ProfessorDAQ add-in now available for free

Previously sold for $195, the ProfessorDAQ add-in for Microsoft Excel is now distributed at no charge to users of United Electronic Industry’s PowerDAQ cards.


Previously sold for $195, the ProfessorDAQ add-in for Microsoft Excel is now distributed at no charge to users of United Electronic Industry ’s PowerDAQ cards. ProfessorDAQ allows users to send out control signals and read back results of analog or digital readings. Further, with the assistance of Visual Basic for Applications, a standard component in Excel, engineers can create sophisticated test routines based on PowerDAQ hardware.

ProfessorDAQ features include:

Continuous operation —based on the user-set update rate, ProfessorDAQ fetches and displays the next set of data points from the analog-input buffer. The utility operates continuously until you stop the process manually.

Running Series—displays the latest data in the analog-input buffer, ignoring any intermediate values. This mode minimizes delay between acquisition and display, so that it can't overrun the input buffer and can operate indefinitely.

One-Shot—reads one scan of all selected channels, places results in the worksheet cells, and halts.

Menus allow users to control many aspects of the hardware's operation, including:

  • number of points to acquire;

  • screen-update rate;

  • digitization rate;

  • sampling mode;

  • source or destination worksheet cells;

  • which channels to use, in which order, with a separate gain for each;

  • bipolar or unipolar operation;

  • single-ended or differential operation; and

  • start/stop trigger setup (internal or external, on rising or falling edge).

ProfessorDAQ users can also run multiple subsystems simultaneously, allowing the implementation of custom closed-loop control algorithms within Excel, controlling analog or digital outputs based on values from analog inputs.

Click here for more information .

—David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering,

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me