Amid great fanfare and a huge crowd of enthusiastic users, National Instruments released LabVIEW 2014 at its annual NI Week 2014 conference in Austin, Texas. The software has helped engineers and scientists acquire, analyze and visualize data sets since the software was originally released back in 1986.
LabVIEW 2014 offers users a host of upgrades in functionality to enable them to make better informed decisions earlier. The new release standardizes the way users interact with hardware through reuse of the same code and engineering processes across systems, which scales applications for future use and saves time and money as technology advances, requirements evolve and time-to-market pressure increases.
LabVIEW 2014 also simplifies purchasing through the LabVIEW suites, which offer relevant, essential LabVIEW add-ons and complementary software specific to automated test, embedded control and monitoring, and hardware-in-the-loop and real-time test.
LabVIEW 2014 also now provides access to cutting-edge acquisition hardware, such as the rugged and flexible 4-slot CompactDAQ system and CompactRIO system, software-designed instruments, such as the PXI Express 8-channel high-resolution oscilloscope, and the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument.
LabVIEW 2014 includes new capabilities to enhance decision making such as:
• DataFinder Federation technology—Users can intuitively search data on a local drive, network or around the world
• New built-in algorithms—A richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs
• Data Dashboard for LabVIEW—Users can easily and securely create mobile interfaces to visualize acquired data and make informed decisions on-the-go without the expertise of a mobile developer
The latest version of LabVIEW includes 13 user-driven features to optimize coding productivity, expanded online training for LabVIEW RIO applications included with active software service and new tools from the LabVIEW Tools Network, such as the LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC. This system provides remote access to LabVIEW applications from desktop or mobile web browsers, without the need for browser plug-ins or a client-side run-time engine.
To learn more about all the new functionality offered in LabVIEW 2014, check out this video.