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3/18/2011 Note #22 Defining the DI-145 Protocol (Part 2 of 2)

Part two of the DI-145 Protocol: The extended protocol with DI-194RS backward compatibility is now available. Go to The DI-145 protocol article to read the complete article.

The primary mission of the DI-145 Data Acquisition Starter Kit, as with all of our starter kits, is to expose the universe of instrumentation users to our WinDaq software. It does that quite nicely, but there's always a subset of adventurous individuals who want to use the device with their own program. Lately, we've even seen more and more such individuals of the Linux flavor for whom our standard programming tools offer no solution. So, in response to this collection of creative coders we've decided to publish the DI-145's protocol, the nuts and bolts command and response set that occurs over the USB port. Armed with the protocol anyone with even a modicum of programming talent can communicate with and fold the DI-145 within the neat confines of their own application.

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