National Instruments Measurement Studio 2009

National Instruments launched Measurement Studio 2009 earlier in the week. NI Measurement Studio 2009 decreases development time for engineers using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, or Visual Studio .NET 2003 to create test and measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 simplifies data acquisition, analysis and visualization by providing integrated I/O support, native libraries and user interface updates. The software introduces support for the latest advancements in PC technologies, including increased memory in 64-bit .NET application development and Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides increased I/O capabilities with integrated support for new NI data acquisition (DAQ) hardware on PC buses such as USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, PCI Express and PXI.

NI Measurement Studio 2009 - National Instruments

NI Measurement Studio 2009 Pricing Information

  • NI Measurement Studio 2009 Standard Edition
    Visual Studio 2008/2005/2003 Support Only
    19 Windows Forms controls
    Data acquisition APIs
    Instrument control APIs
    .NET instrument driver generation
    Visual C++ support for MFC 9.0
    Priced from $499; €499; ¥74,000 ($599; €599; ¥89,000 with 1 year SSP)
  • NI Measurement Studio 2009 Professional Edition with 1 year SSP
    Visual Studio 2008/2005/2003 and Visual Studio 6.0 Support
    15 ASP.NET controls
    Measurement assistants and code generation
    Network communication
    Array operations and signal generation
    Priced from $1,249; €1,249; ¥184,000
  • NI Measurement Studio 2009 Enterprise Edition
    Visual Studio 2008/2005/2003 and Visual Studio 6.0 Support
    400+ math/analysis functions
    NI LabWindows/CVI
    Debug .NET code modules from NI TestStand
    Professional Edition included
    Priced from $2,599; €2,599; ¥383,000

Measurement Studio supports the latest enhancements in PC technologies, such as Windows 7 operating systems, and improves performance of memory-intensive applications with support for 64-bit .NET development and deployment and integration with 64-bit drivers. Visual Studio developers who have adopted a 64-bit operating system, such as Windows 7, can start taking full advantage of increased processing power and memory capabilities with Measurement Studio 2009.

The software integrates I/O support for new DAQ hardware from NI, such as NI CompactDAQ, Wi-Fi DAQ and X Series DAQ devices. Measurement Studio seamlessly integrates with NI-DAQmx driver software to take advantage of the sophisticated capabilities of NI hardware including faster stream-to-disk rates of up to 1.2 gigabytes per second, multiple timing engines and advanced counter/timer functionality. The new I/O capabilities and provided measurement analysis class libraries also help engineers more efficiently obtain measurements from physical sensors.

Measurement Studio 2009 also simplifies the setup of streaming high-speed data to disk for .NET developers using Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) . With the TDMS file format and NI-DAQmx driver, engineers can stream directly to disk up to 12 times faster than with previous versions of Measurement Studio. The TDMS integration removes the burden of designing and maintaining custom file formats to achieve sustained data streaming in high-speed measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides developers with faster file access and improved compatibility between TDMS applications.

In addition, Measurement Studio 2009 also includes incremental user interface improvements to graphically display data. With a new and easy way to set a configuration property to the waveform and complex graphs, Measurement Studio can automatically generate different colors for each plot, eliminating the need to explicitly assign colors to plots. The software also features updates to the Network Variable Class Library, which helps engineers perform cross-platform communication among several Windows applications. This library now provides engineers with the ability to immediately publish an update to network variables and configure descriptions and types for explicitly created network variables.

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