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Biomch-l Co-moderator
12-09-2001, 07:54 PM
Dear Readers,

Last month I posted a request for assistance in programming a NI PC516 board
using Visual Basic. Several readers assisted me, including one who sent me
some code to try. In summary, I discovered that one can use the NI-DAQ
drivers and sample Visual Basic code to programme NI boards independent of
using NI software such as LabView or Measurement Studio. Note that this is
true for versions 6.8 or higher of NI-DAQ. This software is available free
from the NI website (www.ni.com). Visual Basic sample code for several
different possible applications can optionally be downloaded with NI-DAQ.
As well, it is possible to use other software, including Matlab, C++, etc to
programme the board once you have NI-DAQ.

In addition, it was pointed out to me that the software that came with our
A/D board, although designed to record EMG, can also be used to collect any
analogue signal provided it is not larger than 5.0V p-p.


Drew Smith, PhD
Senior Research Fellow

Clinical Research Centre
School of Health Professions
University of Brighton
49 Darley Road
Eastbourne BN20 7SS
United Kingdom

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