National Instruments first introduced LabVIEW graphical programming on the Mac in 1986. 25 years later, NI proudly continues to provide Mac users the latest PC-based technology, including full support for NI LabVIEW, more than 80 measurement devices, and driver software for data acquisition and instrument control, for developing custom measurement and automation systems based on macOS.


Software is the most important component of any measurement and automation system. Whether your application requires simple data logging and monitoring or advanced analysis and control capabilities, choosing the right development tool is essential. LabVIEW for macOS provides:

  • A graphical development environment for scientists and engineers
  • Integration with a broad range of measurement hardware
  • Hundreds of built-in functions for math, signal processing, and analysis
  • Libraries for standard protocols, such as TCP/IP, UDP, and serial

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Measurement and Automation Hardware

USB Data Acquisition

Hardware determines your system's physical capabilities - channel count, signal and sensor types, sampling rate, accuracy, portability, ruggedness, and more. National Instruments offers more than 80 measurement and automation devices supported on the Mac.

  • Low-cost and extremely portable design
  • Support for select USB M Series data acquisition
  • Includes multifunction, digital I/O, and sensor measurement devices

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M Series PCI/PXI Data Acquisition

  • Up to 80 analog channels on a single device
  • Up to 18-bit resolution and 1.25 MS/s
  • Available low-cost to high-performance devices

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Instrument Control

  • Control instruments using TCP, GPIB, and serial
  • Use 4,000 free instrument drivers available online
  • Save data in ASCII, HTML, and XML formats

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PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI)

  • Open, rugged platform for modular instrumentation
  • Precise synchronization for high-channel-count systems
  • Control via cable with a Mac computer

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