Furthering the goal of helping engineers automate measurements quickly and easily, NI has unveiled new enhancements to its LabVIEW NXG engineering system design software. The software helps engineers to quickly set up their instruments, customize tests to their device specifications, and easily view results from any web browser, on any device, says NI.
LabVIEW NXG offers key functionality and long-standing benefits for engineers developing, deploying and managing automated test and measurement systems..
An important addition in LabVIEW NXG is WebVI, which allows for use with existing LabVIEW applications without the need for extensive software refactoring. Engineers can reuse test code, including code written with LabVIEW NXG or LabVIEW, through a new package manager interface built on industry-standard package formats.
“By building test systems using LabVIEW and LabVIEW NXG, I can work with both versions and take advantage of the unique strengths of each,” said Brian Hoover, test software architect at Samsung SDI. “With this next phase of LabVIEW NXG, I can integrate new ways to visualize data, either on the desktop with vector-based UI graphics or in the browser for secure hosting, into my existing LabVIEW applications to simplify reporting test results.”
Key features of LabVIEW NXG include:-
- This release introduces the WebVI, a VI type for building web-based user interfaces (UIs) that can be deployed to any web browser – PC, tablet or phone – with no plug-ins or installers.
- To reduce hardware configuration time, the new SystemDesigner feature automatically discovers connected hardware, displays installed drivers and directly links to available NI and third-party instrument drivers if they are not yet installed.
- This latest release expands hardware support to thousands of box instruments and NI’s high-performance PXI modular instrumentation.
- Now, LabVIEW NXG also delivers programming capabilities such as object-oriented programming and integration with the industry-leading TestStand test management software.
“As NI builds on its more than 30-year investment in software, this latest update to the next generation of LabVIEW continues a series of fast-paced releases aimed to expand engineering capabilities from design to test. Whether you are buying LabVIEW for the first time or have been on an active service contract for years, you can access both the new version of LabVIEW NXG and LabVIEW 2017”, the company noted.