Get to Measurements Faster Using LabVIEW NXG


LabVIEW NXG is development software with engineering workflows built to minimize time to measurement with your DAQ devices and benchtop instruments. Then when needed you can rapidly transition to customize your test and measurement system with a native development environment tailored to your specific needs. This white paper discusses how you can use LabVIEW NXG to connect to and acquire from hardware.




Minimize Time to Your Measurements

Connecting to hardware is the first crucial step in every test and measurement application. LabVIEW NXG was built specifically to minimize the time it takes to connect your benchtop or modular instrument and get to your first measurement.


Figure 1: Watch the video for an example controlling a power supply using LabVIEW NXG. 


LabVIEW NXG Hardware Tab

You can discover benchtop and modular instruments in the Hardware tab of LabVIEW NXG. Within the Hardware tab:

  •  Automatically discover supported hardware as it’s connected
  •  Automatically review recommended drivers to install using NI Package Manager
  •  Downloaded benchtop and modular instrument drivers from IDNet to install with NI Package Manager
  •  Configure hardware settings
  •  Find pinouts, manuals, and specs


Figure 2: Hardware is automatically discovered in the Hardware tab of LabVIEW NXG. 


LabVIEW NXG Measurement Panels

After hardware is discovered, instantly view signals using the Measurement Panel. In addition, with the Measurement Panel, you can:

  •  Combine and view inputs in one task
  •  Change channel and task settings like signal type, units, and start triggers
  •  Record data for further analysis or export


Figure 3: Open Measurement Panels from within the Hardware Configuration pop-up, the project home screen, or an open project. 



Figure 4: Instantly view signals in LabVIEW NXG using Measurement Panels. 


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