Example Code

Count Digital Events-Buffered-Bin Count

Products and Environment

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  • Data Acquisition (DAQ)


  • LabVIEW


  • NI DAQmx

Code and Documents


The example is to demonstrate the counting the number of pulses counted between each sample clock pulse, in addition to outputting the running count

The VI would shows how to count the digital events of the pulses that happened for each clock pulse sample. This is done by using the for loop to count and yield them in the array of Bin Count while also displays the running total of the acquired counter signal

Steps to Implement or Execute Code:
To implement this example:

  1. Define the Physical Channels
  2. Set the value of the parameters as needed
  3. Run the VI
  4. (Optional) Turn on the Highlight Execution to see the flow of the VI

To execute this example:

  1. Install the required software.
  2. Connect the DAQ hardware that supports the Counter features
  3. Confirm the connection with the MAX with TestPanel
  4. Open the VI and refer the Implement Steps

LabVIEW 2012 or compatible
NI-DAQmx 9.0 or compatible

cDAQ with C series Counter Module






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