NI has extended the communication and measurement capabilities of the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform with the addition of a new WSN gateway and measurement node.
The new NI 9792 gateway, which is programmable with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module for stand-alone operation, can communicate with NI WSN measurement nodes and other hardware through a variety of open communication standards. It features a high-performance 533 MHz processor and 2 GB of onboard storage for embedded data-logging applications. The gateway also features integrated Web (HTTP) and file (FTP) servers, making it possible to access measurement data from thin client devices such as smartphones and mobile computers.
The new NI WSN-3226 voltage/resistance temperature detector (RTD) combination node adds resistance-based measurements to the NI WSN platform. It features four analog input channels that can be configured on a per-channel basis for ±10 V measurements or resistive measurements. The measurement node also features two bidirectional digital channels that can be configured on a per-channel basis for input, sinking output or sourcing output. Additionally, it can be powered by four AA batteries, with an operational lifetime of up to three years, or externally powered with a 5 to 30 V supply.
Using the LabVIEW MSN Module Pioneer, you can customize the behavior of the WSN-3226 by adding intelligence to extend battery life,increase analog and digital input performance, perform local control, analysis and data reduction and interface with custom sensors. The software also provides Web-based configuration of the NI 9792 gateway, eliminating the need for application software to configure and set up a WSN.
Visit www.ni.com/wsn to learn more about the new products and the NI WSN platform.