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Using Devcon Command Line Utility to Rescue Unresponsive USB Devices

When choosing a piece of hardware, you will likely be confronted with many options from different vendors for what interface (PCI, PXI, USB, Serial/GPIB, LXI) that device will use to communicate with your software controller, so how do you choose? ...


IEC61131-3 Data Structures (Encapsulation = Domination!)

Encapsulating your data into custom Data Structures will allow you to Dominate (maybe not the world, but at least your PLC) I'm going to conclude my series on the IEC 61131-3 standard by examining the benefits of Data Structures. (If you misse...


New PXI Battery Simulator for PHEV Automotive Applications

For a recent DMC project I had the pleasure of working with Pickering Interfaces, a well-known international PXI hardware vendor, to supply an off-the-shelf PXI card which can simulate 6 chemical battery cells. Since such a product did not exist at t...


Automotive Testing Expo 2009

Today I had the chance to peruse more cutting edge testing technologies at the Automotive Testing Expo 2009 in Novi, Michigan. It was good to meet a few new vendors and peers, as well as run into a couple existing clients. Though apparently smaller t...


DMC Exhibits at National Instruments Technical Symposium 2009

We had a great time exhibiting at the 2009 National Instruments Technical Symposium on October 20th. Representing DMC, I was joined by two of our LabVIEW certified Architects, Jody Koplo and Leon Grossman, as well as our Technical Director Ken Brey. ...


Battery Power 2009

I'm looking forward to attending the Battery Power 2009 conference next week in Denver, Colorado. "This seventh annual event will feature more than 30 presentations on portable, stationary and automotive battery technology, as well as bat...


UNC Paths in LabVIEW

Recently, a colleague here at DMC was looking for a quick method of converting a drive-based path to its corresponding universal path name. Basically, he is writing a tool in LabVIEW that will run on computers that may have the same network drive map...


What's New in LabVIEW 2009

Over the course of NI Week in Austin, National Instruments gradually introduced and demonstrated the new features that are being implemented in the LabVIEW 2009 release. Many were logical steps forward in hardware and software development, some were ...


Christian Loew, a Systems Engineer at NI, has developed an open source utility for deploying rtexe's to a variety of Real-Time and Touch Panel targets. He has written a detailed white paper on how to use his application and the areas where users ...


Software Automation Options for Aerovironment Battery Test and Fuel Cell Test Systems

Lately, DMC has been working on several "Green Engineering" and "Clean Energy" programs to develop test systems for clients developing or evaluating Battery and Fuel Cell Power Systems. Along the way, we have run into some fair...


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