LabVIEW 2015 promises faster code generation

August 05, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
The latest version of LabVIEW delivers, National Instruments says, speed improvements, development shortcuts, and debugging tools.

LabVIEW 2015 now comes with support n expanded range of hardware:

· Quad core performance CompactRIO and CompactDAQ controllers

· 14-slot CompactDAQ USB 3.0 chassis

· Single-board RIO controllers

· Controller for FlexRIO

· 8-core PXI Controller

· High Voltage System SMU

This release, NI adds, reduces the learning curve for employing a software-designed approach to quickly create powerful, flexible, and reliable systems. With three application-specific suites that include a year of unlimited training and certification benefits, developers have more access to software and training resources to build better systems faster.

Additional features designed to help developers open, write, debug, and deploy code faster include;

· Open code faster—open large libraries up to eight times faster and eliminate prompts to locate missing module sub-VIs [virtual instruments]

· Write code faster—execute common programming tasks faster with seven time-saving right-click plug-ins and develop your own additional plugins to maximise your productivity

· Debug code faster—examine arrays and strings in auto-scaling probe watch windows and document findings with hyperlink and hashtag support in comments

· Deploy code faster—offload your FPGA compilations to the LabVIEW FPGA Compile Cloud service included with your Standard Service Program membership

LabVIEW 2015 is extended by the LabVIEW Tools Network , which has been enriched by IP both from NI and third-party providers. The new Advanced Plotting Toolkit by Heliosphere Research furnishes developers with programmatic plotting tools to create professional data visualisations. The RTI DDS Toolkit by Real-Time Innovations enables IoT applications with scalable peer-to-peer data communication. Application-specific libraries for biomedical, GPU analysis, and Multicore Analysis and Sparse Matrix applications are now available free of charge.

NI has a video; What’s New in LabVIEW 2015 , or by download you can start evaluating LabVIEW 2015 .

National Instruments; www.ni.com