Laboratories

Computerized Data Acquisition and LabVIEW

Laboratory director: Dr. Milivoje M. Kostic

Data Acquisition System

LabVIEW (VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT ENGINEERING WORKBENCH), a graphical programming language by National Instruments®, is especially suitable for developing automated instrumentation systems using the PC plug-in Data Acquisition (DAQ) boards. It may be effectively used for engineering data acquisition, analysis, and presentation.

The plug-in DAQ is a very flexible, computerized measurement of real world analog signals (like with an oscilloscope) and generation of analog signals (like with a function generator) and much, much more. A typical DAQ system may consist of transducers, signal conditioning hardware, plug-in DAQ boards, and LabVIEW® application software. Examples include monitoring and controlling complete measurement (or process) system, etc.