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Reference Design Portal

Reference Designs are software libraries, design patterns, and application architectures that provide recommendations and best practices for code design, as well as reusable code components. These are helpful during the design and development of applications by increasing development efficiency and system success. National Instruments provides these reference designs for the use of our customers and we also highlight selected designs and components shared by partners with the community. more

The Reference Design Portal serves to:

  • Provide visibility to available reference designs and reuse code
  • Foster discussion and collaboration on future reference design development
If you would like to share a reference design with the community, please create a new reference design entry.
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Questions and comments on existing reference designs should be posted as comments on the specific reference design page, while general discussions, questions and suggestions for new reference designs may be posted in the Reference Design discussion group.


Application Architectures and Frameworks

Design Patterns and Templates

Libraries and Components

Tools and Utilities

Community-provided Reference Designs


Data and Message Communication

Data Management and Storage

Data Processing and Control Algorithms

System Configuration

Synchronization and Timing

SW Engineering Tools

User Interface


Control and Automation

Measurements and Monitoring

Test and Validation


LabVIEW Development Best Practices

LabVIEW Application Development Content

LabVIEW Web Development

LabVIEW UI Interest Group

VeriStand Add-ons

FlexRIO and Software-Designed Instruments IP

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