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Category Archives: WinDaq Data Acquisition Software

WinDaq data acquisition software provides real time display and disk streaming for the Windows environment.

Convert and Combine WinDaq Files in Microsoft Excel Format

Getting data into Microsoft Excel format is one of the most common customer requests. Often times customers are dealing with numerous data files, and the prospect of manually converting those files, one-by-one, into .CSV format. Fortunately, the software engineering team here at DATAQ has a solution! In conjunction with the WINDH32.EXE (WinDaq Waveform Browser), the Read More

A Meter Display for WinDaq Data Acquisition Software

The question often arises, “Is there a way to display the actual values in WinDaq?”. While real-time numerical data is displayed in WinDaq data acquisition software along with a real-time graph, some customers might prefer to display data in a larger “meter-style” graphical format. Fortunately, there’s a WinDaq add-on that allows you to do just Read More

Making Pressure Measurements with the DI-1100 Starter Kit

As discussed in a previous post, acquiring pressure data for review and analysis is a common and important data acquisition application. In this application note, we’ll demonstrate the ease with which pressure data can be displayed, archived and analyzed on the cheap using DATAQ Instruments model DI-1100 starter kit, WinDaq data acquisition software and the Read More

Is the Windows Defender Firewall Blocking WinDaq?

The WinDaq Dashboard allows you to view all WinDaq-compatible instruments connected to your PC, run independent WinDaq applications for those devices, and display and acquire data synchronously from multiple ChannelStretch™ -enabled instruments in a single WinDaq application. To do so however, you may need to allow the WinDaq Dashboard application through the Windows Firewall. In Read More

MATLAB Support for Data Acquisition Starter Kits

We are happy to announce the availability of MATLAB scripts for our data acquisition starter kits that specifically support our low-cost starter kit models DI-145, DI-149, DI-155, and DI-245. MATLAB is an analytical tool that is especially popular at the university level, and anywhere signal analysis is performed. The scripts we’ve released allow data to be Read More

Saving Multiple WinDaq Setups

You can save a single WinDaq setup using the ‘Save Default Setup’ feature. But what if you’re using your data acquisition instrument in several different applications? How do you avoid having to painstakingly enable channels, enter calibration information and re-label each channel, every time you move on to a new project? Fortunately, there is a solution. Read More

Save Select Channels as a New WinDaq File

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Perhaps you’re using WinDaq data acquisition software to record a file containing 10 or 20 channels of data. Now suppose you’re sending that file to a colleague, who is really only interested in two of those channels. Your colleague now has to dig through the file, looking for the Read More

Using Intelligent Oversampling to Extract Important Information

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Oversampling is a feature whereby a data acquisition instrument can sample data at a faster rate than what is being reported in the software. Intelligent Oversampling allows the instrument to evaluate the data that isn’t being reported, and yield just the information you’re looking for (average, maximum, minimum, the Read More

WinDaq/XL Real-time Bridging Software

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > Add-ons WinDaq/XL is real-time bridging software that allows users to stream data from WinDaq data acquisition software or the WinDaq Waveform Browser, into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Once there, users can take full advantage of Excels exceptional ability to perform calculations and chart data. Since it’s initial release Read More

The Ability of the DI-245 to Reject Common Mode Voltage

Data Acquisition > Thermocouple > DI-245 The ability of the DI-245 to reject common mode voltage is unmatched in the $75 per channel price range. To demonstrate the ability of the DI-245 to reject common mode (error) voltage, we connected K-type thermocouples to channels 1 and 2. With the thermocouple on channel 2 grounded, we Read More