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Allow test panels to provide voltage excitation for bridge/strain modules

Status: Completed
by Member Frank-L on ‎03-07-2011 03:25 PM

Currently, DSA devices that use voltage excitation have no method to provide that excitation to a particular device within test panels. The only method to do this would be to create a task in Measurement and Automation Explorer which takes much more time that doing a simple test panels test. This should be a fairly simple addition to the test panels user interface. One could simply have a box to check if they require excitation, and a control to determine the voltage level to provide to the DUT. They currently have this for IEPE devices, and it makes sense that voltage excitation should be the same.

Status: Completed
by Active Participant Brad_K
‎04-04-2011 09:37 PM - edited ‎04-04-2011 09:37 PM

Hi Frank,


Have you seen the new multi-measurement test panel that was added for SC Express? On the PXIe-4330 and PXIe-4331 bridge/strain modules, the new test panel supports configuring the bridge type and excitation. On the PXIe-4353 thermocouple module, it supports switching between voltage and thermocouple measurements without creating a task in the DAQ Assistant.


PXIe-4330 test panel.png


In NI-DAQmx 9.3, CompactDAQ analog input should be getting a test panel upgrade.



by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎04-05-2011 12:32 PM
Status changed to: In Development
by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎04-05-2011 12:32 PM
Status changed to: Completed
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