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It's here!!  NIweek 2011

It's great to be back in Austin Texas for the annual National Instruments NIweek conference. Today is the first official day of the conference, where the largest ever audience (3300 people!) will be introduced to the latest products, trends, m...


Using Siemens S7-300 PLCs to Report System Errors

The Siemens S7-300 line of PLCs has about a million great features integrated into the programming environment. After I recently inherited a PLC project where some (many) of these were not implemented, I thought it might be a good idea to do a recap ...


DMC exhibiting at the National Instruments Technical Symposium

DMC will join leading companies to host the National Instruments Technical Symposium that builds on the success of NIWeek, the worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition held annually in Austin, Texas, where the company is headquarte...


Battery Management System (BMS) Testing Strategies

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are bringing new test and validation challenges to the automotive industry as we rapidly continue the long-awaited cross-over from internal combustion engines to fully elect...


BMS Test Stand Towers Over the Competition

DMC recently developed a completely automated test system specifically designed for Battery Management System (BMS) validation, verification, environmental, and Hardware in the loop (HWIL/HIL) testing. The system was developed for a tier-one automoti...


Video Demonstration of BMS Test Stand Basic Capabilities

Recently DMC put together another BMS Validation Test Stand, with 100+ Battery Cell Simulation Channels, 50 Temperature Sensor Simulation Channels, and a variety of other IO channels for testing the BMS inside a PHEV battery pack. Before we shippe...


Personal NI Week Highlights

So I've been using National Instruments hardware now for 15 years and programming in LabVIEW for 10.  First, that makes me feel pretty old.  Second, why is it that this is the first year I have gone to NI week?  I don't kn...


NIWeek 2010!

DMC is hitting the ground running at NIWeek 2010.  "It's Time".  This is the theme of the keynote of the first official day of NIWeek.  Time to develop, real-time control, timing for data synchronization, time to ...


LabVIEW Data Storage: TDMS Performance Tweaking

In the first part of my series, LabVIEW Data Storage: Overview of TDMS, I introduced TDMS as our preferred file format and pointed users toward exploring and using TDMS themselves. In this post, I'm assuming that you are comfortable handling chan...


LabVIEW Data Storage: Overview of TDMS

This is part one of my blog series detailing the use and optimization of the TDMS format. Here is a table of contents for all blogs in this series: LabVIEW Data Storage: Overview of TDMS LabVIEW Data Storage: TDMS Performance Tweaking LabVIE...


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