The most of new industrial and laboratory test and measurement systems use personal
computers for data acquisition, visualization, processing and analysis. However, unlike
common peripherals, there is no industrial standard or conventional specifications
for interface between PC software and measurement instrument. Furthermore,
analytical instrumentation involves a wide variety of measurement schemes and
algorithms. As a result, today there’s no really universal software packages for
automation of data acquisition systems, and in many cases the only right way out is to create
Why use Data Master 2003?
Simple yet versatile. Unlike the most of specialized software bundled
with test and measurement instruments, DM2003 is a flexible, multipurpose development
environment optimized for data acquisition and post-process. Data windows,
worksheets, plots and other objects are accessible through language-independent,
COM/ActiveX-compatible programming model. DM2003 doesn’t
enforce you to learn proprietary, specialized programming language that may be not
suitable for your application; instead, you use standard programming technologies
instruments and existing third-party software components.
Feature-rich. Even if you don't plan to use DM2003 in the data acquisition system,
you can take advantage of its convenient visual editing tools
and powerful analysis features, or create your own custom
operations and seamlessly integrate them into the extensible user
interface. DM2003 can easily import data from various sources and export
presentation-quality graphs into popular desktop applications.
Affordable. While existing commercial data acquisition and analysis software
is very expensive, DM2003 is free! Moreover, it is the only available freeware product in
this category of Windows software applications.
Author is grateful for financial support from the Ministry of Education and Science
of the Russian Federation (projects PD02-1.2-336 and MK-2188.2003.02).
Special thanks to Dejan Crnila (for his great CPortLib components) and SynEdit Team (syntax highlighters
used in Script Editor).
For those who desperately looking for DM2003 source code:
read this note first!