The ThinkRF Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) has the performance of traditional high-end lab spectrum analyzers at a fraction of the cost, size, weight and power consumption and is designed for distributed deployment. 


LabVIEW is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments. It is commonly used for instrument control, data acquisition, test and measurement and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows.


To make use of LabView system capability, ThinkRF provides RTSA LabVIEW API (Application Programming Interface), among other APIs, as part of ThinkRF RTSA solution.  This Application Note will help you to easily and quickly integrate your ThinkRF RTSA into your existing or new NI LabVIEW system.


This Application Note will walk you through the ThinkRF provided RTSA LabVIEW API VI (Virtual Instrument) functions, as well as running an example.  This AppNote also assumes you have some network knowledge and have access to a R5500.  Otherwise, you can connect via the Internet to a ThinkRF’s evaluation RTSA unit at https://www.thinkrf.com/request-demo/.