National Instruments updates DIAdem software

August 172010
National Instruments updates DIAdem software
August 17, 2010 – National Instruments announced NI DIAdem 2010, the latest version of the data management software that helps engineers and scientists better manage, analyze and report on data collected during data acquisition or generated through simulations. The new version of DIAdem features GPS synchronization, sound data playback and increased offline analysis and reporting capabilities. This combination of features gives engineers and scientists the opportunity to increase the return on their data investment by reducing the time it takes to make decisions from data collected in applications such as automotive, aviation and structural and environmental monitoring.

National Instruments integrated customer feedback to design DIAdem 2010 specifically with test and measurement engineers and scientists in mind. With the ability to view GPS information on a map display, DIAdem 2010 provides a new method to interact with and visualize data. It also offers the option to stream map images through a network connection or cache map images locally. To better understand measurements, engineers and scientists can characterize the effect of geographic or environmental context on data acquisition by synchronizing measurement and GPS data playback. For example, when conducting in-vehicle data logging, engineers and scientists can take the GPS location of the vehicle into consideration to understand what environmental phenomena, such as an elevation change or intersection encounter, caused the vehicle to decrease in speed.

In addition, DIAdem 2010 now offers sound data playback and increased analysis and reporting capabilities. Engineers and scientists can interact with sound data in a new way by synchronizing the playback of sound data with measurement data to hear measurements in action. Also, DIAdem offers the option to automatically convert textual or MathML formulas to graphical math displays to more effectively represent calculations used during analysis. These embedded formulas provide significant value when creating publication-ready reports, with immediate one-click export to the most common printable, shareable report formats including PDF, HTML and Microsoft PowerPoint.

These new features help engineers and scientists save time locating, analyzing and reporting results offline. DIAdem 2010 provides a powerful feature set that is optimized for high-speed loading and analysis of large data sets. To receive the most value from test and measurement data, engineers and scientists can combine DIAdem with technologies including the Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) file format for data storage and the NI DataFinder for indexing files.

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