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Building a Nanomeasuring Machine Using LabVIEW and NI PXI

Fig. 1: The NPMM-200 within a vacuum chamber and electronics unit.

"The new system architecture has greatly increased raw processing system performance in the new devices. The modular hardware platform helps us easily and quickly adapt the signal- and data-processing unit to meet new challenges."

- Felix Balzer, Ilmenau University of Technology

The Challenge:
Developing a nanomeasuring machine (NPMM-200) with a measuring volume of 200 x 200 x 25 mm³ that must perform signal acquisition and preprocessing at a high frequency with extremely low latency for subnanometer resolution, high-precision moving stage control, and nanometer uncertainty.

The Solution:
Using three modular, scalable NI PXI systems and 11 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) modules to complete the signal- and data-processing unit and easily integrate innovative metrological and control concepts.

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