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Active Participant Jeffrey_P ‎04-17-2017 07:00 AM
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Investing in Software to Meet Your Growing Needs - LabVIEW, Programming Optional?

How secure do you feel that the tools you’re using will meet your needs in the future?

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Member NationalInstruments ‎03-14-2017 09:00 AM
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LabVIEW and Python: Friends or Foes?

Python’s popularity as a programming language continues to rise, and the test and measurement community has begun to debate when to use LabVIEW and when to use Python.

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Member NationalInstruments ‎02-15-2017 07:00 AM
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User-Driven Software Product Development

Big changes are on the horizon for LabVIEW!

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Member NationalInstruments ‎12-28-2016 07:00 AM
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The T-Canter Story

If the CEO of your company asked you to build an elegant, automated wine decanter for his wedding reception, what would you do?

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Member NationalInstruments ‎12-20-2016 08:00 AM
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LabVIEW Communications Update Drives Rapid Prototyping for 5G

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Last week we announced LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.0, a development environment specifically designed for prototyping wireless communications systems. 

What makes this new version so special? For starters, we added NI Linux Real-Time capability for all software defined radio (SDR) products. This added capability empowers you to develop real-time algorithms for execution on the NI Linux Real-Time operating system, work with other tools to move up the protocol stack to MAC and network layers, and access the vast repositories of open source tools and technologies needed to build complete system prototypes.

We also introduced the MIMO Application Framework, a fully configurable, parameterizable physical layer written and delivered in LabVIEW application source code that helps build massive MIMO prototypes.

 

We’re excited to share this LabVIEW update that allows you to be more efficient and have the time to focus on what you do best – creating new technologies and solutions for future 5G systems.

 

Read more about LabVIEW Communications >>>

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Member NationalInstruments ‎12-16-2016 09:20 AM
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We’re Focused on Enabling Engineers to Create the Future

In a recent post in Electronic Design News (EDN), Michael Dunn discusses the undisciplined use of the term “software engineer” and the prevalence of shoddy code in the world. In his closing argument he states:

 

“I'd like to think that if actual engineers were involved in more projects, we wouldn't live in a world where it's a given that most websites, applications, apps, and embedded systems are poorly designed, overly buggy, and insecure. And though one would like to imagine that all safety-critical systems, at least, are created under the aegis of engineers and engineering principles, I have my doubts.”

 

We agree.

 

This is one of the reasons we exist. We supply an integrated software-based platform that enables engineers to do exactly what Mr. Dunn states. Our choice in this endeavor isn’t to explore a path where engineers needed to become software developers. Instead, our mission is to create an engineering system design tool that empowers engineers to build world-class, complex, mission-critical, software based systems.

 

LabVIEW is at the core of our engineering platform, and when coupled with our modular hardware platforms, becomes a gateway to innovation that engineers the world over are using to make products safer, get to market faster, and accomplish amazing things.

 

LabVIEW simplifies the development of complex engineering applications. It’s native graphical language uses a concept called dataflow to define the parameters of execution and combines its native language with an open interface that integrates code from other software approaches. With this, we ensure that engineers can choose the approach they’re most familiar with for any individual component of the application.

 

We’ve invested 30 years into LabVIEW, making it one of the most productive tools on the planet. And we’re excited to share that the best is yet to come.

 

Stay tuned for more details in mid-2017.

Member joshelijah92 ‎12-13-2016 11:15 AM
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Bringing LabVIEW to the Makers

There’s one big problem with robots: cost. A good robotics kit will set you back at least $1,000, not including the software, and that’s too expensive for your average hobbyist maker, school teacher, or typical undergrad student. This problem makes robotics inaccessible.

 

We’ve seen what happens when tech tools gets cheaper. Arduino and Raspberry Pi have taken hardware out of the hands of the engineers and into the hands of any creative willing to write a few lines of code. The myRIO has brought LabVIEW Real Time programming to students, and you can see for yourself the incredible projects that has spawned. It’s about time that the same happened with robotics.

