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Mobile Studio Desktop™

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Version 2.3.4331.28047 (20.42 MB)
Updated 11/10/2011

User's Manual
Mobile Studio Desktop
The Oscilloscope Display


Mobile Studio Desktop
The Spectrum Analyzer Display


Mobile Studio Desktop
The Analog I/O, Digital I/O, and Function Generator Displays

NOTE: For students using the IOBoard in a class, please do not upgrade until your specific class is instructed to do so. This will make it easier to help you with any problems that you may have. Your professor will notify you when a new update is available and ready for use in your class.


System Requirements

  • Windows 2000 (SP3), Windows XP (x86) or Windows Vista
  • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) port
  • 64MB RAM (128MB highly recommended)

    The following configurations are not supported:

  • Windows XP x64

Installation Instructions

DO NOT PLUG IN THE BOARD BEFORE MOBILE STUDIO DESKTOP™ IS INSTALLED (Click here to fix errors caused by doing so.)

  1. Download Mobile Studio Desktop™ from the link above. Click Run when prompted.
  2. After the download has finished, the installer will begin. You will be prompted to accept the Mobile Studio Desktop™ license agreement.
  3. Proceed through the installer screens. All of the default options are fine. If you receive any security warnings, click "Continue Anyway."
  4. Depending on the configuration of your computer, you may be prompted to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and/or the National Instruments VISA library. If you are prompted to install either of these, they are required. Due to the size and complexity of these, installation of either may take upwards of 30 minutes.
  5. Once the installer has finished, you will be returned to your desktop. If prompted, reboot your computer before continuing.
  6. You can now connect your IOBoard to a USB port on your computer.
    NOTE: If a small popup appears in the lower right side of your screen that says "This device will perform better if connected to a USB 2.0 port", either your computer does not have the required equipment, or there is a problem with your machine.
  7. Depending on which version of the IOBoard you have, you may be prompted to find the drivers. Proceed through the Add New Hardware wizard, accepting all the default options. Once driver installation is complete, you will be returned to your desktop.
  8. Double click on the new Mobile Studio Desktop™ icon on your desktop. This will start the application.
  9. You may be prompted to update your IOBoard's firmware. This is done by opening the "Device" menu in the top-left corner of the application's window, and then selecting "Upgrade Firmware" from the menu options.

Additional Versions

Name Version Size Date
Development Release 2.3.4331.28047 20.42 MB 11/10/2011
Contains new features and fixes NOT YET FULLY TESTED
Students should never download this version
Change Log
Listing of changes from version to version

Using the IOBoard in other programming environments via COM/.NET

Name Date
C#
07/13/2011
Example Visual Studio solution
C++
09/10/2010
Example Visual Studio solution
LabVIEW 8.0
11/06/2009
Set of LabVIEW 8.0 sample .vi files and documentation
LabVIEW 8.5
09/17/2010
Set of LabVIEW 8.5 sample .vi files and documentation
LabVIEW 8.6
09/17/2010
Set of LabVIEW 8.6 sample .vi files and documentation
LabVIEW runtime engine 8.6.1 --/--/----
Needed for LabVIEW compiled executables (which are installed with Mobile Studio Desktop)
MATLAB (v7.0.4 or later)
09/10/2010
Sample .m file showing use of the COM interfaces in MATLAB
Python (v2.6 or later)
09/17/2010
Set-up instructions and sample .py file showing use of the COM interfaces in Python
Thresholds Executable
05/20/2010
Standalone executable for switching digital lines based on analog input thresholds
PWM Executable
09/10/2010
Standalone executable for controlling PWM1
ADC to PWM Executable
06/24/2011
Standalone executable for controlling PWM1 duty cycle with ADC1
ADC Theremin Executable
06/24/2011
Standalone executable for controlling frequency and amplitude via ADCs
Analog Data Tracker Executable
06/24/2011
Standalone executable for collecting data from analog channels