Archive for June 2011

Inspired by a Microsoft .NET Chart demonstration, community member Thoric has developed an XControl for NI LabVIEW software with similar functionality. The XControl allows you to set names and axis labels, add as many data series as you want, change the plot type and switch between 2D and 3D plotting, change design features on your graph, and include a legend. Thoric also shared an Interactive Demo to show how easy it is to program the XControl to expand on the built-in functionality. You’ll need to download the free MicrosoftCharts toolkit before proceeding onto the coding. Go check out Thoric’s example below!

 

>> Download the code here: Microsoft.NETChart for XControl

 

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Money in the bank. That’s what we’re talking about at NI. And that’s what you’ll have when you enroll in one of the training courses or certification exams available at NIWeek 2011. With savings up to $100 on 12 exams and $1,099 on six courses, these training options will build and validate your development skills without draining your wallet.  Here’s the run-down: 

 

Start your NIWeek experience off with a bang. Gain in-depth product knowledge, learn best practices for developing applications, and earn 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs) by taking one of the following training courses. All options are two-day modules running from Sunday, July 31 to Monday, August 1:

 

  • Object-Oriented Design and Programming in LabVIEW
  • RF Application Development (condensed)
  • Managing Software Engineering in LabVIEW
  • NI TestStand II
  • LabVIEW Real-Time 2
  • LabVIEW Connectivity

 

Put your skills to the test. Certification and one-hour recertification exams are available for NI TestStand, NI LabVIEW software, and NI LabWindows™/CVI. Exam prep courses are offered at no additional cost.

 

Certification Exam Prep Courses:

  • Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD): Monday, August 1, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA): Monday, August 1, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

 

Exam Schedule:

 

Exam Name
Monday, August 1
Tuesday, August 2 - Thursday, August 4
Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Certified LabVIEW Architect Recertification (CLA-R)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Certified LabVIEW Developer Recertification (CLD-R)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Certified TestStand Architect (CTA)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Certified TestStand Developer (CTD)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA)
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Certified LabWindows/CVI Developer (CCVID)
1:00-5:00 p.m.

 

 

>> Seating is limited, so register today.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.

For the 10th consecutive year, LAVA (LabVIEW Advanced Virtual Architects) and OpenG are hosting a barbeque during NIWeek for LabVIEW users.

 

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LAVA and OpenG are two popular online forums where LabVIEW users discuss LabVIEW programming, exchange code and gather feedback to be shared with NI LabVIEW R&D. The groups’ NIWeek barbeque brings together forum members and other LabVIEW users for a fun evening of food and networking.

 

The 2011 barbeque will take place Tuesday, August 2 at Scholz Garten in downtown Austin. Tickets for the event are $30 per person.

 

Visit the LAVA forum to learn more and purchase tickets.

The Graphical System Design Achievement Awards (GSDAA) is the National Instruments annual technical application contest, showcasing the most innovative projects based on NI software and hardware. This year more than 305 authors from around the world submitted technical papers that depict their greatest achievements in graphical system design.

 

While a panel of technical judges gets to choose the winners for each application category, we want you to tell us which finalist's paper YOU think should win. To vote for the first-ever NI Community Choice Award, simply "Like" your favorite submissions within the NIWeek Community. The finalist's paper with the most "Likes" wins!

 

NI will honor the Community Choice Award winner at the 2011 Graphical S ystem Design Achievement Awards ceremony, held during NIWeek at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

 

Read about the finalists and start voting now.

Every day we see more and more people with an iPhone, Android-based phone, or other smartphone. According to Gartner Research, worldwide smartphone sales reached 472 million units ...

Community macaba has a piece of code available on the community that allows you to easily send data from a running VI to a UI mockup of the VI on your iOS device. It uses a special version of the UDP protocol to send data back and forth. The direct applicaitons I see this benefiting is when you want to control a VI remotely and want to use devices that are commonly available (e.g. I want to turn off that valve from my iPhone while I travel) and also for just remote viewing as well (e.g. I just want to see what the temperature if on my applicaiton from anywhere). Go check out macaba's example and see if it could fit into your LabVIEW application!

 

Control LabVIEW from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

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