UE9 Series

UE9 UE9-Pro

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479.00
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579.00

UE9

USB or Ethernet DAQ device with 14 analog inputs (12- to 16-bit), 2 analog outputs (12-bit), 23 digital I/O, up to 2 counters, and up to 6 timers.

$479.00
Quantity Discounts:
1 - 9 = $479.00 per unit
10 - 29 = $440.68 per unit
30 - 99 = $402.36 per unit
100 - 499 = $364.04 per unit
500+ = $325.72 per unit
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In Stock

USB or Ethernet Multifunction DAQ

The UE9 series was the first LabJack product to incorporate industrial strength Ethernet, and offers customers a wide range of capabilities. It has a long service record of reliability and customer satisfaction.

New applications should consider the newer T7 or T7-Pro over the UE9 or UE9-Pro. The T7 family is generally superior at a lower price.

Product Highlights

New applications should consider the newer T7 or T7-Pro over the UE9 or UE9-Pro. The T7 family is generally superior at a lower price.

Analog Inputs:

The LabJack UE9 has 14 external analog inputs (AIN0-AIN13). AIN0-AIN3 are available on screw terminals and also on the DB37 connector. All 14 analog inputs are available on the DB37 connector.

Each analog input can be configured individually as unipolar (four ranges from 0-5 volts to 0-0.625 volts) or bipolar (±5 volts). Analog input resolution is 12-bits at max speed (12 us conversion time), increasing up to 16-bits at slower speeds (2.7 ms conversion time).

Command/response (software timed) analog input reads typically take 1.5+ ms depending on number of channels and communication configuration. Hardware timed input streaming has a maximum rate that varies with resolution from 250 samples/s at 16-bits to 50+ ksamples/s at 12-bits.

The UE9-Pro has all the features of the normal UE9 with the addition of an auxiliary low-speed hi-resolution (24-bit) sigma-delta ADC. This converter takes about 125 ms per sample and provides an effective resolution of about 20-bits (18-bits noise free) over the 0-5 or +/-5 volt ranges. Linearity and accuracy are also improved compared to the normal converter.

For more information about the analog inputs see Section 2.7 and Appendix A of the User's Guide. For data rate information see Sections 3.1 and Sections 3.2. The User's Guide can be found on the UE9 Support page.

Analog Outputs:

The LabJack UE9 has 2 analog outputs (DAC0 and DAC1) that are available both on screw terminals and the DB37 connector. Each analog output can be set to a voltage between 0 and 4.9 volts with 12-bits of resolution. The analog outputs are based on a true voltage reference.

The analog outputs are updated in command/response mode, with a typical update time of 1.5-4.0 ms depending on communication configuration.

For more information about the analog outputs see Section 2.8 and Appendix A of the User's Guide. For data rate information see Section 3.1. The User's Guide can be found on the UE9 Support page.

Digital I/O:

The LabJack UE9 has 23 digital I/O channels which can be individually configured as input, output-high, or output-low. 8 of these lines are called flexible digital I/O (FIO) and can be software configured as up to 6 timers and 2 counters.

The first 4 FIO are available on screw terminals and the DB37 connector. All 8 FIO and 3 MIO are available on the DB37 connector, and 8 EIO and 4 CIO are available on the DB15 connector.

Command/response (software timed) reads/writes typically take 1.5-4.0 ms depending on communication configuration. The digital inputs can also be read in a hardware timed input stream where up to 16 inputs count as a single stream channel.

For more information about the digital I/O see Section 2.9 and Appendix A of the User's Guide. For data rate information see Sections 3.1 and 3.2. The User's Guide can be found on the UE9 Support page.

Timers:

Up to 6 FIO can be configured as timers. The timers are very flexible, providing options such as PWM output, pulse timing, pulse counting, and quadrature input.

For more information about the timers see Section 2.10 and Appendix A of the User's Guide. The User's Guide can be found on the UE9 Support page.

Counters:

Up to 2 FIO can be configured as 32-bit counters.

