Change log

PRODUCT: iDaq


Build:4.0.0.1620Date: 2017-01-27
Build:3.0.1.1425Date: 2015-10-28
Analog input acquisition allows to select which channels have to be used and which not.
New Feature
In Analog Acquition task (Voltage, current, acceleometers, Strain Gauge, Bridge, Resistance, Termocouple, RTD, Forec IEPE, Velocity IEPE sensors), user can select which channels on its National Instruments acquisition device, have to be used and which channels have to be disabled.
This feature expands system configuration capabilities because user can select acquisition channels where sensors are connected only, and iDaq optimizes system performance.
Channel Type selection uses sensor icons
New Feature
When user select sensor types for an analog input acquisition task, new interface shows sensor type icons, optimized for touch-screens
iDaq checks installed devices at launch
New Feature
When iDaq starts, checks if all installed devices are connected and interacts with user to verifiy devices not connected and to removed unavailable devices from list of managed acquisition boards.
Every analog input channel includes an EPC TAG
New Feature
iDaq manages an EPC TAG (Electonic Product Code) for every analog input channel. This TAGs can be use to associate DUT (Device Under Test) to acquired signals.
Every device has a "document" window
New Feature
iDaq manages a "Document" window for every connected device. Docuemnt window collects all documents associated to that device: PDF, WORD documents, images, etc.
Documents can be added, viewed and removed with a single click.
iDaq includes all pinout images for National Instruments acquisition devices
New Feature
iDaq includes the pinout schema with terminal configuration, for every supported device, made by National Instruments.
Pinouts can be displayed with a single click from device "Document" page.
iDaq manages a new "Document" window for every installed device
New Feature WNF-0095
iDaq manages a "Document" window for every connected device. Docuemnt window collects all documents associated to that device: PDF, WORD documents, images, etc.
Documents can be added, viewed and removed with a single click.
iDaq supports myDAQ
New Feature WNF-0096
iDaq supports myDAQ acquisition boards with a new specific driver. With this driver, included into iDaq base package, user can take advantage of all iDaq features and benefits using myDAQ devices.
SyncCDAQMod devices has a new amazing intuitive interface for channel importation
New Feature WNF-0111
Interface of SyncCDAQMod has been completely redesigned. With this new interface, users can import channels of different modules of the same chassis in ease.
The importation window shows all the available modules. To import channels of a module, it is enough to click on the desired module.
For most devices, iDaq has a new channel selection window
New Feature WNF-0112
For most devices, iDaq has a new channel selection window that allows user to select necessary channel only. For example, according to his needs, user can select a limited portion of the 32 channels of a NI-9205 module. This simplifies configuration and processing as well as increases performance.
In DAQmx devices, default sampling frequency changes according to the module in use
New Feature WNF-0113
Some DAQmx modules, as NI-9233, NI-9234, and NI-9237, does not support any sampling frequency. In these cases,iDaq uses a default sampling frequency supported by the modules. For example, 2 kHz is used for NI-9233 and NI-9237, while 6.4 kHz is used for NI-9234. For modules that haven't a contrain in the sampling frequency value, 1 kHz is used.
Range and unit of measurement is customizable for each channel type
New Feature WNF-0114
For each channel type (accelerometer, IEPE-Force, IEPE-Velocity, RTD, Gauge, ...) range and unit of measurement are customizable. In this way, user can completely configure channels according to the selected processing units.
Added 0.1 factor to the Probe WPU
New Feature WNF-0115
The Probe WPU has 0.1 factor insteaf of 1 factor.
Added WPU Decimation
New Feature WNF-0116
A new WPU has been added to the list of supported WPU: Decimation
This WPU decimates signals by reducing its sampling rate to a smaller value.
New interface for the WPU Probe editor
New Feature WNF-0117
WPU Probe has a touch screen oriented editor.
Installed components can be removed
New Feature WNF-0118
Component Settings Window includes a button to remove installed components.
WPU Phonic Wheel has Hz and RPM calculation
New Feature WNF-0120
The Phonic Wheel WPU processes an input square wave generated by a Phonic Wheel and calculates the correspondent rotational speed. Editor of WPU Phonic Wheel allows user to choose if rotational speed must be expressed in Hz or in RPM (revolution per minutes).
Clear password at start-up
New Feature WNF-0129
New option Clear Password at Start-UP has been added in General Settings of iDaq. If enabled, password is not required when iDaq starts. Vice versa, if it is disabled, every time iDaq starts, password is required (if it has been set previously).
In SyncCDAQMod, imported channels are renamed
New Feature WNF-0131
In SyncCDAQMod devices, when different channel with same name are imported, an index is appended in order to avoid duplicated names.
