How Do I Use LabVIEW to Develop Production Test Systems?

LabVIEW can help you reduce the cost of test by staying ahead of the evolving needs of your production test systems with the flexibility to connect to virtually any instrument, reuse existing code, and quickly design user interfaces.

See What You Can Do With LabVIEW

LabVIEW provides one environment that you can use to connect with all your instrumentation using a consistent development approach. To focus on your unique test requirements, you can customize any of hundreds of instrument-specific example code modules and included measurement libraries. You can create LabVIEW user interfaces to quickly analyze and visualize your measurements, and pair LabVIEW with test management software, such as TestStand, to minimize production deployment time.


Reduce System Setup Time by Connecting to Virtually Any Instrument

You can connect to virtually any modular or traditional box instruments with access to thousands of instrument drivers that typically include APIs, example programs, and documentation. LabVIEW also provides approachable software interfaces for 600+ NI electronic test and instrumentation PXI modules.

Create Test Sequences With Minimal Time

You can reduce development time by starting from hundreds of instrument-specific example code modules and included measurement libraries. Designed for engineers, the graphical programming approach helps you map your thoughts to functional test code, minimizing the burden of traditional programming.

Reuse Existing Code to Save Development Time

The openness of LabVIEW makes it easy to integrate existing configuration, analysis, and device under test (DUT) control libraries by interoperating with Python scripts or importing C/C++/C# code, .NET assemblies, or scripts created using The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB® software.

Quickly Create Professional User Interfaces to Visualize Test Outcomes

With LabVIEW, you can create user interfaces with hundreds of drag-and-drop engineering objects that describe your system to engineers, technicians, or operators. LabVIEW provides integration with test management software, including TestStand, to generate reports and log results to databases.

Reduce Test Station Deployment and Rework Costs

LabVIEW efficiently creates hardware abstraction layers so that your software can adapt with instrumentation changes. LabVIEW provides integration with ready-to-run test management software, including TestStand, so you can quickly distribute code modules and related files to deploy automated test systems to the production floor.

Accelerate Development With Faster Learning

You can learn on your own or from a qualified instructor to increase your productivity with LabVIEW and TestStand. NI provides on-demand online training with NI software service, or you can register for live courses in your area to gain hands-on experience developing practical test applications.