DAQ on a Stick signal solutions are snap in USB sticks that interface strain, temperature or pressure sensors into Renesas’ ultra-low power, precision analog products and then linearized by our industry leading microcontrollers. The complete solution; USB plug in, hardware, and software are ready to go, simply plug, click and start collecting data.
The reference designs incorporate low power multiplexers, precision instrumentation amplifiers, 24 bit sigma-delta ADCs and a precision digital potentiometer to calibrate the system. The RL78 industry standard microcontroller runs the sticks and interfaces the sensor data into any USB port.
The “DAQ on a Stick, Strain Gauge with Programmable INAMP” is one of a series of reference designs highlighting Renesas' precision products with different microcontrollers. This compact design draws power through the USB port and uses a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to display the real time voltage readings from a bridge strain gauge or a user supplied sensor.