A major advantage of the TiePie engineering measuring instruments is the ability to work with third party software tools. Instead of the standard software package delivered with the measuring equipment, you can now use your favourite measuring environment to acquire the data you want. This allows for a very flexible measuring setup, which is virtually unlimited in possibilities. Total integration can be achieved in, for example, Mathworks Matlab and National Instruments LabVIEW. Processing your measured data has never been easier!
In addition, it is possible to write your own software for the TiePie engineering measuring equipment. Total control over your measurements is within reach!
The third party support is made possible through the use of a Windows Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Any programming environment that can use a Windows DLL, can be used to write software to control a TiePie engineering measuring instrument. Whether you are using LabVIEW, Matlab or Visual Studio to develop your own measuring tools, the DLL that belongs to a specific measuring instrument is the interface between your application and the measuring instrument. Some of the third party tools are able to import functions from the DLL directly, like LabVIEW. However, most tools need a header file or an equivalent file to know which functions to import from the DLL. These files are all included with the DLL and can be found in the download section.
Programming can be done in the following programming environments:
The following programming examples are available: