Archive for the ‘data_acquisition’ 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.

Regulating indoor temperature seems as easy as pushing a button on your thermostat, but it involves multiple systems working together to get the job done. If you’ve ever had your air conditioning break in the middle of summer, you know how uncomfortable it can be when these systems fail. To prevent service outages and reduce energy consumption, Danfoss A/S built the world’s first test center for indoor climate products.





Danfoss A/S designed and built a control and data acquisition system using NI CompactDAQ, CompactRIO, and LabVIEW. They used the NI CompactDAQ platform as the backbone of the system due to its flexibility and Ethernet connectivity. By creating a new LabVIEW test framework, Danfoss A/S constructed a test solution that supports new devices. The test center is capable of controlling and monitoring both energy generators (heat pumps, gas boilers) and heat emitters (radiators, floor heating) as well as controlling the simulated outdoor environment in a climate room.


The test center will allow Danfoss A/S to continue producing reliable energy products. A new solution for cooling or heating your home might be right around the corner.


>> Read the full case study.

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.