For more information about the counters see Section 2.10 and Appendix A of the User's Guide. The User's Guide can be found on the UE9 Support page.

I/O Protection:

All I/O lines on the UE9 are protected against minor overvoltages. The AIN lines can withstand continuous overvoltage of ±15 volts, the FIO lines can withstand up to ±10 volts, while the EIO/CIO/MIO lines can withstand up to ±6 volts.

Power Supply:

Power can be provided by the USB cable or an external 5 volt supply (included). When only Ethernet is connected, and an isolated power supply is used (such as the included wall-wart), the entire UE9 is electrically isolated.

High Channel Count Applications:

By using USB hubs or Ethernet switches, many LabJacks can be interfaced to a single PC, providing an inexpensive solution for low-speed high channel count applications.

Modbus:

Modbus is an industry standard command/response protocol for data acquisition and control equipment. The UE9 supports Modbus/TCP in hardware, so any software that supports Modbus/TCP can talk to the UE9 with no further software/drivers required. (More Info)

Wireless Data Acquisition:

Combining the UE9 with a standard 802.11 wireless Ethernet bridge or access point ($50-$200 from any computer retailer) provides inexpensive wireless data acquisition. Applications include high-speed continuous wireless data acquisition, long distance remote sensing and control, or PDA based data acquisition. (More Info)

Hardware Overview

New applications should consider the newer T7 or T7-Pro over the UE9 or UE9-Pro. The T7 family is generally superior at a lower price.

Technical Specifications

  • 14 Analog Inputs (12-16 Bits Depending on Speed)
  • UE9-Pro Adds 24-bit Low-Speed ADC for 20-Bit Effective Resolution
  • ±5 or 0-5 Volt Maximum Analog Input Range
  • 2 Analog Outputs (12-Bit, 0-5 Volts)
  • 23 Digital I/O
  • Up to 2 Counters (32-Bits Each)
  • Up to 6 Timers (Pulse Timing, PWM Output, Quadrature Input, ...)
  • Supports SPI, I2C, and Asynchronous Serial Protocols (Master Only)
  • Supports Software or Hardware Timed Acquisition
  • Maximum Input Stream Rate of 50+ kHz (Depending on Resolution)
  • Capable of Command/Response Times As Low As 1.5 Milliseconds
  • Built-In Screw Terminals for Some Signals
  • USB 2.0/1.1 Full Speed Interface
  • Ethernet 10Base-T Interface
  • Dual-Processor Design with 168 MHz of Total Processing Power
  • Electrical Isolation Possible with Ethernet Interface
  • Wireless DAQ Possible with Ethernet Interface and 802.11 Bridge
  • No Power Supply Needed for USB Operation
  • Modbus/TCP Supported in Hardware
  • Drivers Available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Pocket PC
  • Examples Available for C/C++, VB, LabVIEW, Java, and More
  • Includes USB and Ethernet Cable, Power Supply, and Screwdriver
  • Universal Power Supply with Clips (Australia, Europe, UK, USA)
  • Free Firmware Upgrades
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Enclosure Size Approximately 3" x 7" x 1" (75mm x 185mm x 30mm)
  • Rated for Industrial Temperature Range (-40 to +85 Degrees C)

For more technical specifications look at the UE9's datasheet.

Other Highlights

Optional Accessories:

The CB15 is a simple screw terminal breakout for the DB15 connector.

The CB37 (Rev. 2.1) is a simple screw terminal breakout for the DB37 connector.

The EB37 experiment board also provides screw terminals for the DB37 connector, and in addition provides a solderless breadboard and useful power supplies.

The RB12 provides a convenient interface for the UE9 to industry standard digital I/O modules, allowing electricians, engineers, and other qualified individuals, to interface a LabJack with high voltages/currents. The RB12 relay board connects to the DB15 connector on the LabJack, using the 12 EIO/CIO lines to control up to 12 I/O modules. Output or input types of digital I/O modules can be used. The RB12 is designed to accept G4 series digital I/O modules from Opto22, and compatible modules from other manufacturers such as the G5 series from Grayhill. Output modules are available with voltage ratings up to 200 VDC or 280 VAC, and current ratings up to 3.5 amps.

