151-0027-10L  Engineering Tool: Programming with LabView

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Prochazka
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentThe Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.

AbstractAn introduction is given to the LabView programming environment. The basic concepts of "virtual instruments" and data flow programming are presented. Computer-based exercises are solved during class. A simple electronic data acquisition module is used to demonstrate basic concepts of interface management and data acquisition.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the LabView programming environment.
Understanding of fundamental concepts: virtual instruments, data flow programming, control structures, data types etc.
Development of basic programming skills using in-class exercises on computers.
Prerequisites / NoticeDue to the current Corona situation, the Engineering Tools course in LabVIEW programming will take place online in the Spring Semester 2021. Please, consider the following information:

1. On Monday (22.2.21), you will receive an invitation for a Zoom conference meeting containing a link, you can join the course on all 3 afternoons.

2. Before the course start, every participant has to install the student version of LabVIEW. The Software is available in the IT Shop (ITSM) for free. During the installation, you have to verify that the driver package for National Instruments data acquisition devices (NI DAQmx) is installed properly. Therefore, consult the corresponding installation instructions. The link for document download can be found in the document repository accessible via “myStudies” or “course catalog”.

3. During the course, we will work with a data acquisition device from National Instruments. The hardware will be distributed to all participants for the duration of the course. Please, collect the material in the IFD secretariat (ML H31, Maria Halbleib) on Monday (22.2.21) between 1:30 pm and 5 pm and on Tuesday (23.2.21) between 9 am and 11:30 am. Also, you will receive a MEMS-Gyro and an exercise book. You have to acknowledge receipt of the hardware with your signature and the device ID (see the number on the packaging) and pay a deposit of CHF 50. The hardware must be returned to the secretariat within few days after the end of the course. Please, return complete and nicely packed. You can keep the exercise book.

4. The first exercise requires a start-file (Audio Equalizer Starting Point 2.vi) which can be downloaded from the teaching document repository as well. Furthermore, you need an MP3-player such as a smartphone or a PC with an audio output (3.5mm jack). Depending on where you follow the course headphones are recommended.