NATIONAL Instruments and Agilent Technologies have announced a joint initiative to create NI-certified LabVIEW instrument drivers for control of Agilent gas and liquid chromatographs.
These plug-and-play drivers extend the analysis, automation and I/O integration capabilities of Agilent life science instruments.
The drivers enable scientists and researchers to quickly automate Agilent instrument operation. They can integrate chromatography measurements with additional analytical instrumentation data and use more than 450 built-in analysis functions. These functions include peak detection and data calibration to create custom analysis routines for specific experiments and applications. Instrument I/O Assistant in LabVIEW 7.1 can be used to write commands, read responses and automatically parse data from Agilent instruments, which cuts development time by up to 80%.
National Instruments has released LabVIEW instrument drivers for the Agilent 3000 Micro GC and is currently working on drivers for Agilent 6890 and 6850 gas chromatographs and 1100 liquid chromatograph, which are scheduled to be released later this year. These drivers will be available for free download at the NI Instrument Driver Network at www.ni.com/idnet.