Triggering Data Acquisition

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Before You Begin

Triggering allows for an acquisition or generation to begin when a condition is met. For example, most function generators can output a pulse to notify you that the generation has started. With digital triggering, you can begin acquiring at the precise moment that the digital pulse is received. This module illustrates how to use a digital trigger to start an acquisition in NI LabVIEW software. Prior to starting this module, review the Learn LabVIEW modules to understand the fundamentals of graphical programming.

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Step-by-Step Procedure

LabVIEW Example Code

Module Exercise: Triggering Data Acquisition

Cumulative Exam: LabVIEW and DAQ

Evaluate your understanding of LabVIEW and the basics of DAQ. This exam is recommended after you complete all of the modules in the Learn LabVIEW and Learn DAQ sections. There are 26 multiple choice questions on the exam.

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Cumulative Exercise: LabVIEW and DAQ

Assess your working knowledge of building a complete system by acquiring, processing, and displaying data with LabVIEW and a DAQ device. This exercise is recommended after you complete all of the modules in the Learn LabVIEW and Learn DAQ sections.

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