Sound and Vibration Software Overview and Comparison

Publish Date: Dec 08, 2014 | 19 Ratings | 4.53 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

National Instruments Sound and Vibration Software provides a complete software solution for many acoustics, electroacoustics, noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), and machine condition monitoring (MCM) applications. Based on its open analysis capability and a flexible measurement library, the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite and NI Sound and Vibration Toolkit present a unique software-based measurement approach to creating customized applications.

Both software packages include the NI Sound and Vibration Assistant, interactive software for quickly acquiring, analyzing, and logging acoustic and vibration measurements. The Sound and Vibration Assistant introduces an innovative approach to configuring your measurements using intuitive drag-and-drop steps. Combining the functionality of traditional noise and vibration analysis software with the flexibility to customize and automate routines, the Sound and Vibration Assistant can help you streamline your application.

1. Sound and Vibration Software Comparison

 

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Better

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Sound and Vibration Toolkit

Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite

Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite + LabVIEW

Application Development Environment
Interactive Analysis on Live Data

X

X

X

Configuration-Based Setup

X

X

X

Code Generation to LabVIEW

X

X

X

Mixed Measurement Test

X

X

X

Application Deployment    

X

Test Automation    

X

Extensive File IO Formats    

X

Analysis Functionality
Level Measurements

X

X

X

Octave Analysis

X

X

X

Spectral Analysis

X

X

X

Frequency Response

X

X

X

Distortion Measurements

X

X

X

Order Analysis  

X

X

Torsional Vibration  

X

X

Human Vibration Analysis  

X

X

Curve Fitting    

X

Probability and Statistics    

X

Advanced Transforms    

X

Differential Equations    

X

Sound Quality Analysis    

X

 

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2. Complete Analysis Function List

 

Sound and Vibration Toolkit

Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite

 

Sound and Vibration Assistant

LabVIEW Analysis VIs

Sound and Vibration Assistant

LabVIEW Analysis VIs

File I/O
UFF58 ASCII

X

X

X

X

UFF58 Binary   X   X
Wave (.wav) Files   X   X
Spectral Analysis (with Windowing and Averaging)
Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Analysis

X

X

X

X

Zoom FFT

X

X

X

X

Subset FFT

 

X

 

X

Peak Search

X

X

X

X

Power in  Band

X

X

X

X

Spectrum Utility VIs

 

X

 

X

Frequency Response Function (FRF)

X

X

X

X

Coherence

 

X

 

X

Cross Spectrum

 

X

 

X

Transient Analysis
Short-time Fourier Transform (STFT)

 

X

 

X

Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)

 

X

 

X

Run-Up and Coast-Down

 

 

X

X

Acoustic Measurements
Sound Level (Leq, Exponential, Peak, Running Leq)

X

X

X

X

1/N Octave

X

X

X

X

A-, B-, C- Weighting Filters

X

X

X

X

ITU-R 468-4 & Dolby Weighting Filters   X   X
ITU-T 0.41 (CCITT) & Bell System Technical Reference 41009 (C-message) Weighting Filters   X   X
Vibration Measurements
Single and Double Integration

X

X

X

X

Vibration Level (RMS, Running RMS, Exponential, Peak, Max-Min, Crest)

X

X

X

X

Human Vibration Weighting Filters

 

 

 

X

Audio Measurements
Harmonics

X

X

X

X

Distortion (THD, THD+N, SINAD)

X

X

X

X

Intermodulation Distortion (IMD)

X

X

X

X

Tone Detection

X

X

X

X

Spurious-free Dynamic Range (SFDR)

X

X

X

X

Crosstalk

X

X

X

X

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)

X

X

X

X

Swept Sine

X

X

X

X

Limit Testing

X

X

X

X

Continuous Frequency Sweep (Chirp)

 

 

 

X

Gain and Phase

X

X

X

X

Idle-Channel Noise

X

X

X

X

Dynamic Range

X

X

X

X

AC/DC Level

X

X

X

X

Phase Linearity and Group Delay

 

X

 

X

Sound Quality Analysis
Stationary Loudness (ISO 532B) and Loudness Level

 

 

X

X

Time-Varying Loudness

 

 

 

X

Roughness

 

 

 

X

Sharpness

 

 

X

X

Tonality

 

 

 

X

Fluctuation Strength

 

 

 

X

Order Analysis
Order Power Spectrum

 

 

X

X

Order Tracking

 

 

X

X

Order Extraction (Gabor Processing)

 

 

X

X

Tachometer Processing

 

 

X

X

Angular Resampling

 

 

 

X

Advanced Analysis
Torsional Vibration

 

 

 

X

Envelope Detection

 

 

 

X

Graphs and Displays
Waterfall Plot

X

X

X

X

Octave Plot X X X X
Intensity Plot X X X X
Spectral Map

 

 

X

X

Bode Plot

 

X

X

X

Polar Plot     X X
Orbit Plot

 

 

X

X

Timebase Plot     X X
Shaft Centerline Plot

 

 

X

X

Specific Loudness

 

 

X

X

Data Acquisition
Calibration

X

X

X

X

Scale to Engineering Units X X X X
Measure Delay   X   X
Stimulus-Response Test
Broadband

X

X

X

X

Single Tone

X

X

X

X

Dual Tone

X

X

X

X

Discrete Frequency Sweep

 

X

 

X

Continuous Frequency Sweep

 

 

 

X

Waveform Generation
Noise (White, Pink)

 

X

 

X

Single Tone

X

X

X

X

Multi-Tone

X

X

X

X

Continuous Frequency Sweep

 

 

 

X

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