LabVIEW 2016 supports more instruments and 64bit add-ons

Announced in Austin, Texas, at NIWeek, LabView 2016 introduces new channel wires to simplify complex communication between parallel sections of code. Available on both desktop and real-time versions of the software, the channel wire method helps improve code readability and reduces development time, says National Instruments.

The new channel wires are claimed to develop applications faster by making architectures that are more transferable across domains. Channel wires can be used to set up sophisticated software architectural patterns that natively have multiple sources, without having to create and maintain custom software in the background.

The open system has enhanced interoperability with Python and third-party devices to improve productivity by streamlining code development and deployment.

The latest version of LabView adds 64bit add on support for the LabView Control Design and Simulation Module, LabVIEW MathScript Real-Time Module, LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit, LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit and LabVIEW VI Analyser Toolkit to take advantage of more RAM and memory.

It also allows users to streamline the automation of benchtop measurements with the Instrument Driver Network which supports 500 new devices in addition to the existing 10,000 supported instruments.

The Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW is a simple API from Enthought, designed to integrate Python scripts into LabVIEW applications.

The software version is compatible with the company’s latest hardware technologies for RF design and test, embedded control and monitoring and engineering education. This includes the second-generation vector signal transceiver, NI PXIe-6570 digital pattern instrument, NI PXIe-4135 low-current source measure unit (SMU), time-sensitive networking-enabled CompactRIO controllers and the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO control module.


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