What Is A TDMS File?

By James McNally | Measurements

One of the early decisions I have to make when working on a new project is how to store any data that we capture. Often this is National Instrument’s TDMS format. This article will explain why I like to use it and how to access your data in a TDMS file. What is TDMS? TDMS […]

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Sphere Fluidics Accelerates Product Development Cycle with Wiresmith Technology

By James McNally | Case Studies

When Sphere Fluidics needed to interface its microfluidics platform with scientific instrumentation to develop a solution for automated high-throughput mass spectrometry analysis, it turned to National Instruments (NI) measurement hardware and software – and ultimately to Wiresmith Technology’s proven development skills. Dr Xin Li, Group Leader and microfluidics expert at Sphere Fluidics (SF), outlines the challenges his team faced, and explains how […]

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What Is PXI?

By James McNally | Technologies

PXI (and PXIe) are PC based technologies that instrument vendors have extended for use in instrumentation (PXI is an acronym for PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation).  The PXI Systems Alliance was formed in 1998 to manage the standard. This article is designed to give you a feel for what the technology is and when it is used […]

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What Is CompactDAQ?

By James McNally | Technologies

Do you need high-quality measurements from different sensors? If you do and you’ve spoken to National Instruments or Wiresmith Technology, then you may have been recommended compactDAQ. This article will help you understand what it is, what it is good at and what it is not good for. What is CompactDAQ? compactDAQ (cDAQ) is a […]

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Dynamic Measurements

By James McNally | Measurements

When working with physical systems, your data acquisition has to adapt to the properties of what you are measuring. Some systems are inherently dynamic which makes data acquisition more complicated. This article will lead you through some of the considerations for these dynamic measurements. What Are Dynamic Measurements? In general dynamic measurements are high-speed measurements. […]

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