What Is LabVIEW?

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

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LabVIEW 2017

LabVIEW simplifies hardware integration so that you can rapidly acquire and visualize data sets from virtually any I/O device, whether by NI or a third-party. Combined with a graphical programming syntax that reduces programming time, LabVIEW 2017 streamlines complex system design with tools and IP at the forefront of today’s technology.

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LabVIEW NXG is the next generation of LabVIEW. This version minimizes time to measurement with your data acquisition devices and benchtop instruments with engineering workflows for acquiring and visualizing data sets - programming optional. When needed, you can transition to a development approach to customize your test and measurement system.

One Product. Many Possibilities.

LabVIEW solves engineering challenges across a broad range of application areas. Explore the project below that most closely aligns to your application to learn more. All LabVIEW evaluations include the latest version of LabVIEW Professional along with application-specific tutorials, examples, and content to ensure your success.

Measure Physical Systems With Sensors or Actuators

You can build a custom measurement solution using LabVIEW and NI data acquisition hardware or third-party devices to visualize and analyze real-world signals to make data-driven decisions.

Validate or Verify Electronic Designs

You can automate the validation of your product using LabVIEW and NI or third-party hardware to meet challenging time-to-market and performance requirements.

Develop Production Test Systems

You can create flexible test applications that control multiple instruments and design user interfaces with LabVIEW to optimize your manufacturing test throughput and operational cost.

Design Smart Machines or Industrial Equipment

You can build industrial equipment and smart machines faster with LabVIEW. NI’s embedded design platform combines a complete software stack, tightly integrated and customizable hardware, and a vibrant ecosystem of users and IP.

Design a Wireless Communications System 

You can rapidly design and prototype real-time wireless communications systems with LabVIEW and NI hardware. LabVIEW gives you a unified environment for processor and FPGA-based development to minimize your time to results.

Teach Engineering Students

You can teach students in the classroom or the lab with real-world systems using LabVIEW to increase their rate of discovery, build solutions faster, and improve their success.

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Expand the Power of LabVIEW

The LabVIEW Tools Network accelerates developer productivity by providing access to certified add-ons from NI and third-parties.

NI: The Platform That Accelerates Engineering

The NI platform is a software-centric product portfolio that interacts with flexible hardware.
The NI ecosystem enables you to build custom systems more efficiently by providing services, support, additional software, and partners.
NI products include software, instrument drivers, and hardware for custom solutions.