We used and transformed an existing digital measurement system, to implement a virtual instrument able to perform measures in real time.
In fact, the original system was able to perform post-processing only, in deferred time.
Therefore, the first step has been to establish an innovative approach in the use of the existing system units in order to perform real time measurements.
Although the fulfilment of this project led to a use of the system at the limits, with unimaginable performance even from the system vendors,
we succeed in our main goal to perform signal processing in real time.
We could do that, by changing the hierarchy between the different parts forming the system.
For instance, setting the DSP as the master of the communication, and the Macintosh as slave.
The sample transfer has been performed by using the DMA controller of the NB-DSP2300 board in FLYBY Block mode.
This has allowed a throughput of 32MByte/second (i.e. 32 packed samples per second).
Once designed and implemented the communication between the different parts, we implemented the following measurement algorithms:
• IIR filtering.
• FIR filtering.
• Spectral Analysis with classical FFT and related windows.
• Spectral Analysis with a new FFT with phase error correction.
About the IIR filtering implementation, we worked first theoretically for develop just one only and original algorithm, which was able to let us implement our desired filter.
For sure, we developed a flexible algorithm, but we were lucky to use a flexible development tools, LabVIEW.
In fact, in LabVIEW each instrument can be transformed in a graphical icon to be used as a component for a new instrument.
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