Three Simple Steps to Achieving Peak DDS Performance

RTI Connext® DDS provides an order of magnitude performance improvement over most other messaging middleware. But occasionally we run into customers who are trying to improve the performance of their DDS communications. This performance improvement can be achieved in either throughput or latency. In this blog, I will go through the three simple steps required to assess the performance of your system and will also review some of the most common ways customers have improved performance of their DDS communications.

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Speed Your Time to Market with Connext Pro Tools

It was two weeks until the demo.

We had this single opportunity to build a working microgrid control system that needed to:

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RTI in Condition-Based Maintenance Showcased at NIDays

It’s been a while since the last NI event in Austin, NI Week 2014, where RTI made a splash with its easiest to use and learn DDS offering, RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW. RTI demonstrated its Python DDS bindings working with RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW and Lego Mindstorm NXT robots simulating a closed loop control system. During NI Week 2014, we heard and engaged in many discussions on condition-based maintenance (CBM), especially in energy vertical markets. CBM has become such a hot topic, promising huge amounts of cost savings both for industry and government. Upon returning from Texas, one thing we knew was that we wanted to explore it further.

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Let Your LabVIEW VI Go Mobile.

My smartphone has become an essential part of my life. Not only do I have my phone with me wherever I go, but it provides me with capabilities that touch all sorts of aspects of my day to day life. My current favorites:

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In the Age of Machines, We'll All be Programmers

How many of you know how your car engine works well enough to fix basic issues? How many of you have a parent or kid that knows how to do these things? It wasn't long ago at all that this was pretty common knowledge in much of the US, at least for folks with an engineering bent, even if they never worked in the auto industry. I still have a rather tremendous number of tools, jacks and stands, and even an appropriately greasy Chilton's Repair Manual cluttering up my garage. However, the reality is that my current car is so reliable that it's not productive for me to be prepared to fix or tweak it. To get where I'm going these days, I just need to be able to drive it.

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Programming Lego Mindstorms using RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW

National Instruments provides “LabVIEW For Lego Mindstorms,” an Add-On specifically designed for programming the Lego NXT brick. It works great if you are a LabVIEW user. But what if you want to integrate it with other applications, written in popular programming languages such as Java, C or C++? RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW provides an additional set of blocks that you can use to easily share data between the NXT brick and applications written in other programming languages.

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