1. LabVIEW Instrument Control and the Instrument Driver Network
"Having LabVIEW drivers has been a key element in the adoption of our handheld high-performance spectrum analyzers in our customers' measurement systems. We identify the NI Instrument Driver Network as the standard location for finding drivers for our spectrum analyzers."
"Our customers prefer LabVIEW Plug and Play instrument drivers for controlling their Tektronix oscilloscopes because of the logical source code structure, error reporting, and documentation. The new Instrument Driver Project Wizard in LabVIEW 8 reduces instrument driver development time by more than a week, so that creating LabVIEW Plug and Play instrument drivers or Tektronix products has never been easier."
"The control and use of test instruments can be a daunting task in today's fast-to-market environment, and multicompany test platforms are a very real challenge. Through our combined efforts with National Instruments, we can significantly speed up the availability of high-quality LabVIEW drivers for our new instruments to ensure test developers achieve fast and seamless integration in their test systems." [Read the full press release]
Vice President and General Manager of Systems Products Division
"The NI certified Plug and Play instrument driver for the very popular NI LabVIEW development environment helps our customers quickly develop their applications. Using LabVIEW to control our new high-performance oscilloscopes across Ethernet/LAN helps our customers get up and running as quickly as possible while still taking advantage of the most advanced functionality in our instruments."
Vice President of Sales
LeCroy North America
"We typically check the NI Instrument Network for instrument driver availability prior to selecting equipment for purchase because we are well aware of the amount of development time lost when creating drivers ourselves. If the equipment manufacturer has a LabVIEW driver available, we'll always select that device over one that does not have a LabVIEW instrument driver."
Hardware Test Engineer
International Game Technology
"The LabVIEW Instrument Driver Advisory Board worked closely with National Instruments engineers to shape many new features in LabVIEW 8. With the upgraded version, LabVIEW users can take advantage of the Instrument Driver Project Wizard to save significant time and apply proper software engineering principles when developing LabVIEW source code instrument drivers. This new tool not only makes instrument driver creation easier than ever, but it provides templates to ensure that drivers are consistent with LabVIEW Instrument Driver Advisory Board guidelines."
Test and Measurement Engineering Specialist
"Tektronix understands the importance of seamless integration and connectivity of oscilloscopes and the PC for easy data transfer, advanced analysis, and custom user interfaces. LabVIEW 8 provides Tektronix's customers with industry-leading instrument control capabilities, including the new, time-saving Instrument Driver Finder utility, which is built into LabVIEW 8 and provides the shortest time to achieve automated measurements."
Vice President of Worldwide Marketing