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Optical measurement solution is scalable

17 July 2002 Test & Measurement

Design and production engineers now can measure the power of light in optical component alignment, manufacturing and test in a solution that scales from the design laboratory to the manufacturing floor.

Using National Instruments' LabVIEW graphical development environment with NI data acquisition (DAQ) boards and third-party optical sensors, engineers have a measurement solution that can meet both the rigorous requirements of the lab and provide the throughput and high channel count needed for the manufacturing floor. This scalability delivers a long-term cost-effective measurement solution.

The NI 6052E data acquisition board for PCI and PXI has a 333 kSa/s sampling rate, 16 analog inputs and 16 bit resolution. With this performance, the NI-based solution scales to applications in production and test, such as synchronising optical power measurements with motion to decrease alignment and assembly time.





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