A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW

Author: Jon Conway,Steve Watts

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130093653

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 5998

Create more robust, more flexible LabVIEW applications through software design principles! Writing LabVIEW software to perform a complex task is never easy especially when those last-minute feature requests cause a complexity explosion in your system, forcing you to rework much of your code! Jon Conway and Steve Watts offer a better solution: "LCOD-LabVIEW Component Oriented Design" which, for the first time, applies the theories and principles of software design to LabVIEW programming. The material is presented in a lighthearted, engaging manner that makes learning enjoyable, even if you're not a computer scientist. LCOD software engineering techniques make your software more robust and better able to handle complexity by making it simpler! Even large, industrial-grade applications become manageable.Design to embrace flexibility first, making changes and bug fixes much less painfulPragmatic discussion of the authors' tried and tested techniques, written by and for working programmersCovers design principles; LCOD overview, implementation, and complementary techniques; engineering essentials; style issues; and moreComplete with practical advice on requirements gathering, prototyping, user interface design, and "rich with examples" Work through an example LCOD project (all code included on companion Web site) to tie the lessons together This book is intended for test engineers, system integrators, electronics engineers, software engineers, and other intermediate to advanced LabVIEW programmers. None of the methods discussed are complex, so users can benefit as soon as they are proficient with the syntax of LabVIEW.Go to the companion Web site located at http: //author.phptr.com/watts/ for full source code and book updates. "

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

Author: John Essick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019021189X

Category: Computer graphics

Page: 688

View: 6712

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition, explores practical programming solutions for carrying out interesting and relevant projects. Readers--who are assumed to have no prior computer programming or LabVIEW background--will begin writing meaningful programs in the first few pages.

LabVIEW for Data Acquisition

Author: Bruce Mihura

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132441802

Category: Technology

Page: 480

View: 7692

The practical, succinct LabVIEW data acquisition tutorial for every professional. No matter how much LabVIEW experience you have, this compact tutorial gives you core skills for producing virtually any data acquisition (DAQ) application-input and output. Designed for every engineer and scientist, LabVIEW for Data Acquisition begins with quick-start primers on both LabVIEW and DAQ, and builds your skills with extensive code examples and visual explanations drawn from Bruce Mihura's extensive experience teaching LabVIEW to professionals. Includes extensive coverage of DAQ-specific programming techniques Real-world techniques for maximizing accuracy and efficiency The 10 most common LabVIEW DAQ development problems-with specific solutions Addresses simulation, debugging, real-time issues, and network/distributed systems Preventing unauthorized changes to your LabVIEW code An overview of transducers for a wide variety of signals Non-NI alternatives for hardware and software LabVIEW for Data Acquisition includes an extensive collection of real-world LabVIEW applications, lists of LabVIEW tips and tricks, coverage of non-NI software and hardware alternatives, and much more. Whatever data acquisition application you need to create, this is the book to start and finish with. RELATED WEBSITE The accompanying website includes an evaluation version of LabVIEW and key LabVIEW code covered in the book.

LabVIEW for Engineers

Author: Ronald W. Larsen

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133002470

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 7692

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Based on the most current release of LabVIEW, LabVIEW for Engineers is designed for readers with little to no experience using LabVIEW. Part of Prentice Hall's ESource Program: ESource enables instructors to choose individual chapters from published books in the Prentice Hall ESource Series. The content available in this online book-building system covers topics in engineering problem-solving and design, graphics, and computer applications. Using this program, instructors can create a unique text for the introduction to engineering course that exactly matches their content requirements and teaching approach. www.prenhall.com/esource.

