Virtual instrumentation moves into the embedded microprocessor arena as illustrated by these singleboard computing systems. Using block functions, any 32-bit embedded processor is programmed to serve as its own diagnostic tool. Through wireless connectivity, VI provides the means for both monitoring and control via simple Web browsers.

Virtual instrumentation moves into the embedded microprocessor arena as illustrated by these singleboard computing systems. Using block functions, any 32-bit embedded processor is programmed to serve as its own diagnostic tool. Through wireless connectivity, VI provides the means for both monitoring and control via simple Web browsers.


Computerized control systems require digitized process parameters. Digitization of those parameters uses the same commercial hardware found in many VIs. So the idea of using embedded VI as part of the design is a natural extension. Coupled with embedded Webserver software and wireless connectivity, VI programming allows any laptop system to become a machine control panel or diagnostic display.

At the enterprise level, the same technology creates a portal for data acquisition and machine monitoring and control rivaled only by large, custom-designed systems.

 

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