I have seen that ADCPro is written in LabVIEW so for me it would be very interesting to know if I can write some programs for the EVM-PDK Evaluation Tool by myself. The question is, can I use the driver from the ADCPro Program or must I write my own ones? If anyone have some experience with that, it would be really helpful.
Yes, since ADCPro uses plug-in architecture, you can write new plug-ins that ADCPro will read and use. Additional analysis tools can be made into Test plug-ins and additional hardware interfaces can be done using new EVM plug-ins. Since the EVM plug-in is the only piece of the software that knows about the hardware, it can be changed to utilize whatever input mode you need. Our plug-ins utilize different interfaces depending on the hardware being connected. We currently interface differently to DSP, MSP430, and FPGA - all communications are written into the EVM plug-in.
The source is available, should you want it, but we don't offer support in modifying/customizing any additional plug-ins. The actual interface and guts of the interactions can be a little tricky, so you would want to have someone well versed in LabView (GUI) since most of the documentation is done in the LabView code. If you had the odd quick question, we could potentially help out, but since this is open-source, it comes with the "as-is" disclaimer.
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Thanks for your answer. To receive the source of the plug in would be a nice step towards my own ideas. It’s no problem that I must do the rest on my own. If my project worked good enough I can share my knowledge about what is possible with LabVIEW and the EVM-PDK Evaluation Tools.
Is there a particular plug-in you would be interested in? What type of device will you be writing? It usually is the easiest to start with something close to your target and go from there. If you can share your intended target, we can help get you something that would provide a good reference.
I will use the ADS1258EVM-PDK Performance Demonstration Kit to build a precision temperature measurement system. The preferred sensors are thermocouples with a preamplifier. Actuality I use a complete buyable 16 bit system, but the resolution isn’t good enough, so I have decided to build my own one. And this kit sound really god for the testing the adc in the real solution. So my LabVIEW application should readout the voltage on the 16 adc channels and after some filtering it shall save the data on the computer.
I will send you a link to the source. This should contain everything that you need - anything that is missing should already be installed on your computer under the ADCPro files.
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