National Instruments C Series Modules

The manufacturer National Instruments has numerous series organized by the type of instrument, one of which is the C Series. This series is comprised of Voltage Output Modules, Universal Analog Input Modules, CAN Interface Modules, Digital Modules, Current Output Modules, Counter Input Modules, Temperature Input Modules, Current Input Modules, Digitizer Modules, Voltage and Current Input Modules, Sound and Vibration Input Modules, Strain/Bridge Input Modules, LIN Interface Modules, Voltage Input Modules, Relay Output Modules, and more. It is also worth noting that several specifications for a C Series system are determined by the modules and other specifications are determined by the backplane. Other specifications can even be based on the configuration of the system. The NI C Series is designed for the CompactDAQ and CompactRIO platforms.

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Understanding Specifications Part 2

To prevent interference on receiving apparatus, for example, audio and TV receivers or computer systems, signals generated in the line supply and the radiated electromagnetic field of radio frequency from electrical equipment may not exceed certain limits. For this, the IEC makes recommendations. A special committee of the IEC, the CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference), has published several definitions concerning measuring sets and measurement procedures for the various types of interference-producing equipment.

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Understanding Specifications

The 15-MHz portable dual-trace oscilloscope Philips PM 3226 is a compact, lightweight instrument featuring simplicity of operation, for a wide range of use in servicing, research, and educational applications. Other features include provision for chopped or alternate display of Y signals, automatic triggering, mains triggering, and triggering on the line and frame sync pulses of a television signal. The cathode-ray tube displays a useful screen area calibrated into 8 x 10 divisions by an external graticule.

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National Instruments LabVIEW

LabVIEW software, created by National Instruments in the 80’s, can be used with Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, and other operating systems in many types of applications. This feature makes LabVIEW a versatile software, ideal for users with a variety of requirements. With the use of LabVIEW, users can create industrial equipment and intelligent machines more quickly. National Instrument’s embedded design platform is a combination of a software stack, integrated and easily customized hardware, and an ecosystem of users and IP. NI LabVIEW can also be used to help teach engineering students in the classroom or lab. When students use LabVIEW, they can improve their discovery rates, find answers more quickly, and become more successful.

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National Instruments Background

National Instruments was founded in 1976 and has offices in over 50 countries. NI develops modular hardware through an open, software-defined platform. Their hardware aids users in boosting performance in automated test and measurement systems. The unique modular hardware is anything from high-performing RF devices to affordable measurement instruments. The versatile I/O allows users to reconfigure their existing hardware in software and thus prevents them from needing to purchase new devices each time they require a different type of application.

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