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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

    October 27, 2019 - We found more information about the Mueller Probe online:
Mueller Probe
    August 31, 2019 -
OCC is delighted to be working with BioServe at the University of Colorado, supporting the LabVIEW software of their SABL instruments on the International Space Station. Yesterday, we uploaded a software rev to the ISS that included modifications made by OCC, marking the first time that LabVIEW code written by OCC is running on the ISS! To be fair, so far we've only made minor mods to a complex program written by our predecessor, but stay tuned to hear about future LabVIEW code written by OCC that will support both science and astronauts on the ISS!

    September 23, 2018 - Version 3.0.0 of MICAS-X has just been released. This version is a free upgrade for MICAS-X 2.x license holders, and is written in LabVIEW 2018. Numerous improvements and new features are included with this release, including the CANBus Driver, the Web Page and WebCAM Instruments, and the XRT Sequence Display, which allows one to control and view Sequences running on an embedded real time target via MICAS-X-RT from MICAS-X ona  Windows host. The new Map Display shows color-coded data on a zoomable map, even when not connected to the internet, and is particularly useful for mobile lab applications.

    August 12, 2018 - One of the groups OCC works with at the University of Colorado, run by Rainer Volkamer, is currently leading the BB-Flux project, an airborne scientific mission to further our understanding of the chemistry of wildfires. David Thomson of OCC wrote the software that the Volkamer group spectrometers use to acquire their data. Simultaneously, another project known as WE-CAN, is flying an instrumented aircraft directly through smoke plumes to make additional in-situ measurements of smoke chemistry. Numerous instruments on the WE-CAN C-130 aircraft are also running software created by Original Code Consulting, including the Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber (CFDC), Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2), and the Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSAS). News releases for these projects can be found here and here.

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:

Phone:  303-834-7023

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