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PXIe-4353 calibration program

Is there a program or an example avaliable that goes through the steps outlined in the calibration procedure for the PXIe-4353 using the CAL-4353?

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Hello dtodd6,

 

Please refer to the Calibration Procedure manual for the NI PXIe-4353 for step by step instructions on calibration.

 

http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/373563a.pdf

Jonathan L.
Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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My question was if anyone had a program or vi already made that followed the steps outlined in said manual.
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Hello dtodd6,

 

NI does not provide the programs already made, however the instructions in the manual have pictures of how to set up the VI's and the instructions cover what inputs to use in the program and what connections to make on the device.

Jonathan L.
Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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Calibration Executive version 3.5.1 has added support to the PXIe-4353.

 

However, the software accepts a Fluke 5720A as a supported Calibrator, then crashes on the CJC Resistance.  Seems the software is commanding the calibrator to output  32400, 10000 and 2200 ohms, the 5720A is only capable of increments of 1 or 1.9 (ie. 1k, 1.9k, 10k, 19k, 100k  ... ohms).

 

A little short on quality control.

 

To make things worse, I have been informed the full development  version of LabView is required to calibrate the CAL-4353 interface adaptor.

 

Help from the Applications Engineer would be appreciated.

 

Ross Cathriner.

Cal Lab

JSC, NASA

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Hello rcathrin,

 

You are correct in noticing that the calibration procedure NI uses for the PXIe-4353 uses a range of resistor values as stated in Table 7 of the calibration manual. If your Fluke 5720A does not support these outputs then you will be unable to calibrate the device to standards NI uses. For calibrating the PXIe-4353 NI recommends using the Fluke 5520A as listed in Table 1.

 

As for calibrating the CAL-4353 the required software includes NI-DAQmx 9.3 or later. NI-DAQmx supports a number of programming languages, including LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, C/C++, C#, and Visual Basic .NET so no, you do not necessarily need LabVIEW to calibrate the CAL-4353. 

Jonathan L.
Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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@ Jonathan L.

 

The Fluke website is listing the 5520A as an "Obsolete Product".

 

Unfortunately, NI-DAQmx programming support for LabWindows™/CVI™,  and Visual Basic .NET require additional (at cost) NI software. This leaves C/C++ as the only free programming language to call NI-DAQmx functions.  However, there is no documentation or examples to try to recreate "DAQmx Connect SC Express Calibration Accessory Channels VI" that the CAL-4353 Verification Procedure is calling for.

 

Would if be possible to post a text version of this VI so I can try to write the C programming code?

 

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Hello rcathrin,

 

Please look here for a list of DAQmx function calls in C. The analogous function in C for DAQmx Connect SC Express Calibration Accessory Channels VI is DAQmxConnectSCExpressCalAccChans. In general, the analogous C function is named very similarly to the VI in LabVIEW.

Jonathan L.
Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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