I am using the PCIe-6321 and was wondering if anyone knew additional details regarding the recommended warm-up time specifications.
Thank you in advance.
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Is there a reason why you cannot wait the specified warm-up time?
The reason for the warm up time is so the device can reach a stable temperature. Once the device has reached the stable temperature, it will operate within the specified accuracy settings. The warm up time starts after the device has been powered on (Calibration section on the following page: http://www.ni.com/product-documentation/53090/en/).
The reason for the fast start is due to manufacturing timing concerns.
My thoughts are this:
Exactly how precise do your measurements need to be?
Will one degree high or one degree low drastically affect the integrity of your measurements? Does the system turn on and off regularly? Does it turn off for long enough that he card will need to warm back up? Is your environments temperature raising or lowering quickly? I don't feel like a 1 degree change in card temperature is going to drastically change your end measurement a significant amount. Unless you are doing ultra precise measurements, in which case the specific card you have might not be the best fit.
As accurate as possible. I need to be able to quantify the integrity of the measurements. I can implement software checks to verify accurate measurements as I proposed previously.
Understood! Do you have a formula, function, or algorithm that uses the card temperature to quantify the integrity of the measurement? If so, logging the card temperature with some kind of property node in LabVIEW during each measurement might be your best bet (You can use the System Configuration API). You can use the temperature and whatever other factors you are monitoring to give an integrity rating of your measurement or something similar.