Data Acquisition using LabView

With micro-electronics invading every facet of our lives as consumers and also acting as a driving force in multiple industries for automation, scheduling and much more, knowledge and expertise in them will go a long way in ensuring optimal performance. And now the technology and information to master them are available on a more accessible plane for students.

The National Instruments - Data Acquisition using LabView workshop conducted by National Instruments in association with Pragyan, NIT Trichy aims to enlighten its participants by introducing them to LabView, a Graphic Design Program with a simple UI and versatile controls, to aid them in understanding the basics of electronics theory, to interfacing with other hardware components for measuring complex signals and much more.

The following will be covered as part of the workshop:

  • Introduction to Graphical System Design (GSD)
  • What is GSD?
  • Why working on GSD platform?
  • Benefits of GSD
  • Text based programming Vs. LabView
  • Hardware Interfacing Techniques
  • Introduction to LabView Environment
  • Front Panel
  • Block Diagram
  • Toolbar, Menu Bar
  • Shortcut Keys
  • What is VI? Parts of VI: Function & Control Pallete, Icon & Connector pane



  • Numeric Control & Indicators
  • Arrow on RIGHT/ LEFT for Control/ Indicator
  • Color For Numeric Data Types
  • Coercion dot
  • Numeric Conversion Functions
  • Undefined & Unexpected Data (NaN, infinity)
  • Debugging Techniques


  • Introduction to Digital Electronics
  • Color For Boolean Data Types
  • Boolean Operations (AND, OR, NOT, XOR, NAND, NOR)
  • Practical Examples - Car Door Open Indicator, Washing machine


  • Definition of String
  • Color For String Data Types



  • Introduction for LOOPS
  • Why LOOPS are essential in programming?
  • Two kinds of loops - FOR & WHILE

For Loop:

  • Flowchart/ pseudo code
  • LabView FOR LOOP
  • Iteration & Count Terminal

While Loop:

  • Flowchart/ pseudo code
  • LabView WHILE LOOP
  • Iteration & Stop Terminal



i. DAQ System Overview

ii. Sensors and Transducers

  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Force and Pressure
  • Fluid Flow
  • pH


Exercise 1. Simple Generating and Acquiring data using DAQ assistant (N samples and Continuous Samples)

Exercise 2. Acquiring Data on analog sensor value and giving alert using buzzer

Exercise 3. Traffic Light

Exercise 4. Performing Digital Input and Digital Output with Switch

Date: 16th March

An email enclosing the payment link will be sent to the participant's registered email address after registration. A registration fee of INR 2250 per team ( INR 750 per individual)  is to be paid towards Pragyan, NIT Trichy to complete the registration process for the workshop.

Organiser: National Instruments

Number of participants per team: 3

Duration: 6 Hours


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1) Does the workshop have any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the workshop. Any interested student can register for the workshop.


2) How should the payment be made for the workshop?

Payment can be made online. Payment guidelines will be mailed to the participant’s mail-id once registered.


3) On what basis are workshop registrations confirmed?

Registrations are confirmed after payment on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.


4) Will the fees paid for the workshop be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?

Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be encouraged.


5) Will accommodation be provided?

Yes. We provide accommodation depending on the availability and your place of residence. You will have to register separately for that. Stay tuned to the website for updates on accommodation.


6) Will certificates be provided?

Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the student-run ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 20121:2012 certified techno-managerial organisation of NIT Trichy will be provided after the completion of the workshop.

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