The LJTick-Divider (LJTD) signal-conditioning module is designed to divide 2 single-ended higher voltage analog signals down to 0-2.5 volt signals.

The LJTick-DAC (LJTDAC) provides a pair of 14-bit analog outputs with a range of ±10 volts. Plugs into any digital I/O block, and thus up to 10 of these can be used per UE9 to add 20 analog outputs.

The LJTick-InAmp (LJTIA) signal-conditioning module provides two instrumentation amplifiers ideal for low-level signals such as bridge circuits (e.g. strain gauges) and thermocouples. Each amplifier converts a differential input to single-ended.

The LJTick-RelayDriver (LJTRD) allows 2 digital I/O lines on a UE9 to each control a relay or other moderate load up to 50V/200mA.

The LJTick-CurrentShunt (LJTCS) signal-conditioning module is designed to convert a 4-20 mA current loop input signal into a 0.47-2.36 volt signal.

The LJTick-Proto (LJTP) consists of an 8x8 grid of holes for prototyping custom signal-conditioning ticks for the LabJack UE9.

Satisfaction Guaranteed:

Everything we sell has a 30-day money back guarantee. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a product, contact us to arrange your choice of a refund or replacement. In addition, the LabJack UE9 is covered by a 1-year limited warranty.

Technical Support:

All LabJacks include lifetime technical support. Support resources include forum, FAQs, email, and telephone.

Drivers and Examples:

The UE9 Support page has drivers and sample code. We have drivers for the three major operating systems, and examples for most common programming languages.

Need more information?:

The User's Guide on UE9 Support page has all the specifics for working with the UE9. You'll also find the quick start guides, and any other literature we've published on the UE9.

Firmware:

Be sure to keep an eye on the UE9 Firmware page for the latest UE9 firmware.

Package Contents

  • UE9 (-Pro) unit itself in red enclosure
  • USB cable (6 ft / 1.8 m)
  • Ethernet Cable (6ft / 1.8m)
  • 5V power supply
  • Screwdriver
  • Other package details: No software CD included. Download the software from labjack.com.
  • Retail packing (Package) size: 10" x 7" x 3"
  • Retail packing (Package) wt: 1.2lb

Accessories

LabJack LJTick-VRef Voltage Reference Accessory Compatible with LabJack USB, Ethernet, WiFi DAQ Devices

The LJTick-VRef is a Voltage reference accessory that outputs a stable 2.5V or 4.096V signal. These ticks are commonly used as an excitation... more

Price:
$23.75
LabJack LJTick-VRef Voltage Reference Accessory Compatible with LabJack USB, Ethernet, WiFi DAQ Devices

The LJTick-VRef is a Voltage reference accessory that outputs a stable 2.5V or 4.096V signal. These ticks are commonly used as an excitation... more

Price:
$23.75
LabJack CB37 USB, Ethernet, WiFi DAQ Screw Terminal Accessory board

Provides convenient screw terminals for the DB37 connector on the LabJack U6, UE9, and T7. Includes a screwdriver. Compatible with LJTick... more

Price:
$39.00
LabJack CB15 USB, Ethernet, WiFi DAQ Screw Terminal Accessory board

Provides convenient screw terminals for the 12 digital I/O lines on the DB15 connector of compatible LabJack devices. Includes a screwdriver... more

Price:
$29.00
LabJack Mux80 USB, Ethernet, WiFi DAQ 80 Analog Input Expansion Board

Analog input expansion board that adds 80 analog input channels. It can be connected to a U6, UE9, or T7 directly through the DB37 connector... more

Price:
$149.00

Support Resources

Getting Started


UE9/UE9-Pro USB, Ethernet DAQ Software and Driver

Install Software

1. Download and install the UE9's installation package.

UE9/UE9-Pro USB, Ethernet DAQ Device Connected via USB

Connect UE9

2. Connect the UE9 to the computer via USB.The UE9 's status LED should blink at power up and then stay solid on. If Windows asks about installing new hardware accept the defaults.

