System design software receives upgraded version

National Instruments' LabVIEW 2015 system design software has added speed improvements, development shortcuts, and debugging tools, and has added features designed to help developers operate more efficiently. Load time is 8.7 times faster than LabVIEW 2013.
By National Instruments August 3, 2015

National Instruments' LabVIEW 2015 system design software has added speed improvements, development shortcuts, and debugging tools and has added features designed to help developers operate more efficiently. Courtesy: National InstrumentsNational Instruments’ (Nasdaq: NATI) LabVIEW 2015 system design software has added speed improvements, development shortcuts, and debugging tools. LabVIEW 2015 allows users to interact with almost any hardware by reusing the same code and engineering processes across systems. LabVIEW 2015 further equips engineers with support for advanced hardware such as the quad-core performance CompactRIO and CompactDAQ Controllers, 8-core PXI Controller, and High Voltage System SMU.

LabVIEW 2015 has also added features designed to help developers operate more efficiently. Users can open libraries faster and eliminate prompts to locate missing module subVIs. Programmers can also execute common programming tasks faster with seven plugins and the ability to develop additional plugins. Features have also been added to make bugging and deploying code faster and more efficient.

Eric Starkloff, executive vice president of global sales and marketing, National Instruments, explained Monday, Aug. 3 to international press and analysts at NIWeek, that NI LabVIEW 2015 was designed to help programmers to write code faster and to help them write faster code (code that executes more quickly).

Eric Starkloff, executive vice president of global sales and marketing, National Instruments, said NI LabVIEW 2015 loads 8.7 times faster than in 2013. Products on the table will be at NIWeek 2015 on Aug. 4. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control EngineeringRevisions focus on productivity, streamlined coding, and easier debugging, he said. Load time is 8.7 times faster than LabVIEW 2013 (and 3.6 times faster than in 2014) and dynamic memory use is twice as fast as LabVIEW 2013, Starkloff said. 

Products on the table on his left in the photo will be among those introduced on Aug. 4, during the opening keynote presentation at NIWeek 2015.

LabVIEW 2015 is extended by the LabVIEW Tools Network, which has been enriched by IP from NI and third-party providers. In 2015 to date, 70 products have been added, bringing the total to 300, with more than 1 million downloads this year, so far, and more than 4 million downloads to date, Starkloff said. Additionally, application-specific libraries for biomedical, GPU analysis, and multicore analysis and sparse matrix applications now are available free. 

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– Edited by CFE Media; Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager, contributed to this report. See more Control Engineering industrial PC products.

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