NATIONAL Instruments has released Measurement Studio 7.1, a suite of class libraries and controls for acquiring, analysing and presenting data in applications built using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
Engineers and scientists can take advantage of more than twice as many user interface controls than previous versions. They have access to an integrated Instrument Driver .NET Wizard and NI-DAQmx 7.3 support to increase productivity for developing measurement and automation applications.
The system delivers nine measurement-specific, extensible user interface components to help engineers create custom interfaces for their applications. The suite of tools also speeds development of instrument control applications with a built-in Instrument Driver .NET Wizard that converts existing VXI plug and play, IVI or legacy instrument drivers to .NET framework-based drivers. This integrated tool protects the time and money invested in existing drivers by instantly configuring and communicating with instruments without rewriting existing instrument drivers for compliance or struggling with integrating non-native drivers.
Measurement Studio 7.1 supports NI-DAQmx 7.3, the newest version of NI measurement services software that features automatic code generation for creating applications in Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C++ .NET. With the NI DAQ Assistant included in NI-DAQmx, engineers can configure, test and generate code before writing a single line of code. NI-DAQmx 7.3 also supports NI M Series data acquisition devices and offers multithreading technology, automatic timing, triggering and synchronisation.
NI continues to support development in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 by shipping ActiveX Visual Basic controls and Visual C++ 6.0 tools with the newest version of Measurement Studio.