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Happy birthday! This month the LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange turns one year old. Read about what happens to your ideas in the latest LabWindows/CVI Inside NI and see a video of the LabWindows/CVI 2010 demo at the AutoTest Conference in Baltimore.

In addition, check out the following:

Shape the future of CVI: Vote on the CVI Idea Exchange
See CVI highlights from NIWeek 2011

Recap 2011 in Automated Test Technology
See highlights of the latest NI advancements in high-performance vector signal analyzers (VSAs) for RF, NI SourceAdapt technology for source measure units (SMUs), and the highest performing PXI digitizer codeveloped with Tektronix.

• Read about VSAs
Watch a 3-minute video on SourceAdapt for SMU
• Learn more about NI digitizers
Read about the 3 Best in Test finalists

Product Updates

Just Released! 6 New PXI Products at Productronica
NI continues to be the leader in PXI, unveiling a real-time embedded controller, PXI Express system expansion modules, and high-speed data storage products. These products advance PXI for record and playback, high-channel-count data acquisition, RF test, and control.

• Read about these new PXI products
• Learn about NI PXI

Did You Know That LabWindows/CVI Is Used to Test FDA-Regulated Medical Devices?
Sanmina-SCI Corp built a highly efficient functional test and calibration station using CVI to create test code modules and the operator interface. They kept development time to a minimum by using built-in measurement functions and user interface controls in LabWindows/CVI. Using the native parallel testing support in NI TestStand to sequence test execution made it easy to test eight units at a time.

• Read more about this test system
Submit your own LabWindows/CVI application today



LabWindows/CVI Tips and Tricks

Generate Documentation for Your Source Code
Did you know CVI can generate prototype tooltips and help files for your source code? Simplify your next code review by providing an xml or html help file to illustrate the hierarchy of functions and their descriptions. Adding tooltips makes your code easier to understand and reuse.

See instructions in the LabWindows/CVI Community

Shortcuts to Using Function Prototype Tooltips
Press < CTRL-SHIFT-SPACE > to view the function prototype tooltip of the current function. Click the question mark button or press < F1 > to view the Help information and press < ESC > to close the help.

Read about more source code completion options

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