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LabVIEW™ for Data Acquisition by Bruce Mihura

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9 Real-Time Issues

Newcomers to DAQ are very seldom aware of real-time issues until they build a system that doesn’t work because of these issues. Luckily, the issues are rather easy to explain and understand, as will be done in this chapter. We will discuss real-time issues in operating systems, then we will discuss hardware and software techniques to handle these issues.

There are many definitions for the term real-time, so I will define it for this chapter: a real-time system is one in which certain tasks can be guaranteed be complete within a specified time span. This is sometimes called deterministic.

9.1 TIMING IN OPERATING SYSTEMS

All major operating systems are not real-time. Windows is very non-realtime. In simple terms, this means ...

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