LORD MicroStrain's WSDA® -200-USB® 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 host computer interface
  • Compatible with all LORD Sensing LXRS and 200 Series sensing nodes
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Where to Buy?
U.S. International OEM

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Internal Antenna


External Antenna

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


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




USB 2.0 virtual serial communication @ 3 mbps


Supported node sampling modes

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

Synchronization beacon interval

1 Hz beacon provides ± 50 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:


Operating Parameters

Wireless communication range





1 km

2 km


400 m

1 km

Radio frequency (RF) transceiver carrier

License-free 2.405 to 2.480 GHz with 16 channels

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4 and Proprietary

RF transmit power

User-adjustable from 0 dBm to 20 dBm. Power output restricted regionally to operate within legal requirements

Power source

USB port: 5.0 V dc

Power consumption

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

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Physical Specifications


58.2 mm x 20.3 mm x 10.8 mm


17 grams



Internal antenna: USB Type A male

External antenna: Reverse Polarity TNC Type (RP-TNC) (1 meter cable included)

Compatible nodes

LORD Sensing LXRS and LXRS+ nodes


Firmware upgradeable through software interface


SensorConnect 7.0 or newer, Windows 7, 8 & 10 compatible

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++, Python, and .NET formats, Labview (OS and computing platform independent)


Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE (European Union)

*Actual range varies with conditions

**Measured with antennas elevated, no obstructions, no RF interferers.

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