Measurement Computing Corporation launched version 11 of DASYLab graphical programming environment for test and measurement projects. DASYLab 11 is an easy-to-use data acquisition application that requires no programming. DASYLab enables scientists or engineers to focus on their particular areas of expertise, while tapping into the power of the display, analysis, and control features needed to fully process measurement data. DASYLab is offered in four different development editions: Lite, Basic, Full, and Pro. A Runtime-only edition for program deployment is also available.
- Compatible with Windows Vista operating system
- Compatible with multi-processor PC’s
- Create complex applications in minimal time without programming
- Lets you build worksheets using graphical icons
- Implements real-time operations
- Provides standard real-time displays (charts, meters, graphs)
- Layout windows allow you to create simple custom displays for operational end users
- Provides complete library of computational functions
- Includes generator icons to simulate inputs
- Black Box icon lets you create macro functions
- Provides serial, OPC, ODBC, and network interface icons
- Supports data acquisition hardware from Measurement Computing and other vendors
- Includes a tutorial, example worksheets, and on-line help
New DASYLab 11 Features
New and improved Measurement Computing driver
DASYLab 11 supports most Measurement Computing devices supported by the Universal Library, encompassing analog, digital, and counter/timer input and output, including high-speed synchronous input and output.
DASYLab 11 updates the Diagram graphical display module, which provides outstanding interactive versatility of time domain data. The Diagram module may be configured as an enhanced Y/t Chart, an X/Y Chart, or a Data Chart Recorder. It supports multiple y-axes and allows the user to freely assign signals to each y-axis. For easy comparison of the time domain waveforms, users can define the offset used to display a signal, and can dynamically move a signal around within the graphical display to compare one signal with another. Users can now define a reference curve or tolerance band to display at the same time as they are collecting new data.
Reference Curve Editor
The new Reference Curve Editor allows the user to define the tolerance band interactively, using a table of reference points and a graphical display. The reference curve can be used in the Diagram Y/t Chart, and Chart Recorder modules to display the acquired signal against the defined tolerance band. In addition, the acquired signal can be monitored using the Check Reference Curve module, allowing the user to activate different alarms and events when the data value is within range, above, or below a specified range.
Enhanced e-mail module
The e-mail module now includes an internal SMTP client to allow the user to send unattended e-mail via a standard SMTP server. E-mail messages can be configured to send a message with data results on a scheduled basis or to send alarm messages when a data event or alarm condition is detected.
DASYLab 11 continues the long tradition of on-going improvement to the existing software features, including filename path length, improved navigation in module property dialog boxes, new navigation on the work area using the mouse wheel features, improved dialog boxes throughout the product, and updated and improved Help.
New driver support
DASYLab 11 will ship with updated drivers that include the new Measurement Computing driver with support for all InstaCal/Universal Library supported products, an updated IOtech driver, an updated Microstar Laboratories DAP driver, and an updated NI-CAN driver that supports NI USB-CAN devices.
More info: Measurement Computing Corporation