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LabVIEW 2011 increases development efficiency

Posted: 03 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:system design? software? unified platform?

National Instruments Corp. (NI) has released the LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software.

According to NI, LabVIEW 2011 accelerates the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to solve tough engineering challenges. The company claims that LabVIEW 2011 can increase development efficiency through engineering-specific libraries. The design software also has the ability to interact with almost any hardware device or deployment target, including the new multicore NI CompactRIO controller and the NI PXIe-5665. It also supports assemblies built in the latest Microsoft .NET Framework and includes numerous features driven directly from user feedback. NI believes that LabVIEW 2011 can help engineers integrate individual system components into a single, reconfigurable platform so they can do their jobs faster, better and at a lower cost.

LabVIEW 2011 makes it possible for engineers to achieve significant productivity gains in a variety of tasks, including the following time-saving functions:

    ???Quickly develop visually striking, contemporary user interfaces with a new Silver palette of controls and indicators;
    ???Reuse code with support for the latest .NET assemblies, .m structures and the new Xilinx IP for the LabVIEW FPGA Module;
    ???Achieve up to five times faster loading, wiring, editing and compiling of FPGA code;
    ???Programmatically build and distribute executables to targets; and
    ???Spawn asynchronous threads to create multithreaded applications more quickly with a new communication API.

    With its stability for mission-critical applications, as well as its simplified integration with hardware from many industry leaders, NI's LabVIEW offers measurement and control system designers the confidence to innovate efficiently within a proven support infrastructure.

    When combined with modular hardware, LabVIEW 2011 is the centerpiece of the NI approach to graphical system design, which provides a unified platform for designing, prototyping and deploying applications with maximum efficiency. Engineers and scientists in most industries are using graphical system design, from basic measurement applications to complex, advanced research projects.

    NI LabVIEW 2011 system design software is priced from $1,249, subject to change without notice.

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