​Communicate Using Industry Protocols


Interface with Industrial Equipment



For controlling and communicating with industrial equipment and third-party hardware, LabVIEW is the tool of choice. It includes functions for interfacing with dozens of data communication protocols, buses, and formats.

Key Features for Communication

Serial, GPIB, Ethernet, and USB

GPIB and instrument control are at the core of LabVIEW. The NI-VISA driver supports communication with a variety of instruments regardless of the interface type.

CAN, LIN, and FlexRay

LabVIEW simplifies reliable, high-speed communication. NI hardware includes native drivers for automotive protocols that translate low-level frames and signals to data.

EtherCAT, Modbus, OPC UA

LabVIEW helps connect test systems to existing equipment and infrastructure. LabVIEW add-ons support data and industrial communication protocols.

Programming in LabVIEW allowed us to use various protocols such as GPIB, I2C, Modbus, and TCT/IP. In addition, by using the Virtual Instrument Software Architecture (VISA) library, we quickly and seamlessly implemented data processing and interactive display.

Wei Wang

Honeywell (China) Co., Ltd.

LabVIEW for Using Industry Protocols

Fully Integrate your System

Engineers use LabVIEW to connect to all parts of their test system. It can act as the hub for acquiring, analyzing, presenting, saving, and sharing data between devices.

Customize for Your Test

Communication drivers include access to advanced control features. Engineers get greater control over communication, including low-level logic and error handling with LabVIEW.

Connect to Industrial IoT

Data isn’t siloed with LabVIEW. It connects to enterprise data management solutions and digital transformation software, like SystemLink and AWS via AMQP, MQTT, and more.

Get NI Platform Benefits

NI hardware and LabVIEW are better together. Engineers can leverage the advanced capabilities of PXI and cDAQ, such as advanced synchronization and triggering.