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Analog Input Recorder

Acquire and visualize analog input signals


The Analog Input Recorder app provides a graphical interface to data acquisition devices.

Using this app, you can:

  • Configure device channels and acquisition properties.

  • Preview signals on several analog input channels for a selected device.

  • Record analog input data for a finite period (foreground) or continuously (background).

  • Create scripts in the Live Editor from the app configuration.

  • Open the Signal Analyzer app of Signal Processing Toolbox™ to perform analysis on your recorded data.

Analog Input Recorder app

Open the Analog Input Recorder App

  • MATLAB® Toolstrip: On the Apps tab, under Test and Measurement, click the app.

  • MATLAB command prompt: Enter analogInputRecorder.


Opening the Analog Input Recorder deletes all your existing DataAcquisition interfaces in MATLAB.

The DataAcquisition interface created by the Analog Input Recorder is not accessible from the MATLAB command line.


This app supports devices only from the following vendors:

  • National Instruments™ ("ni")

  • Windows® Sound Cards ("directsound")

  • Analog Devices® ("adi")

  • Measurement Computing™ ("mcc")

The app device list includes only those devices with supported subsystems.

Version History

Introduced in R2017b