NI LabWindows/CVI 2010

National Instruments recently released NI LabWindows/CVI 2010 ANSI C test and measurement software platform. The latest version increases developer productivity and simplifies field-programmable gate array (FPGA) communication. With LabWindows/CVI 2010, engineers can develop host applications to communicate with FPGA technologies using the FPGA-Interface C API,which is a new integrated tool for generating C source files that can be used to interact with compiled LabVIEW FPGA VIs. LabWindows/CVI 2010 is priced from $1,249 USD (euro 1,299; 175,000 yen).

NI LabWindows/CVI 2010 Features

  • Create build configurations that give the ability to customize LabWindows/CVI project build options beyond the predefined debug/release 32-bit/64-bit configurations
  • Develop stable applications with a just-in-time debugger, which gives engineers the ability to attach LabWindows/CVI to preexisting processes and start debugging if you notice issues with your application
  • Patchable user distributions to ensure system longevity, fix bugs, and upgrade deployed LabWindows/CVI applications by creating patches
  • Modify user interface (UI) with arrays of controls that provide convenient programmatic access
  • Designers can easily iterate through or perform batch operations on controls contained in the array
  • Easily create host applications for communicating with user-programmable FPGA hardware
  • Developers can create FPGA Interface C APIs and custom function panels for the FPGA Interface C API to help simplify I/O communication design
  • Extend the LabWindows/CVI development environment with the LabWindows/CVI Real-Time 2010 Module
  • Engineers can create reliable and deterministic applications that target dedicated real-time hardware with new features for USB thumb drive back-up, restoration and replication, and web-based interface for configuring and monitoring PXI real-time targets
  • LabWindows/CVI Real-Time 2010 Module includes up-to-date library support for compiling and running applications on new Linux distributions

More information: National Instruments LabWindows/CVI