An automotive customer that develops batteries needed a custom program to monitor and control an energy test. The energy test consisted of 20 electrical loads connected to 20 battery cells that were controlled with a digital output. Each cell needed be discharged until the cell reaches a user specified level. The battery voltage needed to be monitored and saved to an excel file. The excel file needed to be a template that contained a user defined macro for data analysis.
We developed this system using LabVIEW, a National Instruments multifunction data acquistion board, and custom circuits boards designed by the customer and McGilvra Engineering.
A simple user interface was developed along with an installer to make distributing this application to multiple targets very simple.
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