Practical Arduino Engineering

Author: Harold Timmis

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238860

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 1366

Arduino boards have impressed both hackers and professional engineers. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, it isn't just a breadboard and a hazy idea that keeps you going. It's essential to institute a proper design, device instrumentation and, indeed, test your project thoroughly before committing to a particular prototype. Practical Arduino Engineering begins by outlining the engineering process, from the basic requirements and preliminary design to prototyping and testing. Each and every chapter exemplifies this process and demonstrates how you can profit from the implementation solid engineering principles—regardless of whether you just play in your basement or you want to publicize and sell your devices. Arduino is a brilliant prototyping platform that allows users to test and iterate design ideas. Imitation by other Arduino makers, hackers and engineers often proves your design's popularity. Practical Arduino Engineering will teach you to follow the engineering process carefully; over time, you will be able to review and improve this process, and even extend its scope. Practical Arduino Engineering is not purely theoretical. In addition, you'll learn the process of hardware engineering as applicable to Arduino projects, and the importance of the process in each and every project presented in this book. To set the stage, Practical Arduino Engineering begins by reviewing the Arduino software landscape, then shows how to set up an Arduino project for testing. Even if you already know your compiler toolchain and the basics of Arduino programming, this refresher course can help fill in the gaps and explain why your compiler may spit out certain error messages. Practical Arduino Engineering then gradually builds up the engineering process, from single devices like LCDs, potentiometers and GPS modules, to the integration of several modules into larger projects, such as a wireless temperature measurement system, and ultimately an entire robot. The engineering projects become progressively more challenging throughout the first 4 engineering chapters. Next, you'll proceed with simple steps towards the first intelligent part of a robot: the object detector. You'll find yourself teaching your robot how to avoid very hot objects or insurmountable obstacles. The basic design requirements for a complete robot and, indeed, the detailed design and prototyping for robots can be extremely tricky, which is why engineering discipline is invaluable. Practical Arduino Engineering then enters the world of domestic engineering by introducing home alarm systems—not quite as simple as they seem. A solid, robust system can only be built by following the engineering process detailed in previous chapters, and this section reinforces that process. You'll then take a step further in your Arduino engineering process: instrumentation and control, and some error messaging using GSM. Control is introduced via the Xbox controller, a very powerful piece of technology able to play a considerable role in robotics projects. Having already learned to control motion and to sense and avoid objects, you'll learn how to debug your Arduino projects of varying complexities via the hardware instrumentation software LabVIEW. To complete the journey into Practical Arduino Engineering, you'll discover how to use a special Arduino board to rely on Bluetooth Mate Silver for control of domestic and mobile Arduino projects. Using Bluetooth Mate Silver, you'll learn to implement basic engineering design with almost any Arduino project, and be able to justify, build, debug, and extend Arduino-based designs using a solid engineering approach. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

LabVIEW

A Developer's Guide to Real World Integration

Author: Ian Fairweather,Anne Brumfield

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439839816

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 670

LabVIEWTM has become one of the preeminent platforms for the development of data acquisition and data analysis programs. LabVIEWTM: A Developer’s Guide to Real World Integration explains how to integrate LabVIEW into real-life applications. Written by experienced LabVIEW developers and engineers, the book describes how LabVIEW has been pivotal in solving real-world challenges. Each chapter is self-contained and demonstrates the power and simplicity of LabVIEW in various applications, from image processing to solar tracking systems. Many of the chapters explore how exciting new technologies can be implemented in LabVIEW to enable novel solutions to new or existing problems. The text also presents novel tricks and tips for integrating LabVIEW with third-party hardware and software. Ideal for LabVIEW users who develop stand-alone applications, this down-to-earth guide shows how LabVIEW provides solutions to a variety of application problems. It includes projects and virtual instrumentation for most of the programs and utilities described. Many of the authors’ own software contributions are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW

Author: Behzad Ehsani

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782172173

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 6083

Transform physical phenomena into computer-acceptable data using a truly object-oriented language About This Book Create your own data acquisition system independently using LabVIEW and build interactive dashboards Collect data using National Instrument's and third-party, open source, affordable hardware Step-by-step real-world examples using various tools that illustrate the fundamentals of data acquisition Who This Book Is For If you are an engineer, scientist, experienced hobbyist, or student, you will highly benefit from the content and examples illustrated in this book. A working knowledge of precision testing, measurement instruments, and electronics, as well as a background in computer fundamentals and programming is expected. What You Will Learn Create a virtual instrument which highlights common functionality of LabVIEW Get familiarized with common buses such as Serial, GPIB, and SCPI commands Staircase signal acquisition using NI-DAQmx Discover how to measure light intensity and distance Master LabVIEW debugging techniques Build a data acquisition application complete with an installer and required drivers Utilize open source microcontroller Arduino and a 32-bit Arduino compatible Uno32 using LabVIEW programming environment In Detail NI LabVIEW's intuitive graphical interface eliminates the steep learning curve associated with text-based languages such as C or C++. LabVIEW is a proven and powerful integrated development environment to interact with measurement and control hardware, analyze data, publish results, and distribute systems. This hands-on tutorial guide helps you harness the power of LabVIEW for data acquisition. This book begins with a quick introduction to LabVIEW, running through the fundamentals of communication and data collection. Then get to grips with the auto-code generation feature of LabVIEW using its GUI interface. You will learn how to use NI-DAQmax Data acquisition VIs, showing how LabVIEW can be used to appropriate a true physical phenomenon (such as temperature, light, and so on) and convert it to an appropriate data type that can be manipulated and analyzed with a computer. You will also learn how to create Distribution Kit for LabVIEW, acquainting yourself with various debugging techniques offered by LabVIEW to help you in situations where bugs are not letting you run your programs as intended. By the end of the book, you will have a clear idea how to build your own data acquisition system independently and much more. Style and approach A hands-on practical guide that starts by laying down the software and hardware foundations necessary for subsequent data acquisition-intensive chapters. The book is packed full of specific examples with software screenshots and schematic diagrams to guide you through the creation of each virtual instrument.

