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NI rolls out DAQ, GPIB drivers for Mac OS X

Posted: 18 Jan 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:national instruments? ni? data acquisition? daq? mac os?

National Instruments (NI) announced that engineers and scientists now have more options for data acquisition (DAQ) and instrument control on Mac OS X with its new DAQ and GPIB drivers for Mac OS X.

"National Instruments has enjoyed a loyal base of labview users on the Mac since the release of LabVIEW 1.0 for Mac in 1986," shared Ray Almgren, VP of product marketing. "We are excited to continue this success with the release of these DAQ and GPIB device drivers."

The NI-DAQmx Base driver for Mac OS X supports various NI DAQ hardware, including the PCI and PXI E series DAQ devices, the DIO-96 digital I/O device and the new low-cost NI USB DAQ devices. The NI-488.2 driver, which provides Mac OS X GPIB support, works with the NI PCI-GPIB and the GPIB-ENET/100.

Ron Okamoto, VP of worldwide developer relations, commented, "The unique combination of rock solid UNIX-like stability and ease-of-use of the Mac interface has driven increasing adoption of Mac OS X in the research, science and engineering fields."

Both the DAQ and GPIB drivers for Mac OS X use the same standard programming interfaces used on other OSes, including Windows and Linux. These programming interfaces are available in various development environments such as the company's LabVIEW. As a result, engineers can migrate existing NI DAQ or GPIB LabVIEW applications to the Mac and use the same hardware on Mac OS X with minimal software rewrites, said NI.




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