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UltraSoundGate 116Hme (mobile)

part # 61165
# 61166
Compact mobile ultrasound recording interface with a balanced analog input, peak level meter, trigger button, acoustic monitoring output, rugged aluminium housing, USB 2.0 interface, recording software Avisoft-RECORDER USGH and water-proof transport case. Thanks to its compact size and the integrated peak level meter, this unit is certainly suited for hand held use with small Ultra Mobile PCs (subnotebook or netbook) in the field.
UltraSoundGate 116Hme front
UltraSoundGate 116Hme front view
UltraSoundGate 116Hme back
UltraSoundGate 116Hme, back view
Number of channels 1
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution 16 bit or 8 bit
Sample rates [kHz] 1000, 750, 666.6, 500, 400, 375, 333.3, 300, 250, 214, 200, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Frequency response (-3dB, external input without mic) 20 Hz - 460 kHz
Acoustic monitor output yes (adjustable 2 to 30-fold undersampling), fixed volume
Overload indicator (red LED) yes
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) yes
Input sensitivity (max trim) -43.2dBV = -41 dBu = 6.9 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) -3.2dBV = -1 dBu = 0.69 Vrms
Input sensitivity (max trim) discrete gain control option -28.4 dBV = -26.2 dBu = 38.0 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) discrete gain control option 1.6 dBV = 3.8 dBu = 1.2 Vrms
Gain adjustment potentiometer 40 dB continuous range (standard) or
30 dB range with 3 dB increments (optional)
Input impedance 50 kOhm
Analog input connector female XLR-5 socket
Other inputs external trigger input/output (TTL-compatible), one digital input (TTL-compatible)
Computer interface USB 2.0, isochronous high-speed mode
Physical USB connection standard B-type USB socket
Maximum power supply current (drawn from the USB) 250 mA
Housing Compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 65 x 32 x 160
Weight 205 g
Included software Avisoft-RECORDER USGH
System requirements PC with at least an Intel Atom at 1 GHz, running Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
USG 116Hm principle

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 116Hme recording system

Recommended accessories

  • Sound analysis software Avisoft-SASLab Pro (part# 10101 / 10102)

UltraSoundGate 116Hme complete kit for recording ultrasound in air

with condenser microphone
part # 71165
# 71166
  • UltraSoundGate 116Hme with Avisoft-RECORDER USGH,
  • Very sensitive externally polarized condenser microphone (CM16/CMPA) with a flat frequency response, replaceable capsule (a spare capsule is included), low-noise and low-distortion preamplifier,
  • Microphone extension cable (2 m),
  • Microphone stand (microphone clamp and mini tripod),
  • Water-proof transport case,
UltraSoundGate 116Hm kit
UltraSoundGate 116Hme with CM16/CMPA microphone
UltraSoundGate 116Hme User's Guide

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last modified on 23 January 2018