Test & Measurement


LabVIEW 2018 released

13 June 2018 Test & Measurement

A new release of National Instruments’ LabVIEW software has been built with the aim of giving engineers new tools that simplify system integration and grant more control through hardware accessibility.

Users can integrate more third-party IP from tools like Python to make the most of the strengths of each package or existing IP from their stakeholders. Test engineers can use new functionality in LabVIEW 2018 to strengthen code reliability by automating the building and execution of software through integration with open interface tools like Jenkins for continuous delivery.

Capabilities like this empower test engineers to focus on system integration and development where they can offer unique differentiation, rather than get bogged down in the semantics of how to use software tools or move IP from one to another. For test engineers using FPGAs for high-performance processing, new deep learning functions and improved floating-point operations can reduce time to market.

To meet demands like testing higher complexity DUTs (devices under test) and shorter timeframes, engineers need tools tailored to their needs that they can efficiently use through their workflow, helping them to meet their exact application requirements. LabVIEW 2018 features products tailored to needs within distinct stages of their workflow – products that have been adopted in whole or in part by more than 300 000 active users.

With InstrumentStudio software providing an interactive multi-instrument experience, TestStand test management software handling overall execution and reporting, and SystemLink software managing assets and software deployments, this workflow improves the productivity of test and validation labs across many industries. Each piece of the workflow is also interoperable with third-party software to maximise code and IP reuse and draws on the LabVIEW Tools Network ecosystem of add-ons and tools for more application-specific requirements.

For more information contact Test Dynamics, +27 62 217 0063.





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