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TriboDAQ Ultrasonic Pulser-Receiver-Digitiser

TriboDAQ Ultrasonic Pulser Receiver Digitiser

Tribosonics' TriboDAQ Unit

The TriboDAQ is a small form factor ultrasonic pulser receiver and digitising platform for use in a wide range of testing, monitoring and inspection applications. The TriboDAQ is designed to work with and without a PC connection. When connected to a PC the system can be controlled using Tribosonics Ltd software platform. The TriboDAQ is also designed as a standalone instrument whose hardware functionality can be expanded through the use of add-on boards and programmable processors.


The TriboDAQ combines a square-wave pulser, a 0-110dB low noise amplifier, a 12 bit 100MSps digitiser, and a powerful FPGA and microprocessor. Wired communication options include USB, RS232, and Ethernet. Wireless options include WiFi, GSM, Zigbee, and Bluetooth. External inputs such as analogue and digital signals can be acquired by the system along with encoder inputs. Coupled with the facility of a thermocouple in, TriboDAQ is a low cost solution for many next generation ultrasonic measurement and monitoring applications

You can download a product information sheet here.

Small Form Ultrasonic System

The TriboDAQ is a highly flexible and low cost solution perfectly suited to perform in a range of applications including:

  •  NDT Flaw Detection
  •  Process Monitoring
  •  Condition Monitoring
  •  Ultrasonic Research
  •  Portable Ultrasonic Measurements
  •  Remote Robotic Ultrasonics

Technical Specifications

  • 12V, 250mA Power Supply.
  • USB 2.0, SPI and Serial Com ports
  • Up to 32GB SD card Storage
  • Pulse Echo or Pitch Catch Configuration
  • Internal Board Form Factor: 53*77mm
  • 11V Pulse Out
  • Pulse Width  0.02 - 2 μs
  • Pulse Repetition  0.1 - 10kHz
  • Rise Time  <5 ns, Fall Time  <5 ns
  • Gain  0-100 dB
  • 12 - 14 bits 65-125 MSPS Digitiser  
  • 3.3V Internal and External Trigger
  • 8 TTL Inputs, 4 Analogue I/O
  • 4-20mA Loop
  • Accelerometer, Thermocouple input


A range of Add-On boards are also available:

     Raspberry Pi

Tribosonics Ltd has recently developed a interface for the Raspberry Pi platform that allows for acquisition of data from a T200 over SPI into a Raspberry Pi (see for more details on the Raspberry Pi).


The Multiplexer board translates the single output of the T200 board to drive from 2 to 512 sensors. This is ideal for a Daisy Chain or one to many configuration.

High Voltage Board.


High Voltage Board

Tribosonics' High Voltage board amplifies the output of the T200 board to a selectable -50V, -100V and -200V pulse.  This higher voltage pulse improves the Signal to Noise Ratio which in turn means that thicker materials with a lower grade can be monitored.

ATEX Board

ATEX Barrier

ATEX Barrier

High frequency, High power Zener barrier which makes the output of the T200 Intrinsically safe and therefore suitable for an ATEX regulated enviroment.

Wireless TxRx Board

Based on the Zigbee wireless protocol, the Wireless TxRx board enables remote control and data transfers to and from the T200.