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1.  Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3  2.  System Requirements .................................................................................................. 3  3.  Hardware Connection .................................................................................................. 4  4.  Software Installation .................................................................................................... 7  5.  Run Software ............................................................................................................. 21  6.  Review and Process the Previous Test Result ........................................................... 27  7.  Universal Library ....................................................................................................... 29 

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3 .     ±1. Specifications of different models are as below: Model  Number Analog Input Channel Differential Input Single Ended Input DAQ‐1211 DAQ‐1211H DAQ‐1411 DAQ‐1411H DAQ‐1811 DAQ‐0311 2 2 4 4 4DI/8SE 3 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ ±1.       ±5V. It is powered by PC USB port without external power supply needed.       ±5V.25V.25V  ±2.25V.0 ports.25V  ±2.0 or 2.   ±2.        0 to 5V. Key Features: • • • • • • • 4 Analog inputs Ranges High Analog input impedance 1 Digital TTL output 1 Digital TTL input Full-speed USB communications Powered by USB Easy to use application software FTezDAQ runs in Windows operation system.25V. The application software FTezDAQ is designed for easy run in Windows operation system.5V.       0 to  2.        ±10V > 3 M Ω 24 1 1 ±1.5V.     0 to 1.25V. digital input and digital output. It includes high resolution (16/24 bit ADC) analog to digital converters.5V.5V.1.   ±5V. System Requirements The computer requires 32bit or higher Windows operation system with USB 1.     ±10V > 3 M Ω 24 1 1 0 to 10V > 3 M Ω 16 1 1 Input Range Input Impedance ADC Bits Digital Output Digital Input > 1 G Ω 24 1 1 > 1 G Ω 24 1 1 2.        ±10V > 3 M Ω 24 1 1 ±1. Introduction Futek ezDAQ data acquisition system is an integrated hardware and software system.     ±1.

Hardware Connection The hardware connections are shown as below for different models: Model DAQ-0311 Model DAQ-1211 4 .3.

1 The analog input connection CHx+ and CHx. GND is common ground. If the analog input is single ended and input voltage ≥0V.are differential input positive and negative.2 DAQ-1811 Analog Inputs Configuration For DAQ-1811. CHx is single ended input. 3.Model DAQ-1411 Model DAQ-1811 3. it is default configured as 4 differential inputs: CH1Æ Channel 1 differential input + 5 . CH.and GND can be connected together.

the system will be configured as 8 single-ended inputs. The above procedure should be done before running FTezDAQ software.3 TTL Digital signals connection o Digital output: DO or OUT o Digital input: DI or IN o Common ground GND 6 .CH2Æ Channel 1 differential input CH3Æ Channel 2 differential input + CH4Æ Channel 2 differential input CH5Æ Channel 3 differential input + CH6Æ Channel 3 differential input CH7Æ Channel 4 differential input + CH8Æ Channel 4 differential input – Connect digital input “IN” to GND when plug USB cable into the box. 3.

4. Software Installation Copy all files from the CD to the PC. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” 7 .4. Please follow the following step by step and install the USB driver. DO NOT select “Install the software automatically”. PC will show “Found New Hardware”.1 Windows XP/2000 USB driver installation Connect PC USB port to Data Acquisition box. Keep all files in the same folder.

Browse to the folder \FTezDAQ\USB_Driver_Installation 8 .

9 . then PC will pop up the following window Select “Continue Anyway”.Click “Next”.

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PC will show “Found New Hardware” again. 11 .Click “Finish”. Sometimes.

we recommend you to restart your computer.2 Windows 7 USB driver installation When DAQ unit first time connects to PC USB port. will show the following window Just click “Finish” and ignore this. PC will show “Found New Hardware” and ask to install the USB driver for that port. If the PC shows the following window. PC may show the following screen 12 . 4. When DAQ unit plug into different USB port.After click “Next”. Please repeat the above procedure and install the USB driver.

Go to “Control Panel”Æ”Hardware and Sound”Æ”View devices and printers” 13 .Click “Close” to close this window.

select “Properties” 14 .Right click “EZDAQ1”.

Select “Hardware”Æ”Properties” Select “Driver”Æ”Update Driver”. The PC will show following 15 .

Browse the driver software in “USB_Driver_Installation” folder. Click “Next” 16 .Select “Browse my computer from driver software”.

