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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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Why Use LabVIEW FPGA?

By James McNally | Technologies

If you spend any time on National Instruments product pages, you will come across Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) programmed with LabVIEW FPGA. What on earth do these have to do with measurement systems? FPGA’s are an embedded computing platform which provides some unique capabilities: They implement a hardware circuit giving very high-speed processing. We […]

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