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LabVIEW Applications and Systems Development

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David Thomson, Ph.D.
Founder, Director of Engineering

David Thomson


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Certified LabVIEW Architect

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Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer

Ted Anderson, PE
Systems Integration Engineer

Ted Anderson


    Original Code Consulting provides LabVIEW programming from instrument drivers to complete applications.  We have over three decades of combined LabVIEW experience in laboratory data acquisition, experiment control, and data analysis and review tools, and over 20 years as a LabVIEW consultant and National Instruments Alliance Member in Colorado.  Our previous projects have included serial, DAQ, and custom interfaces to mass spectrometers, test and measurement equipment, high speed digitizers, analytical chemistry instruments, and laser. optical systems. and a wide variety of industrial machinery.  Although many of our consulting projects have been in the R&D world (academic, government, and industrial), we also have extensive experience in commercial and industrial applications such as process monitoring and production test.  Besides working with NI hardware, we have written drivers and programs for instruments and plug-in boards from numerous other manufacturers.  In addition to working with clients throughout Colorado, we have helped customers achieve success throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America..

   We provide cost-effective programming solutions designed with long-term maintainability in mind.  Our emphasis is on well-documented, quality code with a highly-functional, easy-to-understand user interface.  End-user support is available to ensure successful implementation and full compliance with the customerís specifications.  A discounted rate is available for educational and government institutions.  Besides extensive experience with LabVIEW itself, we are proficient in using LabVIEW RT (Real Time), and LabVIEW FPGA, and NI's Vision hardware and software, as well as a variety of other programming languages and software tools.

OCC Projects

OCC has expertise with these technologies:
LabVIEW Programming Instruments
Instrument Drivers Digital Oscilloscopes RS232/RS485 serial
Data Acquisition High Speed Digitizers UDP, TCP-IP
Data Analysis and Display Lasers
Instrument Control Laser Power Meters NI-DAQ, including CompactDaq
Process Monitoring Power Supplies VISA
Integrated Data Systems
 Pulse Generators Vision

Systems Analytical Chemistry Instruments Motion Control
Lasers / Optical Systems Micro-Positioners Plug-In Cards
Mass Spectrometers Particle Counters Custom Interfaces
Optical Spectrometers
Multi-Channel Analyzers USB Instruments
Industrial Processes Aerosol Instrumentation Communication Interfaces via DLLs
Test and Measurement Custom Instrumentation, including FPGAs
SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)
Laboratory / Field / Aircraft / Balloon
Industrial/R&D Process Control


    Many examples of our previous work are described on this web site, including previous scientific and utiltity LabVIEW programs, drivers for various instruments available for free download, and several publications and presentations we have written, including two that were selected as finalists in the Research category for the NIWeek paper contest.

What's New from OCC

    March 26, 2018 - Version 2.3.1 of MICAS-X has been released with numerous new features and improvements. New Commands include those for disabling and enabling Triggers and Alarms. New Drivers include an Expressions Driver (similar to Equations but much faster and with additional functions), a File Reader Driver (for creating simulated data or playing back previous data), and a Look Up Tables Driver, for applying arbitrary conversions to data channels, as well as Drivers for the GRIMM 1p109 Optical Particle Counter and the Picarro G2401 gas analyzer. New Displays are the Indicators Display, which allows up to 32 customized  channel indicators on a single panel, and the Recipes Display, which implements a simplified form of Sequences that can be created and run while MICAS-X is running. New instruments include support for Ocean Optics USB optical spectrometers, and a Web Interface Instrument, which publishes data that can be displayed on a custom web page created with LabVIEW NXG.

    March 13, 2018 - A colleague and customer of OCC's who works at Carnegie Mellon let us know about this article highlighting his air quality research. MICAS-X is shown in the photo of their mobile lab.

    March 1, 2018 - The OCC GPS for myRIO, OCC's next hardware product, has just been released. See our Products page for more details.

    January 20, 2017: OCC has just released a preliminary version of ICM (Instrument Communication Module) as an open source project. ICM is a replacement for OSDS (the OCC Streaming Data System), and allows easy integration of a wide variety of instruments into any LabVIEW program. The primary purpose of ICM is to allow a configuration-based interface to reading and writing data from instruments, allowing the end user of the program to add instruments, channels, and scalings with no programming needed. ICM is written in LabVIEW 2015, and is available on the ALARM GitHub repository. Contact OCC or another ALARM GitHub member to request membership in this project.

Previous announcements from OCC can be found here.

    OCC has recently made available a list of recommendations for configuring a data acquisition computer.

Contact Information:

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