Support of all the compatible channel types in modules ENET-9219 and WLS-9219
New Feature WNF-0132
Channels of these modules can be configured as Voltage Input, Current Input, RTD, Strain, Bridge, and Termocouple channels.
A new iDaq ADD-ON has beel released: Time-Lapse Creator
New Feature WNF-0106
Time-Lapse Creator is a new FREE ADD-ON to create lapse video sequences starting from images (frames) captured with a specific frequency. Time-Lapse technique is usually used to create videos with a frame rate much higher that the frequency at which frames are captured. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 20 frames per seconds; the results is an apparent 20 times speed increase.
New Channel Selection Mode
New Feature WNF-0136
iDaq includes a new window for channel selection. Channel Selection Window is more intuitive and easy. It allos user to choose one of the supported channel types: accelerometers, voltage input, analog input, RTD, resistance, bridge, strain gauge, thermocouples, IEPE-Force, IEPE-Velocity, current input.
Two new configuration parameters for Accelerometer Channels
New Feature WNF-0135
Accelerometers channels can be configured using two new parameters: Current Excitation Source and Currenct Excitation Value. iDaq channels are completely configurable in order to obtain the best from connected sensors.
New Action to run third party commands
New Feature WNF-0101
A new action can be associated to trigger switches, that executes comands from a command line console. With this new action, iDaq can operate with third-party applications to create reports, visualize and process recorded data automatically.
New Action to acivate DIAdem scripts on trigger switch
New Feature WNF-0100
A new action can be associated to trigger switches, that runs DIAdem and opens a selected VBscript. With this new action, iDaq and DIAdem can cooperate to create reports when a recording session ends, or to visualize recorded data in a specific manner.
iDaq support a new "Group" TAG for every analog input channel
New Feature WNF-0099
Every analog input channel can be customized with a "Group" TAG to improve data mining and post processing, based on channel groups. "Group" is a free text TAG editable by user.
Digital Output Lines List is not saved properly
Fixed Issue
When user configures Low Speed Digital I/O for input and output on the same device, list of digital output lines is not saved and output lines are marked as "unused" lines.
Frequency Channel parameters are not loaded form disk when iDaq starts
Fixed Issue
When users configures digital channels to measure frequency, channel parameters are saved, but not loaded properly at next iDaq execution.
RTD channel Parameters are not loaded when iDaq starts
Fixed Issue
When users configures analog channels to measure RTD, channel parameters are saved, but not loaded properly at next iDaq execution.
In log window, Close button is resized when user changes window size
Fixed Issue
iDaq log window that displays log messages can be resized by user. In that window, close button is scaled proportionally with new window size.
In the locking window, password is validated before releasing mouse
Fixed Issue
In the locking window, while moving mouse over password buttons, as soon as the password is correct, password is accepted. Now, password validation is done only after mouse is released.
In the Session Selection Window, user can type a session name too long or use chars not valid to create sessions
Fixed Issue
In the Session Selection Window, when a new session is created, a folder with the session name is created. Invalid characters and long name cannot be typed anymore to define a new session.
Message "iDaq reboot is required" appears even when it is not necessary
Fixed Issue IDAQ-272
A message that requires iDaq reboot appears when Snapshot Loading Window is closed using Cancel Button.
Modules NI 9207 and NI 9207 (DSUB) so not acquire current channels
Fixed Issue
Modules NI 9207 and NI 9207 (DSUB) have 8 analog input channels of voltage sensors and 8 AI channels for current sensors. iDaq acquires from first 8 channels only.
Analog input channels without compatible terminal configuration cannot be edited
Fixed Issue
In analog input acquisition task, iDaq detecs and disables channels not compatible with device terminal configuration. User cannot edit channel settings dialog and modify its terminal configuration.
When user changes sensor type in SyncCDAQMod for modules in CompactDAQ chassis, device stop running
Fixed Issue IDAQ-289
When user changes sesnor type in aSyncCDAQMod device, terminal configuration of edited channel is lost and data acquisition cannot be performed.
In the thermocuple editor, Auto Zero Mode is not applied
Fixed Issue IDAQ-290
Even if user changes Auto Zero Mode to "Once" or "Every Sample"and confirm, when editor is re-opened, Auto Zero Mode is set to "None".
Build:3.0.0.1292Date: 2015-05-30
iDaq installation package includes Advanced Signal Visualizer
New Feature
in iDaq installation package you find Advanced Signal Visualizer (ASV), a powerful and intuitive tool to visualize and export recorded data toward third party softwares. ASV manages TDMS and CSV files created by iDaq and is the easiest solution to export signals stored in TDMS file toward MS-Excel, MS-Word, Matlab.
