Hardware Support

DATAQ Instruments Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox

Create your own waveforms, measurement and analysis routines, and applications for DATAQ Instruments hardware using MATLAB and Data Acquisition Toolbox.

Note: Beginning with R2016a, MATLAB is no longer available on 32-bit systems. Because the existing adapters for DATAQ Instruments data acquisition hardware are 32-bit only, this hardware is currently only supported by Data Acquisition Toolbox R2015b and earlier. For a list of supported data acquisition hardware, see Hardware Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox.

DATAQ Instruments manufactures a variety of PC-based data acquisition and data logger systems. Use MATLAB as your single software environment to create your own waveforms, measurement and analysis routines, and automated instrument applications for DATAQ hardware.

MATLAB supports DATAQ data acquisition hardware through Data Acquisition Toolbox. Specifically, it supports this hardware by downloading and using the DATAQ Adaptor for the MATLAB Data Acquisition Toolbox from DATAQ. DATAQ hardware can also be used from Simulink using the Data Acquisition Toolbox to incorporate live data into your Simulink models.

With this DATAQ support, you can perform the following tasks in MATLAB or Simulink:

  • Acquire data from all analog input channels
  • Control and generate data from analog output channels
  • Control the digital I/O channels
  • Configure the sampling rate of the DAQ hardware
  • Trigger the start of your data acquisition
  • Find and display the device settings

Platform and Release Support

Using MATLAB or Simulink with DATAQ hardware requires installing the 32-bit version of MATLAB whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows® machine. The 32-bit version of MATLAB can be installed on a 64-bit Windows operating system.