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You spoke. We listened. This August, we introduced a new LabVIEW offering designed to directly address your feedback about our portfolio. The new LabVIEW Suites feature LabVIEW and NI's most popular application software and add-ons to help you build your system with confidence. Each LabVIEW Suite is customized for an application area and designed to make you successful.

The suites include related NI device drivers and are shipped on USB 3.0 media to speed up your installation. When you combine our new USB 3.0 media with a solid state hard drive, you can install a LabVIEW suite and all the relevant drivers in under twenty minutes.



The LabVIEW Automated Test Suite offers the power of LabVIEW combined with the ready-to-run, customizable test executive, NI TestStand, and the intelligent switch management and routing application, NI Switch Executive.

The LabVIEW Embedded Control and Monitoring Suite features LabVIEW and the recommended add-ons specifically for building embedded control and monitoring systems on NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware. The LabVIEW FPGA Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development platform to target FPGAs on NI RIO hardware, and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module builds on LabVIEW to deliver a programming environment for creating reliable, deterministic, and stand-alone embedded systems.

The LabVIEW HIL and Real-Time Test Suite combines LabVIEW with NI VeriStand, a configuration-based software environment for efficiently creating real-time testing applications. It also includes the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation, LabVIEW Real-Time, and LabVIEW FPGA modules.

>> Learn more about the new LabVIEW Suites.

The writing's on the (water) wall: this week's LabVIEW demo unites art and science, and it is a match made in heaven. Imagine shimmering sprays of water against a backdrop of colorful light. With just the click of a mouse, the streams speed up, slow down, spell out names, trace intricate patterns, and draw beautiful things like hearts, smiling faces, and the initials NI. The engineers at Optimation Technology designed this über cool writing waterfall for trade shows and conferences, and it's currently making a splashy appearance at NIWeek 2011.


The waterfall uses NI CompactRIO (cRIO-9073), and its user interface was written with NI LabVIEW software. The power of LabVIEW allows its user to transform input data into liquid art by simply drawing his cursor on the computer interface. CompactRIO has much more capacity than the current application requires, so the team has a ton of room for future innovations. If you're currently at NIWeek, be sure to check out this cool demo in the Embedded Control Product Showcase on the NIWeek expo floor!




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