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LabVIEW for Data Acqusition


Guides, Tutorials, Whitepapers:

Complete Guide to Building a Measurement System

Download the 10-part tutorial that covers everything you should consider when building a DAQ system.


The Complete Guide to Building an Instrument Control System

This guide walks you through the important questions to ask when choosing each part of your instrument control system. Download

Tutorial: How-To Guide for Most Common Measurements

The centralized resource portal for obtaining information about making common sensor and signal measurements.


Tutorial: How to Choose the Right Sensor for Your Measurement System

Categorize and compare the most common sensors for measuring seven common phenomena to help you choose the best option. Read

Tutorial: How to Choose the Right DAQ Hardware for Your Measurement System

This white paper outlines five questions that you should ask when selecting your hardware.


Tutorial: How to Choose the Right Application Software for Your Measurement System

At the heart of your system, the software should be adequate for current and future requirements.


Guide: USB X Series DAQ Overview

NI X Series devices are the most advanced multifunction DAQ devices ever created by National Instruments. 

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Signal Conditioning E-Kit Resource Center

Get additional information regarding either the design optimizations of particular modules, relative applications, or the technology behind the measurements. View





Data Acquisition Product Brochure

The DAQ brochure highlights the versatility and specifications of all the NI DAQ devices and software for you to select the best combination for your measurement systems. Download

NI Product Guide

The new NI Product Guide offers an overview of National Instruments development software, such as LabVIEW graphical programming, and modular hardware in an interactive eBook format. Download





Intro to Data Acquisition

Learn DAQ fundamentals and the core components of a data acquisition system. See the three easy steps to acquire, analyze and log data to disk with NI LabVIEW.


NI cDAQ: Simple. Complete. USB Data Acquisition

NI cDAQ incorporates built-in signal conditioning, direct sensor connectivity, hot-swappable modules, and automatic module configuration

Upgrading your DAQ System to Use X Series

Learn about what hardware and software you need to integrate an NI X Series multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) device into an existing DAQ system. View

Wireless Technologies for Data Acquisition

Learn about wireless technologies from 802.11 to Wireless USB as well as how to take advantage of them for your measurement system.


Tips for Maximizing DAQ Throughput and Performance

Gain an in-depth look at hardware and software technologies for high-performance single-point and buffered I/O. 


Introduction to Using Data Acquisition for Test Automation

Learn how data acquisition can assist you in reducing time and cost while increasing productivity and automation is a prime way to help achieve it. View

Structural Test Webcast Series

Learn ways to automate and speed up modal analysis; create custom fatigue life analysis systems; and perform faster, more reliable structural and physical test tasks. View

Sensor Measurements Fundamentals Series

Each tutorial of this seven part series, will teach you a specific topic of common measurement applications, through both theory and practical demos. View




Case Studies:


High-Channel-Count Data Acquisition System for Gas Turbine Engines

"Significant time savings were achieved as custom reports are generated immediately upon completion of the run to allow the user to make changes to the engine before the next run." - Bipin M.. Kanth, Captronic Systems 

Bloomy Controls Automates Fuel Cell Catalyst Research with LabVIEW

"We estimate that these automation systems using National Instruments products have cumulatively saved in excess of 10,000 man hours of manual control, monitoring, and data collection." - Robert Hamburger, Bloomy Controls

Capturing Groundbreaking Tornado Phenomena

"Using a National Instruments solution for our tornado probe, we quickly designed and built a new probe instrument to sample from multiple sensor types. The flexibility of NI CompactDAQ and LabVIEW gave us the ability to customize our measurement setup so we could focus on what we were measuring, not how we were going to measure it." - Tim Samaras, TWISTEX

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LabVIEW for Data Acquisition:

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Download LabVIEW

Get references for building high-performance test systems including a five-layer test system architecture and a comparison of data buses..

 Download you trial version

The LabVIEW Guided Tour

View a walk-through of LabVIEW system design tools, including the graphical development environment, to see how it can increase your productivity.


Introduction to LabVIEW and Computer-Based Measurements

Watch this webcast to get an overview LabVIEW for DAQ. Good place to start if you are new to LabVIEW.


Tips and Tricks for Better Data Acquisition with NI LabVIEW

Learn best practices from NI data acquisition R&D for digital filtering, analog filtering, scaling, averaging, and measuring various sensor types. Watch

Mobile Data Acquisition with Smartphones & Tablets

Watch as we compare the mobile platforms on today’s market and learn how you can take advantage of these devices for portable or remote measurements. View Webcast

DevSuite Advisor

NI LabVIEW Suites

Check out the NI LabVIEW Suites, which can help you customize a software solution with add-ons specific to your application with discounts up to 74%.

 View LabVIEW Suites



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