National Instruments introduces wireless sensor network platform

National Instruments now offers a wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. The platform is said to be a complete remote monitoring solution that consists of NI LabView graphical programming software and new low-power wireless measurement nodes. The wireless measurement nodes are powered by four AA batteries for up to three years, making them suitable for long-term deployments.

09/01/2009


National Instruments now offers a wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. The platform is said to be a complete remote monitoring solution that consists of NI LabView graphical programming software and new low-power wireless measurement nodes.

The wireless measurement nodes are powered by four AA batteries for up to three years, making them suitable for long-term deployments. The NI WSN-3202 four-channel,

The wireless devices include NI-WSN software, which connects the NI wireless devices to LabView software running on Microsoft Windows or a LabView Real-Time host controller. NI-WSN software is based on IEEE 802.15.4 technology and gathers measurement data from the distributed measurement nodes. The software also delivers capabilities for mesh routing and managing power usage across the network.

Additionally, LabView offers integration with wired measurement devices and a wide range of third-party wireless sensor network platforms.

While the measurement nodes are optimized for low-power, multiyear deployment with limited computing resources, LabView enablesthe embedded software on each node to be customized using the LabView Wireless Sensor Network Module Pioneer. Using the graphical programming of LabView, engineers and scientists can program the nodes to extend battery life, perform custom analysis, and reduce response time with embedded decision making.

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