External Input & Trigger Synch Box

Integrate analog signals with Tekscan systems via USB.

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Description

The USB-6008 is an analog to digital device that can take discrete or analog signals and transmit them to a PC via USB. The Tekscan system can used this signal for remote triggering or processing of external data with the tactile sensor data.

Applications

  • Synching Tekscan data capture with the start of video recording (digital or analog)
  • Compare tactile sensor data with other analog sensor input
  • Perform calibration using load cell input with calibration wizard

Analog Sensor Input

All Tekscan systems can record up to eight analog sensors in addition to acquiring pressure data from the Tekscan sensor. In-depth analysis can be run while correlating Tekscan data with data from:

  • Thermocouple
  • Humidity sensor
  • Load cell
  • Etc.

analog input force vs. time graph

Calibration

If a load cell is connected to the USB-6008, the simultaneous measurements of the load cell and the Tekscan sensor can be used to increase the accuracy of sensor calibration.

calibration graph

Triggering

The USB-6008 provides the interface for an external trigger to star/stop a recording in an Evolution™ system. The Evolution can also signal a start/stop to an external device via the USB-6008.

Specifications

External Input & Trigger Synch Box
Model # USB-6008

General

USB Power

Bus-Powered

Measurement Type Voltage
Isolation Type None

Input/Output

Analog Channels 8*
Resolution 12-bits
Sample Rate

Same as Tekscan Sensor (not synch, 100 hz max)

Max Voltage 10V
Voltage Input Range -10V to 10V
Synchronize Port Input N/A

Physical Specifications

Length 8.51 cm (3.35 in.)
Width 8.18 cm (3.22 in.)
Height 2.31 cm (0.91 in.)
I/O Connector Screw Terminals
Cable compatibility 16 to 28 AWG
Weight 84 g (3 oz)
Operating Temperature  0° to 55°C (32° to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Humidity 5 to 90% RH, non-condensing

System Requirements

Software I-Scan™ V7.5 or newer

Operating System

Please see Tekscan's Computer Requirements
Software

Trigger for Evolution™: Yes (Trigger Add-on)

Analog Input: No additional software needed

*Analog channel used for triggering can also collect analog data. Coltage threshold for triggering is set during configuration.

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