DAQ designer is free

The latest version of the free National Instruments DAQ Designer configuration advisor CD is now available with more than 100 measurement example programs. The CD helps users select the right hardware and software tools for their measurement application.

For anyone developing a new data acquisition system or seeking to improve their current system, the DAQ Designer 2003 CD is a resource for information on NI measurement hardware products and software, including the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment.

Users simply answer questions posed by DAQ Designer about their system and application details. The configuration advisor then recommends the optimal hardware and software combination to meet their needs.

DAQ Designer recommends systems for a variety of applications such as signal acquisition and generation, data logging and control and simulation. The 2003 edition of the advisor also includes customisable example programs for NI LabVIEW, Microsoft Visual Basic and C, which reduce set-up time by demonstrating how to develop common applications.

The CD provides additional resources including product descriptions, tutorials, data sheets and application notes in seven languages: English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

National Instruments has also expanded the features of DAQ Designer 2003 with Web resources including pricing information, an online catalog, 15 online product advisors and more than 1,800 additional measurement example programs.