Benefits, Potential Dangers of Using USB for Test and Measurement Applications

Oct. 24, 2012
Data Translation Discusses How to Avoid Potential Dangers That Can Cause Catastrophic Results

Recognized for its ease of use and flexibility, USB is one of the fastest growing busses within the computer and electronics industries today. All new PCs have a number of USB ports, some with as many as six, for connecting external devices. For test and measurement applications, USB data acquisition modules offer a number of significant advantages. But, beware – they also contain some potential dangers that can cause catastrophic results depending on your application.