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Included with the IEEE 802.15.4-compliant
Development Platform, OES-ZUSB-1000 is the following:
• One USB-based 802.15.4 radio transceiver.
• Five battery-operated ready sensors (endpoints), which
can be configured as radio repeater/router units.
• Selected sensors.
• Software API and development utilities.
This platform allows for the potential integration
of 802.15.4 wireless solutions into existing and
prospective products. The IEEE 802.15.4-compliant
Development Platform, OES-ZUSB-1000, is available for
For more information, contact:
ONEARTH SOLUTIONS CORP.
5284 Randolph Rd. #216
Rockville, MD 20852
240-221-0256 Fax: 301-299-2142
Circle #152 on the Reader Service Card.
THERMOCOUPLE DATA LOGGER
NUTS & VOLTS
Pico Technology — the PC-based test and measurement company — has introduced a USB (v1.1)
version of its popular TC-08 eight-channel thermocouple
data logger. The new unit samples at up to 10 readings
per second (more than twice the speed of the serial port
version), features built-in cold junction compensation
(CJC), and covers the temperature range of -270 to 1,820
The TC-08 can be used with thermocouple types B,
E, J, K, N, R, S, and T and outputs can be viewed in
degrees C or mV. The unit is accurate to 0.2 percent ±0.5
degrees C and has a resolution of better than 0.1 degrees
C for most thermocouple types.
The TC-08’s USB connectivity allows multiple units to
be run on a single PC, making it easy to create systems
with up to 80 thermocouples. The TC-08 is supplied with
PicoLog software free of charge. Full and demo versions
of the PicoLog software can be downloaded from Pico
Alan Tong, Pico Technology’s Technical Director,
comments: “The serial version of the TC-08 was launched
in 1995 and — with temperature being the most common
parameter users wish to measure — quickly became one
of our most popular data logging products. However, with
serial ports no longer provided on modern PCs,
customers had to buy serial-to-USB adapters — but no
more. The new TC-08 connects to a PC via USB,
dispensing with the need for an adapter and delivering
With the free PicoLog Recorder software, the user can
configure multiple (USB) TC-08s, set the sampling
interval from 0.1 seconds to several hours, and set the
maximum number of readings. The user can also tell the
PicoLog Recorder what to do once the thermocouple
readings have been taken. Options include Stop; Repeat
Immediately (start again); Scroll (oldest recordings
disappear); or Repeat After Delay (where the delay is set
by the user). The user can also perform mathematical
operations on the thermocouple outputs. For example,
the user can output one temperature relative to another.
Using PicoLog Recorder, TC-08 data can be viewed in
a spreadsheet and/or in a graph as it is being recorded.
TC-08 data collected from previous recordings can also
be viewed in PicoLog Player. The TC-08 (USB version) is
available immediately and retails for approximately
$470.00, plus tax.
For more information, contact:
PICO TECHNOLOGY LTD.
St. Neots PE19 1QB
+ 44 1480 396395 Fax: + 44 1480 396296
Circle #114 on the Reader Service Card.
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