LJControlPanel device selection screen

Run LJControlPanel

3. LJControlPanel is a free application installed by the UE9 's installation package. You should be able to find it in the Start Menu links.

LabJack Applications

Explore other LabJack Applications

Look at the other applications compatible with the UE9 on the U3, U6, and UE9 Applications page.

LabJack Example Code

Look at the available example code

LabJack develops and maintains example code compatible with the UE9. Look at the UD Example Code and Wrappers page for more details.

Go to the UE9 's Quickstart page for more detailed instructions.

Installation Packages and Downloads

UD Software Stack Installer (Software Section)

U3, U6, and UE9 Installation Packages

U6/U6-Pro USB Data Acquisition and Control (DAQ) Device Image U3-HV/U3-LV USB Data Acquisition and Control (DAQ) Device Image UE9/UE9-Pro USB and Ethernet Data Acquisition and Control (DAQ) Device Image
Software and driver installers for the U3, U6, and UE9 devices.

Firmware

Download the latest firmware here.

Datasheet and Application Notes

Available Applications & Utilities

Applications - U3/U6/UE9 Application Highlights

U3, U6, and UE9 Applications

U3 U6 UE9

U3, U6, UE9

LJLogUD: U3, U6, UE9 compatable USB, and Ethernet Data Logging Application

LJLogUD

LJLogUD is an application that allows data to be collected at variable rates from a U3, U6, or a UE9 and saved to a .csv file. This logging program should be used when collecting data slower than 100Hz. Simple scaling equations can be used to apply mathematical filtering to the values before they are graphed & logged to a file.

LJStreamUD: U3, U6, UE9 compatable USB, and Ethernet Data Logging Application

LJStreamUD

LJStreamUD is an application that uses the U3, U6, or UE9's streaming functionality to collect data at high rates to graph and save the data to a .csv file. This logging program should be used when collecting data faster than 100Hz. Simple scaling equations can be used to apply mathematical filtering to the values before they are graphed & logged to a file.

LJControlPanel: U3, U6, UE9 compatable device control and configuration program.

LJControlPanel

LJControlPanel is a simple configuration and testing utility for the U3, U6, and UE9 devices.

LJControlPanel: U3, U6, UE9 compatable device firmware upgrading utility

LJSelfUpgrade

LJSelfUpgrade updates the firmware on U3, U6, and UE9 devices.

Installation Instructions

Applications compatible with the U3, U6, and UE9 are installed by the UD Library installer. Check the installer's download page for more details.

3rd Party Applications List

3rd Party Applications

Various software companies have created applications for LabJack hardware. Check with each application for specific device support.

Software Development Resources

UE9 High Level Driver Quick-Reference

UE9/UE9-Pro Control via Modbus

Modbus

Many features of the UE9 can be also accessed directly using Modbus TCP. The available modbus registers are listed in the UD Modbus section.

LabJack UE9 High Level Driver Documentation

UE9 Example Pseudocode


Example Code

UD Example Code Table HTML (Referencable)

Example Code/Wrappers: UD Library

U3 U6 UE9

U3, U6, UE9


Examples In... Windows Mac Linux

Some of the examples reference modbus read and write functions. A list of registers that can be read from and written to by these modbus functions is available in the UD Modbus section.

UE9 Native TCP Example Code Table (Referencable)

UE9 Native TCP Example Code

UE9

UE9


Libraries... Windows Mac Linux
LabVIEW
C
Python
PocketPC

The UE9 is also compatible with the direct Modbus TCP examples. A list of the available modbus registers that the UE9 supports is available in the UD Modbus section.

Note that some features, such as streaming, are simplified by the UD library.