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850 Universal Interface

550 Universal Interface



Comparing the 550 & 850 Universal Interfaces

550 Universal Interface

Fast, flexible, and affordable, and it still has all the power you need to ignite student learning in your lab. The 550 is equipped with high-speed data collection, signal generation and power supply, FFTs, timers and more.

850 Universal Interface

All the speed and power you need for your most demanding physics experiments. And it can replace most of the equipment in your physics lab including oscilloscopes, power supplies, timers, and function generators, multi-meters and more.

550 to 850 Comparison Chart (click to expand)


550 Universal Interface

850 Universal Interface

Ports 2 high speed-analog inputs
2 digital inputs for photogates and other timing devices
2 PASPORT sensor inputs
4 high speed-analog inputs
4 digital inputs for photogates and other timing devices
4 PASPORT sensor inputs

USB connection to:

  • computers and/or Chromebooks™

Bluetooth® connection to:

  • iPads®, Android™ tablets and supported computers.

USB connection to:

  • computers

SPARKvue (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Chromebooks)
or PASCO Capstone (Windows/Mac only)

PASCO Capstone (Windows/Mac only)

Works with all ScienceWorkshop and PASPORT sensors

Can be used along with other PASCO interfaces

Note: Wireless Sensors and Smart Carts don’t require an interface

Works with all ScienceWorkshop and PASPORT sensors

Can be used along with other PASCO interfaces

Note: Wireless Sensors and Smart Carts don’t require an interface

Max Sampling Rate Up to 2 MHz on one channel 10 MHz on two channels simultaneously
Analog Input ±10 V, optional voltage gain 10x, 100x ±20 V, optional voltage gain 10x, 100x, 1000x
Signal Generator 400 mA at ±8 V, DC to 100 kHz

#1: ±15 V at 1A, DC to 100 kHz

#2 & #3: 50 mA at ±10 V, DC to 500 kHz, independent

Complete Physics Experiments

Classic Physics Experiments designed for use with a 550 or 850 Universal Interface and PASCO Capstone software.



Waves and Optics


Featured Interface Videos

Learn about the power that PASCO Capstone software and 850 Universal Interface bring to today’s physics and engineering education labs.

850 Universal Interface Out of the Box

See how PASCO’s Airlink converts 80+ PASport and ScienceWorkshop sensors into wireless sensors.

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    Gurpreet Sidhu | Physics Instructor | University College of North | The Pas, MB

  • Wireless Spectrometer Big Hit With Students – PASCO’s wireless spectrometer has been utilized very well by our earth science and physical science teachers. It’s an excellent piece of equipment and we have very much enjoyed its addition to enriching our classroom. It definitely brings students to a higher level of understanding wave interaction at a molecular level.

    Matt Tumbach | Secondary Instructional Technology Leader | Tommy Douglas Collegiate | Saskatoon, SK

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    Reed Jeffrey | Science Department Head | Upper Canada College | Toronto ON

  • Your lab equipment is of the highest quality and technical support is always there to help. During the 25 years we have used a wide array of lab equipment including computer interfacing. Your Pasco line has a high profile in our lab and will continue to do so far into the future.

    Bob Chin | Lab Technician | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Surrey, BC

  • Datalogging Activities are Cross-Curricular

    Throughout the province of Nova Scotia, PASCO’s probeware technology has been merged with the rollout of the new P-6 curriculum. We chose a number of sensors for use with our project-based activities. Both the functionality and mobility of PASCO’s dataloggers enable students to collect authentic, real-world data, test their hypotheses and build knowledge.

    Mark Richards | Technology Integration Consultant | Annapolis Valley R.S.B. | Nova Scotia

  • We have a large number of PASCO wireless spectrometers and love how they have improved the learning experience for our students.

    Shawn McFadden | Technical Specialist | Ryerson University | Toronto, Ontario

  • During distance learning due to COVID-19 school shut down, I was given a short window to collect what I could from my classroom to teach online. The PASCO wireless sensors and Smart Carts were my top priority to collect to implement distance learning. By sharing experimental data with students via SPARKVue, the sensors were pivotal in creating an online experience that still allowed students to grow with their lab skills. It was easy to record videos of the data collection and share the data with my students. They did a phenomenal job examining and interpreting the data.

    Michelle Brosseau | Physics Teacher | Ursuline College Chatham | Chatham, Ontario

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