port A7
GND
PC+5V
GND
Port B0
Port B1
Port B2
Port B3
Port B4
Port B5
Port B6
Port B7
GND
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