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Select the Right Approach to Saving Measurement Data 

You've invested in equipment to collect data, now make sure you choose a data storage and processing strategy that lasts. Start by storing data in the most efficient, organized, and scalable fashion. Learn how to stream data to disk without slowing down acquisition. Add descriptive information to raw measurements and save it in a consistent format for post-processing by using the Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) format and functions in NI LabWindows/CVI software.

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Reduce Complexity in Automotive Design and Test
Found at nearly every automotive OEM and supplier, NI tools offer maximum reuse and unify design, validation, and automated test. Combine LabWindows/CVI and NI VeriStand software for real-time test and simulation with flexible hardware to reduce development and test time.

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New Release of 2013 Run-Time Module for Linux
The latest version of the NI LabWindows/CVI 2013 Run-Time Module for Linux includes a new TDMS library for high performance data streaming to disk, more than 100 new advanced analysis libraries, and new features for customizing UI controls. Users can also take advantage of concurrent builds across multiple cores and support for new distributions of Red Hat, Scientific Linux, and OpenSUSE.

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Creating a Simulator for HIL Test That Saves Time and Money
TVS Motor Company in India built a flexible simulator for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing to validate control unit algorithms, which saved the company eight months and 10 Lakhs. The system is based on the PXI platform and uses the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module to run plant models developed in LabWindows/CVI. The company used high-speed NI PXI DAQ hardware to measure the actuator signal and generate feedback for the control unit.

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New Functions for Saving Data
LabWindows/CVI 2013 features a set of advanced functions to the TDMS API to give you more flexibility and speed. Examples include asynchronous reading and writing in TDMS files, preallocation of disk space to prevent fragmentation, and more options for channel metadata. 

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Network Streams vs. TCP/IP vs. Network Variables
The new Network Streams API in LabWindows/CVI 2013 is designed for lossless data communication between distributed applications. Learn when to use this new data sharing method over other communication APIs.

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