The LabVIEW Style Book

Author: Peter A. Blume

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132797276

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 5878

This is the eBook version of the print title. The illustrations are in color for this eBook version. Drawing on the experiences of a world-class LabVIEW development organization, The LabVIEW Style Book is the definitive guide to best practices in LabVIEW development. Leading LabVIEW development manager Peter A. Blume presents practical guidelines or “rules” for optimizing every facet of your applications: ease of use, efficiency, readability, simplicity, performance, maintainability, and robustness. Blume explains each style rule thoroughly, presenting realistic examples and illustrations. He even presents “nonconforming” examples that show what not to do—and why not. While the illustrations in the print book are in black and white, you can download full-color versions from the publisher web site for free.

Learning with Labview

Author: Robert H. Bishop

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134022181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 6982

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The goal of this book is to help students learn to use LabVIEW™ on their own. Learning with LabVIEW is the textbook that accompanies the LabVIEW Student Edition from National Instruments, Inc. This textbook, as well as the LabVIEW software (LabVIEW software is not included with this book), has undergone a significant revision from the previous edition. Learning with LabVIEW teaches basic programming concepts in a graphical environment and relates them to real-world applications in academia and industry. Understanding and using the intuitive and powerful LabVIEW software is easier than ever before. As you read through the book and work through the examples, we hope you will agree that this book is more of a personal tour guide than a software manual.

LabVIEW Digital Signal Processing

and Digital Communications

Author: Cory Clark

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071469664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 205

View: 5147

LabVIEW Digital Signal Processing teaches engineers how to use the graphical programming language to create virtual instruments to handle to most sophisticated DSP applications. From basic filters to complex sampling mechanisms to signal generators, LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs) can make DSP work faster and much less expensive – a particular boon to the many engineers working on cutting edge communications systems.

LabView

Advanced Programming Techniques, Second Edition

Author: Rick Bitter,Taqi Mohiuddin,Matt Nawrocki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351837982

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 5318

Whether seeking deeper knowledge of LabVIEW®’s capabilities or striving to build enhanced VIs, professionals know they will find everything they need in LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques. Now accompanied by LabVIEW 2011, this classic second edition, focusing on LabVIEW 8.0, delves deeply into the classic features that continue to make LabVIEW one of the most popular and widely used graphical programming environments across the engineering community. The authors review the front panel controls, the Standard State Machine template, drivers, the instrument I/O assistant, error handling functions, hyperthreading, and Express VIs. It covers the introduction of the Shared Variables function in LabVIEW 8.0 and explores the LabVIEW project view. The chapter on ActiveX includes discussion of the MicrosoftTM .NET® framework and new examples of programming in LabVIEW using .NET. Numerous illustrations and step-by-step explanations provide hands-on guidance. Reviewing LabVIEW 8.0 and accompanied by the latest software, LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques, Second Edition remains an indispensable resource to help programmers take their LabVIEW knowledge to the next level. Visit the CRC website to download accompanying software.

Effective LabVIEW Programming

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Author: Thomas Bress

Publisher: NTS Press

ISBN: 1934891088

Category: Computer graphics

Page: 720

View: 1471

(Note: a new file with improved images was uploaded 02/19/15) Effective LabVIEW Programming by Thomas Bress is suitable for all beginning and intermediate LabVIEW programmers. It follows a “teach by showing, learn by doing” approach. It demonstrates what good LabVIEW programs look like by exploring a small set of core LabVIEW functions and common design patterns based on a project drawn from the Certified LabVIEW Developer exam. These patterns build on each other. They provide a firm starting point for most beginning and intermediate projects. Overall, the presentation emphasizes how to use the dataflow paradigm of LabVIEW to create effective programs that are readable, scalable and maintainable. The concepts presented in this book are reinforced by eleven problem sets with full solutions. This book will improve your fluency in LabVIEW and, in the process, will teach you how to “think” in LabVIEW. Visit http://www.ntspress.com/publications/effective-labview-programming/ for additional online resources.

