LabVIEW 2015 was introduced on Aug. 3 at National Instruments’ NIWeek in Austin, Texas.
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The new system design software is designed to be faster than its predecessor, with new development shortcuts and debugging tools.
LabVIEW persists as a standard for users to interact with almost any type of test, measurement, or control hardware, using the same code and engineering processes across systems in order to save both time and money.
In the newest version of the system design software, users can open libraries of code up to eight times faster and write code more efficiently thanks to previously unavailable, speedy right-click plugins. Users can develop their own plugins as well, to personalize their productivity, and can eliminate prompts to locate missing module subVIs. Auto-scaling probe watch windows can be used to debug code quickly, and FPGA code compilations can be deployed to the LabVIEW FPGA Compile Cloud, access to which is included in the Standard Service Program membership.
When it comes to debugging code, arrays and strings can be examined in auto-scaling probe watch windows, and findings can be documented with hyperlink and hashtag support in comments.
LAbVIEW 2015 utilizes three application-specific suites, which include a year of training and certification benefits. These suites, the Automated Test Suite, Embedded Control and Monitoring Suite, and HIL and Real-Time Test Suite, bring together the most popular LabVIEW add-ons for different types of applications.
The 2015 version is extended by the LabVIEW tools network, which includes contributions from both National Instruments and other, third-party providers. Heliosphere Research provided the new Advanced Plotting Toolkit, which helps developers create professional-quality data visualizations. Real-Time Innovations contributed the RTI DDS Toolkit, designed to enable Internet of Things applications through scalable peer-to-peer data communication. Finally, application-specific libraries for biomedical, GPU analysis, and Multicore Analysis and Sparse Matrix applications can be accessed free of charge.
LabVIEW products are used across a wide variety of industries to help engineers write code for engineering and science applications.
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