What Is LabVIEW?

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Accelerate Engineering

LabVIEW offers a graphical programming approach that helps you visualize every aspect of your application, including hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging. This visualization makes it simple to integrate measurement hardware from any vendor, represent complex logic on the diagram, develop data analysis algorithms, and design custom engineering user interfaces.

Explore LabVIEW Features

LabVIEW users with an active Standard Service Program (SSP) membership are eligible to upgrade to LabVIEW 2021.  

Use hardware auto-discovery and interactive panels to take your first measurement faster.

Seamlessly Integrate Your Hardware

Quickly integrate NI hardware and third-party devices together in one development environment to meet application needs.

Use integrated data capture and analysis tools to gain insight into real-world signals.

Integrate Analysis and IP to Save Time

Gain insight faster by applying analysis and control using built-in functions or calling existing IP.

Use enhanced coding productivity features to reduce your development time.

Visualize Data to Manage Your System

Develop user interfaces with a drag-and-drop approach to view data, make decisions, and manage deployed systems.

What Can You Do With LabVIEW 2021?

LabVIEW solves engineering challenges across a broad range of application areas. Explore the area below that most closely aligns to your application to learn more.

Measure Physical Systems With Sensors or Actuators

With LabVIEW and NI DAQ hardware, you can build a custom measurement solution to visualize and analyze real-world signals to make data-driven decisions.

Validate or Verify Electronic Designs

Using LabVIEW and NI or third-party hardware, you can automate the validation of your product to meet challenging time-to-market and performance requirements.

Develop Production Test Systems

Working with LabVIEW, you can create flexible test applications that control multiple instruments and design user interfaces to optimize your manufacturing test throughput and operational cost.

Design Smart Machines or Industrial Equipment

You can build industrial equipment and smart machines faster with LabVIEW. NI’s embedded design platform combines a complete software stack, tightly integrated and customizable hardware, and a vibrant ecosystem of users and IP.

Teach Engineering Students

In the classroom or lab, you can teach students with real-world systems using LabVIEW to increase rate of discovery, build solutions faster, and improve success.

Looking for the LabVIEW Community edition for non-commercial use?

Software Benefits

Standard Service Program

Every purchase includes a renewable, one-year membership to the Standard Service Program (SSP) for software, which offers the following:

  • Live phone and email technical support from local, degreed engineers
  • Automatic version updates to LabVIEW
  • 24/7 access to selected online training and virtual demonstrations
  • Access to historical versions in case you need to share code with your team

Which Edition Is Right for My Project?

LabVIEW Base Edition

  • Recommended for desktop measurement applications
  • Includes device drivers for NI hardware and third-party instruments
  • Includes basic mathematics and signal processing

LabVIEW Full Edition

  • Recommended for performing inline advanced mathematics and signal processing
  • Required for signal processing add-ons
  • Required for real-time and FPGA hardware

LabVIEW Professional Edition

  • Recommended for applications requiring code validation
  • Includes code and application deployment capabilities
  • Includes software engineering add-ons


Not Sure Which License Type Is Right for You?

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Related Software

For more ways to do more with LabVIEW, explore other LabVIEW toolkitsLabVIEW modules, and NI-certified third-party add-ons.