Data Acquisition Systems

From Fundamentals to Applied Design

Author: Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461442141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 8771

This book describes the fundamentals of data acquisition systems, how they enable users to sample signals that measure real physical conditions and convert the resulting samples into digital, numeric values that can be analyzed by a computer. The author takes a problem-solving approach to data acquisition, providing the tools engineers need to use the concepts introduced. Coverage includes sensors that convert physical parameters to electrical signals, signal conditioning circuitry to convert sensor signals into a form that can be converted to digital values and analog-to-digital converters, which convert conditioned sensor signals to digital values. Readers will benefit from the hands-on approach, culminating with data acquisition projects, including hardware and software needed to build data acquisition systems.

Building Software Teams

Ten Best Practices for Effective Software Development

Author: Joost Visser,Sylvan Rigal,Gijs Wijnholds,Zeeger Lubsen

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491951818

Category: Computers

Page: 136

View: 8216

Why does poor software quality continue to plague enterprises of all sizes in all industries? Part of the problem lies with the process, rather than individual developers. This practical guide provides ten best practices to help team leaders create an effective working environment through key adjustments to their process. As a follow-up to their popular book, Building Maintainable Software, consultants with the Software Improvement Group (SIG) offer critical lessons based on their assessment of development processes used by hundreds of software teams. Each practice includes examples of goalsetting to help you choose the right metrics for your team. Achieve development goals by determining meaningful metrics with the Goal-Question-Metric approach Translate those goals to a verifiable Definition of Done Manage code versions for consistent and predictable modification Control separate environments for each stage in the development pipeline Automate tests as much as possible and steer their guidelines and expectations Let the Continuous Integration server do much of the hard work for you Automate the process of pushing code through the pipeline Define development process standards to improve consistency and simplicity Manage dependencies on third party code to keep your software consistent and up to date Document only the most necessary and current knowledge

LabVIEW Applications and Solutions

Author: Rahman Jamal,Herbert Pichlik

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130964236

Category: Science

Page: 468

View: 8318

Put LabVIEW to work with solutions tailored to your specific field. LabVIEW brings the power and flexibility of graphical data-flow programming to virtually every technical subject. This robust, elegant language is used in communications, mathematics, statistics, and commercial data processing, as well as engineering. Once you have learned the basics of LabVIEW, you can master the nuances and fine tune your skills to create the customized tools you've been looking for. It's perfect for measurement, simulation, automation, and analysis of all types of data. LabVIEW Applications and Solutions gives you the expertise to develop your own virtual instruments, starting with a review of the theoretical foundations, illustrating each function with copious practical examples, and introducing LabVIEW 5.0 features. Among the specific applications are: Process visualization and control, including automation and fuzzy logic. Testing and measurement for quality management. Fourier transforms. Communications and networking issues. Mathematics. LabVIEW's newest capabilities are covered in depth, including: Image processing. Digital filter design. Control and simulation. BioBench and other medical applications. "LabVIEW Applications and Solutions" is a great textbook or reference for working engineers, professors, and students. Managers and decision-makers will also love the way it explains how to put LabVIEW to work in your own organization. It's the perfect follow-up to Lisa Wells and Jeff Travis' LabVIEW for Everyone, the classic introductory text published by Prentice Hall PTR. A free evaluation copy of LabVIEW 5.0 for Windows and Macintosh is included on CD-ROM to let youget right to work developing your own hands-on solutions. THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND PRENTICE HALL PTR'S VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION SERIES.

Introduction to Embedded Systems

A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach

Author: Edward Ashford Lee,Sanjit Arunkumar Seshia

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262340526

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 8244

The most visible use of computers and software is processing information for human consumption. The vast majority of computers in use, however, are much less visible. They run the engine, brakes, seatbelts, airbag, and audio system in your car. They digitally encode your voice and construct a radio signal to send it from your cell phone to a base station. They command robots on a factory floor, power generation in a power plant, processes in a chemical plant, and traffic lights in a city. These less visible computers are called embedded systems, and the software they run is called embedded software. The principal challenges in designing and analyzing embedded systems stem from their interaction with physical processes. This book takes a cyber-physical approach to embedded systems, introducing the engineering concepts underlying embedded systems as a technology and as a subject of study. The focus is on modeling, design, and analysis of cyber-physical systems, which integrate computation, networking, and physical processes. The second edition offers two new chapters, several new exercises, and other improvements. The book can be used as a textbook at the advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level and as a professional reference for practicing engineers and computer scientists. Readers should have some familiarity with machine structures, computer programming, basic discrete mathematics and algorithms, and signals and systems.

