Learn about WSN technology and set up a successful WSN monitoring system with the following resources.
Gain insight into WSN protocols, products, and topologies.
Read tutorials, identify compatible sensors, and learn about energy harvesting options for your NI WSN system.
Learn more about using LabVIEW WSN to program WSN nodes and download example code to help get you started.
Understanding WSN topology is critical to ensuring data reliability. Learn how to configure your NI WSN system topology to best suit your application needs by understanding the trade-offs between distance and density. Discover the difference between an end node and a router node, and learn how to achieve the 36-node-per-gateway limitation.
Gain a deeper understanding of the protocol on which reliable NI WSN communication is based.
View answers to frequently asked questions and explore solutions, including how to extract measurement data from a WSN and WSN power requirements.
Walk through the out-of-box configuration of NI WSN hardware and software, including configuring networks in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), setting up a LabVIEW project, and extracting measurement data with NI WSN software in LabVIEW.
View the 11-minute complementary webcast featuring a hands-on WSN Starter Kit configuration.
Discover how you can harvest solar and vibration energy to power NI WSN measurement nodes.
View a list of WSN-compatible sensors that you can use to create remote monitoring applications.
The NI 9792 controller, which is programmable with the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module, can communicate with NI wireless sensor network (WSN) devices as well as other hardware through a variety of open communication standards.
The NI WSN-9791 Ethernet gateway coordinates communication between distributed measurement nodes and the host controller in your NI wireless sensor network (WSN).
The NI WSN-3202 measurement node is a wireless device that provides four ±10 V analog input channels and four bidirectional digital channels that you can configure on a per-channel basis for input, sinking output, or sourcing output.
The NI WSN-3212 measurement node is a wireless device that provides four 24-bit thermocouple input channels and four bidirectional digital channels that you can configure on a per-channel basis for input, sinking output, or sourcing output.
The programmable NI WSN-3226 measurement node adds resistance-based measurements, such as those from RTDs and potentiometers, to the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform.
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Determine which NI WSN, LabVIEW, and LabVIEW WSN Module version is required to use your WSN hardware.
LabVIEW is premier monitoring and control application software. Using these drivers, you can create a system that uses NI hardware alongside third-party WSN hardware to create a complete solution for your application.
Learn about benefits and capabilities of the LabVIEW WSN Module and programmable measurement nodes.
Gain a deeper understanding of the state machine firmware that you can customize using the LabVIEW WSN Module.
See benchmarks on battery lifetime and sample rates. Learn how long your nodes can last on battery power, and how fast you can sample the analog and digital lines.
Drag-and-drop I/O variables can become cumbersome for large WSN applications in which you might be monitoring hundreds of channels. Use this API to dynamically read from and write to many WSN I/O elements at once.
The NI 9792 programmable WSN gateway delivers many features to the WSN platform, including the ability to dynamically configure WSN channels and properties such as sample rates, input ranges, and even thermocouple types. Use this example program to see what WSN properties and attributes you can set dynamically.
These two examples illustrate how to read analog and digital channels on a WSN node, write data to the digital channels, and log all results to a Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) file.
With this program, you can use NI WSN hardware to determine the link quality of WSN nodes in an application environment. This helps you determine the best deployment locations for WSN nodes.
You can access an LED on each WSN node using the LabVIEW WSN Module. This example demonstrates how you can toggle the LED to indicate that acquisitions are taking place.
This example demonstrates how to programmatically use DIO on a WSN node while implementing a running average for the same reading. It also shows a basic y = mx+b calibration equation for a different analog input.
Use the LabVIEW WSN Module and a programmable WSN node to perform low-power digital counting in remote locations.
This example illustrates how to achieve analog input sampling rates of up to 190 Hz on a single channel.