Hardware Support

Note: Beginning with R2016a, MATLAB is no longer available on 32-bit systems. Because the existing adapters for ADLINK data acquisition hardware are 32-bit only, this hardware is currently only supported by Data Acquisition Toolbox R2015b and earlier. For a list of supported data acquisition hardware, see Hardware Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox.

ADLINK manufactures a variety of PC-based data acquisition modules, including analog input, load cell sensor measurement, analog output, and digital I/O. Use MATLAB as your single software environment to create your own waveforms, measurement and analysis routines, and develop automated instrument applications for ADLINK DAQ hardware.

MATLAB supports ADLINK Technology data acquisition hardware through Data Acquisition Toolbox. Specifically, it supports this hardware by downloading and using the Data Acquisition Library for MATLAB interface available from ADLINK. ADLINK hardware can also be used from Simulink using the Data Acquisition Toolbox to incorporate live data into your Simulink models.

Using MATLAB or Simulink with ADLINK requires installing the 32-bit version of MATLAB whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows® machine. The 32-bit version of MATLAB can be installed on a 64-bit Windows operating system.

ADLINK DAQ hardware is available on PCI Express®, PCI, CompactPCI, and PXI® platforms. With this ADLINK support, you can perform the following tasks in MATLAB or Simulink:

  • Acquire data from all analog input channels
  • Control and generate data from analog output channels
  • Control the digital I/O channels
  • Configure the sampling rate of the DAQ hardware
  • Trigger the start of your data acquisition
  • Find and display the device settings
ADLINK Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox

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