How Do I Use LabVIEW to Design a Wireless Communications System?

The LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite combines LabVIEW with relevant add-ons to help you rapidly develop and prototype wireless communications systems with a unified development environment, a rich set of examples, and modifiable reference designs.

See What You Can Do With LabVIEW

LabVIEW Communications offers an intuitive graphical programming approach for you to program both processors and FPGAs. You can quickly map an idea from algorithm to FPGA and optimize it for performance using built-in estimation tools. You can rapidly develop deterministic and reliable systems in a single development environment with modifiable communications system reference designs or by reusing your own code created with The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB® software or VHDL.


Seamlessly Program Processors and FPGAs in One Environment 

LabVIEW Communications provides a unified development environment so that you can use the graphical programming approach for both processors and FPGAs, eliminating the need to learn FPGA-specific languages.

Rapidly Develop an Algorithm on an FPGA With Unique Built-In Tools

Along with NI software defined radio (SDR) hardware, you can accelerate productivity with built-in tools that convert floating-point algorithms to fixed-point and let you write digital signal processing algorithms in a familiar and intuitive way.

Reduce Development Time With In-Product Examples

LabVIEW Communications features a rich set of in-product examples and content created by an active research community, so you can rapidly develop over-the-air real-time prototypes without having to start from scratch.

Jump-Start Your Application With Communications Reference Designs

LabVIEW Communications offers a variety of ready-to-run reference designs that provide a rich set of high-performance FPGA IP for prototyping real-time wireless communications systems. You can combine LabVIEW Communications with NI SDR hardware for a complete prototyping platform that enables you to get results faster.