Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

DAQ Systems support visualization software.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 17, 2014 - ADwin data acquisition (DAQ) systems support Kallisté visualization software, which covers needs for DAQ, test bench supervision, telemetry, after-flight data extraction, after-test data analysis, and test reports. Kallisté object-oriented application development software does not have any icons or programming languages, which facilitates adoption and use to minimize development time. When used with ADwin devices, Kallisté lets users perform such data visualization such as charts and graphs.

Original Press Release

ADwin DAQ Systems Support New Visualization Software

Press release date: Jul 16, 2014

Kalliste’ Development Software Is Designed for Test Engineers

CHESTERLAND OH — CAS DataLoggers and Jager are proud to announce that ADwin data acquisition systems are now supporting new visualization software. Kalliste’ is a fully-intuitive visualization software package for test and R&D data acquisition applications. Kalliste’ is unique because it has no icons or programming languages, so it’s easy to learn which substantially cuts development time. Additionally, Kalliste’ will soon be packaged with ADwin devices, enabling users to perform quick data visualization such as charts and graphs.

Specifically designed for test engineers, Kallisté is an object-oriented application development software which has access to ADwin hardware right from the start. It covers users’ needs for data acquisition, test bench supervision, telemetry, after-flight data extraction, after-test data analysis and test reports.

Kallisté is a fully-programmable data acquisition software supporting major devices including:
• Instruments through VISA or IVI drivers,
• Data acquisition boards through vendors’ drivers,
• Real time process control through real time CPU-controlled hosted data acquisition,
• Acquisition through digital buses like ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, CAN,
• Acquisition of data streams through IRIG standards,
• Telemetry streams through its MAGALI interface.

Kallisté is a programming environment embedding the three major components of such software:
• An Integrated editor to create applications,
• A Symbolic debugger,
• An Independent runtime engine.

Kallisté is object-based:
• Users can extend its available resources in many ways,
• The system is fully polymorphic (users don’t have to deal with data types and shapes),
• Fully event-driven (no algorithms required to manage the application),
• Natively fully-multithreaded without intervention from the user.

Kallisté is designed for maximum portability:
• Kallisté supports all typically-used operating systems,
• Kallisté creates auto-installable applications,
• Kallisté includes a development toolkit to enlarge the object range.

Kallisté is more than just data acquisition software:
• Kallisté embeds objects for data analysis, data conversion and exchanges,
• Kallisté is able to create user interfaces independent from the hardware,
• Kallisté can be embedded for flight test.

With Kalliste’ you don’t have to learn any programming or macro language—just English! You can design your own application just by using English sentences and simple Drag and Drop operations. Kalliste’ is not only smart and programmable but also easy to use--more than 99% of the code is written by the system. Creating a measurement application from scratch with Kallisté is easy using the complete WYSIWYG display editor. Applications can run under WINDOWS, LINUX, UNIX, MAC OS, and ANDROID.

ADwin data acquisition and control systems are high-performance real time systems capable of parallel, individually-controlled processes. These systems can run independently of a PC's operating system to provide deterministic operation with response times of 1 usec. or less. ADwin systems see common use in electrical component testing, sensors and ECU's, control of servohydraulic systems, testing automotive components, motion control, synchronized data acquisition, and many other demanding applications.

The key feature of an ADwin system is its TICO co-processor, which has been optimized for fast reaction and exact timing in a nanosecond time scale. The TiCo processor runs independently as a programmable co-processor which has access to all inputs and outputs and fulfills special tasks such as filtering, data conversion, communication (SPI), signal generation, control, and more. The TiCo processor can support the ADwin CPU’s task, for example by preprocessing, or it can undertake a complete task on its own.

Each ADwin system has a central processing unit, the ADwin CPU, which executes all time-critical tasks in real time. These systems have tightly-coupled analog and digital inputs/outputs along with add-ons like counters and bus interfaces which form the connection to the test stand, allowing for extremely low-latency operation.

The user-friendly ADwin software environment can be used under Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Windows 7) and LINUX or as a reliable stand-alone data acquisition system. ADwin also has drivers for many typical programming environments including VB, VC/C++, LabVIEW, TestPoint and others.

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For more information on Jager’s ADwin data acquisition systems, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437