The Quanser Q8-USB is a single-point I/O, eight-channel data acquisition device that delivers reliable real-time performance via a USB interface. Low I/O conversion times, easy connectivity, and 2 kHz max closed-loop control rate makes the Q8-USB an ideal DAQ for rapid prototyping and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL) development. With a wide range of inputs and outputs, you can easily connect and control a variety of devices instrumented with analog and digital sensors, including encoders – all with one board.
Same as the physical Rotary Servo Base Unit, the virtual system features a DC motor that drives a smaller pinion gear. This gear is fixed to a larger middle gear that rotates on the load shaft. The position of the load shaft is measured using a high-resolution optical encoder or a potentiometer.