Considerations when Designing and Using Virtual Instruments as Building Blocks in Flexible Measurement System Solution
2007 (English)In: 2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IEEE , 2007, 382-386 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper the software and hardware structure of a virtual instrument measurement system is discussed. The focus is on flexibility, modularity, generality and hardware independence. A software architecture that meets these requirements is proposed and discussed in some detail. The proposed software architecture has a layered structure that makes it suitable for implementation of versatile measurement systems. The measurement functionality is encapsulated in its own, hardware independent layer and communicates with its environment, e.g. physical hardware, through intermediary software components. Finally a measurement system for characterization of power amplifiers that is designed following the proposed software architecture, with software driven measurements, is implemented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2007. 382-386 p.
, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, ISSN 1091-5281
Software architecture, Software driven measurements, Synthetic instruments, Virtual instruments, Measurement theory, Power amplifiers, Virtual reality
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7755ISI: 000251296800075ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34648822353ISBN: 978-1-4244-0588-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7755DiVA: diva2:12877
2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement; Warsaw; 1 May 2007 through 3 May 2007
QC 201008242007-12-072007-12-072014-11-11Bibliographically approved