Get Started with Data Acquisition Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox™ provides apps and functions for configuring data acquisition hardware, reading data into MATLAB® and Simulink®, and writing data to DAQ analog and digital output channels. The toolbox supports a variety of DAQ hardware, including USB, PCI, PCI Express®, PXI®, and PXI-Express devices, from National Instruments® and other vendors.
The toolbox apps let you interactively set up a data acquisition interface and configure it to your hardware. You can then generate equivalent MATLAB code to automate your data acquisition. Toolbox functions give you the flexibility to control the analog input, analog output, counter/timer, and digital I/O subsystems of a DAQ device. You can access device-specific features and synchronize data acquired from multiple devices.
You can analyze data as you acquire it or save it for post-processing. You can also automate tests and make iterative updates to your test setup based on analysis results.
- The DataAcquisition Object
Overview of DataAcquisition components and supported vendors.
- Acquire Data with the Analog Input Recorder
Use the Analog Input Recorder app to visualize and record analog input signals.
- Generate Signals with the Analog Output Generator
Use the Analog Output Generator app to define and produce analog output signals.
About Data Acquisition
- Data Acquisition System
Typical components that compose a data acquisition system
- Analog Input Subsystem
Hardware subsystem that digitizes real-world sensor signals into numbers your computer can read
- Making Quality Measurements
Maximizing precision and accuracy, minimizing noise, and matching the sensor range to the hardware range
- Get Command-Line Help
Get toolbox help in the Command Window.