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Sound and Vibration Software Overview and Comparison

Publish Date: Aug 30, 2012 | 15 Ratings | 4.40 out of 5

Overview
National Instruments sound and vibration software provides a complete software solution for all Acoustics, Electroacoustics, Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), and Machine Condition Monitoring applications. Based on an open analysis capability and a flexible measurement library, the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite and NI Sound and Vibration Toolkit present a unique software-based measurement approach to creating customized applications. Both software packages include the NI Sound and Vibration Assistant, interactive software for quickly acquiring, analyzing, and logging acoustic and vibration measurements. The Sound and Vibration Assistant introduces an innovative approach to configuring your measurements using intuitive drag-and-drop steps. Combining the functionality of traditional noise and vibration analysis software with the flexibility to customize and automate routines, the Sound and Vibration Assistant can help you streamline your application.

1. High Level Software Comparison


Good Sound and Vibration Toolkit Better Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite Best Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite + LabVIEW

Application Development Environment Interactive Analysis on Live Data Configuration-Based Setup Code Generation to LabVIEW Mixed Measurement Test Application Deployment Test Automation Extensive File IO Formats Analysis Functionality Level Measurements Octave Analysis Spectral Analysis Frequency Response Distortion Measurements Order Analysis Torsional Vibration Human Vibration Analysis Curve Fitting Probability and Statistics Advanced Transforms Differential Equations Sound Quality Analysis X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

2. Complete Analysis Function List


Sound and Vibration Toolkit Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite Sound and Vibration Assistant LabVIEW Analysis VIs

Sound and Vibration Assistant File I/O UFF58 ASCII UFF58 Binary Wave (.wav) Files Spectral Analysis (with Windowing and Averaging) Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Analysis X X

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Zoom FFT Subset FFT Peak Search Power in Band Spectrum Utility VIs Frequency Response Function (FRF) Coherence Cross Spectrum Transient Analysis Short-time Fourier Transform (STFT) Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) Run-Up and Coast-Down Acoustic Measurements Sound Level (Leq, Exponential, Peak, Running Leq) 1/N Octave A-, B-, C- Weighting Filters ITU-R 468-4 & Dolby Weighting Filters ITU-T 0.41 (CCITT) & Bell System Technical Reference 41009 (C-message) Weighting Filters Vibration Measurements Single and Double Integration Vibration Level (RMS, Running RMS, Exponential, Peak, Max-Min, Crest) Human Vibration Weighting Filters Audio Measurements Harmonics Distortion (THD, THD+N, SINAD) Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) Tone Detection Spurious-free Dynamic Range (SFDR) Crosstalk Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Swept Sine Limit Testing Continuous Frequency Sweep (Chirp) Gain and Phase Idle-Channel Noise Dynamic Range AC/DC Level Phase Linearity and Group Delay Sound Quality Analysis Stationary Loudness (ISO 532B) and Loudness Level Time-Varying Loudness Roughness Sharpness Tonality Fluctuation Strength Order Analysis Order Power Spectrum

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Order Tracking Order Extraction (Gabor Processing) Tachometer Processing Angular Resampling Advanced Analysis Torsional Vibration Envelope Detection Graphs and Displays Waterfall Plot Octave Plot Intensity Plot Spectral Map Bode Plot Polar Plot Orbit Plot Timebase Plot Shaft Centerline Plot Specific Loudness Data Acquisition Calibration Scale to Engineering Units Measure Delay Stimulus-Response Test Broadband Single Tone Dual Tone Discrete Frequency Sweep Continuous Frequency Sweep Waveform Generation Noise (White, Pink) Single Tone Multi-Tone Continuous Frequency Sweep X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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