NIWeek: LabView 2012 has iPad app
National Instruments has introduced the latest version of its LabVIEW system design software on the first day of its NIWeek conference in Austin, Texas.
“New features and resources in LabVIEW 2012 promote training and drive development practices to help our customers deliver high-performance and high-quality systems in less time, thereby minimizing development and maintenance costs,” said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and co-founder of National Instruments.
There are new design templates and sample projects, intended to give users gain ready-to-run starting points for different LabVIEW applications.
National Instruments has also introduced its first RF vector signal transceiver, the NI PXIe-5644R aimed at FPGA-based LTE mobile system design.
“When we first started our company, we envisioned the central role software would play in instrumentation, and now we are truly seeing LabVIEW revolutionise the way engineers approach RF design and test,” said Dr Truchard.
The NI PXIe-5644R covers up to 6.0GHz and has an 80MHz instantaneous RF bandwidth. This makes the transciever suitable for wireless standards such as 802.11ac and LTE.
LabVIEW 2012 also includes new tools for high-performance analysis and advanced image processing.
There are also mobile apps for display and control on an iPad.