Expanded measurement options

National Instruments has announced LabView Real-Time 6i software, which engineers can use to create custom applications in LabView 6i then download them on to an embedded hardware device.

Engineers can create complete, customised systems with the additional hardware that works with LabView Real-Time 6i, a graphical programming environment. With added measurement integration such as the PXI/CompactPCI serial and motion plug-in modules, engineers have the flexibility to build a wide spectrum of embedded, real-time systems.

Because the RT Series PXI controllers can now use serial and motion control modules, engineers can access peripheral systems via serial connections and integrate real-time motion with data acquisition, analysis and other tasks.

Engineers can also create more efficient control applications with patent-pending point-to-point analysis routines. These libraries improve processing speed within control loops by using a memory of past input data and continuously adapting to new data to perform signal analysis. Engineers can use this improved performance to build stronger and more deterministic applications. They could, for example, create more powerful dynamometers with higher control loop rates or decrease the shutdown response time of a vibration monitoring application.