Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control
Author: Gary W. Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
The #1 guide to LabVIEW completely updated for release 6.0!This one-of-a-kind LabVIEW developer's guide gives you virtual instruments--quickly and cheaply! You get powerful tools to build your own virtual instrumentation with National Instruments' popular LabVIEW programming language, from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions, written in a breezy, easy-to-read style with non-programming scientists and engineers in mind give you:* A head start on common test and measurement instrument configurations, with ALL NEW ready-to-run customizable virtual instruments on the CD* Imaging, sound, and instrument driver solutions* Tools for constructing LabVIEW instruments and controls to run everywhere--on desktop PCs, embedded/single-board computers, Linux systems, and more* Complete tools to build your own real-time and embedded virtual instruments using LabVIEW for Linux--includes VMware Workstation so you can build and run an embedded version of Linux on Windows NT/2000* Full coverage of LabVIEW RT with expert guidance on real-time and embedded applicationsOn the bootable CD with embedded Linux operating system: numerous working virtual instruments; all examples built in the book; VMware Workstation for Windows NT/2000 and Linux (30-day trial)
LabVIEW is an award-winning programming language that allows engineers to create "virtual" instruments on their desktop. This new edition details the powerful features of LabVIEW 8.0. Written in a highly accessible and readable style, LabVIEW Graphical Programming illustrates basic LabVIEW programming techniques, building up to advanced programming concepts. New to this edition is study material for the CLAD and CLD exams.
This practical and realistic guide will give you independent recipes, concentrating on advanced level concepts so that you can make your applications. If you are a developer, scientist, or engineer who uses LabVIEW to test, develop and manage advanced level applications, then this is the book for you. Prerequisites include proficiency in C or C++, and workable knowledge of LabVIEW.
Get results fast, with LabVIEW Signal Processing! This practical guide to LabVIEW Signal Processing and control system capabilities is designed to help you get results fast. You'll understand LabVIEW's extensive analysis capabilities and learn to identify and use the best LabVIEW tool for each application. You'll review classical DSP and other essential topics, including control system theory, curve fitting, and linear algebra. Along the way, you'll use LabVIEW's tools to construct practical applications that illuminate: Arbitrary waveform generation. Aliasing, signal separation, and their effects. The separation of two signals close in frequency but differing in amplitudes. Predicting the cost of producing a product in multiple quantities. Noise removal in biomedical applications. Determination of system stability and design linear state feedback. The accompanying website contains the complete LabVIEW FDS evaluation version, including analysis library, relevant elements of the G Math Toolkit, and complete demos of several other important products, including the Digital Filter Design Toolkit and the Signal Processing Suite. Whether you're a professional or student, LabVIEW represents an extraordinary opportunity to streamline signal processing and control systems projects--and this book is all you need to get started.
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.
Digital Signal Processing System Design combines textual and graphical programming to form a hybrid programming approach, enabling a more effective means of building and analyzing DSP systems. The hybrid programming approach allows the use of previously developed textual programming solutions to be integrated into LabVIEW’s highly interactive and visual environment, providing an easier and quicker method for building DSP systems. This book is an ideal introduction for engineers and students seeking to develop DSP systems in quick time. Features: The only DSP laboratory book that combines textual and graphical programming 12 lab experiments that incorporate C/MATLAB code blocks into the LabVIEW graphical programming environment via the MathScripting feature Lab experiments covering basic DSP implementation topics including sampling, digital filtering, fixed-point data representation, frequency domain processing Interesting applications using the hybrid programming approach, such as a software-defined radio system, a 4-QAM Modem, and a cochlear implant simulator The only DSP project book that combines textual and graphical programming 12 Lab projects that incorporate MATLAB code blocks into the LabVIEW graphical programming environment via the MathScripting feature Interesting applications such as the design of a cochlear implant simulator and a software-defined radio system
For beginning and intermediate LabVIEW programmers, this introductory guide assumes no prior knowledge of LabVIEW. There are in-depth examples in every chapter, and all the answers and source code is provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.
(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.