Data Translation Offers DT Measure Foundry 4.0 Academic for Free

7/23/2003 - Data Translation® Inc. made taking measurements easier than ever before for students with the launch of DT Measure Foundry® 4.0 Academic, the university version of its test and measurement application software. Students can take advantage of DT Measure Foundry’s innovative drag and drop approach which doesn’t require any programming or code to compute, graph, save and print live incoming data. At the same time, they can access the real-time measurement capabilities of MATLAB® from The MathWorks and Microsoft® Excel within DT Measure Foundry 4.0 for a robust math processing and post-analysis solution.

“Universities and colleges can now bring the power of DT Measure Foundry to their students with this new academic version, which is free for one year. DT Measure Foundry 4.0 Academic masks the setup and underlying technologies needed to take real-time measurements directly from the measurement source – by bypassing the need to code or wire components. Math, engineering and science students can now focus on their field of study in order to pursue their educational and research goals,” said Fred Molinari, president, CEO and founder of Data Translation.

Powerful Features and Functionality
In addition to drag and drop instrumentation components, the academic version of DT Measure Foundry offers the ability to create multi-line formulas to compute incoming/outgoing data as well as complete access to MATLAB Script functionality for numerical computation, scientific graphics and signal processing. A user can define and execute MATLAB programs from within DT Measure Foundry for fast and easy visualization and analysis of collected data. Automatic data conversion support allows users to send and receive A/D or D/A data directly to/from MATLAB. Users can also access Excel and control it from within DT Measure Foundry using the Excel Live Link to log, graph and save data in real-time.

Other new features include direct thermocouple support so that users can apply thermocouple linearization algorithms to any channel and view the live data in any display panel. This allows users to connect thermocouple devices directly to Data Translation hardware and display/log/export or print temperature quickly and easily. DT Measure Foundry’s new design also incorporates the look and feel of another industry standard: Windows® XP. Users can now build applications in the familiar style of Windows pull-down menus.

Availability, Pricing and System Requirements
DT Measure Foundry 4.0 Academic is available for immediate order with delivery within 30 days. There is no cost to university and college students for a one-year license; however, a purchase order from a university or college is required. The license can be renewed annually while the student is enrolled in school. DT Measure Foundry runs on Windows 2000 and XP. System requirements include: a PC compatible with a Pentium® II/333 or higher recommended; CD ROM drive; at least 128MB of RAM required, 256MB recommended and at least 80MB of free hard disk space; Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP1) or XP and appropriate DT WDM hardware device driver(s). Supported hardware includes Data Translation PCI boards, USB modules, and DATAX System. Compatible software includes Microsoft Excel 2000 or higher, MATLAB 6.5 Release 13 or higher, and OPC 2.0 Proxy.

DT Measure Foundry includes an extensive library of application examples as well as online help. Data Translation provides complete technical support for all its products. Support is also available 24x7 via Data Translation’s website at

About Data Translation
Data Translation is an ISO 9001-certified supplier to the data acquisition, imaging and machine vision markets with expertise in the design of high-accuracy, high-quality and reliable analog-to-digital products. The company partners with its end user and OEM customers to help them achieve real-time measurement and image acquisition. With thirty years experience, customers have come to rely on Data Translation because of its design proficiency, world-class manufacturing and well-respected customer service. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Data Translation has a worldwide presence, with distribution in more than 40 countries and subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. For more information, visit

Data Translation is a registered trademark and DT Measure Foundry is a trademark of Data Translation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel. Windows and Microsoft are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

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