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Windows 8 takes an inspired new approach to its user interface. The latest OS changes the way you'll interact with your PC—and your test and measurements. If you’re worried that this change will cause complications: don’t. For the most part, software that works in Windows 7 will transition seamlessly to Windows 8.

 

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National Instruments has done extensive testing with our application software and hardware device drivers to ensure that customers who move to the new OS will have few problems. And in 2013, National Instruments will officially support Windows 8 as an OS option for our controllers.

There are also some great features available in this OS. One we’re most excited about for NI is the upcoming Surface Pro tablet, which will run the same version of the OS as desktop PCs. It will allow customers to plug in their USB DAQ devices and run LabVIEW applications on their tablets. The Surface Pro will release in Q1 2013.


National Instruments will also have a version of the NI Data Dashboard available for Windows RT on the Surface tablet in the next few months. Data Dashboard 1.0 for Windows RT will allow engineers to create custom dashboards to monitor LabVIEW applications remotely.

 

>> To access FAQs and an extensive white paper offering an overview of Windows 8, visit our web page.

Here’s part two of our LabVIEW 2012 features list. See something you want changed? Let the community know by sharing it on the LabVIEW Idea Exchange. We have a proven track record of listening to—and acting upon—requests made from our community.

 

Enhanced Stability

NI’s research and development team has made substantial efforts to improve the stability of LabVIEW 2012. In this version, you’ll see how their hard work paid off. But stability isn’t the only focus. Improving the edit-time responsiveness of the entire LabVIEW platform was also a priority, as well as a better error reporter and higher prioritization of CARs.

 

FPGA Enhancements
LabVIEW FPGA lets designers use less engineering resources and get to market faster. Powerful new features, like faster compilation and tools for simplifying IP resuse, shorten development time and improve the performance of applications.

 

System Simulation

The LabVIEW Robotics Simulator, based on the Open Dynamics Engine, is a physics-based simulator that emulates robotics design, letting developers validate design and algorithm choices more efficiently and effectively.

 

Ecosystem Improvements

The “NI ecosystem” is another way of saying our users’ community—their access to each other and extras (like package downloads, add-ons, and instrument drivers). These all help to increase productivity, while offering a large space for certified developers to discuss and grow their ideas. Explore the network to see how it can benefit you.

 

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

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.