LabVIEW 2014 release includes data-analysis focus

August 05, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
National Instruments, in the latest update to LabVIEW, has added facilities that help you, “acquire, analyse and visualise data sets to make informed decisions fast”.

LabVIEW 2014 standardises the way users interact with hardware through reuse of the same code and engineering processes across systems, which scales applications for the future. This saves time and money as technology advances, requirements evolve and time-to-market pressure increases.

LabVIEW 2014 also simplifies purchasing through the LabVIEW suites, which offer relevant, essential LabVIEW add-ons and complementary software specific to automated test, embedded control and monitoring, and hardware-in-the-loop and real-time test. LabVIEW 2014 also provides access to advanced acquisition hardware such as the rugged and flexible 4-slot CompactDAQ system and CompactRIO system, software-designed instruments such as the PXI Express 8-channel high-resolution oscilloscope and the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument.

The latest version of LabVIEW includes 13 user-driven features to optimise coding productivity, expanded online training for LabVIEW RIO applications included with active software service and new tools from the LabVIEW Tools Network, such as the LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC. This system provides remote access to LabVIEW applications from desktop or mobile web browsers, without the need for browser plug-ins or a client-side run-time engine.

The data-related features include;

  1. DataFinder Federation technology—Users can intuitively search data on a local drive, network or around the world;
  2. New built-in algorithms—A richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs;
  3. Data Dashboard for LabVIEW—Users can easily and securely create mobile interfaces to visualise acquired data and make informed decisions on-the-go without the expertise of a mobile developer.

National Instruments; www.ni.com/labview/whatsnew/