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Old 11-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
Rick Hyden
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A programming question


Software interfacing question
While being new to Linux and inquisitive about its integration capabilities I was wondering if anyone has ever tried integrating a data collection (measuring) device, such as an industrial LVDT instrument, operating with a Newport Controller, which allows for an analog output?
The programming interface would be changing the analog output voltage to a number and placing a number into a spreadsheet cell, with an automatic update?
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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I wonder why you would wonder that...
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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Software interfacing question
While being new to Linux and inquisitive about its integration capabilities I was wondering if anyone has ever tried integrating a data collection (measuring) device, such as an industrial LVDT instrument, operating with a Newport Controller, which allows for an analog output?
The programming interface would be changing the analog output voltage to a number and placing a number into a spreadsheet cell, with an automatic update?
You could search on LQ or Google.

Instrumentation should not be a problem with any OS. I've used Linux/UNIX, M$Win and even DOS. Most instruments have a front end so that shouldn't be a problem. Heck, older versions of LabView were a problem but now it's a piece of cake.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 04:32 AM   #4
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...I was wondering if anyone has ever tried integrating a data collection (measuring) device, such as an industrial LVDT instrument, operating with a Newport Controller, which allows for an analog output?
I am sure they have. I have no idea how knowing this can help.

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The programming interface would be changing the analog output voltage to a number and placing a number into a spreadsheet cell, with an automatic update?
Automatically updating a spreadsheet is an unpleasant way of making a user interface. Are you sure that this is what you want to do, or was it just a suggestion that you thought would be 'easy'.
 
  


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