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LabJack & Android Stick PC

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#1 Michael Thoresson

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:56 AM

Hi Guys, I was wondering if anybody had used a LabJack unit for continuous monitoring using an android stick PC like rikomagic dual or quad core MK802 IIIS/IV Android 4.1 Mini PC? I would like to use it for remote monitoring and performing on-board signal processing which then gets fed through a 3G signal to a website. Any thoughts or lessons learned would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Michael

#2 LabJack Support

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

We have not tested with an Android Stick PC, but considering they have USB hosts you can connect any of our LabJacks. I am not sure what kind of power the Android stick's USB ports provide, but a U3 (our lower power LabJack) draws about 50 mA with no connections. The supply current for our devices can be found in Appendix A of the User's Guide. If power is an issue you can use an externally powered USB hub, or with a UE9 or T7 (when using Ethernet/WiFi) a power supply. Also, note that the UE9 and T7 support TCP communications, so they do not need to be connected to your Android stick. On the software end, currently we do not provide an Android specific driver or software. We provide a Linux USB driver (Exodriver) with source code that requires libusb 1.0, so you can try to compile those for Android, or go the TCP route with a UE9 or T7. If the current libusb 1.0 has issues, try libusbx as I believe it takes Android into account.

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