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LabVIEW™ for Data Acquisition by Bruce Mihura

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6 Real-World DAQ Programming Techniques

In this section, we will cover LabVIEW programming techniques that are especially helpful for DAQ programming. The following areas will be addressed:

1.   Programming Structure for DAQ

2.   Analog Waveform Analysis

3.   File I/O for DAQ

4.   Averaging

5.   Speed and Efficiency

6.   Display Techniques

7.   Alarms

8.   Power Losses

6.1 PROGRAMMING STRUCTURE FOR DAQ

This section is applicable to many types of LabVIEW programming, but is specifically tailored for DAQ.

6.1.1 Handling Large Projects

Suppose you’re building a really large LabVIEW application, and you run into the usual problem of having many items cluttering your block diagrams with too many wires strewn about. Sound familiar? If not, you ...

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