Connect to Measurement Hardware Using LabVIEW NXG

Publish Date: May 19, 2017 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

Use LabVIEW NXG to instantly connect to your measurement hardware to validate your connections and quickly begin acquiring data. Discover how you can use built-in tools to configure your NI data acquisition (DAQ) devices and third-party instruments to tailor your measurements to meet your project needs.

 



Table of Contents

  1. Acquire a Voltage Measurement
  2. Select Your Measurement Type
  3. Additional Resources

1. Acquire a Voltage Measurement

After you connect your NI DAQ device to your computer, your device is immediately discovered in the Hardware tab of LabVIEW NXG. In the Hardware tab, you can validate hardware connections with access to the pinout, manual, and specifications and perform basic troubleshooting steps.

From the Hardware tab, use a Measurement Panel to begin visualizing data and configuring your hardware channels for specific signal and sensor types. In the Measurement Panel, you can directly record your measurement data to be analyzed offline.

To learn more about how to use a Measurement Panel in LabVIEW NXG to view data, select the type of measurement from one of the following sections.

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2. Select Your Measurement Type

Voltage

Learn how to discover your NI DAQ hardware to begin acquiring analog input measurements. Use a Measurement Panel in LabVIEW NXG to connect and configure your hardware to instantly view your data. Start to automate your data acquisition using either a built-in example as a starting point to developing a LabVIEW NXG program or reusing your hardware configuration when you start writing your own program.

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Current

See how to read current measurements with built-in hardware discovery and configuration tools in LabVIEW NXG. Use a Measurement Panel to connect and configure your hardware to quickly view your current measurements. Learn how to automate your measurements with a LabVIEW NXG example that demonstrates the basics of continuously acquiring current readings.

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Strain Gage

Learn how to take strain gage measurements with stain gages using the built-in hardware discovery tools in LabVIEW NXG. Use a Measurement Panel to discover your hardware and configure your strain gage settings, such as bridge type and excitation voltage, to see your strain data. Begin to automate and customize your stain measurements using a built-in example that demonstrates the basics of continuously acquiring data from strain gages.

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Vibration

See how to discover your NI DAQ hardware in LabVIEW NXG to begin measuring vibration using accelerometers. Use a Measurement Panel to connect to your hardware and configure your accelerometer settings to quickly view your vibration data. Learn how to automate vibration measurements using a built-in LabVIEW NXG example that gets you started on continuously acquiring data with accelerometers.

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Thermocouple

Learn how to connect to your NI DAQ hardware to acquire temperature data using thermocouples in LabVIEW NXG. Use a Measurement Panel to connect to your hardware and configure your thermocouple settings, such thermocouple type and cold-junction compensation, to quickly visualize your temperature readings. Discover how to automate your thermocouple measurements with a LabVIEW NXG example that provides a place to start when beginning to take repeated temperature readings.

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Sound

See how to take sound measurements with microphones using built-in hardware discovery and data visualization tools in LabVIEW NXG. Use a Measurement Panel to connect to hardware and modify the microphone settings for your sensor to see your data. Start continuously acquiring sound measurements with a built-in example in LabVIEW NXG that provides a place to begin when customizing and automating measurements.

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3. Additional Resources

 

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