National Instruments has rolled out an all new generation of its popular LabView engineering system design software. NI said that LV NXG is created to make automation of the measurement systems easy for people without a good programming experience.
LabVIEW NXG 1.0 bridges the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages with an innovative new approach to measurement automation that empowers domain experts to focus on what matters most – the problem, not the tool, notes NI.
New release helps engineers perform benchtop measurements with new nonprogramming workflows to acquire and iteratively analyze measurement data. These workflows simplify automation by building the necessary code behind the scenes.
For instance, engineers can drag and drop a section of code equivalent to 50 lines of text-based code, helping engineers focus on innovation rather than implementation, said NI spokesperson in the announcement.
LabVIEW NXG has a re-engineered editor with functionality which experienced LabVIEW users request. The new LabVIEW has an ability to integrate with a broader set of languages.
The modernized editor improves programming productivity by streamlining the editor micro-interactions, user interface objects based on vector graphics and zooming capabilities.
For large, complex and distributed test and embedded applications, the new release includes features that enhance working with standard IP and standard communications protocols such as IEC 61131-3, OPC UA and the secure DDS messaging standard.
“Thirty years ago, we released the original version of LabVIEW, designed to help engineers automate their measurement systems without having to learn the esoterica of traditional programming languages. LabVIEW was the ‘nonprogramming’ way to automate a measurement system,” said Jeff Kodosky, NI cofounder and business and technology fellow.
“Common applications can use a simple configuration-based approach, while more complex applications can use the full open-ended graphical programming capability of the LabVIEW language”, he added.
For further details, view the full Press release.