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The rapid adoption of the PC in the last 20 years catalyzed a revolution in instrumentation for test, measurement, and automation. One major development resulting from the ubiquity of the PC is the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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The NI SC Express family offers PXI Express data acquisition with integrated signal conditioning for measuring strain gages, bridge-based transducers, thermocouples, and high-voltage analog input... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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This document explains how to use IEEE 1394 (FireWire) cameras with NI products.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The earliest form of recording data involved manually taking measurements, recording them to a written log, and plotting them on graph paper. In the late 19th century, this process was automated with... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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When developing an embedded system, deciding which portion of the system to design and which to buy off the shelf can be daunting. By designing and building a custom solution, you can customize the... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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Discusses the technical merits of several bus and platform technologies for use in test and measurement.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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This guide outlines how test engineers can develop software-defined automated test systems that lower costs while increasing throughput and provide scalable system architecture for future... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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National Instruments offers over 450 PXI products that can address the needs of extremely diverse set of applications such as automated test, data acquisition and industrial Control. Learn more about... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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This tutorial is meant as a starting point for using NI-VISA to communicate with an Ethernet device. It will provide a brief overview of both NI-VISA and the Ethernet bus followed by a tutorial on... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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FireWire, also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link, is a high-performance serial bus originally developed by Apple Computer in 1989. The baseline specification handles throughput rates of 100 megabits per... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A Local Area Network (LAN), or Ethernet, platform is the ubiquitous standard for networking PCs and connecting to the Internet. With the ability to span long distances, it also has become a popular... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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For more than 20 years, engineers and scientists have used NI LabVIEW to interface with measurement and control devices. LabVIEW integrates seamlessly with thousands of different hardware devices, and... (View Full Article)
(Specialty Software)
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Application software lies at the core of modern data acquisition (DAQ) systems, making it imperative that you select a software tool that fits the needs of your application today and easily scales as... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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When you have hundreds of different data acquisition (DAQ) devices to choose from on a wide variety of buses, it can be difficult to select the right bus for your application needs. Each bus has... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Once you have chosen your data acquisition device, you can easily take for granted the process of selecting the right computer for your application. The computer can be the most crucial part of your... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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With many data acquisition (DAQ) devices to choose from, it can be difficult to select the right one for your application. This white paper outlines five questions that you should ask when selecting... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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You can choose from many different sensors on the market today to measure all types of natural phenomena. This white paper categorizes and compares the most common sensors for measuring seven of these... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Data visualization is a common aspect of almost all measurement systems. From simply graphing an acquired signal to correlating measurement data with video, sound, or 3D model projection,... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The National Instruments â How-To Guide for Most Common Measurementsâ is a centralized resource portal for obtaining information about making common sensor and signal measurements. Each of the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Counter/timers (or counters) are an extremely useful feature of many National Instruments multifunction DAQ devices and NI CompactDAQ chassis. You can use counters for many different applications,... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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You can write today's instrument control applications using a number of different programming languages and technologies. Some of these technologies include NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows™/CVI, NI... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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No matter what your test and measurement application needs are, you need to rely on instrument control technologies that enable you to connect to and control your instruments through any hardware bus... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Automating traditional instruments is an important activity for many engineers as new products move from design through validation to production. The choices of instruments, instrument control buses,... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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NI LabVIEW can run on most common OSs and deploy code to an array of hardware targets. This flexibility means you can choose the most appropriate computing platform, protecting your investment in the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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itially the Universal Serial Bus (USB) was designed to connect peripheral devices, such as keyboards and mice, to PCs. However, USB has proven useful for many other applications, including measurement... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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For over 50 years, test engineers have been taking a PC-based approach to automating stand-alone instrumentation. With so much investment tied up in capital assets for test equipment, engineers and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Advances in networking technologies are continuously changing not only the way we do business, but also the way we setup our instrumentation systems. In this session, we cover fundamentals of... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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As part of the National Instruments Measurement Fundamentals Series, this set of tutorials helps you learn about a specific common measurement application topic through theory explanations and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Serial is a device communication protocol that is standard on almost every PC. Do not confuse it with universal serial bus (USB). Most computers include two EIA-232 based serial ports. Serial is also... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Serial is a common device communication protocol for instrument control because most computers and many remote instruments include at least one serial port. Single applications can be used across a... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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With plug-and-play connectivity and the near ubiquity of USB ports on modern PCs and laptops, USB has become a popular choice for controlling stand-alone instrumentation. As more instrument... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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For more than 20 years, NI LabVIEW has been used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated test, measurement, and control applications. While LabVIEW provides a variety of... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Real-time testing involves the use of a real-time environment to implement a test application. Engineers use real-time testing techniques primarily to achieve greater reliability and/or determinism in... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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For more than 20 years, scientists and engineers have widely used the IEEE 488 GPIB for automating instrumentation systems. As popular computer technology enters the test and measurement arena and... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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Learn how newer bus technologies such as Ethernet, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, and Cardbus present new opportunities for computer-based measurement and automation systems. In this session, we compare the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The automated test scales have tipped and it's time for a faster, smaller, more cost-effective solution than classic rack-and-stack options. Read the whitepaper to learn how test engineers are... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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LAN is one of several buses used to connect instruments to a PC. While there have been many claims that LAN(or other buses) are ideal for all applications, the reality is that each bus has different... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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This tutorial is meant as a starting point for using NI-VISA to communicate with a USB device. It is not intended as a starting point for learning about USB architecture or the various protocols used... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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This application note discusses a technique known as beamforming for determining noise location of passing vehicles. The technique has several challenges including simultaneous acquisition of a large... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Data logging and recording is a common measurement application. In its most basic form, data logging is the measuring and recording of physical or electrical parameters over a period of time. The data... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Instrument control is a PC-based approach that combines programmable software and hardware connectivity for automating measurement acquisition from third-party instrumentation. An instrument control... (View Full Article)