NI, a provider of platform-based systems designed to enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced LabVIEW 2016 system design software. The latest version of LabVIEW introduces channel wires to simplify complex communication between parallel sections of code. Available on both desktop and real-time versions of LabVIEW, the channel wire method helps improve code readability and reduces development time.
LabVIEW 2016 is designed for openness with enhanced interoperability with Python and third-party devices. This openness, combined with several new enhancements, helps users continue to improve productivity by streamlining code development and deployment. The latest version of LabVIEW includes:
- Channel wires that reduce complex asynchronous communication to a single wire
- 64-bit add-on support for the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, LabVIEW MathScript Real-Time Module, LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit, LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit and LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
- Instrument Driver Network, which supports 500 new devices in addition to the existing 10,000 supported instruments
- Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW, which is a simple API from Enthought, Inc. (available in the LabVIEW Tools Network) that can integrate Python scripts into LabVIEW applications
LabVIEW 2016 is fully compatible with the latest NI hardware technologies for RF design and test, embedded control and monitoring, and engineering education, including the second-generation vector signal transceiver, NI PXIe-6570 digital pattern instrument, NI PXIe-4135 low-current source measure unit (SMU), Time-Sensitive Networking-enabled CompactRIO controllers and the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO Control Module