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How can you know what you don’t know?

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This year, we’ve created a series of new technical sessions focused on Design and Architecture and Software Engineering by partnering with several subject matter experts and leveraging LabVIEW Champions in many fields and industries.

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When it comes to LabVIEW, we’re not tying your hands with the tyranny of the or. Instead, we’re empowering you with the genius of the and.

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2X the bandwidth, a 50% smaller footprint and larger user-programmable FPGA

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We’re already hard at work on the next release

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Looking for all things LabVIEW at NIWeek? Here's a handy list of events and activities.

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We’re excited to announce LabVIEW NXG 1.0, which introduces an efficient, non-programming workflow to LabVIEW - letting you spend more time on innovation than implementation!

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LabVIEW 2017 debuts some new capabilities designed to drastically simplify the development, deployment, and management of distributed systems. We're continuing to streamline complex system design with an open, software-centric platform.

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NIWeek is all about learning, but you should have some fun too.

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

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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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Big changes are on the horizon for LabVIEW!

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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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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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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.

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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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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 >>>

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Closing the gap between 4G and 5G

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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

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Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)

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

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Science meets sports

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Recap of NIWeek 2016 press conference

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Our All-in-One Instrument!

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

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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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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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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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