May 11 2012

New LabView Driver for Micron Optics sm130

Published by at 1:56 pm under General

Earlier this week, National Instruments released a revised version of their driver for the Micron Optics sm130 Optical Sensor Interrogator. The Micron Optics x30 is the leading platform for dynamic measurements, with unmatched sensor capacity, measurement stability, and scan rates of up to 2kHz.

This new driver now provides LabVIEW users with access to the x30’s streaming mode. Streaming is a low overhead means of transferring hundreds of thousands of sensor readings per second from the x30 interrogator to a client computer. The new NI driver provides three virtual instruments, or VI’s:

1) turn streaming mode on and off
2) read data while in streaming mode
3) display a graph of streaming data at a specified sampling rate

For many Micron Optics interrogator users, LabVIEW has been the interface-of-choice for years. In addition to NI-maintained drivers for x25 and x30 interrogators, Micron Optics still provides LabVIEW examples for direct communication to our instruments.

Even users of our popular ENLIGHT Sensing Analysis Software have a LabVIEW option. The Remote Command Interface can be accessed via LabVIEW; and Micron Optics also provides a LabVIEW example for this.

With so many tools available, extracting the value created by Micron Optics sensing systems is easier than ever. Watch soon for news of more ENLIGHT features.

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