WSDA-200-USB
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The WSDA®-200-USB is a USB gateway for easy, reliable data acquisition from Lord wireless sensors. The gateway provides seamless communication between the wireless sensor nodes and host computer using SensorConnect software or the MSCL API. The software and gateway allows users to easily configure wireless nodes and deploy them into a synchronized and scalable network.

Lord wireless sensor networks are fast to deploy and provide reliable, lossless data throughput. These networks are proven to work in demanding industries where reliable data acquisition is critical.
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LORD MicroStrain’s WSDA® -Base -104 -LXRS® is a USB I/O (input/output) wireless gateway for easy, reliable sensor data acquisition.

Product Highlights

  • Data acquisition gateway collects synchronized data from scalable networks of wireless sensors
  • Provides seamless communication between the wireless sensor nodes and host computer
  • Quick deployment with USB host computer interface
  • Compatible with all LORD MicroStrain® sensor nodes
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LORD MicroStrain’s WSDA® -Base -101 -LXRS® is a USB operated gateway with eight analog outputs that relay data collected from any sensors within its local network.

Product Highlights

  • Data acquisition gateway collects synchronized data from scalable networks of wireless sensors
  • Quick deployment with USB host computer interface
  • Supports up to eight channels of analog outputs to data acquisition equipment (DAQ) from multiple nodes
  • Can be used as a stand-alone device or simultaneously with a host computer
  • Compatible with all LORD MicroStrain® sensor nodes
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List Price:
$495

Internal Antenna

List Price:
$995

High Performance

  • Lossless data throughput and sampling of ±50 μS in LXRS-enabled modes
  • Wireless range up to 2 km (800 m typical)

Ease of Use

  • Easy out-of-the-box installation with data collection in minutes
  • Scalable networks for easy expansion
  • Remote configuration, acquisition, and display of sensor data with SensorConnect
  • Easy custom integration with open-source, comprehensive communications and command library (API)
  • Thousands of sensors managed from a single gateway

Applications

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Equipment performance monitoring, verification, evaluation, and diagnostics
  • Test and measurement
  • System control
  • Environmental monitoring

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions

Ease of Use

  • Easy out-of-the-box installation with data collection in minutes
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with SensorConnect
  • Data visualization through web-based SensorCloud™ portal provides quick data navigation and analysis
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK

Cost Effective

  • Thousands of sensors managed from a single gateway
  • Out-of-the box wireless sensing solution reduces development and deployment time.
  • Volume discounts

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions

Ease of Use

  • Supports eight-channel connection with analog DAQ’s
  • Stand alone operation using front panel buttons
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with SensorConnect
  • Data visualization through web-based SensorCloud™ portal provides quick data navigation and analysis
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK

Cost Effective

  • Thousands of sensors managed from a single gateway
  • Out-of-the box wireless sensing solution reduces development and deployment time.
  • Volume discounts

 

Operation

  • Support up to 127 nodes simultaneously
  • Maximum data throughput per gateway
    • LXRS: 4 kHz (i.e. 32 channels at 128 Hz)
    • LXRS+: 16 kHz (i.e. 128 channels at 128 Hz)
  • Compatible with SensorConnect software or the MSCL API

Interface

  • USB 2.0
  • Radio: 2.4 GHz license free worldwide
    • LXRS: 250 kbps (longer range)
    • LXRS+: 1 Mbps proprietary (high data throughput)
  • Antenna: Internal or external (cable and antenna provided)
  • –40 to +85 °C operating temperature range

General

Connectivity

USB 2.0 virtual serial communication @ 921,600 bps

Sampling

Supported node sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, continuous, periodic burst, event-triggered, and datalogging

Synchronization beacon interval

1 Hz beacon provides ± 32 μsec node-to-node synchronization

Synchronization beacon stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license-free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); (low power option available for use outside the U.S.A.- limited to 10 dBm (10 mW)

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

Power source

USB port: 5 V dc standard

Power consumption

Idle: 45.7 mA; Eight active node channels operating at 256 Hz low duty cycle: 65.6 mA

Operating temperature

-40 °C to + 85 °C (electronics)

-30 °C to +70 °C (enclosure/antenna)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

88 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm without antenna

Weight

123 grams

Enclosure material

Black anodized aluminum

Integration

Connectors

Micro-USB

Communications cable

USB standard to USB micro-B (3 foot cable included in starter kit)

Compatible sensor nodes

All LXRS® sensor nodes, all legacy 2.4 GHz nodes

Firmware

Firmware upgradeable through software interface

Software

SensorCloud™, Node Commander®, WSDA® Data

Downloader, Live Connect, Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE, ROHS

 

General

Connectivity

USB 2.0 virtual serial communication @ 921,600 bps

Analog Outputs

Analog output

Eight channels, 0 to 3 V dc, 1 analog update indicator channel and 1 input/output pulse per second channel, supports streaming and low duty cycle data collection

Analog stand alone operation

Front panel buttons provide access to most software functions including trigger, sleep, beacon and more

Analog low pass filter

-3 dB cutoff @ 375 Hz

Zero scale error + 5 mV (typical), + 20 mV (maximum)
Full scale error - 4.5 mV (typical), - 30 mV (maximum)
Zero to full scale error ± 3 mV (maximum)

Sampling

Supported node sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, continuous, periodic burst, event-triggered, and datalogging (analog output support in low duty cycle mode only)

Synchronization beacon interval

1 Hz beacon provides ± 32 μsec node-to-node synchronization

Synchronization beacon stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license-free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); (low power option available for use outside the U.S.A.- limited to 10 dBm (10 mW)

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

Power source

Screw terminal connector: 3.6 to 13.0 V dc, USB port: 5 V dc standard

Power consumption

Idle: 45.7 mA; Eight active node channels operating at 256 Hz low duty cycle: 65.6 mA

Operating temperature

-40 °C to + 85 °C (electronics)

-30 °C to +70 °C (enclosure/antenna)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

128 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm without antenna

Weight

140 grams

Enclosure material

Black anodized aluminum

Integration

Connectors

Micro-USB, screw terminal block

Communications cable

USB standard to USB micro-B (3 foot cable included in starter kit)

Front panel interface

Buttons for controlling node operation and sampling

Compatible sensor nodes

All LXRS® sensor nodes, all legacy 2.4 GHz nodes

Firmware

Firmware upgradeable through software interface

Software

SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

 

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