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Cumulative Exam: LabVIEW and DAQ

Evaluate your understanding of LabVIEW software and the basics of DAQ hardware. This exam is recommended after you complete ALL of the modules found in LabVIEW Basics and LabVIEW Tasks. There are 26 multiple choice questions on the exam. 1. The National Instruments equivalent of Windows Device Manager is , which you can use to identify and configure the locally installed National Instruments software and hardware. a. Configuration Manager b. Measurement & Automation Explorer c. Device Loader d. Database Library 2. Most multifunction devices allow you to bring in voltages that vary continuously with time. To acquire a voltage in LabVIEW, you need to place a configured for Acquire Signals >> >> Voltage on the block diagram. a. Simulate Signal, Analog Input b. DAQ Assistant, Analog Input c. DAQ Assistant, Digital Input d. Simulate Signal, Digital Input 3. When inputting an Express Waveform into the Data terminal of the DAQ Assistant configured for Analog Output, you can automatically configure the timing settings of the output to align with the waveform by selecting the in the DAQ Assistant Configuration window. a. Continuous Acquisition b. N Samples c. Rate = 1 kHz d. Use Waveform Timing 4. You can implement a PID control algorithm using the PID VI from the Control Design & Simulation palette. To tune the PID VI to the appropriate values for the proportional, integral, and derivative gains, you can use trial and error or the VI. a. PID Autotuning b. PID Gain Schedule c. PID Setpoint Profile d. PID Lead-Lag 5. Before connecting a sensor to your DAQ device, it is important to know the Device Pinouts of your device. You can find them online at by searching for the device specifications document. a. Device Pinouts b. Signal Routing c. Connection Diagram d. User Manual

6. A b. Input Port c. Output Port d. Digital Port

, which consists of eight digital lines, can be used to input or output digital data.

a. Multifunction Port

7 To stop the program if the DAQ Assistant encounters an error, use the . the error status and wire this to the conditional terminal of the While Loop. a. Build Array b. Unbundle by Name c. Bundle by Name d. Disassemble Cluster 8. The terminals. a. Formula Node b. MathScript Node

function to extract

automatically populates a list of all variables in the equation for possible output

9. To see if a measured signal has exceeded a threshold in LabVIEW, you can use the Mask and Limit Testing Express VI. When plotting the Tested Signals output, the Threshold/Limit is also plotted. True or False? a. True b. False 10. To remove unwanted frequencies or noise from a measured signal in LabVIEW, use a Express VI. a. Spectral Measurements b. Filter c. Statistics d. Amplitude and Level Measurements e. False 11. To perform a continuous acquisition in LabVIEW, the Acquisition Mode of the DAQ Assistant Configuration Window must be set to , and you must place a around the code. a. 1 Sample (On Demand), While Loop b. N Samples, For Loop c. Continuous Samples, While Loop d. 1 Sample (On Demand), For Loop e. Continuous Samples, Case Structure 12. If you are plotting a large array of data at one time, and you want the previous data that was displayed to be removed before plotting new data, use a . a. Waveform Chart b. Waveform Graph

13. If the desired filename already exists, but you would like to add data to the end of the existing file, the best action to take in the Write to Measurement File Configuration Window is to . a. Rename Existing File b. Use Next Available Filename c. Append to File d. Overwrite File 14. When logging data with the Write to Measurement VI, column in the first column of the spreadsheet. a. One Column per Channel b. One Column Only c. Empty Time Column 15. To incorporate existing .m files and develop new .m files in LabVIEW, it is best to use the a. Formula Node b. MathScript Node 16. When there are many controls and indicators on the front panel that can be organized into groups, and not all have to be displayed at the same time, use a to save space. a. Horizontal Splitter Bar b. Vertical Splitter Bar c. Tab Control d. Menu Ring 17 Before you can output a signal on a DAQ device, you must first create a signal to be output. You can . accomplish this using a Express VI. a. DAQ Assistant b. Instrument Assistant c. Simulate Signal d. Write to Measurement File 18. Closed-loop control requires both and process the data, and send data back into the real world. a. Analog Input, Digital Input b. Analog Input, Analog Output c. Digital Input, Digital Output d. Analog Output, Digital Output 19. When selecting a DAQ device to indicate on a physical LED whether a threshold has been passed, or if a value is true or false, it is best to use . a. Analog Input b. Analog Output c. Digital Input d. Digital Output to receive data from the real world, . specifies to create a single time

20. If you are plotting a data point at a rate of 1 sample per second (1 Hz), and you want to see the previous values that were displayed, use a . a. Waveform Chart b. Waveform Graph 21. To analyze a signal in the frequency domain, you must first calculate the FFT of the time domain signal. In LabVIEW, you can accomplish this using the Express VI. a. Spectral Measurements b. Filter c. Statistics d. Amplitude and Level Measurements 22. allows you to use a DAQ device to send a pulse train, or a series of square wave pulses, at a fixed frequency that can be used as a sample clock for an external device. a. Counter Input b. Digital Output c. Counter Output d. Analog Output 23. allow you to start an acquisition when a 5 V pulse signal is received on a PFI line. a. Start Buttons b. Software Triggers c. Analog Triggers d. Digital Triggers 24. When logging data with the Write to Measurement VI, if the user of the VI prefers to enter a filename before running the VI, you should . a. Create a Filename Control on the Front Panel b. Create a Filename Constant on the Block Diagram c. Instruct the User to Open the Configuration Window and Manually Change the Filepath 25. To incorporate C or C++ structured code into LabVIEW, it is best to use the a. Formula Node b. MathScript Node 26. To make a control or indicator transparent on the front panel, use the Coloring tool and select for the foreground and background color. a. Clear b. Grey c. (T) Transparent d. White .

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