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Data Acquisition using LabView


With micro-electronics invading every facet of our lives as consumers and also acting as a driving force in multiple industries for automation, scheduling and much more; knowledge and expertise in them will go a long way in ensuring optimal performance. And now the technology and information to master them are available on a more accessible plane for students.

The National Instruments - Data Acquisition using LabView workshop conducted by National Instruments in association with Pragyan, NIT Trichy aims to enlighten its participants by introducing them to LabView, a Graphic Design Program with a simple UI and versatile controls, to aid them in understanding the basics of electronics theory, to interfacing with other hardware components for measuring complex signals and much more.

The following will be covered as part of the workshop:

  • Introduction to Graphical System Design (GSD)
  • What is GSD?
  • Why working on GSD platform?
  • Benefits of GSD
  • Text-based programming vs LabView
  • Hardware Interfacing Techniques
  • Introduction to LabView Environment
  • Front Panel
  • Block Diagram
  • Toolbar, Menu Bar
  • Shortcut Keys
  • What is VI? Parts of VI: Function & Control Pallete, Icon & Connector panel

Data Types:

  1. Numeric:

  • Numeric control and indicators
  • Arrow on RIGHT/LEFT for Control/Indicator
  • Colour for numeric data types
  • Coercion dot
  • Numeric conversion functions
  • Undefined and unexpected data (NaN, infinity)
  • Debugging techniques
  1. Boolean:

  • Introduction to Digital Electronics
  • Colour For Boolean Data Types
  • Boolean Operations (AND, OR, NOT, XOR, NAND, NOR)
  • Practical Examples - Car Door Open Indicator, Washing machine
  1. Strings:

  • Definition of String
  • Colour For String Data Types 


  1. Introduction for LOOPS

  2. Why LOOPS are essential in programming?

  3. Two kinds of loops - FOR & WHILE

    • For Loop:

      Flowchart/ pseudo code
      LabView FOR LOOP
      Iteration & Count Terminal

    • While Loop:

Flowchart/ pseudo code
Iteration & Stop Terminal

Overview of transducers, signals and signal conditioning:

  1. DAQ System Overview

  2. Sensors and Transducers

  • TemperatureLight
  • Sound
  • Force and Pressure
  • Fluid Flow
  • pH

Exercise 1. Simple Generating and Acquiring data using DAQ assistant (N samples and Continuous Samples)
Exercise 2. Acquiring Data on analogue sensor value and giving alert using a buzzer
Exercise 3. Traffic Light
Exercise 4. Performing Digital Input and Digital Output with Switch

An email enclosing the payment link will be sent to the participant's registered email address after registration. A registration fee of INR 1598 per team (INR 799 per individual) is to be paid towards Pragyan, NIT Trichy to complete the registration process for the workshop. When you register for the workshop you can give your preferred date. However, the allotment of the date slot is subjected to availability. After your payment is confirmed, a detailed mail containing the date allotted will be sent. 


Batch 1: 14th March 2020

Batch 2: 15th March 2020

Number of participants per team: 2

Organiser: National Instruments

Duration: 7 hours

Timing: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Will be informed soon.

Kiran: 99405 55314
Tarun: 91828 49721

Email ID: software.ws@pragyan.org or workshopshead@pragyan.org

1) Does the workshop have any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites for the workshop. Any interested student can attend the workshop.

 2) How should the payment be made for the workshop?
Payment can be made online. Payment guidelines will be mailed to the participant’s email ID after registration. 

3) On what basis are workshop registrations confirmed?
Registrations are confirmed after payment is done on a first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.

4) Will the fees paid for the workshop be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?
Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be entertained.

5) Will the accommodation be provided?
Yes. Accommodation will be provided depending on the availability and place of residence.  A separate registration must be done for that. Visit the Pragyan website to register for accommodation.

6) Will certificates be provided?
Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the techno-managerial organisation of NIT Trichy, will be provided after the completion of the workshop.


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