SyncCDAQMod device import configured channels only
New Feature
Device SyncCDAQMod used to create acquisition task that share a clock source among different C-Series modules in the same CompactDAQ chassis, checks if analog input channels have been configured properly before importing them from existing DAQ-mx devices. If channels are not configured, a warning message is displayed.
Device Thumbnail Selection Window doesn't display all available images
Fixed Issue
When user opens Device Thumbnail Window to change the thumbnail associated to a specific device, only a subset of available thumbnails is showed.
Tab buttons are displayed twice when screen resolution is lower than FULL HD
Fixed Issue
When iDaq is executed on PC with display resolution lower than 1900x1080, TAB buttons are displayed twice in different formats: large buttons and small buttons.
Build:3.0.0.1283Date: 2015-05-11
User can remove installed component from Component Settings Dialog.
New Feature
In iDaq, user can remove installed components that are distributed with packed libraries, using Component Settings Dialog and the "Remove" button. Components that are compiled into iDaq.exe cannot be removed.
When a CompactRIO device is installed, iDaq remains in memory after termination
Fixed Issue
Whena one or more CompactRIO devices are installed, and user terminates iDaq with its Close button, iDaq icon remains in task bar.
Build:3.0.0.1280Date: 2015-05-04
New button opens "Virtual Channel Calculator User Guide" in channel editor
New Feature
In Virtual Channel editor, there is anew button to open "Virtual Channel Calculator User Guide" PDF Manual.
WPUs include PDF manuals
New Feature
When configuring WPU for a selected channel, right click on WPU icon opens associated PDF manual.
WPU: filter, probe, polynomial have help button in their editors
New Feature
WPU with have their own editor dialog (filter, probe, polynomial) have help button to load PDF guide.
WPU Polynomial Editor displays selected polynomial order, A and Y ranges adapt to calibration points
New Feature
WPU Polynomial Editor displays selected polynomial order, X and Y ranges adapt to calibration points.
WPU Polynomial: Raw value and calibrated valued are swapped
Fixed Issue
in WPU Polynomial Editor, Raw Value indicator and Calibrated Value indicator contain swapped values.
"Search Components Online" button doesn't work
Fixed Issue
"Search Components Online" button that should open default browser to search of new components for iDaq, doesn't work.
With Polynomial WPU default calibration points are lost
Fixed Issue
if user add Polynomial WPU and click on Cancel button, default calibration points are lost.
Right Click on ADDON thumbnail lunches ADDON
Fixed Issue
If user right click on ADD-ON thumbnail, iDaq lunches ADD-ON session.
Device error indicator in main interface is not updated when a device stops running.
Fixed Issue
When multiple acquisition devices are installed and one o more of them is in error state, with red led, the global device status (a round led inserted in the device button that opens the device TAB) doesn't reflect the error and its color remains green.
Build:3.0.0.1254Date: 2015-03-05
iDaq adopts new interface layout
New Feature
iDaq has a new interface with main buttons in the right border of the screen. There are different tabs for Project Management, ADD-ONs Managements, Devices and Sensors Managements, Options and Help.
With this new interface, Display requirement is changed: minimum display resolution is 1280x768.
Support for USB Low cost cameras
New Feature
iDaq can acquire images form USB low cost cameras. Images are published in JPG format. Images can be visualized, processed and stored by iDaq ADD-ONs such Easy Data Logger.
iDaq has unified interface syle
New Feature
iDaq adopts a new interface style with squared blue buttons. Devices and ADD-ONs have their own icons. This new interface has been designed to take advantage of touch screen displays.
Support for Text Streams
New Feature
iDaq can load and publish data coming from third party software that saves data in CSV files. Text stream are used to visualize and log Alarm codes, events and status information of electronic devices such Electronic Units.
Support for Third party image recorders
New Feature
iDaq can load and publish images acquired from third party software that saves images after acquisition or processing. With This new component BMP.JPG-BMP Player iDaq can publish images processed by other systems like Keyence, COGNEX, that do patterne Matching or specific measurements. Supported file formats are JPG, PNG and BMP.
iDaq interface can be minimized in Tray Bar
New Feature
A new option has been added to iDaq to minimize its interface in Tray Bar. This function is useful when users have Windows gadgets running in right side of the screen. To show iDaq main buttons, click on iDaq icon in Tray Bar and select i"Show/Hide" from iDaq Pop Up menu.
Added option to minimize iDaq interface in Tray Bar at launch
New Feature
In iDaq General Settings Window there is a new option that allows to minimize iDaq main interface automatically when iDaq is executed.
New button to install ADD-ONs, directly from ADD-ON page
New Feature
In ADD-ON Page there a new button to install ADD-ONs, without opening ADD-ONs Setting Window.
