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Hello,

this is the first time I use NI hardware. I have the USB-6009 unit which
runs well on NI-DAQmx (V4.5).

I'm trying to bring an input value to a Labview (V8.0.1). I know it sounds
stupid, but what must I do to measure a signal in Labview?

Best regards
Marco


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There is no such thing as DAQmx 4.5.

 

There is a DAQmx Getting Started page with a lot of other links to help you get started. In LabVIEW, there are a lot of example programs for analog input and on the Measurement I/O>DAQmx palette is the DAQ Assistant. This wizard will walk you through the necessary steps and create an acquistiion VI for you.

 

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Marco Metzger wrote:
> this is the first time I use NI hardware. I have the USB-6009 unit which
> runs well on NI-DAQmx (V4.5).
> I'm trying to bring an input value to a Labview (V8.0.1). I know it sounds
> stupid, but what must I do to measure a signal in Labview?
> Best regards Marco

Before you do anything:
1) plug in your usb hardware;
2) open Measurement and Automation eXplorer (MAX)
3) find your hardware listed on the browser on the left;
4) select your hardware and run the self-test.

Then, in Labview, under the pull-down menus, open the Examples and search for analog or digital or DAQmx. Select one of the examples there. In this dialog box, you can also make the search specific to the hardware that you have available (the USB-6009). The example should get you up and running and you can modify it from there.
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Hello,

from other examples I saw that they have a palette DAQmx which is missing in
my installation. When I copy the symbols from other sample programs I can
use them, but why can I not see the DAQmx panel palette under Measurement
I/O?

Best regards
Marco

"Freelance Embedded Systems Engineer" <g9u5dd43@yahoo.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:49F857A2.7080406@yahoo.com...
> Marco Metzger wrote:
>> this is the first time I use NI hardware. I have the USB-6009 unit which
>> runs well on NI-DAQmx (V4.5).
>> I'm trying to bring an input value to a Labview (V8.0.1). I know it
>> sounds stupid, but what must I do to measure a signal in Labview?
>> Best regards Marco
>
> Before you do anything:
> 1) plug in your usb hardware;
> 2) open Measurement and Automation eXplorer (MAX)
> 3) find your hardware listed on the browser on the left;
> 4) select your hardware and run the self-test.
>
> Then, in Labview, under the pull-down menus, open the Examples and search
> for analog or digital or DAQmx. Select one of the examples there. In
> this dialog box, you can also make the search specific to the hardware
> that you have available (the USB-6009). The example should get you up and
> running and you can modify it from there.


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Marco Metzger wrote:
> from other examples I saw that they have a palette DAQmx which is missing in
> my installation. When I copy the symbols from other sample programs I can
> use them, but why can I not see the DAQmx panel palette under Measurement
> I/O?
> Best regards Marco

What version of Labview are you using?
Do you have Measurement and Automation Explorer installed?
Do you see your device listed under NI-DAQmx Devices?

It sounds like you have an incomplete installation:
This newsgroup doesn't have a good following.
forums.ni.com is a better option.

http://forums.ni.com/ni/board/message?board.id=170&thread.id=400818
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Freelance,

 

You are the only one here who apparently does not know where the postings are coming from. Just because the NI forums are mirrored to whatever news group you are on, does not mean that they originated there. Stop referring people to the NI forums when that is the origin.

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On Apr 29, 6:35 am, Freelance Embedded Systems Engineer
<g9u5d...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Before you do anything:
> 1) plug in your usb hardware;
> 2) open Measurement and Automation eXplorer (MAX)
> 3) find your hardware listed on the browser on the left;
> 4) select your hardware and run the self-test.
>
> Then, in Labview, under the pull-down menus, open the Examples and search for analog or digital or DAQmx.  Select one of the examples there.  In this dialog box, you can also make the search specific to the hardware that you have available (the USB-6009).  The example should get you up and running and you can modify it from there.

Thanks. I needed this too and hadn't thought to ask here. The 6008 and
6009 are champs for doing DAQ with little money and nondemanding
applications, but there's always that damn steep learning curve with
LV.

DB
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Dangerous Bill wrote:
> On Apr 29, 6:35 am, Freelance Embedded Systems Engineer
> <g9u5d...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Before you do anything:
>> 1) plug in your usb hardware;
>> 2) open Measurement and Automation eXplorer (MAX)
>> 3) find your hardware listed on the browser on the left;
>> 4) select your hardware and run the self-test.
>>
>> Then, in Labview, under the pull-down menus, open the Examples and search for analog or digital or DAQmx. Select one of the examples there. In this dialog box, you can also make the search specific to the hardware that you have available (the USB-6009). The example should get you up and running and you can modify it from there.
>
> Thanks. I needed this too and hadn't thought to ask here. The 6008 and
> 6009 are champs for doing DAQ with little money and nondemanding
> applications, but there's always that damn steep learning curve with LV.

pain in the *ss to learn...here's some webcasts to help:

http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/7412
http://www.lvmastery.com/TipJar2008-03-03
http://www.lvmastery.com/TipJar2008-03-13
http://www.lvmastery.com/TipJar2008-08-17
http://www.lvmastery.com/tipjar2008-10-19
http://zone.ni.com/devzone/fn/p/sn/n15:WebcastsAndVideos.WebcastsOnDemand
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