How Do I Use LabVIEW to Measure Physical Systems With Sensors or Actuators?

LabVIEW can help you view measurements to quickly make decisions. With seamless hardware integration, approachable programming, and built-in analysis algorithms, LabVIEW reduces the complexity of automation and customization.

See What You Can Do With LabVIEW

LabVIEW makes it easy to quickly acquire the measurement data you need by integrating NI data acquisition hardware or third-party devices. You can validate hardware wiring and configuration with instant access to your data through a visual representation of your hardware. You can also automate your system to meet the needs of your application with a graphical programming approach that reduces the inefficiencies of repeating manual measurements.


Instantly Connect to Measurement Hardware

LabVIEW reduces setup time by helping you quickly validate hardware configuration and view measurements through a visual representation of your NI hardware. You can also integrate third-party devices into your application with access to thousands of drivers that typically include APIs, examples, and documentation.

Customize and Repeat Measurements to Meet Application Requirements

LabVIEW removes inefficiencies of repeating manual measurements with a graphical programming approach that enables automation without the burden of traditional programming. Designed for engineers and scientists, the graphical approach maps your thoughts to functional code to meet application needs.

Make Data-Based Decisions Faster Through Instant Insights

LabVIEW provides 1,000+ built-in algorithms to visualize and analyze signals to gain insight from your measurements—programming optional. You can also integrate these algorithms, or reuse existing code from third-party software, to make decisions faster by analyzing your data as you acquire it.

Automate Saving and Reporting Data

LabVIEW features file management functions to save and share your data in standard file formats such as binary, text, and CSV. You can customize how your data is formatted and reported with file storage functions that can trigger data capture based on a measurement condition or an event.

Accelerate Development With Faster Learning

You can learn on your own or from a qualified instructor to increase your productivity with LabVIEW and NI data acquisition hardware. NI provides on-demand online training with LabVIEW software service, or you can register for live courses to gain hands-on experience developing automated measurement systems.