 

With this in mind, I’ve set out to build a low cost, open robotics platform. It’s called QuadBot, and in its first two weeks on Kickstarter it received 200% funding. The design and code is open source and I kept the cost low by designing a single controller board that also doubles as the mechanical frame. The chassis is 3D Printed and hardware is fully accessible with plug in terminals.

 

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It’s an easy sell to most makers, which explains the rapid funding, but I wanted to expand the platform into academia and give makers access to more powerful programming. Enter LabVIEW. As former NI intern and creator of the NI Hexapod, it was a natural choice. LabVIEW is ideal for makers because it’s graphical and follows a visual style that appeals to people without a coding background. This is what makes it the ideal language to build into my robot platform.

 

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My next step is to bring LabVIEW to makers by creating a LabVIEW API for QuadBot. If this ideal match can be completed, it will bridge the gap between making, academia, and robotics.

 

The robots will be shipping in April 2017, and the API and source code will be ready by then, so if you’re interested go and check out the Kickstarter and bag yourself a QuadBot.

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Member NationalInstruments ‎11-28-2016 08:00 AM
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Build a Remote HMI Using Web Technologies

A human machine interface (HMI) provides the UI for data visualization and control of an embedded system, and roughly 80 percent of our embedded customers need an HMI for their application.

 

A great method for building remote HMIs (that can also scale to be used locally) is Web Services, a standard and open way to communicate with VIs over the Web.

 

Watch this 9-minute webcast to learn how it’s done >>>

Member NationalInstruments ‎11-06-2016 07:00 AM
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Announcing: The Flexible LTE-U/LAA Testbed

Closing the gap between 4G and 5G

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Member NationalInstruments ‎11-02-2016 01:43 PM
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2016 Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network Award Winners

 

Every year the Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network awards ceremony at NIWeekrecognizes the outstanding achievements of our integration and consulting partner companies, and add-on software products.

 

This year’s awards ceremony just wrapped up – and we’re thrilled to announce our 2016 winners and finalists!

 

LabVIEW Tools Network Product of the Year – 2016 Winners and Finalists

 

Application Enablement

Platform Connectivity

Developer Productivity

Community Contribution

Regional Partner of the Year Awards – 2016 Winners and Finalists

Americas Region

Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)

Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa Region (EMEIA)

Member NationalInstruments ‎11-02-2016 08:00 AM
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Helmet Drop Test

Science meets sports

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Member NationalInstruments ‎10-29-2016 08:00 AM
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Guest Post: History, World Records, Timing, and Wires

Recap of NIWeek 2016 press conference

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Member NationalInstruments ‎10-24-2016 08:00 AM
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Introducing: Enhanced Version of VirtualBench

Our All-in-One Instrument!

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Member NationalInstruments ‎10-17-2016 08:00 AM
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Elvesys Designs the World’s Fastest Pathogen Detection Platform

The forefront of pathogen detection is being powered by our platform.

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Member NationalInstruments ‎09-13-2016 08:00 AM
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Be Part of the Future of LabVIEW

Pssst... here's how you can get insider access to pre-release software builds, product guides, reference materials, help modules, and more.

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Member briannunnery ‎07-28-2016 04:11 PM
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Perspective Shift, Platform Strengthening

Shelley Gretlein, Director of Product Marketing for our software products, has accepted a new role as VP of Corporate Marketing for NI! We're thrilled to have Shelley leading our hardware and software marketing programs forward. Here's her take on the transition.

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Member briannunnery ‎07-25-2016 03:50 PM
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Smart Devices Require Smarter Testing Systems

Smart devices are changing automated testing for the test engineers challenged with ensuring device quality at increasingly lower costs, and for the vendors that serve them. To test smart devices, companies are transitioning from the status quo of rack-and-stack box instruments and closed-architecture automated test equipment (ATE) systems. Here's what that transition looks like.

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