More and more capability of hardware is being moved to the software domain. To keep pace with the innovation of your smart device, you need extreme flexibility in the software or your instrumentation and test system. The traditional rack-and-stack box instruments or turnkey automated test equipment (ATE) systems struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing requirements of smart devices.
Take, for example, new digital pre-distortion techniques in RF amplifier technology. To effectively model and test those algorithms, your instrumentation needs to be open and modifiable through easy-to-understand software. The intellectual property that makes the instrument successfully test a power amplifier may have nothing to do with the instrument, but it clearly needs to work optimally with the instrument. LabVIEW NXG with modular software-defined PXI instruments makes this not only possible but also easily done with the right domain expertise on your smart device.
Figure 2. Using LabVIEW NXG with a modular NI PXI Oscilloscope to take single-record acquisitions.
Figure 3. Customizing measurements with a modular PXI DMM with LabVIEW NXG.
Figure 4. Using LabVIEW NXG with a modular PXI Source Measure Unit.
Learn How to Connect to Modular Instruments Using Instrument-Specific Shipping Examples Included in LabVIEW NXG
Note: To find and explore the instrument specific examples, download the appropriate free instrument driver from ni.com/downloads.
- In LabVIEW NXG from the launcher screen, navigate to Learn to Program»Hardware Input and Output
Figure 5. LabVIEW NXG includes hundreds of instrument-specific example programs.
- Select one of the following fully documented examples depending on the needs of your applications:
- Source Measure Unit