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CONTEC Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox

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

CONTEC Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox

Note: Beginning with R2016a, MATLAB is no longer available on 32-bit systems. Because the existing adapters for CONTEC 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.

CONTEC manufactures a variety of PC-based data acquisition devices including those for analog input and analog output. Use MATLAB® as your single software environment to create your own waveforms, measurement and analysis routines, and automated instrument applications for CONTEC DAQ hardware.

MATLAB supports CONTEC hardware through Data Acquisition Toolbox™. Specifically, it supports this hardware by downloading and using the ML-DAQ MATLAB compliant Data Acquisition Library interface available from CONTEC’s website. CONTEC hardware can also be used from Simulink® using the Data Acquisition Toolbox to incorporate live data into your Simulink models.

CONTEC hardware is available on various platforms including PCI and USB. With this CONTEC 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 CONTEC 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.