Originally Posted by Rick Hyden
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.