Archive for the ‘2012’ Category

In the coming years, the Data Dashboard might not be the only way to interact with LabVIEW on a tablet.

 

 

National Instruments has set out to make portable technology like tablets and smartphones as productive as possible with an ecosystem of mobile applications and instruments. In this NIWeek 2012 keynote address, Kyle Gupton points out that LabVIEW is the most touch-ready language on the planet. Customers can already view their LabVIEW applications through the Data Dashboard for LabVIEW app, which has a new version launch coming up.

 

Watch as Jeff Kodosky, the father of LabVIEW, demonstrates a “very, very, very early version” of a touch-based interface for LabVIEW in this keynote address from NIWeek 2012. As NI engineers continue to develop interactive software solutions, users can look forward to the possibility of designing and editing LabVIEW diagrams without lifting a finger—literally.

 

>> Learn more about the upcoming version of Data Dashboard for LabVIEW.

What level of LabVIEW user are you—a developer, engineer, or architect? Is it even important?

 

Absolutely. These categories make it easy for NI to tailor helpful resources to your individual needs. By visiting the LabVIEW Skills Guide, you can see what defines these levels and which trainings or guides we recommend each use to help them develop successful applications faster.

 

Here are a few examples of skills you can learn from the latest guide:

 

For Technicians or Basic Developers

  • Troubleshoot and debug LabVIEW code
  • Apply key LabVIEW elements for relating data (such as arrays, clusters, and typedefs)
  • Apply design patterns and templates

 

 

For Software Engineers

  • Optimize reuse of existing code for your projects
  • Design, implement, document, and test code modules for each task
  • Derive a task list and high-level flowchart to guide design and development

 

 

For Software Architects

  • Analyze, critique, and improve the architecture of a LabVIEW application
  • Optimize code and resources to effectively reduce development time and costs
  • Design an application using object-oriented design principles

 

Best of all, many of these resources are free or available at a discounted price for students. Questions? Post your comments below and we’ll follow up on them personally.

 

>> Find your proficiency level in the LabVIEW Skills Guide.

LabVIEW2012 lets you create code faster and more reliably than before. There are so many great new features in this release, we broke them into two overview posts. We encourage you to share your thoughts about this version on the LabVIEW Idea Exchange.

 

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Mobile Apps

Use iOS and Android mobile devices to view data on your desktop or embedded systems. The newest Data Dashboard for LabVIEW will soon be available on the iPad, too, and includes custom layouts and dashboard sharing.

Self-Paced Online Training

An affordable training alternative that’s accessible 24 hours a day. Each course contains multimedia modules that cover the same topics as instructor-led courses. Complete with interactive quizzes and challenging exercises that help to test your understanding.

 

New Analysis Tools

There are hundreds of built-in signal processing and analysis functions that you can take advantage of in LabVIEW, from Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) to statistical analysis routines. All are specifically designed for high-performance processing using both CPUs and graphics processing units (GPUs).

 

Productivity Enhancements

12 new features in LabVIEW 2012 are user-driven—culled directly from the LabVIEW Idea Exchange—and include block diagram enhancements and conditionally processed loop outputs.

 

Data Management Enhancements

Technical Data Management (TDM) technologies directly integrate into your applications to help you maximize your test and measurement data value. These include the TDM Streaming file format for data storage, NI DataFinder for data indexing, and LabVIEW and NI DIAdem software for data processing.

 

  >> See all of the new features for LabVIEW 2012.

Thanks so much to all the faithful readers of the LabVIEW In Action blog.

 

With the release of LabVIEW 2012, we are re-engineering our blog strategy. We’re consolidating from four blogs to one. Don't panic, though—all of the same great real-world LabVIEW application posts that you have come to love will be on the new blog, too.

 

You can find the new blog here. We hope to see you there!

 

In the meantime, check out the Sweet Apps blog if you’re looking for other great resources.

Thanks so much to all the faithful readers of the Training Resources blog.

 

With the release of LabVIEW 2012, we are re-engineering our blog strategy. We’re consolidating from four blogs to one. Don't panic, though—all of the same great training and certification posts that you have come to love will be on the new blog, too.

 

You can find the new blog here. We hope to see you there!

 

In the meantime, check out the NI Training and Certification page if you’re looking for other great resources.

Thanks so much to all the faithful readers of the Example Programs blog.

 

With the release of LabVIEW 2012, we are re-engineering our blog strategy. We’re consolidating from four blogs to one. Don't panic, though—all of the same great LabVIEW example program posts that you have come to love will be on the new blog, too.

 

You can find the new blog here. We hope to see you there!

 

In the meantime, check out the NI Code Exchange page if you’re looking for other great resources.

Thanks so much to all the faithful readers of the LabVIEW News blog.

 

With the release of LabVIEW 2012, we are re-engineering our blog strategy. We’re consolidating from four blogs to one. Don't panic, though—all of the same great news posts that you have come to love will be on the new blog, too.

 

You can find the new blog here. We hope to see you there!

 

In the meantime, check out the NI News page if you’re looking for other great articles.