100 billion data values

Version 9.1 of National Instruments’ DIAdem software has a new data plug-in layer, so that engineers can import a wider variety of file types and access more test data than before.

Version 9.1 of National Instruments’ DIAdem interactive software for managing, inspecting, analysing and reporting test data has a new data plug-in layer, so that engineers can import a wider variety of file types and access more test data than before.

By visiting a new DIAdem plug-in resources Web page, engineers can access more than 14 prebuilt plug-ins for loading different types of files into DIAdem. For instance, engineers can now can load files from Nicolet and Yokogawa scopes or OrCad PSpice software to compare simulation and test data.

DIAdem 9.1 features a new memory management scheme for accessing extremely large amounts of data quickly. With the new plug-in architecture, engineers and scientists now can access test data files that contain more than 65,000 columns of data and a total of more than 100 billion values – 98 billion more data values than the previously released version and significantly more than the traditional spreadsheet – for high-performance tests in the automotive and aerospace industries.

What’s more, reports can now be exported to Adobe PDF files and new graphical annotations added to help engineers and scientists communicate their findings better.