Click “Close”.Select “Install this driver software anyway”. 17 . The USB driver installation is completed.

4. double click and run UseDriver.exe in the folder FTezDAQ\USB_Driver_Test\Release.3 Check DAQ unit USB driver installation successful Open “Control Panel”Æ”System”Æ”Hardware”Æ”Device Manager” Ignore this USB driver installed successful We provide a USB driver test program UseDriver. connect DAQ unit to PC USB port. PC will show following window 18 . After USB driver installation.exe.

4 Completely Removing the USB driver before Reinstalling It If you need to reinstall the USB driver.dll files are not in the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32 19 .dll、ftserui2.exe,ftcserco.ini、FTDIUNIN. 4. please check the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32 and C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers and make sure that • FTD2XX.This means that USB driver works correctly. you must remove the USB driver completely before reinstall it.dll、FTD2XXUN. There are two ways to remove USB drivers 1: Remove the “FTDI FTD2XX USB Drivers” from “Control Panel”Æ”Add or Remove Programs” After you remove the drivers.

ftser2k. 2: Manually delete above files from the folders. please manually delete these files from the folders.• • FTD2XX.dll 、 FTD2XXUN.sys and C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers. • • Delete FTD2XX.dll files from the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32 Delete FTD2XX.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers.sys and ftser2k.sys files from the folder 20 .dll 、 ftserui2.ini 、 FTDIUNIN. files are not in the folder If they are.exe , ftcserco.

The following window will show up. The window still can open and review the previous test result files. Run Software FTezDAQ software is very easy to use.exe is in the folder FTezDAQ\FTezDAQ1.x. 5. If the DAQ box is not connected to USB port.5. the digital and analog channels will not be displayed as below. User can create a shortcut icon on the desktop.1 Start the software Connect DAQ box to PC USB port. The executable file FTezDAQ.exe. 21 . then. run program FTezDAQ.

5. Check the “Acquire”.2 Channels Selection Select the device which you want to choose below the device tree. 22 . the channel window will show up.

0001 to 100 per second. User should consider the test time and then choose the Sampling Rate value.25V only. User can choose displayed data as • • • Received raw data. then press “Enter” key. Note: For Model DAQ-1211H and DAQ-1411H. select -1. 23 .25V~+1. there are 4 input voltage range can be selected. In the Range Window. the more frequently the data will be recorded. the result file will be bigger. Input voltage (mV) The value Y based on the formula in the formula window in which the user fill the coefficients. *** Note: The “Sampling Rate” is higher. Select Out Status “High” or “Low” to control digital output voltage level high or low.Changing the data sampling rate ***(how may data samples per second) by typing a number in the “Sampling Rate” window. The sampling rate range is 0.

click “Start” acquisition.5. icon to start the data The data display window will be shown as below 24 .3 Start and Stop Data Acquisition After the channel settings are done.

The data display window can be shown vertical or horizontal Click “Stop” icon to stop the data acquisition. 25 .

4 Save the Test Results After stopping the data acquisition.Click “Exit” icon will end the program. 5. 26 . such as Notepad and Excel. User can use other programs to view and process the result data. user can save the test result by click “Save” icon. The result file will be saved in XML format.

Click to open the XML format result file 27 .2 Convert Result File from XML to TXT format There is an executable file FTezDAQXML2TXT. such as Excel to process the data. and select a result ***Note: Larger result files may require longer loading time. and from Notepad can export it to other data editor.6. 6. click “open” icon file to open.exe will convert XML format result file to TXT format result file.1 Review the Test Results To review the previous test results. User can use Notepad to open the result file and view the detail data. Run FTezDAQXML2TXT. Review and Process the Previous Test Result 6.exe is in the folder FTezDAQXM2TXT.

After open the XML result file. 28 . “Data”-> “From Text” will export txt file to xlsx file.3 Convert Result File from TXT to Excel format Run Microsoft Excel. it will show Click and save converted TXT file 6.

The library supports for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET. Universal Library Universal library drivers are provided for user to interface their own software to the DAQ box. 29 .7. All driver files are in the folder “DAQ_Lib_Driver”. The example Visual C++ project for VC6 SP6 IDE is in “C++_Project_Example” folder.