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.