Archive for the ‘daq’ Category

From smartphones to industrial machines to transportation networks, the amount of devices acquiring and sharing data is on the rise. As the interconnectedness of devices continues to grow, it is crucial that you harness the power of this data to make informed decisions that drive innovation and mitigate risk.




Here‘s a list of NIWeek 2014 sessions that will equip you with the right set of tools to acquire, analyze, and visualize data to make informed decisions fast.

TS4358 - What’s New in LabVIEW 2014

Discover how LabVIEW 2014 expands your access to the latest hardware technologies, streamlines application development with new LabVIEW features, and supports you better with community toolkits. Don’t miss this session if you’re a LabVIEW developer!


Tuesday, Aug 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM– 16B

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM– 16B


TS4899 - How to Get More Value From Your Data

At this session, explore the NI technical data management solution with a focus on the underlying technology of NI DataFinder. Also take an in-depth look at how you can search and mine your data whether your application spans a few team members or globally.


Wednesday, Aug 6, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM– 19A


TS3309 - Life After DAQ - How Can I Analyze All my Data?

Deriving knowledge from acquired data is key to gaining a competitive edge in the market. But are you using the right post-processing tool to reveal the value hidden in your data?


Tuesday, Aug 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM– 19A

Wednesday, Aug 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM– 19A


TS3285 - Creating Highly Innovative User Interfaces With LabVIEW

Discover how to use LabVIEW to create highly innovative UIs that you didn’t know were possible. Also explore UI tools as well as tips and tricks to make you more proficient with LabVIEW.


Tuesday, Aug 5, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM– 16B

Wednesday, Aug 6, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM– 16B


>> Add these sessions to your NIWeek schedule now.

In the United States diabetes is on the rise, with 25.8 million Americans known to be diagnosed in 2011. Since there is such a large diabetic population, many medical device companies are developing innovative and more efficient ways to help manage diabetes, especially for our “on-the-go” fast paced society. That’s where NI LabVIEW comes in.


Advanced Instruments Technologies Inc.—a National Instruments Alliance Partner— and Test Systems Pro Inc. used LabVIEW software, the NI Spectral Measurements Toolkit, NI TestStand, and NI PXI RF hardware during RF and production tests of a subcomponent for an FDA Class II medical glucose meter and insulin delivery system. This system uses RF technology to wirelessly communicate the blood glucose readings of the diabetic to an insulin delivery actuator that pumps insulin accordingly. LabVIEW was used to create fast, repeatable tests and streaming RF record and playback, which made integration quick and easy.


With this technology, we are one step closer to finding a cure for diabetes. The ability for a glucose meter to wirelessly communicate to an insulin delivery device opens the door for diabetics to have better control and fewer complications.




>> Check out the full case study to get more technical details for this application.

In the past, coaches and players on the Malaysia national badminton team analyzed players and opponents based on a video system.  This system required an individual to manually code player motions and shots played from previously recorded matches. While this system improves the individual player and the team, it is time consuming for the individual doing the coding. When professors at Monash University were approached to develop a new system, they knew that NI tools could help them create the most efficient system possible.




Using a camera to record the badminton matches, NI Vision Assistant, and NI LabVIEW software, the researchers created a system that can track the foot of the player and analyze his or her number of rallies, motion density, and motion trajectory.  Current coaching software requires approximately half a day to manually process a one-hour video file, but this system requires only 10 to 15 minutes for processing the same video file. Now the Malaysia national badminton team can improve performance in days rather than weeks.





>> Check out the case study here. 

While most people take cover when a tornado strikes, meteorological scientists from TWISTEX chase after them to capture ground-level data to help researchers better understand and predict atmospheric conditions.  So when it came time for TWISTEX to develop a sturdy, stand-alone instrument that could collect, store, and visualize large data sets, they turned to NI products and LabVIEW to help them out.




The TWISTEX team used NI CompactDAQ hardware, LabVIEW, NI DIAdem, and an NI 3110 industrial controller to obtain, process, and display the sound, temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and direction from the bottom 2 m of the tornado. Using NI products, TWISTEX created an instrument that can measure audio from inside a tornado funnel, a first for meteorological scientists everywhere.






>> Watch Tim Samaras from TWISTEX talk about his passion for chasing tornados.

Commmunity member DBiel has submitted an example showing how to programmatically determine what cDAQ modules are in a chassis. This example uses LabVIEW and built-in DAQmx property nodes to communicate with a chassis and return an array of module information. This can be really useful during the startup phase of an application to make sure that the chassis is configured correctly before starting any data aquisition or other activities.


The example in the NI Community is called Get cDAQ Module Types in LabVIEW.