Mechatronics

An Integrated Approach

Author: Clarence W. de Silva

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203502787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1348

View: 2328

While most books on the subject present material only on sensors and actuators, hardware and simulation, or modeling and control, Mechatronics: An Integrated Approach presents all of these topics in a single, unified volume from which users with a variety of engineering backgrounds can benefit. The integrated approach emphasizes the design and instrumentation of mechatronic systems. A versatile text that spans several courses in mechatronics, the book offers a strong foundation in such core subjects as dynamic system modeling, electronic components and analysis, mechanical components and analysis, robotics, sensors/transducers and instrumentation, stepper motors, dc and ac motors and drives, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, fluidics, automatic control, digital processing and hardware, communication and interfacing, software tools, design, and prototyping. Appendices provide additional background on Laplace and Fourier transform techniques, and software tools including MATLABÒ, SIMULINKÒ, and LabVIEWÒ. The book emphasizes practical situations and applications with numerous worked examples, problems, and exercises. An entire chapter is devoted to practical case studies. Mechatronics: An Integrated Approach seamlessly incorporates advanced theory and concepts, various considerations of practical applications including tools, instrumentation, design issues, automatic control, and industrial techniques using a reader-friendly, snapshot style that is ideal for students with a basic engineering background

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION USING LABVIEW

Author: JOVITHA JEROME

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120340302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4331

This book provides a practical and accessible understanding of the fundamental principles of virtual instrumentation. It explains how to acquire, analyze and present data using LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) as the application development environment. The book introduces the students to the graphical system design model and its different phases of functionality such as design, prototyping and deployment. It explains the basic concepts of graphical programming and highlights the features and techniques used in LabVIEW to create Virtual Instruments (VIs). Using the technique of modular programming, the book teaches how to make a VI as a subVI. Arrays, clusters, structures and strings in LabVIEW are covered in detail. The book also includes coverage of emerging graphical system design technologies for real-world applications. In addition, extensive discussions on data acquisition, image acquisition, motion control and LabVIEW tools are presented. This book is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of instrumentation and control engineering, electronics and instrumentation engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and computer science and engineering. It will be also useful to engineering students of other disciplines where courses in virtual instrumentation are offered. Key Features : Builds the concept of virtual instrumentation by using clear-cut programming elements. Includes a summary that outlines important learning points and skills taught in the chapter. Offers a number of solved problems to help students gain hands-on experience of problem solving. Provides several chapter-end questions and problems to assist students in reinforcing their knowledge.

Applications Interface Programming Using Multiple Languages

A Windows Programmer's Guide

Author: Ying Bai

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131003132

Category: Computers

Page: 844

View: 6323

This book addresses the need for interfaces, or bridges, between the multiple popular programming languages. With the development of the advanced computer controls and applications, the single programming language sometimes has a limitation for today's complicated projects. Programmers will frequently be working with multiple programming languages at a time and, currently, do not have a "bridge" language to tie things together. They spend countless work hours either converting code or working simultaneously on 2 (or more) different languages at once. To solve this problem and to utilize the advantages of multiple languages, an interface is needed to set a bridge between the different languages. The programming languages covered in this book include: C/C++ and Visual C++ 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, Java 1.2 and 1.3, Perl, LabView, LabWindows/CVI and Measurement Studio, Matlab, Matlab C/C++ Math library, Matlab compiler and Matlab Graphic library, and SmallTalk. Practical and hands-on programming examples are provided with each project in the book. All program examples, which are stored in the attached CD-ROM, have been tested, debugged and applied in the actual projects. Readers can easily select the examples to suit their special needs.

LabVIEW

A Developer's Guide to Real World Integration

Author: Ian Fairweather,Anne Brumfield

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439839816

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 5176

LabVIEWTM has become one of the preeminent platforms for the development of data acquisition and data analysis programs. LabVIEWTM: A Developer’s Guide to Real World Integration explains how to integrate LabVIEW into real-life applications. Written by experienced LabVIEW developers and engineers, the book describes how LabVIEW has been pivotal in solving real-world challenges. Each chapter is self-contained and demonstrates the power and simplicity of LabVIEW in various applications, from image processing to solar tracking systems. Many of the chapters explore how exciting new technologies can be implemented in LabVIEW to enable novel solutions to new or existing problems. The text also presents novel tricks and tips for integrating LabVIEW with third-party hardware and software. Ideal for LabVIEW users who develop stand-alone applications, this down-to-earth guide shows how LabVIEW provides solutions to a variety of application problems. It includes projects and virtual instrumentation for most of the programs and utilities described. Many of the authors’ own software contributions are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.