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NI upgrades LabWindows/CVI

Posted: 15 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:national instruments? ni. Labwindows? cvi version 8.0? ansi c development environment?

National Instruments (NI) announced NI LabWindows/CVI Version 8.0, an ANSI C development environment for test and automation. This latest version promises faster code execution and deployment in addition to better real-time integration that extends LabWindows/CVI to deterministic and reliable test applications.

According to the press release, engineers can speed their test applications with optimizing compiler support in LabWindows/CVI 8.0. The software now provides configuration templates for Intel, Microsoft and Borland optimizing compilers to produce faster running code, significantly increasing the throughput of automated test applications, added NI.

In addition, engineers can deploy all their test system software from their development machines to production machines in one distribution package and installer. With this improved system-deployment feature, engineers in manufacturing test quickly can deploy their LabWindows/CVI applications as well as their dependencies, including hardware drivers such as NI-DAQmx, to the factory floor in minutes.

LabWindows/CVI enhances its real-time functionality with new deployment directly to NI LabVIEW Real-Time targets such as PXI controllers. With this functionality, engineers can run their LabWindows/CVI code deterministically for a range of new test applications that require reliability such as environmental test.

National Instruments continues its investment in the proven LabWindows/CVI platform for test, said Tim Dehne, NI SVP of R&D. With LabWindows/CVI 8.0, C developers can access new functionality for deploying their code directly to deterministic hardware targets. This new capability gives them the flexibility to broaden LabWindows/CVI use in their applications.

The company offers essential technologies for test, which combine high-performance hardware, flexible software and innovative timing and synchronization technology for test and design applications. LabWindows/CVI 8.0 seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of I/O, including the latest NI hardware such as the PXI-5114 250 MS/s digitizer and the PCI-1588. Furthermore, LabWindows/CVI now includes .NET support, giving C programmers the opportunity to take advantage of rich database and Web service connectivity.

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