Measurement Studio

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Measurement Studio
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Developer(s) National Instruments
Stable release 2010 / November 2010 (2010-11)
Operating system Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008
Type Data acquisition, instrument control, test automation, analysis and signal processing, industrial control, embedded design
License Proprietary
Website [2]


Measurement Studio was introduced in February 2000 by National Instruments to combine its text-based programming tools, specifically: LabWindows/CVI, Component Works ++, Component Works. Measurement studio 7.0 adopted support for .NET and allowed for native .NET controls and classes to integrate into Visual Studio. As of Measurement Studio 8.0.1, support for Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 framework have been included, with support for Windows Vista first adopted in version 8.1.1. Current version of Measurement Studio drops support for multiple versions of Visual Studio including 2008, 2005, .NET 2003 and 6.0. So that you have to install older versions of Measurement Stusio to support[1]


Measurement Studio is a set of test and measurement class libraries, tools, and wizards that integrated into the Microsoft Visual Studio environment is the extensive support for accessing instrumentation hardware. It has drivers and abstraction layers for many different types of instruments and buses are included or are available for inclusion. The provided driver interfaces save program development time.

Measurement Studio includes a variety of examples, to illustrate how common GPIB, VISA, DAQMX, analysis, and DataSocket applications can be accessed. Measurement Studio ties the creation of user interfaces based on UI in visual studio into the development cycle. So that while an application is running, the user may manipulate controls, and obtain data through indicators.

Measurement Studio includes a suite of analysis functions that can simplify development time. Such functions include: curve fitting, spectral analysis, statistics fast Fourier transforms (FFT) and digital filters, and visualization. It also includes the ability to share variables and pass data over the internet with network shared variables. So live data can be shared with more than one client application at a time.[2]

Using the power of Visual Studio users can build an installer that allows their code to run on computers that do not have Measurement Studio installed.

Related software[edit]

National Instruments also offers a product called LabVIEW,[3] which offers many of the test, measurement and control capabilities of Measurement Studio. National Instruments also offers LabWindows/CVI.[4] as an alternative for ANSI C programmers.

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