Category Archives: WinDaq Data Acquisition Software

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

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

Discontinued Support for Windows XP

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq As you may have heard, Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP, effective April 8th, 2014. After a 12-year run, Microsoft will no longer release updates or security patches for the widely embraced operating system. Consequently, DATAQ Instruments will also end support for Windows XP. While we will continue Read More

Acquire Data in Minutes

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq WinDaq data acquisition software allows you to acquire data in minutes! So you’ve chosen a DATAQ Instruments data acquisition system or data logger, you’ve connected the instruments to your PC, and you’ve successful installed the software. Now what? How do you record data? WinDaq data acquisition software allows you Read More

Save a Segment of Data as a Second, Smaller File

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq   The WinDaq Waveform Browser allows you to select a segment of data, and save it as a second, smaller file. Suppose you have a very large data file, recorded over several days, or even weeks. Now suppose that that file contains a significant event that transpired in a matter of Read More

Bridge Structural Monitoring System

Data Acquisition > Ethernet > Distributed Synchronous The collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 1, 2007 was a calamity of huge proportion. Carrying over 135,000 vehicles daily, the bridge failed during the evening rush hour resulting in thirteen fatalities and 145 injuries. Almost immediately plans were formulated for a Read More