New button to search online for new ADD-ONs
New Feature
In ADD-ON Page there a new button to search ADD-ONs online. Clicking this button, default web browser is opened to search for available ADD-ONs on www.idaq-datalogger.com web site.
New button to search online for new software components
New Feature
In Device Page there a new button to search Components online. Clicking this button, default web browser is opened to search for available components on www.idaq-datalogger.com web site.
Componennts are additional pieces of software that allow to manages more products, process signal in multiple ways and add new features to supported acquisition boards.
New Waveform Processing Unit (WPU) to filter acquired signals, included in iDaq installer
New Feature
iDaq includes a new WPU that allows to filter acquired signals. Filter can be configured according to different needs: available filter types are: LOW PASS, HIGH PASS, BAND PASS and REMOVE BAND. For every filter type you can define cutoff frequency and filter order.
New iDaq Assistant included in iDaq installer
New Feature
iDaq includes a User Assistant that helps users to find what thay are looking in iDaq IDE.
DSA parameters are handled ina separated dialog
New Feature
Acquisition modules such NI 9229, NI 9234 and others, that use Delta Sigma ADC, have a specific Input Delay calculated on the basis of a couple of parameters described in their Specifications. iDaq includes all DSA parameters for all supported acquisition devices. If user wants to edit these parameters, a new dialog window allows to insert Input Delay values exactly as they are indicated in module technical specifications.
iDaq includes media folder
New Feature
iDaq includes a new folder c:\idaq\media used to store thumbnails and images used by devices. User can cutomize default thumbnails adding and editing images in PNG format.
iDaq includes a new Driver to acquire images from Low Cost USB Cameras
New Feature
iDaq includes "Camera Light" a Driver for USB Cameras. This Driver allows to acquire from low USB2 and USB3 cameras. I supports different frame rates and publishes images in JPG format.
New button in Help page to display current IP address
New Feature
A new button has been added in iDaq help page, to display current IP address. When iDaq is executed on computer that has dynamic IP address (DHCP) and remote connections have to be established , this button helps user to know their current IP Address.
New button to restart acquisition task when device status is "error"
New Feature
When a device stop its acquisition task due to wrong configuration or because it has been temporary disconnected from PC, a red led is displayed on device icon. With a right click on device icon, you can display a list of three buttons. The second button allows to re-initialize selected device and re-start its acquisition task.
New Component to acquire text streams
New Feature
TODO
New Component to acquire images and sensor values from smartphones
New Feature
TODO
New Component to acquire images from disk
New Feature
TODO
New button to edit device settings from device selection window
New Feature
A new button to edit device settings has been added to device selection window and allow to edit/view settings of devices not activated in iDaq IDE.
New button to delete inactive device configuration files
New Feature
A new button to delete device configuration files has been added to device selection window.
New button to edit physical resource of selected channel
New Feature
A new button has been added to channel editor dialog, to edit Resource Name associated to selected channel. Resource Name is the physical name of a device resource, such Dev1/ai0. Generally, users don't need to edit this name, but advanced and complex configurations may request user to edit this value to create customized measurement systems.
SyncCDaqMod doesn'import not configured channels
New Feature
One of most commen mistakes during configuration of SyncCDAQMod device is importing unconfigured channels. SyncCDAQMod uses channel settings to create DAQ-mx tasks and when channels are not configured accoridng to their origianl device capabilities, Acquisition task fails execution. Now SyncCDAQMod displays a warning message when user imports channels that have not been configured.
iDaq crashes when loads snapshot configuration
Fixed Issue
When a saved snapshot with Device configuration is loaded, iDaq crashes. This issue occurs if snapshot refers to ProductTypes that are not supported by iDaq. If, for instance, one of devices in snapshot is a compactRIO and iDaq is configured without CompactRIO Driver for iDaq, then CompactRIO device cannot be loaded and iDaq crashes. Ensure that all Drivers to manage your Product Types are installed before loading the snapshots.
Decimation and Padding hungs up when acquistion device is stopped
Fixed Issue
When acquistion device is stopped/disconnected. ADD-ONs that use decimation and padding to change signal frequency hung up.
Low Speed Digital IO doesn't add Name attribute to digital waveforms.
Fixed Issue
Low Speed Digital IO capability doesn't add "Name" attribute to digital waveforms
Units of measurements for RTD and thermocouple are not correct
Fixed Issue
DAQ-mx channels for RTD and Thermocouple show wrong list of units of measurements in their setting dialogs.
CurrentInput channel editor has mispelled captions
Fixed Issue
CurrentInput channel editor has mispelled captions.
DSV files are not saved with System Decimal Point, when required by user
Fixed Issue
DSV files saved by Easy Data Logger and Stripe Chart do not use system Decimal Point as Decimal separator also if user marks "Use System Decimal Point" checkbox.