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Installation instructions

Below is a list of instructions for the installation of the device drivers and applications used for microsensor and imaging measurements.


NIDAQ drivers installation

To be able to use the data acquisition (DAQ) devices from National Instruments (NI), you need to install the drivers before you connect the device to the computer.

  1. Download NIDAQ-8.0 drivers from the NI website (http://www.ni.com), or, alternatively, from \\tux\microsen\NIDAQ_drivers\, and install them on your computer. This will provide support for DAQmx devices, such as DAQ-Pad 6015, USB-6009.
  2. Afterwards, download NIDAQ-7.4 drivers from the NI website (http://www.ni.com), or, alternatively, from \\tux\microsen\NIDAQ_drivers\, and install them on your computer. This will provide support for Traditional DAQ devices, such as DAQ-Pad 6020E, DAQ-16XA-50.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Plug in your DAQ device, and wait until it is recognized by the system.

Checking DAQ functions with MAX

NI provides an application called Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) using which the function of the installed DAQ device can be checked. The shortcut to this application is typically available on the desktop after the NIDAQ drivers installation.

  1. Double click on the MAX icon.
  2. Browse through the devices, and locate the one connected to your computer.
  3. Note its DevX number.
  4. Run the test panel, and check the signals in the analog/digital channels.

Matlib installation

1. For matlib6: Download mglinstaller.exe from here, and execute it. During installation, specify the directory to which you want to install the libraries. Note the name of this directory (we assume that it is c:\Programs\matlib).

Note: When executing programs requiring these libraries, it will be necessary to add this directory to the PATH variable of your system. This can be done directly by modifying the system PATH variable, if you have access rights to do so. If you don't, you can do it by a command line approach right before the call to the program. This can be done using a BATCH file, such as one below, used for execution of calfluxrate (see below):

PATH=c:\programs\matlib;c:\programs\matlib\bin\win32;%PATH%

calfluxrate.exe o2profs2.ini

2. For matlib7: Download MCRInstaller.exe from here, and execute it. During installation, specify the directory to which you want to install the libraries.


m-Profiler installation

It is assumed that the files required for the micro-profile measurements will be installed in c:\Programs\m-Profiler, referred below as DIR. The 'vX' string below indicates the version of the file, which may change if the program is updated.

  1. Download the Borland/NI runtime libraries (Borland+NI-DLL.zip) from here, and extract the dll files to DIR.
  2. Download the LINPOS-server executable and auxiliary files (LINPOS-server-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to DIR.
  3. Download the DAQ-server executable and auxiliary files (DAQ-server-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to DIR.
  4. Download the m-Profiler executable and auxiliary files (m-Profiler-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to DIR.

mpr-plotter installation

As mpr-plotter is an application written in Scilab, you need to download and install Scilab first. Scilab can be downloaded for free from http://www.scilab.org. You can also download it from here: \\tux\microsen\Lubos\programs\scilab\.

  1. Download the mpr-plotter *.sci files (mpr-plotter-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to a directory of your choice, e.g., c:\Programs\mpr-plotter.
  2. Double-click on any of the *.sci files to be able to run it. This will open the Scilab editor. Select Load into Scilab in the main menu of this editor, which will interpret the content of the *.sci file by Scilab. This will, in effect, result in the execution of the program.

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calfluxrate installation

  1. Calfluxrate is a standalone application written in Matlab 7. Thus, to be able to run it, you need to install Matlab7 runtime libraries first. Follow these instructions to do so.
  2. Unzip the files calfluxrate_tui-X.zip and calfluxrate_gui-X.zip available from here to a directory of your choice, e.g., c:\Programs\calfluxrate.

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L@MP installation

As L@MP is an application written in Matlab, you need to have Matlab installed on your computer.

  1. Download the L@MP *.m files (L@MP-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to a directory of your choice, e.g., c:\Programs\LAMP.
  2. Open Matlab, change to the LAMP directory (c:\Programs\LAMP) and proceed as specified here.

Fit-profile installation

Fit-profile is a standalone application written in Matlab. Thus, to be able to run it, you need to install Matlab runtime libraries first. Follow these instructions to do so.

  1. Download the fit-profile executable and auxiliary files (fit-profile-vX.zip) from here, and extract the content to a directory of your choice, e.g., c:\Programs\fit-profile.
  2. Edit fit-profile.bat file to set correctly the PATH to the MATLIB libraries (see this example).
  3. Run fit-profile by double-clicking on the fit-profile.bat file, or by typing fit-profile.bat in the command prompt (cmd).

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software/installation_instructions.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/10 13:35 by lpolerec

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